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lunes, 3 de diciembre de 2012

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

Latin American equality: free markets or a left-wing success?: 23, 2011, a new residential complex is built in Ceilandia, in Brasilia state, Brazil. Millions of Brazilians have moved out of poverty and joined the ranks of the middle class, helping to create a strong domestic market allowing the country to resist ...

The Argentinian and Iranian tango

The Argentinian and Iranian tango: The Iranian and Argentinian governments are meeting this week to discuss and ascertain Iran's role in the 1994 terrorist attack on the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentinian government has officially blamed Iran for ...





Protests over American's Cuba detention

Protests over American's Cuba detention: Adela Dworin, the vice-president of the Hebrew Community of Cuba, David Prinstein, and US State Department contractor Alan Gross in December 2011 at the hospital in Havana where he is confined. (Hebrew Community of Cuba/ AFP). Multimedia · User ...





Haiti Reviewing Reforms for Overseas Adoption

Haiti Reviewing Reforms for Overseas Adoption: Haiti will begin reforms on its adoption laws in order to curb human trafficking and child abuse issues that plague the country. The law will adopt interna.

Haiti Recognizes Cuban Support in Education

Haiti Recognizes Cuban Support in Education: 03 de diciembre de 2012, 13:26Havana, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Haitian professionals educated in Cuba on Monday appreciated the opportunity afforded by the island to thousands of his countrymen to study here in technical schools and universities. Members ...

Some crimes deserve death penalty, no less

Some crimes deserve death penalty, no less: This could trigger undesired responses from some citizens, as also from an overworked and under-appreciated police force. The argument that life-long incarceration is superior to the death penalty is also flawed. American journalist Fareed Zakaria says ...





Boa constrictors invade Puerto Rico

Boa constrictors invade Puerto Rico:
Scientists are urging swift action to stop the spread of boa constrictors in Puerto Rico now that new research shows the invasive species has established a breeding population on the island. "We've learned from dealing with other invasive snakes that ...


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Filming of "In the Blood" starts in Puerto Rico

Filming of "In the Blood" starts in Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico has for years been a Hollywood favorite for filming, partly because the Caribbean island's status as U.S. territory makes shooting there easier, and also thanks to the availability of crews with a good command of English. EFE. Print; Email ...

Woman tries to rescue husband jailed in Cuba


Woman tries to rescue husband jailed in Cuba

In 2009, Cuba's government arrested a man who was working for the U.S. State Department for bringing sophisticated communication equipment into the country. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2011, but his wife is trying to get him out. CBS News ...

Cuba sees economy growing 3.1 pct in 2012, below forecast

Cuba sees economy growing 3.1 pct in 2012, below forecast: HAVANA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Growth in the Cuban economy will come in at 3.1 percent this year, slightly less than the government's forecast of 3.4 percent as market-oriented reforms aimed at stimulating the state-dominated economy continue to perform ...

Why Legalizing Pot Won't Curb the Drug War

Why Legalizing Pot Won't Curb the Drug War: The notion that legalizing marijuana will cripple Mexico's brutal drug cartels has gained steam in recent years, and finally boiled over last month when Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Adults ...





Chilean Peso Appreciates After China's Factory Output Increases

Chilean Peso Appreciates After China's Factory Output Increases: China imports more Chilean copper than any other country and accounted for $1.6 billion of the Andean nation's $4.4 billion in exports in October. To contact the reporter on this story: Sebastian Boyd in Santiago at sboyd9@bloomberg.net. To contact the ...

Venezuela, China reach agreements on electric energy & oil

Venezuela, China reach agreements on electric energy & oil: Within the framework of the 11th High-Level Joint Committee meeting held in Beijing last week involving three Venezuelan ministers, Venezuela and China entered into new cooperation agreements in electric power and oil, the Venezuela's Ministry of ...

Venezuela: Orange distribution at risk due to import

Venezuela: Orange distribution at risk due to import: Venezuelan orange growers are calling upon the ministry of agriculture to revise current costs in the citrus sector and, where appropriate, change the price of oranges. High import of orange concentrate, the fixed harvest rates and regulations ...

Supreme Court keeps California in suspense on gay marriage

Supreme Court keeps California in suspense on gay marriage: The case against Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in California, had been discussed by justices last Friday, but was not on the list of cases the court said it would review. Many speculated that the court might have ...

Gay couples, and wedding industry, await Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8

Gay couples, and wedding industry, await Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8: Among a range of options the court will consider is further consideration of Proposition 8; if the justices do nothing to upend the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal's decision to overturn the law, gay and lesbian couples in California would be allowed to ...





US: Gay underwear model convicted of murdering and sexually mutilating lover

US: Gay underwear model convicted of murdering and sexually mutilating lover: A court in New York has convicted Renato Seabra, a Portuguese former underwear model of murdering a gay TV presenter and of mutilating his genitals in a Manhattan hotel room. Carlos Castro, 65, was choked and bludgeoned to death on 7 January 2011 ...

Psychiatrists approve vast changes to diagnosis manual

Psychiatrists approve vast changes to diagnosis manual: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — whose latest edition is nicknamed DSM-5 — is often called the "bible" because it's used to identify and classify mental disorders. The vote gives only a hint of the massive changes that will ...

In Schizophrenia Patients, Auditory Cues Sound Bigger Problems


In Schizophrenia Patients, Auditory Cues Sound Bigger Problems

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by disturbed thought processes and difficulty in discerning real from unreal perceptions. Common symptoms include auditory hallucinations and unfounded suspicious ideas. The disorder affects about 1 ...

Signs of mental illness often go unnoticed

Signs of mental illness often go unnoticed: Most of us know that mental illness can strike people regardless of age, gender or race. In fact, 1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental disorder. Left untreated, depression, schizophrenia and other disorders can be as debilitating as heart disease, cancer ...

State grants to benefit mental health care in Sacramento County

State grants to benefit mental health care in Sacramento County: After several painful rounds of cutbacks, mental health funding in Sacramento County appears to be bouncing back, with the first of several expected rounds of state grants announced Friday. Four organizations in Sacramento County will receive a total ...





American conservatives shift on mass incarceration

American conservatives shift on mass incarceration: In addition, Dagan and Teles contended that major right-wing think tanks like the American Legislative Executive Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network, both of which formerly advocated rapid prison expansion, have shifted gears and begun to ...

Why South Carolina Still Segregates HIV-Positive Prisoners


Why South Carolina Still Segregates HIV-Positive Prisoners

During the earliest and scariest years of the AIDS crisis, prisons across America commonly housed HIV-positive inmates separately from their HIV-negative counterparts. That practice has largely disappeared, however, as science and society have changed.

First same-sex marriage takes place in Military Chapel at West Point

First same-sex marriage takes place in Military Chapel at West Point: New York approved gay marriage in June 2011. The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act sill prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, but a federal appeals court in New York ruled that act unconstitutional. Be sure to check out Carla ...

No Supreme Court decision on gay marriage: 'Just more waiting'


No Supreme Court decision on gay marriage: 'Just more waiting'

Just before a decision was supposed to come from the U.S. Supreme Court that could have determined the fate of gay marriage in California, regulars at a West Hollywood Starbucks gathered in anticipation of a decision that never came. Prior to learning ...