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lunes, 12 de noviembre de 2012

Paraguay seizes more cocaine along Brazil border

Paraguay seizes more cocaine along Brazil border: ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Paraguayan officials say they have arrested a Bolivian drug lord and seized more than a ton of cocaine in a northern city along the border ...

Survey: Disparity Between Latinos, Whites

Survey: Disparity Between Latinos, Whites: Other findings showed satisfaction with area schools hit a 10-year high from survey respondents and unemployment was on the decline everywhere but Watsonville. The cost of rent has dropped and there were fewer foreclosures in 2011 when compared to ...

Another Reason for Mexico to End Its Drug War

Another Reason for Mexico to End Its Drug War:
Along with catalyzing devastating violence that has claimed 60,000 lives thus far, there's another good reason for Mexico to end its ill-fated drug war -- they are massively abusing the human rights of large numbers of their citizens. A report by the ...


Drug War Chronicle

Students educate the community about child poverty

Students educate the community about child poverty: Their community project, Tahi Kai, is an initiative which deals with the battles of child poverty in New Zealand. As child poverty is one of the biggest social problems in the country, the two women decided that the project would help educate the ...




Obamacare Opposition Puts Pressure On GOP Governors

Obamacare Opposition Puts Pressure On GOP Governors: Florida might seek a deal with the federal government allowing it to expand Medicaid to fewer people than the federal law allows, for instance, Gaetz told the Miami Herald. Obama's law would offer coverage to anyone who earns up to 133 percent ...

US in tough contest for Human Rights Council seat


US in tough contest for Human Rights Council seat

"As a result, and despite its highly effective engagement in the Human Rights Council, the U.S. faces a tough yet healthy competition," he said. Bolopion said it was sad that the Africa, Asian, Eastern European and Latin American groups at the U.N ...

Getting an Education – a Heroic Feat for Native Children in Bolivia

Getting an Education – a Heroic Feat for Native Children in Bolivia: In Bolivia, 35 percent of the population is rural, and the highest poverty levels are seen in the countryside. Official figures indicate that 75 percent of ...

Armed Forces families win support for mental health

Armed Forces families win support for mental health:
When her raging husband punched his fist through walls in the house, Angel Dupee covered with a joke. “He was just trying to hit a fly,” she told their young children. “Daddy doesn't know his own strength.” She made excuses for his erratic behaviour ...


Globe and Mail

Mental illness at work: the last taboo

Mental illness at work: the last taboo:
When four MPs stood up in the House of Commons in June to talk about their mental-health problems, it was to introduce a private member's Bill to remove laws that restrict 'mentally disordered persons' from doing jury service or becoming a member of ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Carrie Fisher Honoured For Raising Awareness Of Mental Illness

Carrie Fisher Honoured For Raising Awareness Of Mental Illness:
The Star Wars actress was diagnosed as bipolar when she was in her 20s and she has been open about her struggle with mental illness, even revealing she underwent regular electro-shock therapy to help her cope with bouts of depression. Fisher has now ...


Contactmusic.com

Mike McCartan: Support vets who seek treatment

Mike McCartan: Support vets who seek treatment: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are the longest combat operations since Vietnam, and new studies have found that more than 40 percent of U.S. soldiers returning from war suffer from a mental disorder or a related behavioral problem. Michigan is home ...

Isolation, anxiety signs of disorder


Isolation, anxiety signs of disorder

Anyone exposed to trauma can suffer from anxiety, sleeplessness, nightmares and other signature reactions of the mental health disorder. In fact, according to the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, some 5.2 million Americans have PTSD ...

Wars affect mental health of soldiers long after combat


Wars affect mental health of soldiers long after combat

Washington, November 11 (ANI): Many soldiers battle mental health conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression long after they return from combat, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist revealed. Untreated, PTSD and depression can lead ...

SANTIAGO, Chile: Thousands join Chile gay pride parade ...

SANTIAGO, Chile: Thousands join Chile gay pride parade ...: Thousands are parading in Chile's capital at a pride fest that has turned into the country's largest gay rights event.

Three Euro tourists still missing in Chile

Three Euro tourists still missing in Chile: SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The search for three European hikers on a volcanic mountain in Chile entered a fourth day Sunday with the addition of a helicopter, officials said. Dmitry Sivenkov, 32, from Russia; Gillhem Bellon, 25, of France; and ...

Diego Vela: Chile's newest student leader

Diego Vela: Chile's newest student leader: In an interview with The Santiago Times, Vela said he would continue the student movement's fight for tuition-free education. “We are extremely happy about the results of the election,” Vela said. “They show that students are still very ...

The Real Victims of Mexico's Drug War

The Real Victims of Mexico's Drug War:
During six years of bloody confrontation with Mexican drug-trafficking cartels, the government of President Felipe Calderón has often tried to play down the horror by insisting that the overwhelming number of victims were gangsters killed by other ...


Wall Street Journal

Legalized pot and the war on drugs

Legalized pot and the war on drugs: It's something Mexico's President Felipe Calderone has been pushing for. He's said in multiple interviews one of the ways to stop the drug war is for the United States to legalize pot. Last week voters in Colorado and Washington state gave recreational ...




Weed Legalization Could Set Off A Dangerous Chain Of Events In Latin America

Weed Legalization Could Set Off A Dangerous Chain Of Events In Latin America:
The top advisor to incoming Mexican president Peña Nieto said the world's first full legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington “changes the rules of the game” in the war on drugs, The Washington Post reports. Mexican officials have called ...


Business Insider

Middle Class Growing in BRICs and Latin America

Middle Class Growing in BRICs and Latin America: According to a November 9 World Bank report, the size of Latin America's middle class has grown to equal the number of Latin Americans living in moderate poverty for the first time ever. Nonetheless, inequality and poverty in the BRIC countries remains ...





35 Latin American organizations condemn “repression” in Costa Rica

35 Latin American organizations condemn “repression” in Costa Rica:
“We demand the Costa Rican government to stop pressing unfair charges against protesters, as well as to respect international human rights agreements signed by the country,” said the organization. Lastly, they added: “We express our rejection and ...


Inside Costa Rica

America's Coming Out Election: How Gay Issues Became Mainstream

America's Coming Out Election: How Gay Issues Became Mainstream:
State legislatures, notably New York's last year, have legalized gay marriage, but never before had voters endorsed the idea at the ballot box. Public opinion on gay marriage, like on most things political in today's America, remains split. Numbers ...


TIME

Florida's poverty rate ranks No. 34 in nation

Florida's poverty rate ranks No. 34 in nation: Florida's poverty rate ranked No. 34 in the nation, tied with California, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, On Numbers reports. There are various ways to measure poverty, but two common indicators yield precisely the same ...

The graying of South Florida's work force

The graying of South Florida's work force: The nest egg is cracked — or maybe was too small to begin with — so more South Florida seniors are marching back to work. Broward women have almost doubled their rate of working past 65, once the traditional U.S. age of retirement, according to the U ...

Pope, 85, tells elderly it's 'beautiful' to be old

Pope, 85, tells elderly it's 'beautiful' to be old: ROME (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has told a group of elderly Romans that it's “beautiful to be old” and that they still have much to offer society despite their limitations. The 85-year-old pontiff said Monday he knows well the difficulties that come ...