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domingo, 2 de diciembre de 2012

New Genetic Links Found Between Native Americans And Northern Europeans

New Genetic Links Found Between Native Americans And Northern Europeans:
Northern European populations – including British, Scandinavians, French and some Eastern Europeans – descend from a mixture of two very different ancestral populations a new study finds, and one of these populations is related to Native Americans.


RedOrbit

Latin American equality: free markets or a left-wing success?


Latin American equality: free markets or a left-wing success?

But even as income divisions widen across the United States and much of the developing world, they are narrowing in Latin America. Poverty in the region is at its lowest point in decades, according to several new reports, and millions are moving upward ...

Asian workers now dominate Silicon Valley tech jobs

Asian workers now dominate Silicon Valley tech jobs: The tech employment picture hardly represents the growing number of Hispanics and Latinos who make up 27 percent of Santa Clara County, English-Lueck said. But it does reflect the young and growing number of Asian-Americans "who were raised with a ...




Cuba pushes swap: its spies jailed in US for American contractor held in Havana


Cuba pushes swap: its spies jailed in US for American contractor held in Havana

HAVANA, Cuba -- It seems straight out of a Cold War spy movie. A group of Cuban undercover agents sneak into the U.S. and set up a secret pro-Castro network in south Florida — receiving instructions in code through late night radio transmissions from ...

NYC Action at Ugandan Mission Against 'Kill the Gays' Bill


NYC Action at Ugandan Mission Against 'Kill the Gays' Bill

GetEqual is petitioning the United States senators who have access to Uganda via the Family network. And additional actions are in the works in South Africa, New York and Washington, D.C., with details to come soon. Join the NYC action on Facebook here ...

What's Killing Brazil's Police?

What's Killing Brazil's Police?:
As a teenager, he evaded rival drug gangs as well as the roving extermination squads of off-duty police officers. Common in many Brazilian cities, these anti-crime squads range from local vigilantes to paramilitary groups known as militias. Andre ...


New York Times

Mental illness affected one in five US adults last year | Psychiatry


Mental illness affected one in five US adults last year | Psychiatry

Psychiatry | Almost 20% of adults in the United States aged at least 18 years had mental illness in 2011, representing 45.6 million Americans, according to a ...

Haiti - Diplomacy : International Meetings of the Prime Minister in Mexico

Haiti - Diplomacy : International Meetings of the Prime Minister in Mexico:
Saturday 1st December in Mexico, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, attended the inauguration of the new president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, who replaces outgoing President Mr. Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa, a great friend of the Haitian ...


Haitilibre.com

Manitoba's child poverty an 'appalling' 20 per cent

Manitoba's child poverty an 'appalling' 20 per cent: One in five Manitoba children continues to live in poverty despite a much-ballyhooed NDP government strategy -- announced more than three years ago -- to reduce it. When it comes to child poverty, only Prince Edward Island has a higher rate in Canada, ...

Cuba issue deals blow to US stature at 'Summit of the Americas'


Cuba issue deals blow to US stature at 'Summit of the Americas'

CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Unprecedented Latin American opposition to U.S. sanctions on communist Cuba left President Barack Obama isolated at the Summit of the Americas on Sunday and illustrated Washington's waning influence in the region.

Psychiatrists Redefine Disorders Including Autism

Psychiatrists Redefine Disorders Including Autism: The move comes after a seven-year debate that has split the mental health community over whether the changes will spur over- diagnosis of some disorders, and limit treatment for others. The guide collapses several conditions into a broadened definition ...

Guyana is in a mental health crisis of sorts

Guyana is in a mental health crisis of sorts: It was distressing reading the papers of Saturday, December 1, with their description of the cruel and demeaning squalor in which the country lives. Mr Nazar Mohamed, whose business is in the heart of the mess, tells of numerous contacts with and ...

Gay Marriage: America Speaks

Gay Marriage: America Speaks: 51 percent of Americans believe in making gay marriage legal. Washington, Maine and Maryland recently approved measures to legalize same-sex marriage. That makes it legal in nine states plus the District of Columbia. Not surprising is that most of the ...




Three Paths for the Supreme Court in Gay Marriage Cases

Three Paths for the Supreme Court in Gay Marriage Cases:
Federal appeals courts in Massachusetts (May 2012) and New York (October 2012) struck down the federal law, saying it impermissibly discriminated against gays and lesbians. Second, the Supreme Court has been asked to review California's Proposition 8, ...


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Tribute to Cuba's Abakua Martyrs

Tribute to Cuba's Abakua Martyrs: What was unusual was that for the first time there was collaboration between representatives of the Supreme Council of the Abakua Societies of Cuba and the government-sponsored Federation of University Students (FEU). Since late October, the newly ...

Increased training prepares police for mental health crisis calls

Increased training prepares police for mental health crisis calls: The requirement comes amid a broad effort to treat people with mental illness more humanely and to equalize care, which now varies widely from county to county and often is limited by critical shortages of mental health professionals and facilities ...




Regardless of court ruling, opinion on gay marriage has moved

Regardless of court ruling, opinion on gay marriage has moved: 8 passed with 52 percent of Californians' vote, but since that time, perspectives about gay marriage both in California and across the country have gone through a rapid and stunning transformation. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce as ...

People treated to the colours of Cuba and a soul-enriching dose of jazz

People treated to the colours of Cuba and a soul-enriching dose of jazz:
Red and blue, the colours of Cuba, lit the stage as trombonist Ariel Jorge Perez's acoustics filled the hall accompanied by Anna Maria Caluff's magic fingers on the piano and Alberto Batista's unrelenting energy on drums. It was a Cuban love affair ...


The Express Tribune

Opinion: In Brazil, Poverty Is Deadly for Police Officers

Opinion: In Brazil, Poverty Is Deadly for Police Officers: Opinion Sao Paulo, Latin America's largest city, continues to descend into a violent blood feud between the police and an organized crime group, the First ...

Native Americans represent around 14 percent of Montana's deploying unit


Native Americans represent around 14 percent of Montana's deploying unit

As a member of the Montana National Guard's 495th Combat Service Support Battalion who's deploying to Afghanistan, staying true to her Native American roots will play an important role in the year ahead. “My friend gave me some sweetgrass to take with ...

Haitian community and Hebrew University seal deal

Haitian community and Hebrew University seal deal:
MONTREAL — Carmi Gillon had to chuckle at the irony that he came all the way from Israel to a chilly Montreal to cement an agreement involving Haiti. Gillon, a former director of Israel's internal security agency, Shin Bet, is now vice-president for ...


Canadian Jewish News (blog)

Holidays can worsen mental illness

Holidays can worsen mental illness: According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 5 Americans have mental conditions like depression and anxiety. Dr. Vinay Nagaraj, a psychiatrist at Laurelwood at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, said depression and anxiety are the two most ...

Child poverty: Definition could include family breakdown

Child poverty: Definition could include family breakdown:
'Sky-high' poverty. "The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that child poverty is going to rise by 400,000 over the course of this Parliament, and it's a result of the government's policies," shadow employment minister Stephen Timms told the BBC News ...


BBC News

Teachers, district push for poverty strategy

Teachers, district push for poverty strategy: Justin Green, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers' Association, talked to trustees at Wednesday's board meeting about the link between childhood poverty and mental illness and the decreased number of elementary school counsellors available to ...




Private prison companies looking to profit from Canada's new asylum rules


Private prison companies looking to profit from Canada's new asylum rules

"The expansion of the immigrant detention system has directly benefitted the private prison industry. Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is the largest [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] ICE detention contractor, operating a total of fourteen ...