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jueves, 27 de diciembre de 2012

Gay Republicans Take Out Ad Criticizing Hagel

Gay Republicans Take Out Ad Criticizing Hagel: An organization of gay Republicans took out a full page ad in The New York Times on Thursday proclaiming the former Nebraska senator — who has been on Mr. Obama's short list for defense secretary — as “wrong on gay rights.” The ad also labeled Mr.




Decline in Obesity for Young Children in Low-Income Communities

Decline in Obesity for Young Children in Low-Income Communities: Low-income families are also disproportionately at risk. A recent study by research affiliates with the American Diabetes Association found that Latino ...

Why the Public Doesn't Trust Mental Health Advocates

Why the Public Doesn't Trust Mental Health Advocates: Americans are united around the reasonable and limited proposition, that people with serious mental illnesses should not own guns. But one group takes umbrage: mental health advocates. In the wake of incidents such as the one at Newtown, the advocates ...




Domestic violence prevalent in all mental disorders in men and women

Domestic violence prevalent in all mental disorders in men and women: “Compared to women without mental health problems, women with depressive disorders were around 2 and a ½ times more likely to have experienced domestic violence over their adult lifetime (prevalence estimate 45.8%); women with anxiety disorders ...

Crisis takes toll on Greeks' mental health

Crisis takes toll on Greeks' mental health: “All types of psychological disorders have increased – anxiety, depression, abuses, somatisation, antisocial behaviour,” says Argyro Voulgari, a clinical psychologist at the Hellenic Centre for Mental Health and Research. At the centre's office in ...

Native American's remains returning to Neb. tribe


Native American's remains returning to Neb. tribe

The Lincoln Journal Star reported Wednesday that the man was among the Native Americans who were forced out of Minnesota and into South Dakota after the Sioux uprising in 1862. A memorial ceremony was Wednesday in Mankato, Minn., to mark the ...

Being transgender no longer a mental 'disorder' in diagnostic manual


Being transgender no longer a mental 'disorder' in diagnostic manual

(CNN) – The American Psychiatric Association announced this month approved changes in its official guide to classifying mental illnesses. Among the major announced revisions to the manual, known as DSM-5, is that Asperger's syndrome will now be ...

Native American Protesters Occupy Tacoma Mall Food Court

Native American Protesters Occupy Tacoma Mall Food Court: About 100 Native Americans were escorted out of the Tacoma Mall Wednesday afternoon after a peaceful protest in the food court over proposed legislation in Canada. Click here to read more on The News Tribune. Related Topics: Native American Protest, ...

Former Argentine economy minister sentenced

Former Argentine economy minister sentenced:
Felisa Miceli, former Argentine economy minister, talks to reporters outside the court house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, after being sentenced to four years in prison for corruption. Miceli was forced to quit in 2007 when ...


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Court authorizes strike penalty for teachers

Court authorizes strike penalty for teachers: A Buenos Aires province appeals court authorized Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli to dock a day's wage to those teachers who joined the strikes staged in October and November. Discounts go from 600 to 1,200 pesos. Unions stated they will continue to ...

Chilean street dogs are protesters' best friends

Chilean street dogs are protesters' best friends: Associated Press. SANTIAGO, Chile -- They don't have demands, but they're loyal to the cause and are always on the front lines of the fight. They run with protesters, lap up shots from water cannons, bark at police in riot gear and sometimes even bite ...




Nicaragua volcano spews ash cloud, residents evacuated

Nicaragua volcano spews ash cloud, residents evacuated: Nicaragua's tallest volcano has belched an ash cloud hundreds of meters (feet) into the sky in the latest bout of sporadic activity, prompting the evacuation of nearby residents, the government said today. The 5,725-foot (1,745-meter) San Cristobal ...

South American Visits to Cuba Increase over 22 percent

South American Visits to Cuba Increase over 22 percent: Imagen activa 27 de diciembre de 2012, 12:33Buenos Aires, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The visit of South American tourists to Cuba increased until last Monday in over 22 percent compared to the same period of 2011, informed here sources from the Tourism ...

In 2012, Brazil Hits The Wall

In 2012, Brazil Hits The Wall:
“In Brazil you also have regulatory and policy uncertainty and that is affecting investment decisions,” Marcelo Moura, an economist at Insper, a Brazilian business school, told the Folha de São Paulo daily this week. With the economy performing poorer ...


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Haiti's singer-turned-president to perform with Julio Iglesias at benefit concert


Haiti's singer-turned-president to perform with Julio Iglesias at benefit concert

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Haiti's singer-turned-president is returning to the international stage. President Michel Martelly will sing two songs with Spanish singer Julio Iglesias at a benefit concert Friday in the Dominican Republic ...

Venezuela GDP Probably Grew 5.5% in 2012 on Construction

Venezuela GDP Probably Grew 5.5% in 2012 on Construction: Venezuela's economy grew 5.5 percent this year, led by housing construction and government services, the central bank estimated. Construction grew 16.8 percent and government services expanded 5.2 percent, central bank President Nelson Merentes said ...




Hurricane Sandy surf hero passes away in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Sandy surf hero passes away in Puerto Rico: Dylan Smith, the surf hero who rescued several people stranded by Hurricane Sandy, has passed away after drowning in Puerto Rico. Smith, 23, was surfing off Maria's Beach, in the western Puerto Rican community of Rincon, when the accident took place.

Christmas in Puerto Rico

Christmas in Puerto Rico: However, Christmas in Puerto Rico is like no other, we are still very traditional and our holiday season on the island is long as it begins the day after Thanksgiving and goes to Mid-January. Yes, that means we really do love to celebrate and party ...

Cuba ends 2012 looking for oil and with Castro brothers still in power

Cuba ends 2012 looking for oil and with Castro brothers still in power: Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba who ruled the island for five decades, has been nominated to run for a position in the Cuban Parliament in the upcoming February 2013 elections. The move is largely a symbolic one, since Castro, despite no ...

Two New Species of Orchid Found in Cuba

Two New Species of Orchid Found in Cuba: In this case, a Spanish research team from the University of Vigo has discovered two new species belonging to the orchid family (Orchidaceae: Laeliinae) in Cuba. They have been called Tetramicra riparia and Encyclia navarroi. The two plants were found ...

Portugal increases exports to Brazil in the first 11 months of the year

Portugal increases exports to Brazil in the first 11 months of the year: Portuguese exports to Brazil rose 22.5 percent year on year in the first 11 months of 2012, to US$897 million, according to figures from Brazil's Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Ministry. The figures showed that in November Brazil imported ...




Brazil's Rousseff: Economy to Grow More in 2013

Brazil's Rousseff: Economy to Grow More in 2013: BRASILIA--Brazil's economy is set to grow more in 2013 after a disappointing rate of expansion seen this year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Thursday. Speaking at a year-end meeting with journalists, the president said the government would ...

Heat wave kills City Zoo polar bear

Heat wave kills City Zoo polar bear: Winner, the last polar bear living in the Buenos Aires City Zoo died early on Christmas morning "due to the unusually high temperatures, combined with Christmas eve fireworks and the bear's nervious temperament,” a communiqué released today confirmed.

Did You Know the US Apologized to Native Americans?

Did You Know the US Apologized to Native Americans?: In 1993, the U.S. Congress devoted an entire resolution to apologizing to Native Hawaiians for overthrowing their kingdom in 1893. But a U.S. apology to Native Americans took until 2009 and came stealthily tucked away in an unrelated spending bill.

Cuba receives nearly 2.9 mln tourists in 2012, expects more in 2013

Cuba receives nearly 2.9 mln tourists in 2012, expects more in 2013: The US-led blockade against Cuba imposed in 1961 has shown no signs of ending, though the US government last year eased restrictions on travel, remittances and charter flights to Cuba. Despite these obstacles, foreign tourist arrivals still keep rising ...