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lunes, 10 de diciembre de 2012

Cholera outbreak in Cuba kept mostly quiet

Cholera outbreak in Cuba kept mostly quiet: MIAMI -- Cuban dissident Walter Clavel says that when he took his 2-year-old son to a hospital Wednesday with a case of diarrhea, the boy was tested for a sometimes fatal disease that the government is stubbornly refusing to acknowledge - cholera.

City issues meningitis health advisory to gay men traveling to New York

City issues meningitis health advisory to gay men traveling to New York: The city's health officer, Tomas Aragon, says men who have recently traveled to New York City and had close or intimate contact with other gay men or plan to go there and have such contact should discuss vaccination with their doctor. Meningitis ...




A Tense Compromise on Defining Disorders


A Tense Compromise on Defining Disorders

This month, the American Psychiatric Association announced that its board of trustees had approved the fifth edition of the association's influential diagnostic manual — the so-called bible of mental disorders — ending more than five years of ...

$2 billion overhaul needed to fight child poverty - report

$2 billion overhaul needed to fight child poverty - report: A $2 billion Government overhaul, including more state homes and universal child support, is needed to fight child poverty, a report from the children's commissioner says. Russell Wills' final report into child poverty has thrown the ball back to the ...

Poverty eradication plan backs Whanau Ora

Poverty eradication plan backs Whanau Ora: ... suggested the scheme could be applied across Government departments. Maori respondents to the report wanted to emphasise that although child poverty is a serious problem for some, it is not something experienced by the majority of tangata whenua.

Haiti's president visits South Florida

Haiti's president visits South Florida: Last month, a small group of ex-soldiers emerged from hiding to renew their demand that Martelly honor his campaign promise to re-establish Haiti's military. The group embarrassed Haiti's government earlier this year by seizing old military bases to ...

Haiti - Economy : Haiti wins 10 places in the index of perception of corruption


Haiti - Economy : Haiti wins 10 places in the index of perception of corruption

This is an opportunity for me to reiterate the commitment of my Government to respect the international commitments made in the context of this struggle to continue the implementation of the National Strategy for the Fight Against Corruption, while ...

Analysis: Mexican navy to hold the fort during shift in drug war

Analysis: Mexican navy to hold the fort during shift in drug war: MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's new president has vowed repeatedly to demilitarize the campaign against drug cartels, but thousands of combat troops likely will remain in the field for years to come, spearheaded by U.S.-favored naval infantry. Enrique ...




Nurses gain experience from the Benefis Native internship program


Nurses gain experience from the Benefis Native internship program

Under the direction of Benefis Health System's Native American Programs, the Montana American Indian Nurse Internship is an 11-month program designed for new or recent American Indian registered nurse graduates with no acute-care hospital experience ...

Boy Scouts of America: Merck pulls funding in protest at gay ban

Boy Scouts of America: Merck pulls funding in protest at gay ban:
"I am thrilled that Merck & Company, a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical giant, has announced its foundation arm is immediately withdrawing funding from the Boy Scouts of America until the program ends its anti-gay membership policy," he said. In a statement ...


The Guardian

Sean Avery, Former New York Ranger, On Being Gay Rights Advocate

Sean Avery, Former New York Ranger, On Being Gay Rights Advocate: That's how Sean Avery describes his decision to speak out in defense of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in recent years. The former New York Rangers star, known for his agitating playing style as well as controversial behavior off ...

Gay couples in Wash. start taking wedding vows

Gay couples in Wash. start taking wedding vows: SEATTLE (AP) - Keith Bacon and Corianton Hale wore dress shirts as they recited their vows at Seattle City Hall, as the city hosted more than 100 weddings on the first day same-sex couples could marry in Washington state. A few hours later Sunday, the ...




Prisoner stuck in wall during attempted escape

Prisoner stuck in wall during attempted escape:
CERES, BRAZIL (CBS) -- A Brazilian prison inmate trying to escape from a jail outside the capital city of Brasilia got stuck in a hole in wall, prompting prison guards to snap these photographs. According to local newspapers, four Brazilian prisoners ...


Today's THV

After Assault on Gaza, Palestinians Join Native Americans on Alcatraz Island

After Assault on Gaza, Palestinians Join Native Americans on Alcatraz Island:
The annual sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island, led by Native Americans on Thanksgiving Day, included a Palestinian delegation marking the solidarity between indigenous peoples of North America and Palestine in the face of histories of occupation and ...


Bay Area Indymedia

GIAGO: Native Americans and homosexuality

GIAGO: Native Americans and homosexuality: I have only the words of modern medicine or holy men and women to describe to me how gay and lesbians played a role in the ancient cultures of Native Americans. Even using the words Native American in this context is exasperating because there was no ...

Cuba Marks Human Rights Day with Notable Achievements

Cuba Marks Human Rights Day with Notable Achievements:
Cubans of all ages and sectors of the national life stated today that the Human Rights Day is a day to celebrate in the Caribbean island for their social achievements and opportunities for citizen participation. According information from the National ...


Escambray

The New Cuban Economy: What Roles for Foreign Investment?

The New Cuban Economy: What Roles for Foreign Investment?: The Cuban revolution defined itself in large measure in terms of what it was not: not a dependency of the United States; not a dominion governed by global corporations; not a liberal, market-driven economy. As the guerrilla army made its triumphal ...

Cuban Journalist Forced to End Hunger Strike

Cuban Journalist Forced to End Hunger Strike: Martínez Arias was detained on September 16 near Cuba's international airport in Havana while investigating allegations of a damaged shipment of medicines sent by the World Health Organisation. The authorities charged him with insulting President Raúl ...

US-Mexican singer Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash

US-Mexican singer Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash: Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash after the small jet she was travelling in went down in northern Mexico, her father said yesterday. A spokesman for the state government of Nuevo Leon said investigators had found the remains of ...




Increasing Child Poverty Leading Cause Of Underachievement

Increasing Child Poverty Leading Cause Of Underachievement: “At least one in five children now live in poverty. If the Government was serious about improving student achievement it would start to focus on ensuring that all families had a decent living wage, that houses were warm and dry and that children had ...

Violence marks prison fire anniversary

Violence marks prison fire anniversary: SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Authorities in Chile said scattered violence broke out this weekend on the second anniversary of the infamous San Miguel Prison fire, which killed 81 inmates. Relatives of the prisoners held a peaceful vigil outside the ...

White House Clarifies Position on Puerto Rico Status Vote

White House Clarifies Position on Puerto Rico Status Vote: The Puerto Rico Status Referendum received some important attention earlier this month, when the White House made not one, but two statements on the matter. As readers may recall, Puerto Rico held its first vote on the political relationship with the ...

Fundraiser aims to enrich Haiti

Fundraiser aims to enrich Haiti: The outcome of that trip was Projet Jeunesse Haiti - the Youth Haiti Project. Ultimately, organizers hope that after the students graduate from francophone high schools in Saskatchewan they will return to Haiti with the skills necessary to make a ...




Haiti earthquake survivors still suffering

Haiti earthquake survivors still suffering: Almost three years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, a third of a million people still live in tents. Many are on private land and the owners want it back. The anti-poverty organisation Oxfam says quake survivors have nowhere to go. Al Jazeera's ...

Mexico's drug war: a poet and the people fight back


Mexico's drug war: a poet and the people fight back

Sicilia demanded that Barack Obama do something about the arms flow from Mexico to the USA, and legalise narcotics in an attempt to put an end to the war on drugs, a term first coined by the former US President Richard Nixon some 40 years ago.