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martes, 29 de enero de 2013

The Difference Between Poverty and Mental Illness

The Difference Between Poverty and Mental Illness: Judith Baer is worried about how poor people, especially poor mothers, are labeled with diagnoses of mental health problems. Once a teenage mother, today she is a professor who understands the anxiety that comes with poverty— and she wants the ...

Poverty versus Progress: Comparing the US and Venezuela

Poverty versus Progress: Comparing the US and Venezuela: Before one can reach any definitive conclusions about poverty in the US and Venezuela, it is essential to first establish the stark difference in the way in which poverty is measured in the two countries. With respect to the US, poverty is measured ...




NEW YORK: Gay activists laud Obama speech, now want action ...

NEW YORK: Gay activists laud Obama speech, now want action ...: President Barack Obama's emphatic gay-rights advocacy in his inaugural address thrilled many activists. Yet almost immediately came the questions and ...

Happy Birthday to the Corrections Corporation of America? Thirty Years of ...


Happy Birthday to the Corrections Corporation of America? Thirty Years of ...

Thirty years ago yesterday, two retired military officers and a former prison administrator founded the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the first for-profit prison company in modern America. Today, CCA is the nation's largest owner and ...

Majority of Americans support death penalty

Majority of Americans support death penalty:
In this Sept. 21, 2010 file photo is the main entrance way to San Quentin State Prison where the state's death row is located in San Quentin, Calif. While 62 percent of Americans support the death penalty, more death penalty opponents fear wrongful ...


Deseret News

Traditional Marriage Activist's New Allies: Gays

Traditional Marriage Activist's New Allies: Gays: David Blankenhorn, a traditional-marriage advocate and star witness in the Proposition 8 trial in California in 2010, shocked his allies with an Op-Ed article in The New York Times last June announcing that he was quitting the fight against same-sex ...




Kimberly McCarthy Will Be the First Woman Executed in the US in Over 2 Years


Kimberly McCarthy Will Be the First Woman Executed in the US in Over 2 Years

She is the 13th woman to be executed in the U.S. (and the fourth in Texas) since the Supreme Court's decision in Gregg v. Georgia reinstated the death penalty as a legal sentence in 1976. 52 women have been executed in the U.S. since 1900, according to ...

Boy Scouts of America considers lifting ban on gays


Boy Scouts of America considers lifting ban on gays

As early as next week, the Boy Scouts of America is considering the dramatic change, which would reverse its ban on gays as leaders and also as members of its youth ranks. "We're going to learn that this a lesson that our children taught us," said Tony ...

Poverty versus Progress: Comparing the US and Venezuela

Poverty versus Progress: Comparing the US and Venezuela: Before one can reach any definitive conclusions about poverty in the US and Venezuela, it is essential to first establish the stark difference in the way in which poverty is measured in the two countries. With respect to the US, poverty is measured ...

Lawyers to get access to secret Guantanamo camp

Lawyers to get access to secret Guantanamo camp: GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Lawyers for the five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks will get to see the section of the Guantanamo Bay prison where they have been held in near-total secrecy for more than six years. A military judge is deciding ...




Met Service issues Yellow Alert as city temperatures soar

Met Service issues Yellow Alert as city temperatures soar: The National Met Service (SMN) has issued a yellow alert due to the persistent high temperatures in the city of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas. A yellow alert is issued in order to warn the public of the health risks high temperatures can bring ...

Venezuela: 'Just imagine Chavez's triumphant return'

Venezuela: 'Just imagine Chavez's triumphant return': CARACAS, Venezuela — Jose Vicente Aponte is clad in full military fatigues, ironed with creases to the standards of a US soldier, though he wears the red beret of socialism. The 72-year-old painter proudly holds up a framed portrait of Latin American ...

Grondona to quit AFA presidency in 2015

Grondona to quit AFA presidency in 2015: Argentine Football Association (AFA) chief Julio Grondona will step down in 2015 after 36 years in the job, he said today. The 81-year-old senior FIFA vice-president, widely criticised for the way in which he has run the AFA, will not seek reelection ...




Police: Elderly Florida man killed wife after she refused to cook him a hamburger

Police: Elderly Florida man killed wife after she refused to cook him a hamburger: MIAMI -- An elderly Kendall man grew enraged after his wife refused to cook him a hamburger, stabbing her to death and covering up the crime by staging a burglary to their home, police say. Bartolo Gelsomino, 78, now faces second-degree murder charges ...

Campaigners fear a North East child poverty fiddle


Campaigners fear a North East child poverty fiddle

THE TRUE extent of child poverty in the North East is at risk of being swept under the carpet if the Government changes they way it assesses need, campaigners say. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith wants measures of poverty to ...

Brazil's fight against drug traffickers stretched thin along its porous borders

Brazil's fight against drug traffickers stretched thin along its porous borders:
The tide is not favouring Brazil, which is experiencing the latest trend in the transnational drug trade in South America. Law enforcement and health officials say demand for cocaine and its highly addictive derivative, crack, is on the rise in Brazil ...


The Guardian

Brazil 2014: first match played at a revamped World Cup stadium – video

Brazil 2014: first match played at a revamped World Cup stadium – video:
With 15 months to go until the Brazil World Cup there are major signs of progress at the Estadio Castelao in north-east Brazil. To show off the revamped stadium, which first opened in 1973 and now boasts a capacity in excess of 60,000, a match ...


The Guardian

First private prison in the country begins operations in ... - Portal Brasil


First private prison in the country begins operations in ... - Portal Brasil

On Friday, January 18, Minas Gerais inaugurated the first prison complex in Brazil built and run by private companies. Announced by the state government as a ...

Brighton man's trial to begin in Haiti child sex case


Brighton man's trial to begin in Haiti child sex case

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Miami federal court for the trial of a Livingston County man accused of abusing children in his care in Haiti. Matthew Andrew Carter of Brighton has been in custody since his May 2011 arrest. He faces ...

Conservative Leaders to Press for Puerto Rican Statehood

Conservative Leaders to Press for Puerto Rican Statehood: The group of conservative leaders will call on Congress to pass legislation to allow the people of Puerto Rico to decide their political future among non-territorial and constitutionally valid options. WHO: Former Governor Luis Fortuno (R-PR) Grover ...

Parkside students enjoy rare visit to Cuba


Parkside students enjoy rare visit to Cuba

Americans can't generally travel to Cuba because of a U.S. embargo — but 10 University of Wisconsin-Parkside students spent a week in the island nation this month as part of a winter session course. A special student and faculty travel license got ...

Spain Is World's Most "Miserable" Nation, Worse Than Greece ...


Spain Is World's Most "Miserable" Nation, Worse Than Greece ...

A quick ranking of the world's most "miserable" countries, based on the conventional measure of the Misery Index which is simply the Unemployment Rate plus Inflation, shows just why most people in Spain are, well, less than happy (and ...

Four people have been arrested in connection with a Brazilian nightclub fire ...

Four people have been arrested in connection with a Brazilian nightclub fire ...: At a news conference Monday, police Insp. Ranolfo Vieira Jr. said the arrests are for investigative purposes and come with a five-day limit. The club's owner and two band members who were performing at the club are among the detained. The blaze, which ...




European shares near two-year highs before Fed meeting

European shares near two-year highs before Fed meeting: European shares consolidated near two-year highs and oil prices steadied as investors seeking evidence of a lasting economic recovery awaited US data and a Federal Reserve policy decision later in the week. Accommodative monetary policies by the ...

Province claims funding 'discrimination' by gov't


Province claims funding 'discrimination' by gov't

When Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli ordered his Cabinet Chief Alberto Pérez to send a letter to Lower House Speaker Julián Dominguez last Thursday requesting that Congress reform the revenue-sharing law, the governor provoked opinions from all sides of ...