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lunes, 14 de enero de 2013

Duke University student takes to high heels in support of homeless LGBT teens

Duke University student takes to high heels in support of homeless LGBT teens:
The success shows how much support there is to address the challenges of homeless LGBT youth.' By jogging across the 1.3 mile bridge, Tobia raised $10,000. These funds, plus other donations, helped the center find a replacement building and prepare to ...


Gay Star News

5 LGBT Trends to Watch For in the Americas in 2013

5 LGBT Trends to Watch For in the Americas in 2013: Latin American countries have become leaders in this regard. In March 2012 Brazil took the lead in the first United Nations resolution on LGBT rights.

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in 'favourable' health

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in 'favourable' health:
The health of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who missed his inauguration last week, has been improving, the government says. His lung infection was "under control" and his condition was developing favourably, although he still needed help breathing ...


BBC News

Thou Shalt Not Wear a Native American Headdress

Thou Shalt Not Wear a Native American Headdress: Wearing Native American headdresses used to be a rite of passage for most American boys. My childhood Boy Scout troop, for instance, had many halo and straight-up Native war bonnets that we wore during Scout Jamborees in Maryland along the ...

'American Taliban' wins right to group prayer in prison

'American Taliban' wins right to group prayer in prison: The man known as the "American Taliban" won a legal fight that will allow him and fellow Muslim inmates to gather for daily prayers. A federal judge ruled Friday that the warden at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, was violating John Walker ...




Exclusive: Brazil wants Venezuela election if Chavez dies - sources

Exclusive: Brazil wants Venezuela election if Chavez dies - sources: SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil is urging Venezuela's government to hold elections as quickly as possible if President Hugo Chavez dies, senior officials told Reuters on Monday, a major intervention by Latin America's regional powerhouse that ...




New York Dad Starts Gay-Friendly Scout Troop in Response to BSA's Policy


New York Dad Starts Gay-Friendly Scout Troop in Response to BSA's Policy

Todd Schweikert, a Brooklyn dad who wanted to his son to experience what it's like to be a Scout but was appalled by the organization's stance on gays, decided to start his own LGBT-inclusive chapter. “The tipping point was the BSA's approach to gay ...

Retired Bishop Gene Robinson On Being Gay And Loving God

Retired Bishop Gene Robinson On Being Gay And Loving God: Robinson, 65, retired from his position of bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire on January 5. He and his husband Mark will be leaving the state where Robinson has lived and worked since 1975 for Washington, D.C., where Robinson will be working with ...




Cubans set for foreign travel as exit permits abolished

Cubans set for foreign travel as exit permits abolished:
The lines outside Havana's immigration offices have grown longer than ever in recent weeks, as Cubans rush to apply for their first passport. It is the only Cuban document they need to travel now, as the days of requesting an exit permit to leave the ...


BBC News

Time to settle Puerto Rico's status

Time to settle Puerto Rico's status: In the case of the November 6, 2012 plebiscite held in Puerto Rico, this postulate is evident. Exercising their democratic right, the U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico voted on two fundamental questions to determine the future of their political ...

Lines at Cuba Travel Agencies on Day 1 of New Law

Lines at Cuba Travel Agencies on Day 1 of New Law:
Cubans formed long lines outside travel agencies and migration offices in Havana on Monday as a highly anticipated new law took effect ending the island's much-hated exit visa requirement. The measure means the end of both real and symbolic obstacles ...


ABC News

Selecting renal replacement therapies: what do African American and non ...


Selecting renal replacement therapies: what do African American and non ...

Little is known regarding the types of information African American and non-African American patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and their families need to inform renal replacement therapy (RRT) decisions. Methods: In 20 structured group ...

Creating a New Class of Young African-American Entreprenuers

Creating a New Class of Young African-American Entreprenuers: This new non-profit was created to take at-risk young African American men, including ex-offenders, and teach them entrepreneurship, while creating a new set of role models and small business ambassadors along the way. City Startup Labs contends that ...

Bank secures sharia funding for Brazil

Bank secures sharia funding for Brazil: A boutique Gulf investment bank has sourced millions of dollars of sharia-compliant funding for a Brazilian sugar and ethanol maker, in a deal that shows how smaller firms are creating new investment possibilities for the Gulf's wealthy Islamic lenders.




Biehl explores consequences of Brazil's constitutional right to health

Biehl explores consequences of Brazil's constitutional right to health:
In 2010, Edgar Lemos, a retired bus driver in Porto Alegre, Brazil, sued his government for failing to provide medication to treat his neurological disorder. It was his privilege to do so: Brazil and more than 100 other nations grant the right to ...


Princeton University

Can planting trees make a difference in Haiti 3 years after the quake?

Can planting trees make a difference in Haiti 3 years after the quake?:
In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Grave diggers take a break under a group of trees while digging mass graves January 28, 2010 in Ti Tanyen, outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The workers ...


The Grio

Case may shape Native American adoptions

Case may shape Native American adoptions: The couple that adopted the girl took her home from the hospital as an infant, but said goodbye after the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled that the act requires special consideration be granted Native American parents. Abourezk told the Minnehaha ...




Economists trim Brazil's 2013 GDP growth forecasts: survey


Economists trim Brazil's 2013 GDP growth forecasts: survey

SAO PAULO: Economists trimmed their forecasts for Brazil's economic expansion this year to 3.20 per cent from 3.26 per cent, a weekly central bank survey showed on Monday. Analysts slightly raised their forecasts for inflation, to 5.53 percent from 5 ...

Rathbone's Savage: Brazil being overlooked in favour of Asia

Rathbone's Savage: Brazil being overlooked in favour of Asia:
Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio co-manager Elizabeth Savage says Brazil represents a compelling investment story in 2013, but investors must be aware of hidden risks. Savage says that with the world's fifth largest population, and a median age of 29 ...


Fundweb

UKTI plans trade mission to Brazil

UKTI plans trade mission to Brazil: The UKTI is seeking architects to join housing minister Mark Prisk on a trade mission to Brazil. The mission, which takes place between March 3 and 7, intends to showcase UK expertise to help with new projects including the Rio 2016 Olympic games.

Scioli refuses to pesify dollar savings

Scioli refuses to pesify dollar savings: Following recent criticism from President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli yesterday justified his savings in US dollars by affirming: “I have a physical problem that is obvious and that forces me to travel ...




U-20: Argentina on the brink of elimination

U-20: Argentina on the brink of elimination: Independiente also preserved their best players and even coach Américo Gallego stayed in Buenos Aires. Late yesterday, Boca Juniors faced Racing Club in the same venue in the first match with Carlos Bianchi in charge. Herald staff with Telam. Increase ...

Does the U.S. have the highest percentage of people in prison?


Does the U.S. have the highest percentage of people in prison?

"[W]e see America's prison population exploding, with America having a greater percentage of its people behind bars than any other nation in the world!" wrote Johnson, a former magistrate court judge. PolitiFact Georgia examined a similar claim by ...

Mexican Drug War Victims Compensated - YouTube

Mexican Drug War Victims Compensated - YouTube:
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a bill into law that outlines measures to ...

Cuba's easing of travel signals a sea change of hope

Cuba's easing of travel signals a sea change of hope: As the economy collapses, Castro says he will not stop Cubans trying to leave. Tens of thousands of Cubans flee to Miami on rafts, boats and other improvised vessels. The United States and Cuba sign migratory accords in September to end the rafter ...