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lunes, 17 de diciembre de 2012

85% of Puerto Rico households have access to broadband

85% of Puerto Rico households have access to broadband: Nearly 85 percent of Puerto Rico households have access to a fixed broadband at advertised speeds of at least 3 Mbps download, 768 Kbps upload, up 57 percent from a year ago, according to Connect Puerto Rico. Broadband and basic speeds of 768 Kbps ...

I am Schizophrenic: Understanding mental illness in the wake of the Newtown ...


I am Schizophrenic: Understanding mental illness in the wake of the Newtown ...

Death and Taxes reader Michael Hedrick emailed us over the weekend with this arresting article, which also appears on his blog. We thought we'd share it with you. He asks that for more information on mental illness in America, you visit NAMI.org. – Ned H.

Newtown, Mental Health, and the Dangers of Oversimplifying Gun Control

Newtown, Mental Health, and the Dangers of Oversimplifying Gun Control:
Mental health is a deeply stigmatized topic in the United States. We've come a long way since the days that the mentally ill were treated like animals, though. The days of straight-jackets and lobotomies are behind us, but it's not really clear where ...


VICE

Mental health lags behind global health and lifespan improvements

Mental health lags behind global health and lifespan improvements: He said: "The most pressing issue to come out of the Global Burden of Disease study is that global health and lifespan is improving but mental health is not. This fits well with the second theme of my research group which is mental disorder prevention ...

Mental Health Treatment Issue NOT a Gun Issue – Tragedy at Sandy Hook


Mental Health Treatment Issue NOT a Gun Issue – Tragedy at Sandy Hook

As we search for answers, I want to make very clear that if this young man who killed so many innocents was on any prescription drug to treat any mental condition, that that drug (that would have been approved by the FDA) should immediately be pulled ...

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Fulfills Busy Agenda in Cuba

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Fulfills Busy Agenda in Cuba: Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño complies today in this capital with an intensive working agenda that includes talks with his Cuban peer Bruno Rodriguez, and Vice ...

Nordic Solidarity Brigade Kicks off Activities in Cuba

Nordic Solidarity Brigade Kicks off Activities in Cuba: 17 de diciembre de 2012, 15:33Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Members of the 55th Nordic Brigade of Solidarity started today their activities in Cuba, where they will do voluntary work in the fields and visit places of historical-social interest. After ...

Russian Oil Company to Drill Off Cuba

Russian Oil Company to Drill Off Cuba: Havana, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE): Russian oil company Zarubezhneft plans to continue drilling in deepwater areas off Cuba "in the next few days", using a Norwegian rig that is on the island, state media reported, citing state-owned Cubapetroleo. The wells ...

The new face of agribusiness in Brazil


The new face of agribusiness in Brazil

A man works in a mountain of soybeans stocked in the city of Sorriso in the state of Mato Grosso. The worst drought in over 50 years in the United States lifted soy prices to an all-time high. Brazil is a world leader in the export of sugar, coffee ...

Brazil's humble manioc root gets deluxe makeover on Rio's top tables

Brazil's humble manioc root gets deluxe makeover on Rio's top tables: But it's here that the manioc root, long the staple food of the Brazilian poor, is making its entree into the elite world of haute gastronomy. And in a country where fine dining has always been synonymous with European food, especially wheat- and sauce ...

Brazil sees record number of divorces after separation rule nixed


Brazil sees record number of divorces after separation rule nixed

The agency says Monday that more than 350,000 divorces occurred in 2011. That's up 46 per cent from just the year before. The reason is because Congress enacted a law that makes it quicker and easier to get a divorce in the most populous Catholic ...

Argentina launches process to break up media group

Argentina launches process to break up media group: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina's government told the country's largest media conglomerate on Monday that it has begun to assert control over the company and auction off its media licenses. Grupo Clarin is one of the government's leading critics ...

Gov't 'responsible for any incident taking place on Wednesday's demonstration ...


Gov't 'responsible for any incident taking place on Wednesday's demonstration ...

We have also been supported by the Federal Peronism, from people in the Greater Buenos Aires areas who have decided to join us because they see this as an expression of the people,” he added. At the same time, Micheli added that “they will make sure ...

Hugo Chavez allies win 20 of 23 Venezuela governorships

Hugo Chavez allies win 20 of 23 Venezuela governorships:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's Socialist Party has increased the number of governorships it holds, winning 20 of the country's 23 states. The opposition coalition held on to two key states, including Miranda, where Henrique Capriles was re-elected.


BBC News

Chavez's cancer may put Venezuela devaluation on hold

Chavez's cancer may put Venezuela devaluation on hold: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's battle with cancer and the possibility of a new presidential election look likely to delay key economic policy decisions including a sharp currency devaluation needed to shore up public finances.

Immigrants March for Equal Rights in Brazil

Immigrants March for Equal Rights in Brazil: On December 2nd, a protest organised by foreigners residing in São Paulo took to the streets to demand full access to basic rights such as health, security and decent work. The VI Immigrants' March departed from the Praça da República in the city ...

Entry-Level Property Investment in Brazil

Entry-Level Property Investment in Brazil: News that the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games are attracting more investor attention to Brazil has been circulating for some time, but new reports indicate that it's not just large investors who are looking to take advantage of the ...

California's 'gay conversion' law faces two federal lawsuits - Politics Wires ...

California's 'gay conversion' law faces two federal lawsuits - Politics Wires ...: He is 14, the son of a Muslim father and a Catholic mother, and is being raised in a household where the family rejects the notion that it is all right to be gay. Sometime last spring, the boy approached his parents with a problem. "He said, 'I'm ...




Chavez 'recovering' as Venezuela polls close

Chavez 'recovering' as Venezuela polls close: Polls have closed in Venezuela's state elections as aides of ailing President Hugo Chavez, who was re-elected two months ago, say he is recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba. Sunday's vote for 23 state governorships, 16 of which are controlled by the ...

Pot, gays & change - NYPOST.com - New York Post

Pot, gays & change - NYPOST.com - New York Post: The cases before the high court deal with popular reactions against gay marriage: the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that barred the federal government from recognizing state-licensed gay marriages, and Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative that ...

Eva Longoria, George W Bush, Puerto Rico, Unemployment & more on this ...

Eva Longoria, George W Bush, Puerto Rico, Unemployment & more on this ...: Latino unemployment was at 10% according to a recent report, higher than the nationwide average. Latinos like Eva Longoria and others fundraised money to support immigration reform, meanwhile a new report finds that just over 3% of children's books ...

City asked to protect Native American remains


City asked to protect Native American remains

The request was made by Dave Singleton, program analyst with the California Native American Heritage Commission, in a letter dated Monday addressed to Hanford City Manager Darrel Pyle. “Of urgent concern ... is the apparent failure of the landowner and ...

Exclusive: Native American Activist Leonard Peltier's Prison Plea for ...

Exclusive: Native American Activist Leonard Peltier's Prison Plea for ...:
DemocracyNow.org - During the holidays, the atmosphere of goodwill and mercy traditionally ...

Letter to the Editor: On America's prison system | The Michigan Journal

Letter to the Editor: On America's prison system | The Michigan Journal: Offering higher education to prisoners will catapult incredible change in our country and our communities.

Facts of American life: Lawyers and prisoners

Facts of American life: Lawyers and prisoners: Facts of American life: Lawyers and prisoners. With 1,143,358 lawyers and a population of 303 million, there is one lawyer for every 265 citizens in the USA.