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jueves, 6 de diciembre de 2012

Gay marriage victory in Mexican Supreme Court, Uruguay set to ...

Gay marriage victory in Mexican Supreme Court, Uruguay set to ...: ... Latin American countries. In saying that bans on same-sex marriage are discriminatory, the court may establish a precedent that could be used by LGBT ...

A Christian response to the Mexican drug wars

A Christian response to the Mexican drug wars:
When Pope Benedict visited Mexico in March this year, in his 'Message of Hope' he pointed out that economic inequality was hampering development and was a principal cause of the country's drug and violence problem. He promised to place the Church at ...


CathNews

Mexico: Drug war leaves 25000 missing

Mexico: Drug war leaves 25000 missing: A list compiled by Mexico's attorney general showed that more than 25,000 adults and children have gone missing over the last six years in connection with the drug war. The Washington Post wrote about the unpublished government documents, which had ...

Transgender No Longer a Mental Illness

Transgender No Longer a Mental Illness:
In a big step for transgender rights, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has removed being transgender as a mental illness. Rather than being labeled as mentally unfit, transgender individuals will now be diagnosed with something called gender ...


Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

SAMHSA: Prevalence of mental illness in U.S. stable in 2011

SAMHSA: Prevalence of mental illness in U.S. stable in 2011: (HealthDay)—In 2011, nearly one in five adults in the United States reported any mental illness (AMI), and one in twenty suffered from serious mental illness (SMI), according to a Nov. 29 report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ...

Most teens with mental disorders not on medication

Most teens with mental disorders not on medication:
Despite concerns that too many US young people are using prescription psychiatric drugs, a US study said that just one in seven teens with a mental disorder has been prescribed medication. 


Times LIVE

When Microorganisms Control the Mind

When Microorganisms Control the Mind:
The exact nature of Wain's mental illness is still debated, but many agree that he suffered from schizophrenia, becoming hostile and delusional prior to hospitalization. And some speculate further that it was a parasite from one of his beloved cats ...


ABC News (blog)

Puerto Rico's Social Media Scores an Important Victory

Puerto Rico's Social Media Scores an Important Victory: Puerto Rico's social media population scored a big win this week. Following the shocking gruesome murder of all José Enrique Gómez, Puerto Ricans began mobilizing to create awareness against the rampant violence. By Wednesday Puerto Ricans across ...




Puerto Rico independence leader returns home


Puerto Rico independence leader returns home

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The former leader of a Puerto Rican militant group that has long fought for the island's independence has arrived home to finish serving a prison sentence. Dozens of supporters greeted Avelino Gonzalez Claudio at the airport ...

Brazil Prison Gang Conducted 10-Hour Conference Call - InSight ...

Brazil Prison Gang Conducted 10-Hour Conference Call - InSight ...:
A 10-hour conference call that gang members hosted from inside a Sao Paulo jail highlights ...

EU steps up WTO action against Buenos Aires

EU steps up WTO action against Buenos Aires: The Commission's move, on 6 December, came only a day after Buenos Aires took a similar action against the EU in the area of biodiesel. “Argentina's import restrictions violate international trade rules and harm EU exports,” Trade Commissioner Karel De ...

Subway union, Metrovías meeting begins in bid to resolve conflict


Subway union, Metrovías meeting begins in bid to resolve conflict

The Buenos Aires City Labour Under-Secretariat held a meeting today for Metrovías and subway union AGTSyP in a bid to reach an agreement over the workers' wage demands. The rotation strike action scheduled for today on the Subte underground train ...

Charlotte Casiraghi Wears Controversial Native American Costume For Horse ...

Charlotte Casiraghi Wears Controversial Native American Costume For Horse ...: Why is it so offensive to dress up as a Native American all of a sudden? It's just a freakin' costume people! Should I ask society's permission to dress my daughter up as Pocahontas for Halloween next year? People shouldn't care unless actual Native ...




Venezuela's Chavez set to skip summit due to health

Venezuela's Chavez set to skip summit due to health: Before he went to Cuba last week for more cancer-related treatment, Chavez had enthused about attending the Mercosur bloc's meeting in Brasilia to celebrate Venezuela's entry. He has not been seen in public since November 15. "It looks like he is not ...

Venezuela abolishes visas for Palestinians

Venezuela abolishes visas for Palestinians:
Venezuela has become the first country in the world to abolish entrance visas for citizens of Palestine recognized as an observer state by the UN, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday. The agreement on the abolishment of visa ...


The Voice of Russia

Schools look to add Native American literature class


Schools look to add Native American literature class

WDTI's enrollment management plan includes increasing full-time enrollment by 1 percent over the previous year, increasing Native American student enrollment by 15 percent by the fall of 2016, increasing full-time nontraditional student numbers ...

Supreme Court Nears Decision on Gay Marriage Cases


Supreme Court Nears Decision on Gay Marriage Cases

During that time, the number of states where gay marriage is legal has grown to nine (in addition to the District of Columbia), the most recent burst coming on Election Day this year, when voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington endorsed it. Five more ...

Mormon church wants more compassion for gays

Mormon church wants more compassion for gays: SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has a new campaign to encourage its members to be more compassionate toward gays and lesbians. Church authorities insist they aren't changing the Mormon teaching that same-sex relationships are sinful.




Child Poverty Will Remain High, Analysis Predicts | First Focus

Child Poverty Will Remain High, Analysis Predicts | First Focus: Washington — A new report released today predicts 2012 national and state child poverty rates 10 months before the U.S. Census Bureau's official measure, ...

America Is Finally Closing Prisons. Now What Do We Do With Them?

America Is Finally Closing Prisons. Now What Do We Do With Them?:
Two years ago, the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics announced a small data point marking an inglorious milestone: In 2009, America's prison population declined, and for the first time in decades. This meant, to frame the news another way, that ...


The Atlantic Cities

Cuba's ICAP head to visit Jamaica

Cuba's ICAP head to visit Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica - The head of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Kenia Serrano, will arrive in Jamaica on Friday, December 7 for a five-day visit as a special guest of the Kingston Chapter of the Jamaica Cuba Friendship ...

Cuba protests UN ruling on jailed US contractor

Cuba protests UN ruling on jailed US contractor:
Josefina Vidal, a Foreign Ministry official, said Cuba received a copy of the yet to be published decision by the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Tuesday, the third anniversary of the arrest of Gross and the same day the U.S. Senate passed ...


Yahoo! News (blog)

Eased travel to Cuba not without hurdles

Eased travel to Cuba not without hurdles: Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Louis and Bonnie Waterer are spending their retirement filling up their passports, one stamp at a time. "There are a bunch of people who are trying to visit 100 countries before they die," Louis explained. "This is number 92 for ...




Cuba cracks down on 'vulgar' reggaeton music

Cuba cracks down on 'vulgar' reggaeton music:
It is a hip-thrusting mix of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats, but for officials in Cuba the increasingly popular reggaeton is a threat to proper music and the purveyor of a cheap, aggressive sexuality that demeans the revolutionary island's "sensual ...


The Guardian

Fresh fears over health of Hugo Chávez

Fresh fears over health of Hugo Chávez:
Fears about the health of the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, have re-emerged since his unexpected trip to Cuba last week for follow-up treatment after undergoing chemotherapy and surgery earlier this year. In a letter to the national assembly ...


The Guardian