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viernes, 15 de febrero de 2013

Illinois Senate Votes to Back Gay Marriage

Illinois Senate Votes to Back Gay Marriage: CHICAGO — With a Valentine's Day vote, the Illinois Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would legalize same-sex marriage, inching the home state of President Obama closer to becoming the 10th in the nation, plus the District of Columbia, to allow ...




How Borders Affect Native American Women's Rights

How Borders Affect Native American Women's Rights:
A re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act is making its way through the US Congress. Stopping violence against women, doesn't seem like there's much to debate about? Yet, some legislators have balked at one new provision pertaining to Native ...


PRI's The World

Venezuela shows photos of ailing Hugo Chavez

Venezuela shows photos of ailing Hugo Chavez: Venezuela´ President Hugo Chávez in this screen grab shot taken after Venezuela released pictures of the ailing leader in hospital bed, accompanied by his daughters on February 15, 2013. Venezuela's government published the first pictures of ...




Argentine woman marries twin's convicted killer

Argentine woman marries twin's convicted killer:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- This was a Valentine's Day wedding that the bride's family wanted no part of: An Argentine woman married the man convicted of killing her twin sister. Neighbors were against it as well. A mob gathered outside the civil ...


MiamiHerald.com

Medical Outreach Teams Save Lives in Haiti

Medical Outreach Teams Save Lives in Haiti: Since the dark days after the 2010 earthquake, our Medical Outreach program has outfitted 582 medical teams with medicine to treat more than 900,000 people in Haiti — a value of $37 million*. Immediately after the earthquake, many doctors volunteered ...

Dealing with Latin America and the Caribbean´s violence problem

Dealing with Latin America and the Caribbean´s violence problem: In fact, Latin America and the Caribbean are home to less than 10 per cent of the world´s population, but more than 25 per cent of all its homicides. A ruthless epidemic of violence is afflicting many states and cities of Central and South America and ...




Venezuelan Students Protest Outside Cuba's Embassy

Venezuelan Students Protest Outside Cuba's Embassy:
Venezuelan students protested outside the Cuban Embassy in Caracas on Thursday, wearing chains and condemning what they called Cuban meddling in their country's affairs while President Hugo Chavez remains on the island undergoing cancer ...


ABC News

Why Was an Iranian Official Found with Millions in Venezuelan Money?

Why Was an Iranian Official Found with Millions in Venezuelan Money?:
Mazaheri is also the director of an “International Development Bank” that is part of the Export and Development Bank of Iran. The bank is registered in Venezuela as an international bank, but it has offices only in Caracas, and none are accessible to ...


Heritage.org (blog)

Ministers told to reconsider new child poverty calculation

Ministers told to reconsider new child poverty calculation: Proposed child poverty measurements will fail to monitor the full extent of deprivation, experts have warned. In a letter to the Guardian, academics have told ministers that government plans to monitor child poverty through a new combination of factors ...




Brazil Swap Rates Surge on Mantega's Pledge to Tackle Inflation

Brazil Swap Rates Surge on Mantega's Pledge to Tackle Inflation: Brazil's swap rates climbed as Finance Minister Guido Mantega said the government will do whatever it takes to fight inflation and signaled an interest rate increase is an option, boosting bets policy makers will raise borrowing costs to control price ...

African-American Nurse Sues Michigan Hospital For Racial Discrimination ...


African-American Nurse Sues Michigan Hospital For Racial Discrimination ...

An African-American nurse is suing the Flint, Mich., hospital where she works after she was allegedly banned from taking care of a baby because of her race. African-American Nurse Sues Michigan Hospital For Racial Discrimination, Father Requests She ...

President should embrace North America's energy resources


President should embrace North America's energy resources

In his State of the Union address this week, the president focused his speech on the need to spur economic growth and boost America's middle class. Included in his proposal was the need to make “America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing” and to ...

Brazil legend Schmidt elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Brazil legend Schmidt elected to Basketball Hall of Fame:
Brazilian basketball player Oscar Schmidt holds a trophy in Barueri, Brazil for his 22 years of professional play on March 15, 1998. Schmidt, a three-time Olympic scoring champion and 1980s Italian league star, was among five people announced Friday as ...


Bangkok Post

In North America, a renewed focus on addiction recovery

In North America, a renewed focus on addiction recovery: “We really want to support everyone who wants to move beyond that feeling of being trapped in an unhealthy behavior, to find freedom in Christ to make a different choice,” says Katia Reinert, Health Ministries director for the church's North American ...

Latin American subscribers stimulate DirecTV earnings

Latin American subscribers stimulate DirecTV earnings: In Latin America, business was robust and the satellite giant added 658,000 subscribers, up from 590,000 at the same time last year. In the U.S., however, subscriptions were kind of a bust, down to 199,000 from 662,000 in 2011. But the meager ...




Explaining broadband Internet access in Latin America

Explaining broadband Internet access in Latin America: With a growing number of broadband networks and increasing mobile connectivity, Latin America has seen a boom in Internet usage. There are an estimated 255 million Internet users in Latin America and the Caribbean, representing around 43 percent of the ...

H pylori Eradication Varies Across Groups in Latin America

H pylori Eradication Varies Across Groups in Latin America:
One year after the successful eradication of H pylori infection in 7 diverse community populations in Latin America, an 11.5% recurrence risk was observed. This risk is consistent with previous reports from Latin America and other low- and middle ...


Medscape

9 Latin American education startups you should know

9 Latin American education startups you should know:
There are many education-related problems we don't have in Latin America, such as higher-education costs and student loans (free public universities are widespread throughout most of Latin America), or book rental needs (we use lots of photocopies ...


The Next Web

A sanitised Carnival

A sanitised Carnival: He was a rebellious singer of kompa, a genre known better as an excuse for dirty dancing— the Haitian manoeuvre is called plogè—than for its capacity for political critique. Sweet Micky somehow managed nonetheless, wringing a sort of reactionary ...

Cuba Drug Seizures Fall 66% in 2012

Cuba Drug Seizures Fall 66% in 2012: The insignia of Cuba's border patrol. Cuban authorities reported seizing over three tons of drugs last year, representing a return to the average amount of drugs confiscated annually in Cuba, after 2011 saw a dramatic rise in seizures. Twitter ...

Town of Cuba police break up marijuana-grow operation

Town of Cuba police break up marijuana-grow operation: Town of Cuba police, along with about eight other law enforcement agencies, made two felony arrests following a raid that netted $74,000 worth of marijuana, an assault rifle, 50-round magazines and some indoor-growing equipment earlier this week.




Breast cancer risk prediction model for African American women underestimates ...

Breast cancer risk prediction model for African American women underestimates ...: (Boston) – A breast cancer risk prediction model developed for African Americans tends to underestimate risk in certain subgroups, according to a new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University. The model predicted estrogen ...

Apple Officially Loses iPhone Trademark In Brazil

Apple Officially Loses iPhone Trademark In Brazil: Brazil's trademark regulator, which was expected to announce that another firm owned the iPhone name, has now made its ruling. According to CNN, Gradiente Eletronica SA — a Brazil-based consumer electronics manufacturer — has been granted ...

Continued use of Native American nicknames opening old wounds

Continued use of Native American nicknames opening old wounds: ESPN produced a package Thursday on the use of Native American nicknames for sports teams. It's an old, divisive issue that is primarily flamed when a team bearing such a nickname makes a deep playoff run and finds itself in the daily national headlines.




Depression most common mental disorder among Iran's youth, study says

Depression most common mental disorder among Iran's youth, study says:
A recent study in Iran has shown that depression is the most common mental disorder among the country's young generation, Mehr reported. Head of Iranian ministry of Youth and Sports, Mohammad Taghi Hassanzadeh said that a research has been ...


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