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viernes, 16 de noviembre de 2012

Obama launches gradual effort toward amnesty for illegal immigrants

Obama launches gradual effort toward amnesty for illegal immigrants:
Previous Washington efforts to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants have failed amid bipartisan push-back from voters, however, even when the economy was growing and unemployment was low. Illegal immigrants, especially Latinos, tend to support liberal ...


Daily Caller

Latino voters need more than a sombrero on an elephant


Latino voters need more than a sombrero on an elephant

Almost immediately after President Obama's decisive reelection, Republicans of many stripes coalesced around the idea that they had lost because of the party's hostility toward Latinos. And to some in the GOP, there was a quick and obvious solution: to ...

Social exclusion and binge drinking in young people attracted to ...

Social exclusion and binge drinking in young people attracted to ...: Social exclusion and binge drinking in young people attracted to more than one gender. A report by the University of Otago Wellington shows that many young ...





A Clear-Headed Comedy About Mental Illness


A Clear-Headed Comedy About Mental Illness

Thirtysomething Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) is returning home to live with his parents in Philadelphia following an eight-month stint in a mental institution for being "undiagnosed bipolar, with mood swings and weird thinking brought on by stress.

Recession Devastates Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

Recession Devastates Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: By Richard Florida, The Atlantic Cities ... The study examines the effects of the crisis on people living in high- versus low-poverty neighborhoods, based on the U.S. Census official poverty line definition of $21,203 for a family of four in 2007. High ...





California Is America's Poorest State?

California Is America's Poorest State?: California has a whopping poverty rate of 23.5 percent, meaning that nearly one in every four of us is straight up poor. The Golden State ranks number one in poverty, then, beating out all comers (Washington, D.C. came close with a 23.2 percent rate ...

California Poverty Rate Highest In Nation Based On New Census Department ...

California Poverty Rate Highest In Nation Based On New Census Department ...: The only other geographic region with an equivalent poverty rate is the District of Columbia, with 23.2 percent. The second most poverty-stricken state was Florida, at 19.5 percent. The recognition of California's shockingly high poverty rate comes as ...






State Politicians Support Gay Scout Andresen

State Politicians Support Gay Scout Andresen: The Boy Scouts of America, and more specifically the local Mt. Diablo-Silverado Council, is being urged to rescind its anti-gay policies and give local Boy Scout Ryan Andresen his Eagle award. There are the signatures of more than 400,000 people on a ...

Traditional schools outperform charters in Florida

Traditional schools outperform charters in Florida: Dr. Stanley Smith, a professor at the University of Central Florida's business school, analyzed school grades of Florida elementary schools last summer, examining the effect of poverty and minority status on those grades. Smith found that “when the ...





New economic development model must prioritize social inclusion, Medina


New economic development model must prioritize social inclusion, Medina

The resolutions from the 22nd Latin American Summit of Heads of State and Government should lead to a new economic development model with social inclusion, Dominican Republic's president affirmed Friday. Speaking upon arrival at the Cadiz airport, ...

Death is Different: The District Attorney's Corner

Death is Different: The District Attorney's Corner: As evidenced by just about every poll conducted on this issue, the American public strongly supports the death penalty as punishment for a person convicted of murder. Although the economy seemed to be the leading issue in our latest presidential ...

Annual march protests executions in Texas

Annual march protests executions in Texas: The death penalty? Shut it down! The whole damn system? Shut it down!” Close to 500 death-row families, exonerees, friends and activists rallied at the Capitol and marched through downtown Austin Nov. 3 for the 13th Annual March to Abolish the Death ...





Pakistan carries out first execution in four years

Pakistan carries out first execution in four years: Despite the execution of Muhammad Hussain in northwest Pakistan, activists do not expect the country's moratorium on the death penalty to be lifted since this case involved someone in the military. The last .... America executed 300,000 Iraqis without ...

Cuba congratulates parliament speaker on his election


Cuba congratulates parliament speaker on his election

Luanda – The Government of Cuba has congratulated the Speaker of National Assembly, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, on his election to the post, he holds since the second half of October this year. The congratulatory message was conveyed ...

Marriage tax breaks would alleviate child poverty, Mr Duncan Smith


Marriage tax breaks would alleviate child poverty, Mr Duncan Smith

The problem about relative poverty is precisely its relativity. The child poverty index, which measures whether a family's income is below 60 per cent of the average, is a case in point; when incomes go down, bingo, so does child poverty. Which means ...

Political corruption in Brazil A blow against impunity

Political corruption in Brazil A blow against impunity: Brazil's mensalão trial has brought many historic moments (see here and here), and this week saw one more: an impeccably well-connected politico getting such a long prison sentence that even the best lawyer will struggle to save him from doing time.





Brazilian inmates made to work on public buildings

Brazilian inmates made to work on public buildings:
According to the National Criminal Department, Brazil has the fourth largest prison population in the world with 515,000 inmates, behind the United States with 2.2 million people, China with 1.6 million and Russia with 700,000 prisoners. With a ...


Press TV

Golden State turns to lead, now leads poverty rankings

Golden State turns to lead, now leads poverty rankings:
The Golden State has reached a poverty rate that is now twice as bad as West Virginia's and substantially worse than the rates of poverty in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas, according to a new measure of poverty developed by the federal Census ...


Daily Caller

A New Poverty Calculation Yields Some Surprising Results

A New Poverty Calculation Yields Some Surprising Results: California is the most impoverished state in the country with an astounding 23.5 percent of its population living below the poverty line, and the western part of the country is actually the most impoverished region — 20 percent of the entire western ...





New doubts over drug war

New doubts over drug war:
Last week, the most influential adviser to Mexico's president-elect, who takes office on December 1, questioned how the country would enforce a ban on growing and smuggling a drug that is now legal under some US state laws. The Obama Administration ...


New Zealand Herald

Native Americans & the Oil Boom

Native Americans & the Oil Boom: Native Americans have a long history in North Dakota, but today, Native Americans are struggling to deal with the impact of the oil boom. Everything changed 5 years ago for western North Dakota tribal communities. "It was something that came upon us ...

Sao Paulo could face gang war with truce collapse


Sao Paulo could face gang war with truce collapse

Behind the violence, security experts say, is a powerful prison-based gang, the First Capital Command, which likely feels the government has violated an informal agreement, long denied by officials, to slow the prison transfers of gang leaders and ...

Study: We're Less Likely to Recognize Symptoms of Depression in Men


Study: We're Less Likely to Recognize Symptoms of Depression in Men

After reading the stories, the participants were asked whether they thought the character might have a mental disorder, and how likely they were to recommend that he or she seek professional health. They were also asked how distressing they thought the ...

Mental Disorders And Evolution: What Would Darwin Say About Schizophrenia?

Mental Disorders And Evolution: What Would Darwin Say About Schizophrenia?: It's a question that's baffled evolutionary theorists for decades: if survival of the fittest is the rule, how have the genes that contribute to serious, debilitating mental disorders survived? It's been shown that people who suffer from schizophrenia ...

It's time to tackle mental health stigma in our classrooms

It's time to tackle mental health stigma in our classrooms:
Mental health anti-stigma programme Time to Change challenges attitudes and behaviour towards mental health, to help to remove the stigma and discrimination that many people with a mental health problem face. A new film, The Stand up Kid, also ...


The Guardian (blog)