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viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012

Gay rights group challenges Hagel comments

Gay rights group challenges Hagel comments: WASHINGTON (AP) - A major gay-rights group is calling Chuck Hagel's comments on gays "unacceptable" in another strike against his chances of becoming the next defense secretary. Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said in a ...

Possible Defense Nominee Faulted for Record on Gays

Possible Defense Nominee Faulted for Record on Gays: WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel, the former Nebraska senator on President Obama's short list for defense secretary, came under fire again on Thursday, this time for his record on gay rights and remarks he made 14 years ago about an openly gay nominee for ...

Village Gay Bar Julius' Could Become National Landmark

Village Gay Bar Julius' Could Become National Landmark: “We are very proud to see this important history recognized by New York State, and this acknowledgement of the groundbreaking work done by these brave people almost 50 years ago in Greenwich Village," he said in a statement. The National Register ...

Do Christians comprise the majority of the prison population in ...

Do Christians comprise the majority of the prison population in ...: I see that posted periodically in this category, so I decided to do some original research on my own. I spoke with several prison officials in three different prisons ...

Mental Health Services for Elementary Schools Become Reality

Mental Health Services for Elementary Schools Become Reality:
A National Institute of Mental Health study from January 2011 notes a large majority of youth in need of mental health services are not receiving it. As schools fall further victim to budget cuts, students suffer the consequences in all areas from ...


Independent Voter Network

Christmas comes early for Mental Health Center clients


Christmas comes early for Mental Health Center clients

An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to the National Institutes of Mental Health. Hundreds of them are served through programs at ...

After the Newtown shooting, is it time to talk about mental health and crime?

After the Newtown shooting, is it time to talk about mental health and crime?:
One of the most talked-about comments on the Newtown shootings is a viral blogpost by Liza Long, a US mother of three whose son Michael (name changed) suffers from a severe but undiagnosed mental illness. In dramatic terms, Long's post describes how ...


The Guardian

Brazil Agriculture Boom Mato Grosso - Business Insider

Brazil Agriculture Boom Mato Grosso - Business Insider: Brazil Agriculture Boom. ... Brazil is top 5 worldwide for most major crops, and is now the fourth- Mato Grosso is usually No. 1 within Brazil for each of those categories. The satellite view of the patchwork of crops is amazing. Many farms — like ...

Brazil: Court ruling means all gay couples can legally marry in the ...


Brazil: Court ruling means all gay couples can legally marry in the ...

Earlier this week, a judge in the Brazilian state of São Paulo has ruled that gay couples in civil unions will no longer have to apply to the courts to have their relationships 'upgraded' to marriages.

Puerto Rican TV show faces scrutiny amid outcry

Puerto Rican TV show faces scrutiny amid outcry: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A TV station in Puerto Rico that broadcasts a popular news and gossip show featuring a puppet has announced the program will now be prerecorded. WAPA TV President Joe Ramos told reporters late Thursday that the ...

Court Strikes Costa Rica In-Vitro Ban, Latin America May Achieve Better ...


Court Strikes Costa Rica In-Vitro Ban, Latin America May Achieve Better ...

A Costa Rica ban on in-vitro fertilization has been struck down by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, making it what some reproductive rights groups are calling more possible for other Latin American countries to achieve better access to ...

Marine to be Released From Mexican Prison in Time for Christmas

Marine to be Released From Mexican Prison in Time for Christmas: After spending four months in a Mexican prison, Hammar's father said he doesn't believe his son is ready for a flight home, so together they will drive back home to South Florida in time for Christmas. Hammar and his fellow marine friend, Ian Mcdonough ...

Unemployment benefits could impact Latinos

Unemployment benefits could impact Latinos: Senators have insisted on a balanced approach to the fiscal cliff, while urging extension of unemployment benefits that would affect vulnerable populations.

Scioli assures legal action will be taken against organized looting


Scioli assures legal action will be taken against organized looting

Governor for Buenos Aires province, Daniel Scioli assured today that fair and legal action would be taken to control the “organized gangs” behind the looting of various shops and supermarkets across the province. Scioli made clear that he had ordered ...

Looting leaves 2 dead in Argentina

Looting leaves 2 dead in Argentina: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Two people were killed in Argentina as looters ransacked supermarkets in Santa Fe province. Santa Fe Security Minister Raul Lamberto says they were killed by a sharp object and gunfire after attacks early Friday on about 20 ...

Murray's doing the business in Buenos Aires

Murray's doing the business in Buenos Aires:
... for five days, during which time he hopes to try and build up his profile significantly in America and South America ahead of a second tilt at a World title in Martinez's back yard on April 27 – namely at the Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield venue in ...


Wigan Today

Is the UN repackaging Haiti's cholera aid?

Is the UN repackaging Haiti's cholera aid?: "That's [new plan] the same old stuff that they try to bring to Haiti, the same old stuff that has not been working. The UN knows fully-well that they are responsible for cholera in Haiti ... In fact, if the UN were a country, Ban Ki-moon should have ...

Jon Hammar, Marine jailed in Mexico, to be released from prison today

Jon Hammar, Marine jailed in Mexico, to be released from prison today: DEVELOPING: Jon Hammar, the U.S. Marine who has been in a Mexican prison since August on a dubious weapon charge is being released today, his father confirmed to FoxNews.com. Jon Hammar Sr. said during a flight layover in Houston that he was on ...

More stars sign on for Broadway's 'Trip to Bountiful'

More stars sign on for Broadway's 'Trip to Bountiful': It was announced Thursday that leading lady Cicely Tyson will be joined by Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., pop and stage veteran Vanessa Williams and rising star Condola Rashad (a Tony Award nominee for Stick Fly) in the new production of Horton ...




Parranda: The Puerto Rican tradition keeps going strong

Parranda: The Puerto Rican tradition keeps going strong: To the sound of the guitar, the güiro, and the cuatro —which is Puerto Rico's national instrument—the parranda is the Puerto Rican equivalent of Christmas caroling in the United States. Groups of friends get together to visit friends' houses and ...

Consumer California : State to sound alarm for straying seniors

Consumer California : State to sound alarm for straying seniors: A decade after California launched its Amber Alert program, which enlists citizen help in searching for missing children, the state will add a similar program for ...

'I was very sexual at a young age': Candice Swanepoel speaks about her ...

'I was very sexual at a young age': Candice Swanepoel speaks about her ...:
She first visited Brazil when she was 17-years-old and Candice Swanepoel has revealed why she prefers the South American country to South Africa - because it has a 'raw sexual energy' that allows the model to be herself. The Victoria's Secret star ...


Daily Mail

Brazil Swap Rates Rise as Unemployment Falls; Currency Declines

Brazil Swap Rates Rise as Unemployment Falls; Currency Declines: Brazil's swap rates rose for a fourth day after the unemployment rate dropped to a record low for the month of November, fueling speculation that the central bank will raise borrowing costs to control inflation. Swap rates due in January 2015 climbed ...

Hugo Chavez Conscious and Recovering

Hugo Chavez Conscious and Recovering: CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan President Hugo Chávez is conscious and progressively recovering more than a week after cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president said Thursday. In a televised address, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Chávez ...

Haiti farmers in dire straits after Hurricane Sandy

Haiti farmers in dire straits after Hurricane Sandy: AT an isolated farm in the town of Papaye in central Haiti, a group of farmers are counting the costs of Hurricane Sandy and trying to decide their next steps. The news from the meeting is grim. Flooding unleashed by the massive storm killed more than ...