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miércoles, 30 de enero de 2013

An American Muslim Man's Case for VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)


An American Muslim Man's Case for VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)

In a meeting last week with a few Washington, D.C. leaders, I was asked what one issue I was most passionate about right now. Without hesitation I said, to the surprise of many, the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). I knew why ...

African American Ministers in Action Praise Inclusion of Path to Citizenship ...


African American Ministers in Action Praise Inclusion of Path to Citizenship ...

WASHINGTON – People For the American Way's African American Ministers in Action today praised the bipartisan immigration framework unveiled today in the Senate, which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and their children.

Mexico's new president changes topic from drug violence, even as mass killings ...


Mexico's new president changes topic from drug violence, even as mass killings ...

It's difficult to say if drug violence has risen because the government no longer provides numbers, something that started under Calderon, who last released drug-war death statistics in September 2011. The newspaper Reforma, one of several media ...

Provincial government looking for guidance regarding domestic violence


Provincial government looking for guidance regarding domestic violence

The provincial government is looking for the public's input on how domestic violence situations should be handled. An online questionnaire was released today and Minister Stephanie Cadieux says that this survey is part of the government's three year ...

Wristwatch To Combat Sexual Violence in India


Wristwatch To Combat Sexual Violence in India

In the wake of a brutal string of gang-rapes of female bus passengers — one in New Delhi and one in Gurdaspur — Indian officials have unveiled a new weapon they're hoping can help combat violence against women. PHOTOS: 10 Trickiest Spy Gadgets ...

GOP warns against including lgbt couples in immigration reform


GOP warns against including lgbt couples in immigration reform

Recently released framework for immigration reform does not address the issue of same-sex couples who are legally married in the U.S., and if you believe Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, it will remain that way. When asked the question about ...

Family says First Coast veteran's mental illness is service connected ...


Family says First Coast veteran's mental illness is service connected ...

The VA said the separation benefit was an over payment and Levesque's mental disorder is not service connected. "He never had any mental illnesses before the military at all," said Heather Levesque. The couple has been married eleven years and believes ...

Mourners call for justice after Brazil fire


Mourners call for justice after Brazil fire

Thousands of mourners marched through the city of Santa Maria in southern Brazil, calling for justice after one of the country's worst nightclub fires, Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports. On Tuesday, Grande do Sul state's forensics department raised ...

UA to celebrate African-American History Month with programs, tours


UA to celebrate African-American History Month with programs, tours

The UA School of Social Work will honor the late Ethel Hall, a UA alumna and the first African-American woman elected to the Alabama Board of Education, with an address by Lecia J. Brooks, outreach director of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Cuba – Battling cancer with biotechnology


Cuba – Battling cancer with biotechnology

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Cuba, after cardiovascular diseases. It is estimated that every year about 21 000 people die of cancer on the island and more than 31 000 cancer cases are newly diagnosed. “Cancer is one of the major ...

Shining a spotlight on heroes from the past


Shining a spotlight on heroes from the past

A celebrated poet, a professor of pediatrics and the chairman of the NAACP: Each of these Americans is prominent, successful and, as we celebrate Black History Month, humbled by the African-American heroes who came before them. We asked the trio to ...

Scout Plan to Allow Gays Ignites Debates on Local Level


Scout Plan to Allow Gays Ignites Debates on Local Level

A proposed shift by the Boy Scouts of America away from its national policy banning gays, leaving the decision to local councils, has divided scouts, families and troop leaders, with thousands taking to the organization's Facebook page and other online ...
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Trace your African American heritage


Trace your African American heritage

To commemorate Black History Month, Wake County Public Libraries is offering programs in area locations featuring professional genealogists who will share resources for researching African American heritage. Resources discussed include materials ...

Two Gay Men Brutally Murdered in NYC


Two Gay Men Brutally Murdered in NYC

In a separate homicide, David Rangel, a gay man age 53, was found dead in his apartment on Saturday, January 26 in Jackson Heights, Queens. According to the New York Daily News, medical examiners determined that Rangel had been choked to death.

Venezuela opens school in Chavez's hometown


Venezuela opens school in Chavez's hometown

Venezuela's Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez gives a news conference at his office where a picture of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hangs behind him in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Chavez remains in Cuba after his fourth surgery for ...

Haiti Launches Micro-Finance Catastrophe Insurance Program


Haiti Launches Micro-Finance Catastrophe Insurance Program

As a borrowing client at Fonkoze, a Haitian microcredit organization, she was automatically covered under its natural disaster insurance policy. Through MiCRO (Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organization), she had her existing debt wiped clean, a new ...

Deadly nightclub fire shines spotlight on Brazil's weak safety laws, sparks ...


Deadly nightclub fire shines spotlight on Brazil's weak safety laws, sparks ...

Jaime Moncada, a U.S.-based fire-safety consultant with nearly three decades experience in Latin America including large projects in Brazil, said he was not surprised that one exit was permissible under local law. Shown a blueprint of the club obtained ...

Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in fewer than 90 days ...


Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in fewer than 90 days ...

A group of school students visits the Washington University excavations of Mound A at Poverty Point. While doing work at the site, researchers collaborate closely with the Louisiana Office of State Parks to conduct educational and outreach efforts that ...

Israel steps up protest to Iran-Argentina bombing probe


Israel steps up protest to Iran-Argentina bombing probe

Israel's ambassador in Buenos Aires, Dorit Shavit, was likewise instructed to request a meeting with Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman to “clarify the motivations for this move,” according to an announcement. The agreement, signed by ...

Brazil: a tough nut to crack for miners


Brazil: a tough nut to crack for miners

Anglo American's $4bn writedown on Minas-Rio in Brazil comes about five years after it bought the cursed iron ore project from Eike in two transactions totalling $5.1bn. Even at the time, Cynthia Carroll, Anglo's chief executive, was criticised for ...

Prison Planet.com » Chinese Communist Party Mouthpiece ...


Prison Planet.com » Chinese Communist Party Mouthpiece ...

The fact that Americans would be angered at being lectured by propagandists working on behalf of a one party dictatorship about their inherent rights is understandable. That is, unless you're someone like Peter Beinart of the Daily Beast, who ...

Family says First Coast veteran's mental illness is service connected ...


Family says First Coast veteran's mental illness is service connected ...

The VA said the separation benefit was an over payment and Levesque's mental disorder is not service connected. "He never had any mental illnesses before the military at all," said Heather Levesque. The couple has been married eleven years and believes ...

Sewers, Curfews and a Ban on Gay Bias


Sewers, Curfews and a Ban on Gay Bias

VICCO, Ky. — In a former pool hall that is now the municipal building for a coal smudge of a place in eastern Kentucky called Vicco, population 335, the January meeting of the City Commission came to order. Commissioners and guests settled into patio ...

Attorney on American Pastor Saeed Abedini: 'Eight Years in Iranian ...


Attorney on American Pastor Saeed Abedini: 'Eight Years in Iranian ...

American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been jailed for months in Iran, was sentenced to ...

Russian Companies to Invest $17.6 Billion in Venezuela


Russian Companies to Invest $17.6 Billion in Venezuela

In 2011 Venezuela entered a joint venture with Russian banks as the ruling socialist party sought to replace private oil investment with bilateral deals with allied governments such as China and Russia. Projects with Russian oil companies in Venezuela ...

Rosneft to invest $10bln to Venezuela


Rosneft to invest $10bln to Venezuela

Venezuelan oil reserves amount to 300 billion barrels. Along with Rosneft, a number of other Russian companies operate in Venezuela's energy sector including Gazprom, Lukoil and Surgutneftegaz. They take part in five production projects, including the ...