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domingo, 9 de diciembre de 2012

New Jersey Activists Hope Supreme Court Will Rule For Gay Marriage

New Jersey Activists Hope Supreme Court Will Rule For Gay Marriage:
As 1010 WINS' Sonia Rincon reported, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up the California ban on same-sex unions, as well as a separate New York case about federal benefits for legally married gay couples. 1010 WINS' Sonia Rincon reports ...


CBS Local

Venezuela's Chávez Says Cancer Has Recurred; Will Undergo Surgery in Cuba

Venezuela's Chávez Says Cancer Has Recurred; Will Undergo Surgery in Cuba: CARACAS--Venezuela President Hugo Chávez asked his country for the first time to consider his successor as he announced a recurrence of his cancer and the need to fly to Cuba to undergo further surgery. The 58-year-old socialist leader said that recent ...

Gay Marriage: How the High Court Might Rule

Gay Marriage: How the High Court Might Rule: The high court could use California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act to issue broad decisions that would make it unconstitutional to block same-sex marriages or deny federal benefits to gay spouses. The court could also do the opposite ...

Haiti - Technology : Remote Sensing Space Centre in Haiti

Haiti - Technology : Remote Sensing Space Centre in Haiti:
Within the framework of the bilateral cooperation France-Haiti, the Research Institute for Development (IRD) and the State University of Haiti (UEH) have signed an agreement for the establishment on the campus Roi Christophe (North), of an antenna of ...


Haitilibre.com

November Employment Numbers are Better, But Not For Latinos


November Employment Numbers are Better, But Not For Latinos

It means that, overall, the U.S. economy is headed in the right direction; that we're slowly putting the recession behind us; that more people are working, spending and churning the economy. Great. A couple of paragraphs down from that initial ...

Solar Power Advances in Haiti

Solar Power Advances in Haiti: NRG Energy, Inc. has announced the completion of its “The Sun Lights the Way” project in Haiti. The program entailed the installation of solar electric systems at 20 schools, a fish farm and a drip irrigation system supporting agricultural production ...




Powwow features Native American costumes, dances

Powwow features Native American costumes, dances: Some were attired in vests embroidered with U.S. military patches and paraphernalia, some were draped in Native American regalia and some wore both. Together in a ritual dance on Saturday, they moved in a circle -- a few spinning and twirling along the ...

Hope and fear in gay marriage cases at high court

Hope and fear in gay marriage cases at high court: WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay marriage supporters see 41 reasons to fret over the Supreme Court's decision to take up the case of California's ban on same-sex unions. While nine states allow same-sex partners to marry, or will soon, 41 states do not. Of those ...

Anti-nudity law an example of gay mainstream

Anti-nudity law an example of gay mainstream: In 2008, as Californians debated a gay-marriage ballot measure, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality said it was "no coincidence that the man who took it upon himself four years ago to illegally and radically redefine marriage," then-San Francisco ...




Supreme suspense

Supreme suspense: Early on Thursday morning a container holding pesticide briefly caught fire in the Buenos Aires port. A toxic cloud spread to the city centre and national and metropolitan officials had to scramble to tell the public that they were not under any ...

The Lutkemeiers took a leap forward by building an orphanage in Haiti


The Lutkemeiers took a leap forward by building an orphanage in Haiti

For Minden-area farmers Jerry and Janet Lutkemeier, the Gift of Grain has been more than a good way to make donations, it has been an incentive to take a leap of faith to build an orphanage in Haiti. “It's a big leap,” Jerry said about the orphanage ...

DOC wants change in private prison rules

DOC wants change in private prison rules: When the amendments were discussed at a recent corrections board meeting, Director Justin Jones pointed out that Corrections Corporation of America is not subject to open records laws because it's a private company. When asked by The Oklahoman ...




10 steps to stop Brazilian prisons being MEDIEVAL » Conectas ...

10 steps to stop Brazilian prisons being MEDIEVAL » Conectas ...:
Conectas and partner NGOs deliver a “step-by-step roadmap” to the lower house of Congress to ...

Obama maintains standing with Cuban-Americans

Obama maintains standing with Cuban-Americans: Perhaps it's for this reason that Obama's standing with the Cuban-American community in Florida stayed largely steady on Election Day, even though the modest openings with Cuba have riled some of South Florida's more conservative exiles. Exit polling ...

Peru's capital faces high chance of big quake but extraordinarily unprepared ...


Peru's capital faces high chance of big quake but extraordinarily unprepared ...

... astride one of the most volatile ruptures in the Earth's crust, is increasingly at risk of being hammered by a one-two, quake-tsunami punch as calamitous as what devastated Japan last year and traumatized Santiago, Chile, and its nearby coast a ...

Important to open eyes to the poor


Important to open eyes to the poor

In his 1960s comic strip, “Pogo,” Walt Kelly penned, “We have met the enemy, and they are us.” This Pogo-ism comes to mind when I think about the real and potential roadblocks we may encounter in our local efforts to overcome poverty. The Pogo insight ...

Texas professor teaches rabbit farming in Haiti

Texas professor teaches rabbit farming in Haiti:
The project's aim is to help numerous impoverished residents in Haiti — the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere — by training them to build their own rabbit hutches and raise rabbits as a source of meat and extra income for families, many of ...


San Francisco Chronicle

California gay couples hoped Supreme Court would avoid same-sex marriage ...

California gay couples hoped Supreme Court would avoid same-sex marriage ...: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Supreme Court's decision on Friday to review California's same-sex marriage ban disappointed some Golden State gay couples who would have been able to wed if the court refused to hear the case. If the court had not ...




Bill Clinton surprises Colorado activists

Bill Clinton surprises Colorado activists:
Clinton's appearance drew gasps and a standing ovation at a downtown luncheon. Clinton spoke about his foundation's work in Africa, Latin America and Haiti to help farmers living in poverty market and sell their products. Clinton spoke about efforts to ...


San Francisco Chronicle

UN: Latin American Poverty Lowest in 3 Decades

UN: Latin American Poverty Lowest in 3 Decades: The number of people living in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean has dropped to its lowest level in three decades due to higher wages, the UN's regional economic body said on Tuesday. Despite lower poverty levels overall, 167 million people in ...

Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak

Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak:
Nurses told him the test was negative, and the boy was not quarantined in the three wards reserved for cholera patients at the North Pediatric Hospital in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, Clavel said. Cuba, especially the eastern third of the ...


MiamiHerald.com (registration)

Lescano assures 'as flooding continues,' power cuts will follow

Lescano assures 'as flooding continues,' power cuts will follow: The secretary-general of the power workers' union Oscar Lescano commented today that “while flooding continues” in Buenos Aires City and the surrounding areas, the power cuts, such as were experienced this week, “will repeat themselves.” Lescano also ...

Eight killed in road accidents in Buenos Aires province

Eight killed in road accidents in Buenos Aires province: At least eight people were killed today in car accidents today in Buenos Aires province. The first took place in Mar del Plata, the other in the area of Burzaco, south of the province. The first accident took place early this morning when six people ...




Enriching the lives of five Haitian youths

Enriching the lives of five Haitian youths: A fun-filled beer tasting night held in Regina on Saturday was organized to accomplish a serious goal — to offer hope to impoverished Haiti by enriching the lives of five of its youths. The sampling of suds at Carrefour des Plaines was one of many ...

Why Are People So Interested in the DSM-5?

Why Are People So Interested in the DSM-5?: There is a lot of internet buzz about the approval by the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) board of trustees of its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5.) The APA press release notes "the trustees ...