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viernes, 14 de diciembre de 2012

Tenth of teenagers suffering from mental health disorder, says HSE


Tenth of teenagers suffering from mental health disorder, says HSE

CHILD and psychiatric services are facing a growing demand for specialist care for young people, one in 10 of whom suffers from a mental health disorder. Children aged 15 years are the most likely to be attending community HSE mental health services ...

Psychological scars of war take toll in Misrata


Psychological scars of war take toll in Misrata

Mental illness is traditionally a taboo subject in much of the Arab world, and in the highly conservative city of Misrata conventional attitudes prevent many young men coming forward to seek the help they need. Continue reading the main story ...

Russian Orthodox icons on display in Buenos Aires: Voice of Russia


Russian Orthodox icons on display in Buenos Aires: Voice of Russia

An exhibition of Russian Orthodox icons has opened in Buenos Aires timed for the fifth anniversary of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad which is celebrated this year.

Illinois lawmakers hope to OK gay marriage in Jan.


Illinois lawmakers hope to OK gay marriage in Jan.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two Illinois lawmakers said Thursday they will seek legislative approval of gay marriage when the General Assembly reconvenes in three weeks, answering Gov. Pat Quinn's hope that he could sign same-sex marital rights into law ...

Gay and Immigrant Rights Groups Join Forces on Marriage Issue


Gay and Immigrant Rights Groups Join Forces on Marriage Issue

In a letter on Monday to the White House, more than 50 gay rights and immigrant advocacy groups asked President Obama to put a hold on immigration cases involving Americans seeking legal residency visas for foreign-born spouses of the same sex, until ...

Brazil takes legal action against forest carbon deal in the Amazon ...


Brazil takes legal action against forest carbon deal in the Amazon ...

SAO PAULO, Dec 13 (Reuters Point Carbon) – Brazil's Attorney General Office has taken legal action against a deal signed between an Irish company and an Amazon indigenous group for the sale of carbon credits from avoided deforestation.

Buenos Aires: It's a town you will never want to leave


Buenos Aires: It's a town you will never want to leave

Buenos Aires is gritty and noisy and sometimes the sewer smells a little gross. But none of that matters. I've been lucky enough to see a couple of places overseas now, and I don't think I've adored anywhere as much. To me - in my very limited ...

Brazilian Prisoners Read Their Way to Freedom « WonderLust


Brazilian Prisoners Read Their Way to Freedom « WonderLust

Brazil's “Redemption through Reading” program has announced that it will offer to reduce prison sentences for inmates in high security prisons by four days (up ...

Medical Internationalism in Cuba


Medical Internationalism in Cuba

There are three basic stages in medical internationalism employed by Cuba–the early years of the revolutionary process (best typified by the sending of missions to Chile in 1960 and Algeria in 1963); the mid-1970s (when Cuba, supported by the former ...

Rousseff maintains popularity despite stalled Brazil economy


Rousseff maintains popularity despite stalled Brazil economy

Rousseff has successfully shielded herself from the fallout from Brazil's biggest political corruption scandal that led to the conviction of top members of the Workers' Party by the Supreme Court last month. The politicians sentenced to jail terms for ...

Mental illness the largest contributor to disability worldwide


Mental illness the largest contributor to disability worldwide

Mental illness is the largest contributor to disability, according to a report card on the world's health, The Global Burden of Disease 2010 (GBD 2010). The seven papers and two commentaries that make up the report will be published in The Lancet this ...

Cleared of fraud, Dane released from Mexican prison


Cleared of fraud, Dane released from Mexican prison

An Danish man who spent a traumatic year in a Mexican jail returned home to his family yesterday. Hamza Karroum, 48, was arrested while on holiday in Rioverde, Mexico, last December by police investigating a complicated gang-related fraud case in which ...

Spaniard convicted in death of Cuba's Paya to serve time at home


Spaniard convicted in death of Cuba's Paya to serve time at home

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish political activist who was convicted in the death of prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya in a car wreck in Cuba in July will return to Spain to serve out his four-year prison sentence, the government said on Friday.

New figures outline number of children living in poverty in the Royal Borough


New figures outline number of children living in poverty in the Royal Borough

Data from November released by the Campaign To End Child Poverty shows 17% of children in Datchet, 16% in Clewer South and 15% in Clewer North are living in families that are struggling to put food on the table. Overall, 10% of children growing up in ...

Ontario anti-poverty efforts pull 40,000 children out of poverty - thestar.com


Ontario anti-poverty efforts pull 40,000 children out of poverty - thestar.com

About 40,000 Ontario children have been pulled out of poverty since 2008, according to the McGuinty government's annual update on provincial efforts to cut child poverty. The report, released Thursday by Children and Youth Minister Laurel Broten, is ...

Buenos Aires City legislature approves 2013 Budget


Buenos Aires City legislature approves 2013 Budget

The Buenos Aires City legislature approved this morning the 2013 Budget, which implies a total expenditure of 40.55 billion pesos, as well as increases to income tax and a 23 percent increase in ABL City maintenance taxes. Salary increases for ...

Electric scooters bring green tourism to Buenos Aires


Electric scooters bring green tourism to Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES — Housed in a small storefront in the leafy Palermo Soho neighborhood, Leandro Brumatti and Cristián Moraco's new electric scooter rental company, The Green Scooter, is more than an eco-flavored tourist service. It's also a reflection of ...

Some Venezuelans see 'Chavismo' struggles brewing


Some Venezuelans see 'Chavismo' struggles brewing

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Hugo Chavez's most influential allies are projecting an image of unity while the president recovers from cancer surgery in Cuba, standing side-by-side and pledging to uphold his socialist movement no matter what happens. But with ...

International tourism reaches a billion and the industry celebrates


International tourism reaches a billion and the industry celebrates

Meanwhile in Buenos Aires there was a symbolic reception for the one billionth passenger: a lady from Brazil who arrived at Ezeiza to spend four days with her family. Ivonne Olivera was received by Minister of Tourism Enrique Meyer and Aerolineas ...

Costly Toll for Republicans Who Voted for Gay Marriage


Costly Toll for Republicans Who Voted for Gay Marriage

As four Republican state senators, one by one, agreed to break with their party and cast a politically risky vote to legalize same-sex marriage last year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and gay-rights advocates vowed to do everything ...

Venezuela's Chávez suffered bleeding during cancer operation


Venezuela's Chávez suffered bleeding during cancer operation

BOGOTA -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez suffered complications during the cancer surgery he underwent two days ago in Cuba, but is now stable and recovering, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said Thursday. In a televised address, Villegas ...

Cuba denies visa for opposition leader wanting to study in Chile


Cuba denies visa for opposition leader wanting to study in Chile

Mijail Bonito Lovio, a Cuban expat and the secretary of international relations for the Chilean chapter of the Independent and Democratic Cuba Party (CID), decried the Cuban government's decision. “It is the second time this year that the Cuban ...

Five injured in a shootout in downtown BA


Five injured in a shootout in downtown BA

Five people were injured today in Buenos Aires city centre in a shootout between police and delinquents in broad daylight. The incident occurred at the intersection of Talcahuano and Bartolomé Mitre streets. Police cordoned have off the area in order ...

Violence-marred match hurts Brazil football image


Violence-marred match hurts Brazil football image

Brazil's Sao Paulo FC's player Lucas, right, is embraced by Sao Paulo's goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni, top, as they celebrate at the end of the Copa Sudamericana final soccer match against Argentina's Tigre in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

Chile to redefine poverty line for the 21st century


Chile to redefine poverty line for the 21st century

The Chilean government unveiled plans to redefine poverty Thursday with the presentation of the Presidential Advisory Commission of Poverty Experts. Established by President Sebastián Piñera and Minister of Social Development Joaquín Lavín, the new ...