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martes, 18 de diciembre de 2012

Gay Man's 3-Year Sentence Upheld by Cameroon Court

Gay Man's 3-Year Sentence Upheld by Cameroon Court: DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — An appeals court in Cameroon on Monday upheld a three-year sentence against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct for sending a text message to another man saying, “I'm very much in love with you.” ...

Parranda: New Social Network Seeks To Connect Puerto Ricans In The United ...

Parranda: New Social Network Seeks To Connect Puerto Ricans In The United ...: With more Puerto Ricans living in the United States today than in Puerto Rico, one group is gearing up to launch a social network that seeks to connect Puerto Ricans. “The idea is to create a bridge between Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. and those ...

Human trafficking law bill cleared for debate

Human trafficking law bill cleared for debate: Lower House's committees cleared the Human trafficking law bill for debate, and will discussed at the floor tomorrow. The bill has been preliminary approved by the Upper House. Lawmakers advanced with the text of the bill during the analysis between ...

Hugo Chavez's brother to visit Venezuelan leader

Hugo Chavez's brother to visit Venezuelan leader: CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez's elder brother Adan said he will visit the Venezuelan leader in Cuba, where he is recovering after cancer surgery. Venezuelan government newspaper Correo del Orinoco reported on Adan Chavez's ...

Madonna leads Billboard's top-grossing tours

Madonna leads Billboard's top-grossing tours: While this year's pop charts have been dominated by young singers, it is veteran music stars, led by Madonna, who are commanding big money in tour ticket sales, according to a new Billboard list released today. Madonna, 54, topped Billboard's list of ...

NYC's Met can keep Cezanne painting seized in Russian revolution

NYC's Met can keep Cezanne painting seized in Russian revolution: The Metropolitan Museum of Art can keep a famed painting by Paul Cezanne that an art collector's great-grandson had argued was improperly acquired after being confiscated by the Russian Bolshevik regime a century ago, a US appeals court ruled today.




Cherokee becomes the first Native American language on Windows 8

Cherokee becomes the first Native American language on Windows 8: Microsoft and Cherokee Nation executives are celebrating the addition of Cherokee as the first Native American language fully integrated into the new Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft employee Tracy Monteith, a Cherokee from North Carolina, asked ...

Demonstration in south Venezuela against victory of gov't candidate


Demonstration in south Venezuela against victory of gov't candidate

Venezuela's National Assembly Deputy Américo De Grazia said it was a peaceful protest staged 1,500 meters from the state office of the National Electoral Council. The demonstration is against the impending proclamation of ruling party Francisco Rangel ...

Cuba to Begin Parliamentary Candidate Meetings with Voters

Cuba to Begin Parliamentary Candidate Meetings with Voters: Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The newly nominated candidates to the Cuban Parliament and the provincial assemblies of People''s Power will hold meetings with voters this week, prior to the February general elections, ...

Elizabeth Warren to be first Native American in White House since …

Elizabeth Warren to be first Native American in White House since …: The one in which she falsely claimed Native American status in the Association of American Law School directories, which were used as a hiring resource, so that she supposedly could meet others like her for lunch? Or the one in which she falsely ...

Plans to rebuild Haiti's cathedral begin to form

Plans to rebuild Haiti's cathedral begin to form: CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Almost three years after an earthquake toppled the Roman Catholic and Episcopal cathedrals in Haiti's capital, visions for their resurrection have started to take shape as officials from both churches begin considering proposals ...

Saudi Arabia bans Brazil beef imports on mad cow doubts

Saudi Arabia bans Brazil beef imports on mad cow doubts: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has suspended imports of Brazilian beef, Brazil's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, and became the largest country to stop purchases after confirmation of a 2010 case of atypical mad cow disease. The decision ...




GM Names Brazil Chief Lieblein Global Head of Purchasing

GM Names Brazil Chief Lieblein Global Head of Purchasing: General Motors Co. (GM) named Grace Lieblein, head of the automaker's Brazil operations, as its new global purchasing and supply chain vice president. Lieblein, 52, succeeds Bob Socia, who became the head of GM's China operations on Oct. 1, replacing ...

Brazil Said to Plan Higher Ethanol Blend as Early as May

Brazil Said to Plan Higher Ethanol Blend as Early as May: The mandatory ethanol blend in fuel sold at Brazilian service stations would rise to 25 percent from 20 percent now, said the official, who asked not to be named because he's not authorized to discuss the plan publicly. Mills in the country process ...




Haiti - Economy : Laurent Lamothe in Vietnam, talks business

Haiti - Economy : Laurent Lamothe in Vietnam, talks business:
Nguyên Tân Dung took in high esteem the achievements obtained by Haiti in maintaining the political stability, the socioeconomic development, the expansion of external relations and the country's efforts to rebuild after the earthquake of 2010. The ...


Haitilibre.com

UN seeks $144 million in additional humanitarian aid for Haiti

UN seeks $144 million in additional humanitarian aid for Haiti:
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The United Nations on Tuesday will launch a $144 million appeal to fund humanitarian programs that aid officials here say is urgently needed to help Haiti cope with the ongoing effects of Tropical Storm Sandy and other recent ...


McClatchy Washington Bureau

Prison Rape And The Atrocity Of The American Penal System

Prison Rape And The Atrocity Of The American Penal System: A prison cell is shown in this AP photo. (AP Photo) (MintPress) ? ?I'm 16 years old. I was placed in a maximum security prison and raped several t, Abuse, Civil ...




Interview: Brazil sees huge potential in ties with China

Interview: Brazil sees huge potential in ties with China: There are many cooperation areas pending for exploration, Mauro Brazil de Holanda, chief of the Brazil foreign ministry's asian department, told Xinhua in an interview. "There is no experience of joint action between Brazil and China in coping with ...

Tragedy touches NYPD and Puerto Rico - New York Post

Tragedy touches NYPD and Puerto Rico - New York Post: The nephew of an NYPD lieutenant was among the 20 young children gunned down in yesterday's Connecticut mass murder at a Connecticut school, a police ...

Mental illness treatment, identification put into spotlight

Mental illness treatment, identification put into spotlight:
Friday's horrific killings in a Connecticut elementary school focused renewed attention on mental illness in the U.S., ranging from discussions about the nature of the disease to how it should be treated. Little is known about the shooter, 20-year-old ...


Toledo Blade

Suicide by homicide: Taking mental illness seriously

Suicide by homicide: Taking mental illness seriously: A mentally ill young male kills innocents. He had struggled with — fill in the blank mental illness (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) — and did not receive treatment, or did not agree to treatment, or did not respond to treatment. He and ...




Breaking down stigma of mental illness

Breaking down stigma of mental illness: Denise Baynham, left, has struggled with schizophrenia for most of her adult life; she hears voices that tell her to harm or kill herself. She is assistant director of Side, Inc., a peer-run organization that serves Wyandotte County, Kansas, residents ...

Mental Health Concerns Following Sandy Hook

Mental Health Concerns Following Sandy Hook: ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- It's still unclear if the Sandy Hook shooter battled a mental illness. However, President Obama says he plans to meet with mental health professionals in the coming weeks to try and prevent future mass shootings. Several parents say ...

Elderly dog tied to fence outside of Florida shelter - National Dogs ...

Elderly dog tied to fence outside of Florida shelter - National Dogs ...: An elderly Labrador retriever, said to be eighteen years of age, was abandoned on Friday by her owner. News of the dog's pitiful situation was shared by the Tri.




Uruguay Ends 2012 With Economic Growth Of 4 Percent

Uruguay Ends 2012 With Economic Growth Of 4 Percent: Uruguayan Minister of Social Development, Daniel Olesker said that the levels of poverty and indigence in Uruguay fell notably in recent years.