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miércoles, 19 de diciembre de 2012

SANTIAGO, Chile: More than 200 treated for food poisoning in Chile - Americas ...

SANTIAGO, Chile: More than 200 treated for food poisoning in Chile - Americas ...: SANTIAGO, Chile -- More than 200 people are being treated for food poisoning in Chile after eating hot dogs during an outing at a park. Local media in the South American nation say the adults and children ate spoiled sausages or bad mayonnaise during ...

UN: Latin America to grow by 3.8 pct in 2013

UN: Latin America to grow by 3.8 pct in 2013: SANTIAGO, Chile -- Latin America and the Caribbean will see strong economic growth in 2013 despite Europe's fiscal woes and a struggling U.S. economy, the UN's regional economic body said on Tuesday. The region is expected to expand by 3.8 percent ...




Chilean skyscraper casts a shadow more than a mile long


Chilean skyscraper casts a shadow more than a mile long

The builders praise their structure as "the most imposing commercial and architectural landmark in Santiago" and "emblematic of Chile's commercial development." Work on the giant structure halted for ten months in 2009, during the height of the global ...

Gay couple in Colombia under fire for male only nativity scene posted on ...

Gay couple in Colombia under fire for male only nativity scene posted on ...:
A gay couple has sparked outrage for displaying a “homosexual nativity scene” in their Colombian home. Andrés Vásquez and Felipe Cárdenas have come under fire for their all-male manger - where the baby Jesus has two father Josephs and the Virgin ...


New York Daily News

Death penalty falls out of favor in America


Death penalty falls out of favor in America

WASHINGTON — Most US states have now abandoned the death penalty in law or in practice, and the number of American convicts sentenced to execution each year is falling steadily, according to a new report. While 33 of the 50 states still have capital ...

US Army Seeks Death Penalty in 16 Afghan Killings

US Army Seeks Death Penalty in 16 Afghan Killings:
The U.S. Army said Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March, a decision his lawyer called "totally irresponsible." The announcement followed a pretrial hearing ...


ABC News

Opinion: Why Puerto Rico's anti-gay puppet must go

Opinion: Why Puerto Rico's anti-gay puppet must go:
On December 4, the co-hosts of Puerto Rico's top-rated show, Kobbo Santarrosa (the actor who portrays the puppet La Comay) and Hector Travieso, made some very over-the-top comments surrounding the brutal death of José Enrique Gómez, suggesting ...


NBC Latino

Sandy Hook shooting's glare illumines cracks in mental health care (+video)

Sandy Hook shooting's glare illumines cracks in mental health care (+video):
Unverified news reports have suggested he may have been diagnosed with a personality disorder and/or with Asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism (considered a developmental disorder rather than mental illness). But at this point, any discussion of ...


Christian Science Monitor

After mass shooting, mental illness at forefront

After mass shooting, mental illness at forefront: The massacre in Newtown, Conn., has once again placed guns, violence and mental illness at the forefront of parents' concerns, but some mothers and fathers struggle every day with a seriously mentally ill child who has an emotional or behavioral disorder.

Shooting aftermath: Mental illness experts speak up


Shooting aftermath: Mental illness experts speak up

Similar mental health issues also were cited in the cases of James Holmes, who shot 12 people at a showing of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado in July, and Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 32 people and then himself at Virginia Tech ...

The MINDS Foundation » What is Mental Illness?

The MINDS Foundation » What is Mental Illness?:
Today, mental illness is defined by the National Association of Mental Health as ... In ...

Family Self-Care and Recovery from Mental Illness | Here to Help

Family Self-Care and Recovery from Mental Illness | Here to Help: This resource will talk about ways families can look after their own wellbeing while caring for a family member. It is important that caregivers remember their own ...

Chilean Lawmakers Ask Cuba to Allow Dissident's Daughter to Travel

Chilean Lawmakers Ask Cuba to Allow Dissident's Daughter to Travel: HAVANA TIMES —Chilean parliamentarians on Monday asked the Cuban government to allow Rosa Maria Paya (daughter of the late opposition leader Oswaldo Paya) to travel to their country, reports the La Tercera newspaper. Senator Ignacio Walker and ...

Brazil readies more stimulus to boost economy

Brazil readies more stimulus to boost economy: BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government on Wednesday geared up to prolong stimulus measures as President Dilma Rousseff seeks to revive an economy that remains stagnant despite more than a year of tax breaks, interest rate cuts, and other efforts to ...

Corruption in Brazil


Corruption in Brazil

SO RARELY has political corruption led to punishment in Brazil that there is an expression for the way scandals peter out. They “end in pizza”, with roughly the same convivial implication as settling differences over a drink. But a particularly brazen ...

Latinos Less Likely To Receive Unemployment Benefits Than Non-Hispanic ...

Latinos Less Likely To Receive Unemployment Benefits Than Non-Hispanic ...: Based on the 2005 supplement of the Current Population Survey of 60,000 households, the study by Alix Gould-Werth and Luke Shaefer of the University of Michigan found that only 34 percent of Latinos applied for unemployment benefits, compared to 49.5 ...

'If Legislature doesn't approve subway transfer, it'll fall into limbo again'


'If Legislature doesn't approve subway transfer, it'll fall into limbo again'

Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said today that if the city legislature “doesn't approve” the subway transfer to the city government, the service “will fall into limbo again.” The head of the centre-right PRO party made the comments in an ...

Dissident CGT, CTA unions to hold mass rally in Plaza de Mayo

Dissident CGT, CTA unions to hold mass rally in Plaza de Mayo: Dissident CTA workers´ union head Pablo Micheli talks to anti-government CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano at a press conference on November 20, 2012 in Buenos Aires. The CGT umbrella labour union run by Hugo Moyano (Azopardo branch), the ...




Libertad to arrive to Mar del Plata in January, CFK

Libertad to arrive to Mar del Plata in January, CFK: President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the ARA Libertad will arrive on January 9 to the port of Mar del Plata instead of the city of Buenos Aires as it was originally expected. “I instructed Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli to have ...

UN Responds to Haiti's Cholera Crisis by Sending Repackaged Aid

UN Responds to Haiti's Cholera Crisis by Sending Repackaged Aid: 11, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced what appeared to be an important nod to international grassroots pressure to fund a universal treatment and prevention program for cholera in Haiti. He said that $215 million from bilateral and ...

Venezuelan official says Chavez inauguration could be delayed

Venezuelan official says Chavez inauguration could be delayed: CARACAS (Reuters) - A government official in Venezuela for the first time has raised the possibility that Hugo Chavez's January 10 inauguration could be delayed as the president struggles to recover from his latest cancer surgery. Few details have been ...

New York: Gay hospital worker jumps in front of train after paedophilia charges


New York: Gay hospital worker jumps in front of train after paedophilia charges

A man who was one of the first gay people to marry on top of the Empire State Building has been hit by a subway train just hours after he was bailed in relation to indecent images of children. The New York Post reports the incident happened on Tuesday ...

New York Mets Pitcher Apologizes For Anti-Gay Tweet

New York Mets Pitcher Apologizes For Anti-Gay Tweet: New York Mets Pitcher Apologizes For Anti-Gay Tweet | Newly traded New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has apologized for his anti-gay tweet. Describing it as “a little mishap on Twitter” and a “poor attempt at humor,” he apologized for “anything ...

Brazil: allegations against ex-leader to be probed

Brazil: allegations against ex-leader to be probed: BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's attorney general says he will investigate claims that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva knew about a cash-for-votes scheme in Congress. Roberto Gurgel said Wednesday he'll examine statements by businessman Marcos ...

Native American Woman May Have Made It to Europe 500 Years Before ...


Native American Woman May Have Made It to Europe 500 Years Before ...

Long before Columbus was even a twinkle in his distant relatives' eyes, a Native American woman may have voyaged to Europe with Vikings, according to a new genetic study. Scientists analyzed portions of DNA passed only from mother to child, finding ...