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jueves, 29 de noviembre de 2012

Latin America is Increasingly Middle Class

Latin America is Increasingly Middle Class: A few hours ago, the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) issued the encouraging news that Latin America is getting more middle class. The agency's researchers found that the continent has fewer people in poverty ...





Police say Mexican Mafia prison gang led crime ring in Ventura County

Police say Mexican Mafia prison gang led crime ring in Ventura County: A 39-year-old man in an out-of-state prison directed a crime ring in Ventura County that forced competing gangs to work together and funneled money back to the Mexican Mafia prison gang, authorities said Tuesday. Martin Madrigal was among 27 people, ...

Chilean electoral court finds Salvador Allende's granddaughter lost mayor's ...


Chilean electoral court finds Salvador Allende's granddaughter lost mayor's ...

SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile's Electoral Court has ruled that the granddaughter of President Salvador Allende lost her bid for mayor by a razor-thin margin. Socialist Maya Fernandez Allende appeared to be leading on election night in the race for mayor of ...

Argentina's debt holdouts say they're savers, not vultures

Argentina's debt holdouts say they're savers, not vultures: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A decade after Argentina's debt default turned their savings to dust, a U.S. judge has rekindled the hopes of pensioners and other small investors fighting for full repayment alongside hedge funds. U.S. District Judge Thomas ...





Chevron: court order harms its future in Argentina

Chevron: court order harms its future in Argentina: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Chevron's Argentina subsidiary has taken out full-page ads in the nation's leading newspapers to complain about a court order freezing its assets in the country, saying it has made operations difficult for the company. The ...





UN General Assembly will address drug war

UN General Assembly will address drug war: U.N. General Assembly will address drug war. Eventually. Via Drug Policy Alliance. Mexico's Foreign Ministry is reporting that the United Nations has accepted its resolution to hold a General Assembly special session on drugs. The session will take ...

Whooping cough vaccine safe for elderly

Whooping cough vaccine safe for elderly: OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine risk is similar to the tetanus and diphtheria vaccine for those ages 65 and older, U.S. researchers say. Hung Fu Tseng and his team at Kaiser Permanente Southern ...

Manitoba's child poverty rate 2nd highest in Canada

Manitoba's child poverty rate 2nd highest in Canada: Manitoba's child and family poverty rate is the second highest in the country, according to the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. According to the council, 20 per cent of Manitoba children and families are still living in poverty. Marianne Cerilli ...





Victims of priest's abuse sue Chile church

Victims of priest's abuse sue Chile church: SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Three men who were abused by a Catholic priest in Chile decades ago say the church has given them no choice but to sue. James Hamilton, Jose Andres Murillo and Juan Carlos Cruz filed a lawsuit against the archdiocese ...

Supreme Court on verge of taking up same-sex marriage

Supreme Court on verge of taking up same-sex marriage: Less certain is whether the justices will consider California's Proposition 8, approved by voters in 2008 but since declared unconstitutional by two federal courts. If they don't, gays and lesbians in the nation's largest state will be able to marry ...





Brazilian charity breaks the cycle of poverty and illness | Feast

Brazilian charity breaks the cycle of poverty and illness | Feast:
Awesome Brazilian organization breaks the cycle of poverty and illness by getting kids and ...

Venezuela's Chavez doing well in Cuba: vice president

Venezuela's Chavez doing well in Cuba: vice president: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is doing well as he receives medical treatment in Cuba, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday, despite a two-week absence from public view that has raised fresh doubts about his health.

Experts call for mental illness screening for children

Experts call for mental illness screening for children: LONDON (Reuters) - Leading mental health experts are calling for school children to be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression and have devised a test that reliably identifies those at high risk. The test can be done on a computer and ...





Wildcat overcomes mental disorder to succeed

Wildcat overcomes mental disorder to succeed: Junior Jason Conrad took a year off from school and left a scholarship at Portland State University while working through bipolar disorder. After his time off, he transferred to Chico State in a better mental state and has become a fixture within a ...

Mental Illness Strikes 1 In 5 Adults

Mental Illness Strikes 1 In 5 Adults: The current finding was reported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): Mental Health Findings report shows the results relating to mental he alt from the ...





5 things you should know about gay conversion therapy

5 things you should know about gay conversion therapy:
But mainstream psychologists say the therapy is ineffective, unethical and often harmful, exacerbating anxiety and self-hatred among those treated for what is not a mental disorder. Here are five things you need to know about the therapy and the ...


Mother Nature Network

Mental Health Bill is huge 'leap forward'

Mental Health Bill is huge 'leap forward': Health Minister Joseph Cassar has described the Mental Health Bill as “a great leap forward” from the existing Act as patients now had full autonomy in safeguarding their rights without interference. Winding up the debate in the second reading of the ...

Peru has third highest poverty reduction rate in region

Peru has third highest poverty reduction rate in region: The UN agency said Tuesday that the percentage of people living in poverty in Peru fell to 27.8% last year from 31.3% in 2010 and 54.7% in 2002. ECLAC also predicted that the region will end the year with 167 million people living in poverty (or 28.8 ...

UN Peru Posts One of Region's Best Reductions in Poverty in 2011 ...

UN Peru Posts One of Region's Best Reductions in Poverty in 2011 ...: Peru posted one of the biggest declines in poverty in Latin America in 2011, falling 3.5 percentage points from the previous year, according to the United.





Students learn about Native Americans

Students learn about Native Americans:
Doug Harmon talks with students about a Native American bonnet at the downtown Fort Worth library Tuesday. Fort Worth ISD students took field trips to the library as part of a lesson on native Americans. They learned about the math involved with ...


Fort Worth Star Telegram

How the US last paid off its debt: Stealing land from Native - Quartz

How the US last paid off its debt: Stealing land from Native - Quartz: The ongoing political scramble over how to avoid the fiscal cliff has put everybody in a somewhat wondrous mood about the level of US government debt, currently hovering around $16 trillion. How did it get that big? Did the US always have it ...

Student American Indian Fellowship hopes to raise awareness about Native ...

Student American Indian Fellowship hopes to raise awareness about Native ...:
(Left to right) Junior Jessica Lindner, senior Ben Jacuk, sophomore Anna Grace Hodge and junior Kyle Quiroz are leaders of the Student American Indian Fellowship. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, they organized a showing of The Canary Effect, a documentary that ...


Chimes

NY gays accuse NJ therapy group of false promises

NY gays accuse NJ therapy group of false promises: NEW YORK (AP) — Four gay men are accusing a New Jersey organization of fraud for selling "conversion therapy" that falsely promised to make them straight.





Women And Minorities Aren't Getting Anywhere But Gay Lawyers Are Having ...

Women And Minorities Aren't Getting Anywhere But Gay Lawyers Are Having ...:
The success of gay lawyers in New York City has been skyrocketing in recent years. Too bad women and minorities have had no such luck. Citing a recent NYC Bar Association study, The Careerist is reporting openly gay attorneys represented 3.6 of all ...


Business Insider

Buenos Aires begins largest trial of crimes against humanity in Argentina

Buenos Aires begins largest trial of crimes against humanity in Argentina:
The trial of 68 former officials, who are facing some 800 charges of kidnap, torture and murder associated with an elite naval college, began on Wednesday in the capital Buenos Aires, AFP reported. During the seven-year junta period, almost 5,000 ...


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