WebDesktop - Smartphones - Tablets   | Las Américas | Keeping up-to-date on social exclusion worldwide | REVISTAS DE PRENSA : Poverty | Afro-Americans | Latinoamérica | Inequality | Education | LGBT | NON-PROFIT initiative : Nuestra misión es proporcionar la mejor información sobre la exclusión social en todo el mundo || Raising awareness on the damaging effects of social exclusion

Buscar este blog



Tags about global social exclusion | Las américas

jueves, 20 de diciembre de 2012

Brazil wants closer links with Mexico; Rousseff plans to travel next March

Brazil wants closer links with Mexico; Rousseff plans to travel next March:
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is planning to visit Mexico in early 2013 taking advantage of the good chemistry with the new leader Enrique Peña Nieto, and with the purpose of re-launching the deteriorated relations between the two main economies ...


MercoPress

New director of Native American Ministry begins serving

New director of Native American Ministry begins serving: The heat in Pakistan can eclipse even the hottest summer days in the Valley, but it's less about the weather index and more about the priest known in some Native American communities as, “Fr. Pakistani.” In addition to his appointment as director, Fr ...

Haiti to see construction of first 4-star hotel

Haiti to see construction of first 4-star hotel:
The hotel is one of several planned for the capital and surrounding areas as Haiti tries to recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake that officials say killed 300,000 people. Digicel Group Chairman Denis O'Brien said at a groundbreaking event ...


WXIA-TV

Venezuela VP: Chavez in a 'battle' for life, but conscious and recovering ...


Venezuela VP: Chavez in a 'battle' for life, but conscious and recovering ...

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's vice president says that President Hugo Chavez is conscious and progressively recovering more than a week after cancer surgery in Cuba. Nicolas Maduro says in a televised speech that Chavez is doing well following ...

US Mental Illness Rates Are Persistently High

US Mental Illness Rates Are Persistently High:
Twenty percent of American adults—more than 45 million—experienced a mental illness in the past year, according to new data from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The numbers, which are from a 2011 survey, show no ...


TakePart

Facing Mental Health in America

Facing Mental Health in America: Opening up the political dialogue about facing mental health disorders and proper treatment services has been sponging the news cycle in the last week since the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. The University of Southern California's School of ...

Puerto Rico couple accused in killing of 5-month-old boy, stuffing body in freezer


Puerto Rico couple accused in killing of 5-month-old boy, stuffing body in freezer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A woman has been charged with killing her five-month-old son and stuffing the body in a freezer with help from her partner, Puerto Rico police said Thursday. Xiomara Rodriguez Flores, 25, and Jose Miranda Lopez, 43, are facing ...

America's Failing Mental Health System: Families Struggle to Find Quality Care


America's Failing Mental Health System: Families Struggle to Find Quality Care

While it's not clear whether mental illness— alone or in combination with a developmental disorder—played any role in the devastating tragedy in Newtown, CT, the shootings have triggered a much-needed discussion about how we care for psychiatric ...

Cuba: The Tempo of Censorship

Cuba: The Tempo of Censorship: It's likely that they would ban a film considering that the life of a gay Cuban, for example, is more vulgar, banal and offensive than the violent American crap that's shown every Saturday night to “educate” the next generation of Cubans. Those who now ...




Joe Garcia brings a different view on Cuba

Joe Garcia brings a different view on Cuba:
Since the 1980s, Cuban-Americans have brought a fervent pro-embargo influence to Capitol Hill and a staunch resistance to attempts to soften it by allowing more U.S. visitors or goods into Cuba. Now Joe Garcia, newly elected to represent South Florida ...


Juice (blog)

A Message on Sandy Hook and Mental Health Awareness

A Message on Sandy Hook and Mental Health Awareness: We must educate ourselves about mental illnesses, starting with "the big four" -- schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, serious depression and post-traumatic stress -- and talk openly. We must be aware of the dangers that can occur when someone goes ...




U.S. Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Afghan Massacre

U.S. Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Afghan Massacre:
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for an American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in one of the most appalling atrocities of the war, the U.S. military said Wednesday, according to a report in AFP. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales faces ...


Arutz Sheva

Puerto Rican team wins design competition for Haitian Cathedral

Puerto Rican team wins design competition for Haitian Cathedral: The winning design — a modern interpretation of the traditional architecture of a cathedral — was submitted by Segundo Cardona and a team of six other architects from Puerto Rico. Cardona's other significant works include the Coliseum of San Juan and ...

Mexico prison riot toll rises to 22

Mexico prison riot toll rises to 22: ... Mexico, Mexico prison riot, Death toll. Mexico prison riot toll rises to 22 Mexico City: The toll in the prison riot and escape attempt at the penitentiary in Gomez Palacio, a city in the northern Mexican state of Durango, has risen to 22 ...

Cuba Protests US Fines on Bank Transactions

Cuba Protests US Fines on Bank Transactions: Havana on Thursday protested recent U.S. government fines levied against two banks found to have enabled countries subject to U.S. sanctions, including Cuba, to make prohibited transactions through American financial institutions. In a statement, the ...

Cuba embargo isn't working but isn't going away - Joel Brinkley ...

Cuba embargo isn't working but isn't going away - Joel Brinkley ...: America's embargo on Cuba began its 53rd year this fall, and it's hard to find anyone who thinks it's working. Even Cuban-Americans who hate the Castro ...




New 'iphone' to launch in Brazil, but this is no Apple device

New 'iphone' to launch in Brazil, but this is no Apple device: A Brazilian electronics manufacturer plans to launch a line of Android-based handsets called IPHONE. A new line of “iphone” handsets has been announced, but Apple won't be selling them. According to Reuters, Brazilian manufacturer IGB Electronica SA ...

US has highest rate of child poverty in developed world


US has highest rate of child poverty in developed world

The rate of child poverty keeps rising – even faster than the rate of adult poverty. We now have the highest rate of child poverty in the developed world. And we're not protecting their health. Rates of child diabetes and asthma continue to climb ...

YPF, Chevron clinch deal for Vaca Muerta exploration

YPF, Chevron clinch deal for Vaca Muerta exploration: The agreement, signed in the city of Houston, was transmitted live via videoconference in Buenos Aires and included the terms and conditions necessary to a joint exploitation in the Loma La Lata II and Loma Campana areas, according to a press release.

Mental disorder no easy answer to killings

Mental disorder no easy answer to killings: But if mental illness triggered these killings, the "why" question may never get an answer because normal logic would suggest that anything from family problems to bullying may have triggered the shooting. Yet for a truly crazy person, this may all be ...

Puerto Rico's top current affairs show boycotted over on-air homophobia


Puerto Rico's top current affairs show boycotted over on-air homophobia

Puerto Rico's leading current affairs show SuperXclusivo is hosted by a puppet, but recent comments by the character have lead to a backlash from viewers. La Comay is a life-sized puppet of a society matron who comments on the news with co-host Hector ...

At least 22 dead in attempted Mexican jail break

At least 22 dead in attempted Mexican jail breakMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities on Wednesday said 22 people died in an attempted jail break in the northern state of Durango that sparked a bloody shootout between guards and inmates.

Brazil re-launches industry to develop high precision rockets and missiles

Brazil re-launches industry to develop high precision rockets and missiles:
Brazil is pursuing a multimillion-dollar program to revive and modernize its precision strike technologies with the aim of developing rockets and missiles both for domestic military use and exports. Comment. Under military rule Brazil developed ...


MercoPress

Brazil aviation faces turbulence after rapid ascent


Brazil aviation faces turbulence after rapid ascent

SAO PAULO: After a decade of soaring growth as millions of Brazilians flew for the first time, Brazil's aviation industry has come back down to earth with a thud. Experts warn the sector is facing higher taxes and fuel costs, inadequate infrastructure ...

Brazil journalists receive death threats

Brazil journalists receive death threats: RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Two Brazilian journalists are in hiding after receiving death threats in connection with exposure of police misconduct, media groups said yesterday. Mauri Konig, a 46-year-old journalist with the People Gazette in the ...