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lunes, 19 de noviembre de 2012

Caregiver arrested for elder abuse

Caregiver arrested for elder abuse: THREE RIVERS, Calif. -- A caregiver is in jail and an 88-year-old California woman is hospitalized with dislocated fingers and brain swelling. Tulare County sheriff's deputies were called Sunday morning to investigate possible abuse at the home in ...




The GOP's 'Hispanic problem'


The GOP's 'Hispanic problem'

And many candidates, knowing that some working-class white voters blamed illegal immigration for the high unemployment rate, competed to demonize undocumented workers in ever-more creative ways. But since last week's rude introduction to ...

Hispanic workers show 80 percent without college in US crisis

Hispanic workers show 80 percent without college in US crisis: Students work out math problems during a class for Hispanic adults at Cary High School in Cary, N.C. Nationally, nearly 37 percent of foreign-born Hispanics age 16 to 19 are dropouts, either in their home country or in the United States, according to ...




Cornel West, President Obama feud will not end.

Cornel West, President Obama feud will not end.:
Nearly every study in America says that African Americans are more likely to go to prison, even for the same crimes, and our children are more likely to be born into poverty. It is white supremacy and ignorance that leads us to believe that we all ...


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No evidence that accused has Bipolar disorder, court told


No evidence that accused has Bipolar disorder, court told

A Kildare man accused of murdering his ex-partner by stabbing her six times in the chest did not show any symptoms of suffering from Bipolar disorder, a mental illness, a forensic psychiatrist has told a Central Criminal Court jury. Under cross ...

Puerto Rican policewoman gets 15 years for assisting drug transaction

Puerto Rican policewoman gets 15 years for assisting drug transaction:
16, 2012, a former officer of the Police of Puerto Rico, was sentenced on Nov.16, 2012, to 181 months in prison for her role in providing armed security for a drug transaction, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice ...


Examiner.com

Argentina braces for nationwide unions' strike

Argentina braces for nationwide unions' strike: In addition to multiple roadblocks in Buenos Aires, banks will be closed, rubbish left on the streets, subways, buses and trains partially shut down, municipal offices shuttered, service stations closed, many public hospitals only attending to ...

Documentary-makers join forces to expose the evil of global poverty

Documentary-makers join forces to expose the evil of global poverty:
These and many other questions are being posed in a new series of documentaries and short films entitled Why Poverty? launching on Monday night on BBC1. The series, which will be screened in 180 countries including India, Zimbabwe and Brazil, aims to ...


The Guardian

The Zeta-Jones effect: Do celebrities hinder causes they suffer from?


The Zeta-Jones effect: Do celebrities hinder causes they suffer from?

When celebrities speak openly about their mental illnesses, it helps bring attention to conditions that are not often discussed in public. But instead of lifting the stigma around mental illness, could they actually make people less understanding? Max ...

Booming Latin America being ignored, experts say


Booming Latin America being ignored, experts say

The reduction in poverty and rise of the middle class have added stability in the region, said Claudio M. Loser, president of Centennial Group Latin America and former director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund.

These days, the anti-gay organization is primarily funded by two donors

These days, the anti-gay organization is primarily funded by two donors: Despite its losses on Election Day, the National Organization for Marriage maintains that Americans still oppose same-sex marriage. But according to the group's fundraising numbers, things aren't looking as hot as they used to. According to NOM's 990 ...




Lady Gaga treats fans before show in Buenos Aires

Lady Gaga treats fans before show in Buenos Aires:
Three bodyguards kept the Grammy-winning songstress, who was supposed to be named an official “guest of honor” by the city of Buenos Aires, well out of reach of her Little Monsters. Her appearance outside the stadium was not the only surprise her fans ...


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Argentinian 12-month inflation rate seen at 30%


Argentinian 12-month inflation rate seen at 30%

BUENOS AIRES--Argentines forecast inflation to clip along at a breakneck pace again over the next year, with expectations rising in November after easing slightly last month. Argentina's 12-month inflation expectations rose to 30% in November, up from ...

Meet the 'poorest' president

Meet the 'poorest' president: In addition, Mujica has spoken out against excessive spending while addressing a summit in Brazil. Mujica slammed sustainable development to alleviate poverty, stating that the standard of hyper-consumption set by rich countries was unattainable. "But ...

Argentina: less bling, more Chinese supermarkets

Argentina: less bling, more Chinese supermarkets: The middle class has traditionally been strong in Argentina and its government prides itself on a policy of “social inclusion” designed to reduce poverty and pull more people up into the middle. But the country is currently battling to stave off the ...




Eating disorders often leave patients facing difficult insurance hurdles


Eating disorders often leave patients facing difficult insurance hurdles

Binge-eating disorder is a condition that includes significant overeating brought on by depression or other emotional issues, according to mental health experts. Researchers estimate that about 3 percent of the nearly 14 million people with eating ...

2011 statistics on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted

2011 statistics on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted:
The 72 felonious deaths occurred in 30 states and Puerto Rico. The number of officers feloniously killed in 2011 increased by 16 when compared with the 2010 figure (56 officers). The five- and 10-year comparisons show an increase of 14 felonious deaths ...


Examiner.com

Opponents of same-sex marriage have lots of excuses for election losses

Opponents of same-sex marriage have lots of excuses for election losses: ... including the upwards of 70 percent of African Americans who oppose redefining marriage." Later, NOM launched radio ads in North Carolina, promising to use black conservatism on gay marriage as a wedge to turn African-Americans against Obama.

Progressive Receives Perfect Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

Progressive Receives Perfect Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index: The HRC is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The HRC's CEI report, released each fall since 2002, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their ...




Children in poverty due to parents with low-income jobs rather than 'feckless ...


Children in poverty due to parents with low-income jobs rather than 'feckless ...

The Government has launched a consultation to change how child poverty is measured, looking at a whole range of factors including access to childcare and education, worklessness, unmanageable debt, poor housing and parents' skill levels.

Cubans lament dirty pasts of hundreds living safe in exile

Cubans lament dirty pasts of hundreds living safe in exile: Havana activist Elizardo Sánchez says he bears no ill will for the Caamaños, neighbors who collaborated with State Security agents to harass him for years. After all, he heads the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation.

Colombian rebels announce unilateral holiday cease-fire as peace talks open in ...


Colombian rebels announce unilateral holiday cease-fire as peace talks open in ...

HAVANA — The top negotiator for Colombia's main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with government counterparts in the Cuban capital of Havana.

The world reiterates overwhelming opposition to US blockade of Cuba

The world reiterates overwhelming opposition to US blockade of Cuba: During his first term in office, Obama has not strayed an inch from the policy of economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba which he inherited from successive previous administrations and is directed at destroying the Cuban Revolution.




The UN Effort to End the Cuban Embargo is Still Unjustified

The UN Effort to End the Cuban Embargo is Still Unjustified: Last week there was a record vote for a United Nations resolution against the Cuba embargo imposed in 1962. A record 188 countries voted for an "annual UN General Assembly resolution condemning the five-decade old US embargo against Cuba." ...

IKEA denies alleged use of Cuban prison labour

IKEA denies alleged use of Cuban prison labour: image Reports earlier this year indicated that IKEA officials in West Germany contracted East German state companies that used prison labour to manufacture some of its products in the 1980s. BERLIN, Germany, Sunday November 18, 2012 – Global furniture ...