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domingo, 27 de enero de 2013

Europe's emigrants face red tape in Latin America

Europe's emigrants face red tape in Latin America:
Maria Moreira, who immigrated to Chile from Spain, poses for a portrait in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Migration from European Union countries to Latin America and the Caribbean has grown since 2010, when economic indicators in several ...


MiamiHerald.com

Castro's arrival irks Chilean right at summit

Castro's arrival irks Chilean right at summit: SANTIAGO, Chile -- Raul Castro's participation in the 60-nation summit was giving his host some headaches on Friday as members of the Chilean president's center-right coalition accused the Cuban president of harboring criminals. The far-right ...




African-American science fair attracts record numbers of students to buck the ...

African-American science fair attracts record numbers of students to buck the ...: High school sophomore Daniel Tekle compared germs on the euro and American dollar; ninth-grader Saron Tedla's achieved neutral buoyancy with a homemade submarine, and 14-year-old Galila Amedie's deciphered the effect of temperature on DNA ...

Travel for mental health care 'ridiculous'

Travel for mental health care 'ridiculous': CEDAR FALLS, IA. — Jen Alexander is pleased to hear that state leaders want to provide more mental health treatment options in Iowa so troubled children don't have to go elsewhere for help. But she hopes leaders understand how severe the problems can ...

Psychiatry to label entire families with a mental disorder

Psychiatry to label entire families with a mental disorder: (NaturalNews) In a stunning display of ignorance, researchers attempt to create a mental diagnosis that can be applied to entire families at once. "Parental alienation disorder" was denied acceptance into the psychiatric bible, the DSM-5 in ...

US mental health experts urge focus on early treatment

US mental health experts urge focus on early treatment: Overall, experts said as many of 45 million Americans experience mental illnesses such as depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and drug abuse each year. But only 38 percent get treatment. "These are the chronic disorders of ...




Science Isn't Sure Yet If Gaming Addiction Is A Real Mental Disorder

Science Isn't Sure Yet If Gaming Addiction Is A Real Mental Disorder: As of today, gaming addiction is not a condition for which your insurance company will reimburse mental health professionals who treat you for it, and that is because the very definition of addiction is still in the process of evolving to the point ...

California has highest poverty rate | Drudge Retort

California has highest poverty rate | Drudge Retort: The US Census Bureau is testing a new way to measure poverty – and the new measurement indicates that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation.




Thousands of Brazilian Prisoners Escape After Xmas Leave - InSight ...

Thousands of Brazilian Prisoners Escape After Xmas Leave - InSight ...: Over 2,400 Brazilian prisoners escaped after being given leave to return home over the Christmas and New Year's Eve period, in another indictment of Brazil’s malfunctioning penal system.


Bill Penalizes Use Of The American Flag In The Absence Of A Puerto Rican Flag

Bill Penalizes Use Of The American Flag In The Absence Of A Puerto Rican Flag: A second question on the same ballot asked whether voters preferred to see Puerto Rico become a U.S. state, an independent country, or a freely associated state in a close alliance with the United States. Some 61 percent of those who answered the ...




Police up death toll to 245 in Brazil club fire

Police up death toll to 245 in Brazil club fire:
BRASILIA, Brazil -- A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing at least 245 people and leaving at least 200 injured, police and firefighters said. Police Maj. Cleberson Braida told local news media that the 245 ...


MiamiHerald.com

African-American science fair attracts record numbers of students to buck the ...

African-American science fair attracts record numbers of students to buck the ...: At California's only African-American student science fair, the presentations on cardboard poster boards had a lofty mission: High school sophomore Daniel Tekle compared germs on the euro and American dollar; ninth-grader Saron Tedla's achieved neutral ...




The Flip Side of Cuba's Missions Abroad

The Flip Side of Cuba's Missions Abroad: HAVANA TIMES — Leaving Cuba, by whatever means, has become the most cherished dream of many Cubans, just as many Americans dream of becoming millionaires. Although our new immigration regulations seem to open a path to this utopia, ...

Brazil plans Amazon tree census to assess deforestation

Brazil plans Amazon tree census to assess deforestation:
The Brazilian government also uses a sophisticated satellite system to co-ordinate its actions against illegal forest clearance. The environment ministry says this has slowed deforestation and pushed Brazil halfway towards its Copenhagen commitment to ...


The Guardian

Child Poverty Leads To Higher Education Costs In Texas


Child Poverty Leads To Higher Education Costs In Texas

AUSTIN (January 27, 2013)--Texas' high child poverty rate is beginning to put pressure on the state's budget, and experts warn the state needs to spend more on education or the state's economy could slow. According to the U.S. Census, about 60 percent ...

Aging America: Elder abuse, use of shelters rising

Aging America: Elder abuse, use of shelters rising: The Shalom Center offers shelter, along with medical, psychological and legal help, to elderly abuse victims in this northern Cincinnati suburb. It is among a handful in the country that provide sanctuary from such treatment, a problem experts say is ...

Chile summit shows limits of multilateralism

Chile summit shows limits of multilateralism: SANTIAGO, Chile -- A 60-nation summit wrapped up in Chile on Sunday with leaders from the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean renewing calls for giving investors "legal certainty" and dropping barriers to trade between economies that ...




Inmates Moved After Bloody Venezuela Prison Riot

Inmates Moved After Bloody Venezuela Prison Riot:
Venezuelan authorities on Sunday finished evacuating inmates from a prison where 61 were reported killed in one of the deadliest prison clashes in the nation's history. Penitentiary Service Minister Iris Varela said in a message on Twitter that the ...


ABC News

Dozens Reported Killed in Venezuela Prison Riot

Dozens Reported Killed in Venezuela Prison Riot: Venezuela's top prisons official said the government was evacuating a prison Saturday after a deadly riot that reportedly left dozens of people dead amid a clash between National Guard soldiers and armed inmates. Penitentiary Service Minister Iris ...

Fire at nightclub kills more than 200 in Brazil

Fire at nightclub kills more than 200 in Brazil: The disaster recalls other incidents including a 2003 fire at a nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, that killed 100, and a Buenos Aires nightclub blaze in 2004 that killed nearly 200. In both incidents, a band or members of the audience ignited ...




Prison Population Can Shrink When Police Crowd Streets

Prison Population Can Shrink When Police Crowd Streets: As the American prison population has doubled in the past two decades, the city has been a remarkable exception to the trend: the number of its residents in ...

Hugo Chavez overcomes infection, treatment continues in Cuba

Hugo Chavez overcomes infection, treatment continues in Cuba:
SANTIAGO, Chile - Venezuela's government says President Hugo Chavez has begun additional treatment after surviving complications from cancer surgery in Cuba more than six weeks ago. Venezuelan Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said on the ...


CTV News

Chile and Brazil to promote cultural and academic exchange

Chile and Brazil to promote cultural and academic exchange: Education and cultural exchange took precedent during talks between Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Chilean President Sebastián Piñera in Chile on Saturday. Delegations from both countries signed three separate agreements after Rousseff arrived ...




Brazil to survey Amazon rainforest

Brazil to survey Amazon rainforest:
The Brazilian government has announced that it plans to undertake the huge task of recording an inventory of the trees in the Amazon rainforest. The Forestry Ministry said the census would take four years to complete, and would provide detailed data on ...


BBC News

Parreira: Brazil has no World Cup plan B

Parreira: Brazil has no World Cup plan B: Brazil does not have a plan B for next year's FIFA World Cup on home soil, according to the team's technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira. The former World Cup-winning coach revealed Saturday Brazil focused solely on winning the tournament for a ...