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domingo, 6 de enero de 2013

In Mexico, A New Plan to End Drug Violence

In Mexico, A New Plan to End Drug Violence: Mexico Drug War. Texas Tribune: NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – The tank that has stood at the entrance to this Mexican border city since 2008 was not here on Christmas Eve. Neither was the machine gun turret that pointed down this gritty ...

Mental disorders in for shake up

Mental disorders in for shake up: Children's tantrums, hoarding and skin picking - psychiatrists will soon be looking at these and more in a new light when their official what's what of mental disorders gets a makeover in May. In compiling the long-awaited fifth revision of the ...

Spiritual People More Likely to Have Mental Health Problems

Spiritual People More Likely to Have Mental Health Problems: "Our main finding is that people who had a spiritual understanding of life had worse mental health than those with an understanding that was neither religious nor spiritual," wrote King and his colleagues, reported The Telegraph. The study was based on ...




Predicting violence remains difficult, despite years of study by mental health ...

Predicting violence remains difficult, despite years of study by mental health ...: Psychologists and psychiatrists have been working for decades to try to figure out whether there's a link between mental illness and violence, and if so, which people are likely to act. Using an ever-changing tool kit of theories and questionnaires ...

New tool removes guns from domestic violence suspects

New tool removes guns from domestic violence suspects: This deadly mix of guns and domestic violence is all too common, and was behind at least 10 of the 88 city homicides last year. Courts long have recognized the peril, and assailants who are convicted of domestic assault are prohibited by federal law ...




Daily Kos: White House developing comprehensive gun violence ...

Daily Kos: White House developing comprehensive gun violence ...: The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation's gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people ...

Brazil prison guards catch cat being used to smuggle escape tools

Brazil prison guards catch cat being used to smuggle escape tools: A black and white feline was captured by officers on New Year's Eve at the Alagoas Jail in Arapiraca, Brazil, after it was found trying to smuggle items to prisoners inside, Sky News reports. "An agent saw the cat and went to look at it closely because ...

Jailbreak! Cat caught with saws, drills and phone in Brazil prison

Jailbreak! Cat caught with saws, drills and phone in Brazil prison: (CNN) -- Prison guards in Brazil's northeast Alagoas state say they have foiled a jailbreak plot with a surprising accomplice: a black and white cat. The cat had a cell phone, drills, assorted batteries and two saws taped to its body when it was ...

Bolivarianism in Venezuela. “With or without Chavez, it's institutionalized”

Bolivarianism in Venezuela. “With or without Chavez, it's institutionalized”: Venezuelans get free education to the highest levels and quality healthcare, subsidized food and housing, land reform, respect for indigenous rights, job training, micro credit, affordable electricity and cooking gas, gasoline at 7 cents a gallon, and ...

With Inauguration Approaching, Uncertainty in Venezuela

With Inauguration Approaching, Uncertainty in Venezuela:
The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates their confidence in the medical team taking care of the president which has been following closely the evolution of the patient and has acted with the utmost thoroughness in dealing with ...


Voice of America

African American teacher sues Philly prep school over firing

African American teacher sues Philly prep school over firing: A math teacher at an exclusive Philadelphia prep school claims in a racial-discrimination suit that he was fired without cause after school officials alleged he sent ...

African American Pastors Want Permanent Ban on Uranium Mining

African American Pastors Want Permanent Ban on Uranium Mining: A group of African American pastors from Southwest Virginia is joining a list of elected and civic organizations asking the General Assembly to place a permanent ban on uranium mining in the Commonwealth. The pastors gathered in the Roanoke City ...

Haiti stunned by Fantino plan to freeze aid

Haiti stunned by Fantino plan to freeze aid: International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino has stunned the biggest recipient of Canadian foreign aid, Haiti, by announcing via a newspaper interview that Ottawa has frozen new aid projects for the Caribbean nation. Mr. Fantino, the former ...

Pope says Church must stand firm against 'intolerant agnosticism'

Pope says Church must stand firm against 'intolerant agnosticism': Pope Benedict said that Roman Catholic leaders must have the courage to stand up to attacks by "intolerant agnosticism" prevalent in many countries. The pope and the Church have come under increased attack because of their opposition to homosexual ...

Chavez ally reelected to head Venezuela assembly

Chavez ally reelected to head Venezuela assembly: CARACAS, Venezuela -- Diosdado Cabello, a confidant and former army comrade of President Hugo Chavez, was reelected as National Assembly president Saturday, a key position that would make him the leader in any process to begin a new election to ...




1 in 31 Americans in prison system (America) |

1 in 31 Americans in prison system (America) |: 7.3 million in U.S. prison system in '07 The U.S. correctional population -- those in jail, prison, on probation or on parole -- totaled 7.3 million, or 1 in every 31 ...

Argentineans React Angrily To Provocative Advert Placed By The Sun In Buenos ...

Argentineans React Angrily To Provocative Advert Placed By The Sun In Buenos ...: The Sun published a full-page editorial on Friday, carried as an advertisement in the 50,000-circulation Buenos Aires Herald. The Sun's PR stunt has resulted in protestors taking to the streets to burn copies of the newspaper as well as the Union flag.

Caribbean under scrutiny as OAS reforms human rights system

Caribbean under scrutiny as OAS reforms human rights system: The measures are being championed by Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil and several other Latin American states. They include limits on “precautionary measures,” re-allocation of financing, greater accent on the “promotion” of human rights and changes in ...

Haiti officials renew passport for Duvalier

Haiti officials renew passport for Duvalier: In this Associated Press file photo taken early 2012, former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier drives away from the courthouse with longtime companion Veronique Roy, after attending a closed hearing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. AP/Ramon Espinosa ...




A Step Toward Gay Marriage

A Step Toward Gay Marriage: The Illinois Legislature begins a new session on Wednesday with a chance to make up for a narrowly missed opportunity to legalize gay marriage. Supporters had been confident that a bill would pass in the final days of the lame-duck session, making ...

An inside look at social TV in Brazil - Lost Remote

An inside look at social TV in Brazil - Lost Remote: By all accounts, Brazil has one of the fastest growing global economies, and along with that, one of the fastest growing internet populations. comScore's 2012 Brazil Digital Future in Focus ranked Brazil as the 7thlargest internet market globally ...

No new aid funding for Haiti, Fantino tells newspaper

No new aid funding for Haiti, Fantino tells newspaper:
In a surprise announcement, Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino told a Montreal newspaper that Canada has frozen funding for new aid projects in Haiti. Fantino told La Presse that Canada has blocked any new Haiti aid until it ...


CTV News

At least 26 dead in Mexico drug gang violence

At least 26 dead in Mexico drug gang violence: DRUG WAR. Police stand near the car where the body of a dead 13-year-old boy in Juarez, Mexico in this file photo by AFP. MEXICO CITY - At least 26 people were killed in Mexico in the past 24 hours in apparent drug-related crimes, ...

Depression in Elderly May Predict Dementia | Mobile AL, Pensacola ...

Depression in Elderly May Predict Dementia | Mobile AL, Pensacola ...: Depression is common among older people who go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, leading to widespread speculation that it may be one possible cause for age-related dementias.

Five countries ban Brazil beef over mad cow case

Five countries ban Brazil beef over mad cow case:
Five countries have banned imports of Brazilian beef after a case of atypical mad cow disease was confirmed last month, Brazil's foreign trade secretary Tatiana Prazeres said on Wednesday. Brazil, the world's No. 1 beef exporter, is considering ...


Kipp Report