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viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2012

Commission Calls for Guatemala to Protect Patients

Commission Calls for Guatemala to Protect Patients: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights this week acted on the findings of the groups, including Disability Rights International, which has investigated psychiatric hospitals across Latin America and said that the Federico Mora Hospital in ...

Native Americans testify on need to preserve identity in face of popular culture


Native Americans testify on need to preserve identity in face of popular culture

WASHINGTON – When nonnative people don war bonnets at Halloween or Thanksgiving, when they give their sports teams names like Redskins, they may argue that they are simply paying homage to Native Americans. Mary Kim Titla doesn't see it that way.

Pulling Back The Curtain On Mental Health

Pulling Back The Curtain On Mental Health: It is past time to incorporate mental health into our nation's public health agenda. Public health initiatives have increasingly focused on healthy living, diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and access to preventive health care. Our society usually ...

Fighting mental illness

Fighting mental illness: Maybe something good will come from the Shakespearean tragedy that is the Jesse Jackson Jr. saga: A deeper understanding of mental illness and more empathy for those afflicted with it. Or maybe not. The level of cynicism in these parts is so high that ...





Glentive hospital restarts mental health service in anti-suicide effort

Glentive hospital restarts mental health service in anti-suicide effort: Officials say there are many factors that contribute to that high rate, including the shortage of mental health professionals in rural Montana, the high rates of alcoholism and the prevalence of firearms. The lingering stigma surrounding mental illness ...

In US fight over gay marriage, both sides gearing up for more battles

In US fight over gay marriage, both sides gearing up for more battles: NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a watershed year for gay marriage in the United States that included ballot victories and a presidential endorsement, advocates have staked out a handful of states where they believe the next round of fights over same-sex ...

US: False advertising lawsuit filed against New Jersey group offering gay ...


US: False advertising lawsuit filed against New Jersey group offering gay ...

Four gay men in New York have filed a lawsuit accusing a New Jersey-based group of falsely offering “conversion therapy”, with a view to “reversing” their homosexuality. The four men attended Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing, or JONAH, based ...

Native American designers fight cultural caricatures

Native American designers fight cultural caricatures: (CNN) -- This November, events nationwide celebrated the traditions, fashion and food of the nation's 566 recognized Indian tribes as part of Native American Heritage Month. But a few high profile missteps surrounding the use of indigenous cultural ...





Haiti to overhaul adoption laws to protect its children, curb child ...


Haiti to overhaul adoption laws to protect its children, curb child ...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HaitiHaiti is overhauling its adoption laws for the first time in nearly 40 years in an attempt to end practices that have allowed thousands of children to be trafficked out of the country or suffer from neglect as they languish in ...

Weddings mean hope in Haiti

Weddings mean hope in Haiti:
There was a strong Becker connection to a wedding celebration in Haiti in late October, where 10 couples took their vows before pastors from the Victory Bible Church, which is part of the Jesus in Haiti Ministries (JiHM) operation. News of the large ...


Sherburne County Citizen

The tragedy of a false Native American messiah

The tragedy of a false Native American messiah: One of these Native American messiahs was a minor Paiute chief named Tavibo (Dee Brown, "Fighting Indians of the West," Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974). He offered the same message of hope earlier Indian prophets had given, destruction of the whites ...





Venezuela's topsy-turvy economy

Venezuela's topsy-turvy economy: It has been pointed out before that Father Christmas and Hugo Chávez share a thing or two in common. Venezuela's populist president may not have the fluffy white beard, but he has roughly the right build, and sometimes the jovial temperament.





Mexican families carry out their own investigations to find the disappeared

Mexican families carry out their own investigations to find the disappeared:
Meanwhile, Mexico's drug war spiralled out of control: tens of thousands were killed – more than 100,000 by some counts – and many others simply vanished. There is no reliable data on the number of people forcibly disappeared during the drug violence ...


The Guardian

'Roadmap' Offers Solutions To Rise Of Child Poverty In N.H.

'Roadmap' Offers Solutions To Rise Of Child Poverty In N.H.: The rising poverty level among children in New Hampshire led to the study, according to its authors. The population of children living below the federal poverty level almost doubled from 2000 to 2009, according ot the Annie E. Casey Kids Count report.

Cuba to singers: wash your potty mouth, or else


Cuba to singers: wash your potty mouth, or else

HAVANA — Musicians that perform songs deemed vulgar or that "violate ethical standards" will now be punished in Cuba, the state-run Institute of Music said Friday. In communist Cuba, most everything -- especially the airwaves -- belongs to the government.

Native American Art Gallery Opens Doors In Bellingham

Native American Art Gallery Opens Doors In Bellingham:
... American art gets the feminine touch in Whatcom County. High-quality authentic Native American art from around the region will be the focus of Coast Salish Creations a new gallery opening its doors tomorrow in the Bakerview Square Shopping Center.


KGMI

Justice on trial in Venezuela

Justice on trial in Venezuela: The Venezuelan judge understood President Hugo Chavez had taken an interest in the case of Eligio Cedeno, a banker charged with evading currency controls. When she released Cedeno on bail because he had been held without trial longer than the law ...





Ban on gay change therapy faces first legal test

Ban on gay change therapy faces first legal test:
SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - Lawyers for mental health practitioners who counsel gay clients to become straight are asking a federal judge to block a new California law that would ban such therapy with minors. A court hearing is scheduled Friday in U.S ...


News10.net

The Out NYC is in with the help of Fran Drescher

The Out NYC is in with the help of Fran Drescher: “The Out NYC is a first-of-its-kind lifestyle resort – gay-oriented, gay-owned, operated and programmed, and officially straight friendly,” says owner Ian Reisner. “PR is our major means to communicate what we've created. If we get that message out, we ...

To End AIDS Among Black Gay and Bi Men, There's a Need for Action


To End AIDS Among Black Gay and Bi Men, There's a Need for Action

The face of AIDS as imagined by some in America is that of a black gay or bisexual man. Indeed, black gay and bisexual men, or men who have sex with men (MSM), have the highest HIV rates in the country. Black MSM are commonly portrayed as as "down ...

Catholic activism on the death penalty; a brief dispatch from Denmark

Catholic activism on the death penalty; a brief dispatch from Denmark: Although the United States remains the lone member of the G8 to practice capital punishment, 17 American states have legally abolished the death penalty, most recently Connecticut in April. Veteran activists called that a remarkable shift in a short ...

American man marking 3 years in prison in Cuba, wife wants his story to be ...


American man marking 3 years in prison in Cuba, wife wants his story to be ...

WASHINGTON — Almost three years after her husband was arrested and jailed in Cuba, Judy Gross still talks to Americans who haven't heard his story. Now she is speaking more openly than in the past, hoping to make her husband's case as well-known as ...

Cuban dissidents denounce threats


Cuban dissidents denounce threats

The 68-year-old Sanchez runs the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation and acts as a de facto spokesman for the island's small opposition group. He made the accusations in a letter sent to foreign journalists Thursday that ...

Colombian negotiators meet with FARC rebels in Cuba

Colombian negotiators meet with FARC rebels in Cuba: Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Negotiators from Colombia's government and largest insurgent group concluded their first round of talks Thursday and voiced cautious optimism that they will eventually forge a peace deal. For 11 days, Colombian government ...

Chile jobless rate rises to 6.6 percent in Aug to Oct period

Chile jobless rate rises to 6.6 percent in Aug to Oct period: SANTIAGO Nov 30 (Reuters) - Chile's jobless rate for the August to October period rose to 6.6 percent as the work force grew faster than the increase in employment, following a July to September unemployment rate of 6.5 percent,the National Statistics ...