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martes, 19 de febrero de 2013

Mexico unveils new strategy in war on drugs and for preventing crime

Mexico unveils new strategy in war on drugs and for preventing crime:
Mexico's new administration has offered the first details of its new strategy in the country's war on drugs, saying the government will spend $9.2bn (£5.9bn) this year on social programmes to keep young people from joining criminal organisations in the ...
The Guardian

How the Latin American Drug War Will End

How the Latin American Drug War Will End: Though a previous movement, “No Más Sangre” (“No More Blood”) protested the growing spate of violence in Mexico, it is Sicilia who has given most visibility to the terrible toll unleashed by the drug war. Moreover, as he speaks to local audiences ...

Mental Health Important For Maintaining A Healthy Body

Mental Health Important For Maintaining A Healthy Body:
Many people have likely called in sick from work opting for a personal “mental health day.” While this could just be a fancy excuse to play hooky from work, researchers are finding that actual brain health could be just as important a physical health ...


RedOrbit

'The sickening of society': New psychiatric disorder could label people who ...

'The sickening of society': New psychiatric disorder could label people who ...:
Under the previous edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — an influential guidebook used by doctors around the globe — somatoform disorders applied to people with medically unexplained health complaints. The diagnosis ...


National Post

Madness or sadness? Local concepts of mental illness in four conflict-affected ...


Madness or sadness? Local concepts of mental illness in four conflict-affected ...

Concepts of 'what constitutes mental illness', the presumed aetiology and preferred treatment options, vary considerably from one cultural context to another. Knowledge and understanding of these local conceptualisations is essential to inform public ...

Researchers with the North America Bigfoot Search say DNA evidence proves ...


Researchers with the North America Bigfoot Search say DNA evidence proves ...

The study, “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies,” was published last week in the DeNovo Journal of Science. NABS has an office in Littleton and has been studying Sasquatch in ...

Central America is a great investment story


Central America is a great investment story

On first impressions, Central America can feel like it's too early to invest there. Its capital cities are among the most violent places on earth, the infrastructure is terrible and over the last decade the Central American economies have lagged behind ...

Belize: central America's exotic rainforest

Belize: central America's exotic rainforest:
It's as if 200 square miles of Scotland have been displaced to Central America, pumped up with sunshine and hung with termite mounds and wasps' nests. The off-kilter familiarity is all the more intriguing when you learn that hiding among the pines ...


Times of Oman

Ecuadorean Election Solidifies Red Trend in Latin America


Ecuadorean Election Solidifies Red Trend in Latin America

Correa's victory raises his stature as a key leader in the Marxist-Leninist revolution that is overtaking most of Latin America. He is often tagged as the logical successor to Venezuela's ailing Hugo Chavez as the most outspoken U.S. antagonist in the ...

Finmeccanica's India troubles poorly timed


Finmeccanica's India troubles poorly timed

Italian aviation manufacturer Finmeccanica's troubles in India over an alleged bribery scandal are poorly timed amid ambitious plans for expansion in Latin America. Only last month the Italian conglomerate's Anglo-Italian company ...

Discovery Channel weathers 'North America'

Discovery Channel weathers 'North America':
Series covers terrain including the forests of Belize, the snow-capped Rockies, the deserts of the American Southwest and a multitude of ecological niches in between. First five episodes of the skein centers on animals surviving in North America's ...


Variety

Detroit nurse claims hospital barred African American staff from caring for ...


Detroit nurse claims hospital barred African American staff from caring for ...

An African American nurse is suing Hurley Medical Center for allegedly not allowing her to care for a white baby. Tonya Battle, who worked for Hurley Medical Center for almost 25 years, said a baby was placed in her hospital's neonatal intensive care ...

Study of Nearly 1000 Children Found Excess Weight Affects Lung Function In ...


Study of Nearly 1000 Children Found Excess Weight Affects Lung Function In ...

NEW YORK - Even small amounts of excess weight can adversely affect lung function in Hispanic and African-American children who have a higher prevalence of asthma compared to their Caucasian counterparts, ...

Brazil Retail Sales Hit A Snag

Brazil Retail Sales Hit A Snag: The Dreyfus Brazil mutual fund has been the best performer, avoiding mostly large cap materials and commodities overweights like Petrobras and Vale, which plague the MSCI Brazil index. The Dreyfus fund (DBZAX) is up 2.42% year to date, while the ...

Chávez's Return to Venezuela Raises Questions

Chávez's Return to Venezuela Raises Questions:
(CARACAS, Venezuela) — The announcement of President Hugo Chavez's return to Venezuela after a 10-week silence in Cuba is raising questions about his cancer treatments, his delicate health, and the political purposes that motivated his homecoming.


TIME

Gay Man Confronts Homophobic Subway Preacher On New York City Subway ...


Gay Man Confronts Homophobic Subway Preacher On New York City Subway ...

Footage of a gay man taking on a ranting, homophobic preacher to the rapturous applause of his fellow passengers on an NYC subway is becoming an internet hit. The footage, shot this past weekend and flagged up by Towleroad, shows the man shouting ...

Native American tribe invests in MicroGreen Polymers

Native American tribe invests in MicroGreen Polymers: Andrews and Jacobs are working together to encourage other Native American tribes to invest in the company. "We have made a number of presentations," Jacobs said. "There's been a lot of interest but nothing press-ready." MicroGreen offers two varieties ...




Tonya Battle Talks with Jacque Reid about - Black America Web

Tonya Battle Talks with Jacque Reid about - Black America Web: Jacque Reid goes "Inside her Story" with nurse Tonya Battle and her attorney Julie Gafkay about Battle's suit against her employer over being banned from touching a white man's baby after he requested that no black nurses work with his ...

Will African-Americans Be Used as a Wedge Against Immigration ...

Will African-Americans Be Used as a Wedge Against Immigration ...: Tonight in New York City, the Lunar New Year meets Black History month as the Asian American Legal Defense Fund honors legendary Freedom Rider, civil rights activist and long-time Georgia Congressman John Lewis. It's one of those ...

More than 100000 rally to protect marriage in Puerto Rico

More than 100000 rally to protect marriage in Puerto Rico:
SAN JUAN, PR, February 18, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Between 120,000 and 200,000 people blanketed the Capitol Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today to encourage the island's lawmakers to defend marriage as a union between one man and one ...


Lifesite

Miami federal judge says NY-based Haitian journalist defamed Haiti's PM in ...


Miami federal judge says NY-based Haitian journalist defamed Haiti's PM in ...

MIAMI - A Haitian-American journalist defamed Haiti's prime minister in reporting on the sale of a telecommunications company acquired by the Caribbean country's government, a federal judge in Florida has ruled. Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and South ...

Disease Still a Problem for Haiti's Children

Disease Still a Problem for Haiti's Children: Three years after Haiti suffered a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake, the nation's children remain vulnerable to sickness and disease. The quake killed more than 300,000 people and left more than 1 million homeless, leaving many children orphaned ...

'Shock and dismay' at Fife child poverty figures

'Shock and dismay' at Fife child poverty figures:
Local MP Lindsay Roy reacted with shock and dismay after the new statistics published by the Campaign to End Child Poverty revealed that in 2012, 27% of youngsters in the constituency are living in poverty. Only parts of Glasgow recorded worse figures ...


The Courier

Welsh children in poverty left behind by school activities, warns report


Welsh children in poverty left behind by school activities, warns report

Children living in poverty are being held back from joining in on activities and events that are crucial in helping their educational development, a leading charity is warning today. The report by Save the Children has taken in the views of nearly 200 ...

Buenos Aires City property sales plummet 27% in 2012 because of the dollar ...


Buenos Aires City property sales plummet 27% in 2012 because of the dollar ...

Property sales in the City of Buenos Aires plummeted 27% during 2012 according to a release from the Notaries College of the Argentine capital. The release shows 46.627 deeds were signed in 2012, which represents a significant 27% shrinkage in ...