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viernes, 11 de enero de 2013

Just keep swimming: Season resumes following Puerto Rican training trip


Just keep swimming: Season resumes following Puerto Rican training trip

During winter break, the team had an intensive, weeklong training trip in Puerto Rico and had informal meets against the University of Puerto Rico and University of Alabama. “Training trip is a crucial part of our training as it comes directly in the ...

Brazil hacker posts alleged data of ex- president


Brazil hacker posts alleged data of ex- president

BRASILIA, Brazil -- A hacker has posted what appears to be private information of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the Internet to protest a major corruption scandal which he says "will end in nothing." The addresses of properties said to ...

Alms For The Dead: Mexico Sets Up Fund For Victims Of Drug War


Alms For The Dead: Mexico Sets Up Fund For Victims Of Drug War

Victims of Mexico's devastating drug war and their families will have a pathway for compensation under a new law enacted Wednesday by President Enrique Pena Nieto. Alms For The Dead: Mexico Sets Up Fund For Victims Of Drug War ...

Could Buenos Aires be a model for thinking about US cities? (by ...


Could Buenos Aires be a model for thinking about US cities? (by ...

Today's article is guest-authored by my friend and frequent collaborator, Lee Epstein, an attorney and land use planner working for sustainability in the mid-Atlantic region of the US. He last appeared here in November, in an article we wrote...

After 50 Years, Cuba Drops Unpopular Travel Restriction


After 50 Years, Cuba Drops Unpopular Travel Restriction

For the first time in five decades, Cubans will no longer need an "exit permit" to travel. The change, which takes effect Monday, is part of a broader immigration reform by President Raul Castro making it easier for Cubans to go abroad — and also to ...

Brazil inflation rate prompts concerns


Brazil inflation rate prompts concerns

Brazil's present economic stability is based largely on its achievement in vanquishing runaway inflation, which in earlier decades was measured in hundreds rather than single-digit percentage points. Alexandre Tombini, the governor of the Central Bank ...

Resolve to end child poverty, violence


Resolve to end child poverty, violence

Let's resolve not to make this another year of platitudes and remembering the dream but make this a year of action to end child poverty and violence as Dr. King called for. Dr. King said: “The Declaration of Independence proclaimed to a world ...

Children need changes now - commissioner


Children need changes now - commissioner

Dr Wills is incredulous as he explains that no other OECD country had the same rise in child poverty or inequality in the 1990s. Babies born during that period are now 21 and don't know any different, he said. "Is there child poverty in New Zealand ...

Microsoft hosting event on January 29 in Brazil, Surface Pro is the ...


Microsoft hosting event on January 29 in Brazil, Surface Pro is the ...

Microsoft has sent out invitations in Brazil for an event on January 29th and the tagline is a "release that will surprise you”; , it would seem all but certain it is related to the Surface Pro.

Olympic hopes and cash


Olympic hopes and cash

Argentine Olympic Committee chief Gerardo Werthein says that having the Olympic Games in Buenos Aires is not just a pipe dream. The next available date seems to be 2024 because it is unlikely they would be held in South America two times running.

Brazilian corporations fearful of Venezuelan situation despite Brasilia ...


Brazilian corporations fearful of Venezuelan situation despite Brasilia ...

The position is in contrast with Brazilian government support to the postponement of re-re-elected Chavez swearing in ceremony which according to the Venezuelan constitution should take place on January 10. In an article published in several Brazilian ...

Mexico enacts law to help drug war victims


Mexico enacts law to help drug war victims

MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican government on Wednesday enacted a controversial law aimed at giving recognition and recourse to tens of thousands of victims of the drug-related violence that has raged across the nation for the last six years. In a ceremony ...

Mexican prisons on the verge of collapse, authorities warn


Mexican prisons on the verge of collapse, authorities warn

Experts warn that Mexico's prison system is on the verge of total collapse. There are currently 429 prisons in Mexico. Of those prisons, 15 are run by the national government, 10 by the authorities in Mexico City's Federal District, 91 by municipal ...

At least 26 dead in latest round of Mexican drug violence | Drug War ...


At least 26 dead in latest round of Mexican drug violence | Drug War ...

At least 26 people were killed in Mexico in the past 24 hours in apparent drug-related crimes, including six men shot dead whose bodies bear signs ...

Harvard University President Faust: Just Say No to Mexican Drug ...


Harvard University President Faust: Just Say No to Mexican Drug ...

Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon is the single most controversial figure of the Mexican Drug War that Calderon himself initiated in 2006....

Venezuela Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in More Than Two Years


Venezuela Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in More Than Two Years

Venezuelan consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in two and a half years in December after the government crimped imports, exacerbating shortages of staple goods and fueling speculation of a devaluation. Prices rose 3.5 percent from the month before ...

Mexico Drug Policy and Security Review 2012 | Small Wars Journal


Mexico Drug Policy and Security Review 2012 | Small Wars Journal

The only real changes to the status quo for Mexico's drug policy occurred not in Mexico, but in the U.S., Washington and Colorado's passage of legal marijuana initiatives, have the long–term potential to significantly reduce cartel profits, ...

The Cult Following of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez


The Cult Following of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez

When telenovela actor Winston Vallenilla spoke at a massive rally in support of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez yesterday, he was not just speaking for himself. He was speaking for all Chavistas. "Today is a historic day in which the eyes of the world ...

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela Vice President, To Travel To Cuba See Chavez


Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela Vice President, To Travel To Cuba See Chavez

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's vice president said he will travel to Cuba on Friday to visit ailing President Hugo Chavez and his family. Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced his trip on television, saying he would also meet with Chavez's medical ...

Tiny Handcuffs: A Sad History


Tiny Handcuffs: A Sad History

In the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th, Native American children often attended government-run boarding schools where the objective was assimilation. Army officer Richard Pratt, who founded one such school in Pennsylvania, famously ...

POLL: Significantly Fewer Americans Think Being Gay Is A Sin


POLL: Significantly Fewer Americans Think Being Gay Is A Sin

With marriage equality victories in four states, a gay friendly presidential administration, military personnel being able to serve openly and the Supreme Court getting ready to tackle two cases that could determine the fate of same-sex marriage in the ...

America's First Gay Mayor


America's First Gay Mayor

He was America's first openly gay mayor. “Now, it's so what?” said writer June Keith, who was Heyman's secretary. “But believe me, back then it was huge.” Emmy-award winning director John Mikytuck tackles the story of Heyman — the fascinating, complex ...

Journey Of Mental Health Recovery


Journey Of Mental Health Recovery

With a combination of treatment that may include medication and psychotherapy, many living with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar I disorder, are able to participate in daily activities and live ...

Opposing view: Don't link violence with mental illness


Opposing view: Don't link violence with mental illness

Calls to make it easier to commit people for involuntary mental health treatment will do little or nothing to prevent violent acts. It will only scare people from seeking help voluntarily and fail to increase the number who are committed. OUR VIEW: Fix ...

Welfare reforms will increase child poverty, Labour warns


Welfare reforms will increase child poverty, Labour warns

“My constituency has the highest level of child poverty, and this Bill will lead to more poverty across cities such as London and around the country”, added the former member of the London Child Poverty Commission. Labour claims that 60 per cent of ...