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viernes, 18 de enero de 2013

Innocent bystanders could be caught in violence across Metro Vancouver:police

Innocent bystanders could be caught in violence across Metro Vancouver:police: VANCOUVER - The latest in a series of shootings in Metro Vancouver has police concerned about the potential for innocent bystanders getting hurt in the crossfire of what could be a return to gang-related violence in the region. RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen ...

Let's break the silence on sexual violence

Let's break the silence on sexual violence: We have all been shocked and angered by the recent cases of sexual violence against children in Indonesia and also encouraged by the swift reaction of civil society organizations, the media and government apparatus. Sexual violence against children is ...




Latin American women face widespread violence: study

Latin American women face widespread violence: study:
Paho pointed to social and cultural norms that support violence against women in the region, including that “there are times when a woman deserves to be beaten” and “a man has a right to assert power over a woman and is considered socially superior”.


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Guns and Their Violence: a Public Health Issue That Demands Action

Guns and Their Violence: a Public Health Issue That Demands Action: We've got a ways to go still with smoking and vehicular safety. But let's put the public health cross-hairs now, please, on guns and their accompanying violence. Now is the time for Congress to do its part and pass the legislation that President ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger says Hollywood violence should not be blamed for 'real ...


Arnold Schwarzenegger says Hollywood violence should not be blamed for 'real ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't think there's a parallel between film and real-world gun violence. The 65-year-old former governor of California returns to the big screen Friday as the sheriff of an Arizona border town tasked with stopping a Mexican ...

Mexico's Drug War Taints Calderon's Harvard Appointment

Mexico's Drug War Taints Calderon's Harvard Appointment: During Calderón's six years in office, an estimated 70,000 people died in violence related to the country's ongoing drug war. An escalation in murders and other violent crimes arose soon after Calderón took office in 2006, when he declared an all-out ...

In Havana, Deadly Cholera Outbreak Amidst Cuba's Tourist Season


In Havana, Deadly Cholera Outbreak Amidst Cuba's Tourist Season

This is the first bout of cholera that has hit the Cuban capital in 130 years. In July 2012, though, there was a serious outbreak of cholera east of the island. 417 people were contaminated and three died from the disease, in a region about 800km from ...
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Randazzo, city officials unable to reach agreement over subway fares


Randazzo, city officials unable to reach agreement over subway fares

Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo and city officials were unable to come to an agreement today over subway fares. Randazzo was leading a meeting today at the Government House with City and Buenos Aires province officials to discuss ...

Anonymous Argentina hacks INDEC's website

Anonymous Argentina hacks INDEC's website: The hackers collective Anonymous attacked the INDEC national statistics website in protests of the recently released official inflation rate numbers. “They lie to the people but the people are true to their word,” the organization posted on its Twitter ...




35 Statistics About The Working Poor In America ... - Prison Planet.com

35 Statistics About The Working Poor In America ... - Prison Planet.com: In America tonight, tens of millions of men and women will struggle to get to sleep because they are stressed out about not making enough money even though ...

Creating a New Generation of African-American Tech Entrepreneurs

Creating a New Generation of African-American Tech Entrepreneurs:
lights The numbers of African Americans going into the fields now collectively referred to as STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are not just disappointingly low: They are shocking statistics, according to panelists at Wharton's ...


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Foreign Affairs Minister says Cuba Remains Valued Partner

Foreign Affairs Minister says Cuba Remains Valued Partner: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson, says Cuba has been and continues to be “a most valued and highly respected brother on the Latin American and Caribbean landscape and beyond”. He praised Cuba's ...

Exploring African-American History in DC


Exploring African-American History in DC

Talk about the best birthday present ever. You've got to think that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be smiling down as we, on the same day, celebrate his birth and the second inauguration of Barack Obama, our first African-American president ...

The More You Love Quinoa, The More You Hate Bolivians

The More You Love Quinoa, The More You Hate Bolivians: Another is the notion that with all our well-intentioned nutritious eating habits, by consuming so much quinoa, we are driving up poverty rates in Bolivia ...

Sundance Film Explores Anti-Gay American Evangelism in Uganda ...

Sundance Film Explores Anti-Gay American Evangelism in Uganda ...: A new film from director Roger Ross Williams premiering today at Sundance explores the relationship between American evangelical churches, their missionaries, and anti-gay laws in Africa like Uganda's so-called.

Arbitration body sides with Venezuela in dispute with Canadian company


Arbitration body sides with Venezuela in dispute with Canadian company

CARACAS, Venezuela - An international arbitration body has dismissed the claims of a Canadian mining company in a dispute with Venezuela over investments in a gold mine in the country. Venezuelan Attorney General Cilia Flores announced Thursday ...

What Happened After a Nation Methodically Murdered Its Schizophrenics ...


What Happened After a Nation Methodically Murdered Its Schizophrenics ...

Moreover, since people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other "seriously disabling mental disorders," like bipolar and major depression, have markedly lower reproductive rates compared with the general population, but the prevalence of these disorders ...

NIMH · The Case for Preemption

NIMH · The Case for Preemption: For people with mental disorders, the news from the United States is especially concerning. Suicide rates are trending higher not lower, especially in select ...

'Grief and anxiety are not mental illnesses'

'Grief and anxiety are not mental illnesses':
In current mental-health systems, diagnosis is often seen as necessary for accessing services. However, it also sets the scene for the misuse and overuse of medical interventions such as anti-psychotic and anti-depressant drugs, which have worrying ...


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US expert questions role of mental health treatment in preventing gun crimes

US expert questions role of mental health treatment in preventing gun crimes: LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 — A senior U.S. behavioral scientist questioned the role of mental health care in preventing gun crimes, although the tragic Connecticut school shootings have drawn public attention to the role of mental illness in gun violence.




Understanding Personality for Decision-Making, Longevity, and Mental Health

Understanding Personality for Decision-Making, Longevity, and Mental Health: "Personality affects academic and job performance, social and political attitudes, the quality and stability of social relationships, physical health and mortality, and risk for mental disorder." DeYoung is one of several researchers presenting new ...

Goar: Canada sets world's first standard for mentally healthy workplaces


Goar: Canada sets world's first standard for mentally healthy workplaces

The hope is that employers will embrace it voluntarily, knowing that talented workers will gravitate toward companies where it is safe to talk about mental illness with a superior, a human resources counsellor or a union representative. Seventy-seven ...

Brazil drought stokes worries over energy shortages

Brazil drought stokes worries over energy shortages:
Twelve years ago Brazilians across much of the country faced a stark choice: cut down on their energy use or be cut off completely. The strict measures were part of the government's response to a severe drought that had led to a big drop in the ...


BBC News

The Richest Pastors In Brazil

The Richest Pastors In Brazil:
And if you happen to be a Brazilian evangelical preacher, chances of hitting a heavenly jackpot are actually pretty high these days. Even though Brazil remains the world's largest Catholic country, with about 123.2 million of its population of ...


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Protestors don Niemeyer masks to save Brasilia | Architecture ...

Protestors don Niemeyer masks to save Brasilia | Architecture ...: The architectural founders of the Brazilian capital are invoked in a protest against plans to overhaul the city.