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jueves, 14 de marzo de 2013

Laughing through hard times in Cuba

Laughing through hard times in Cuba: Written in 1962 by Cuban playwright Héctor Quintero, the play occurs before the Cuban Revolution. The phrase Contigo, pan y cebolla is the equivalent of the English, “Together, through thick and thin,” and it explores the toll that economic scarcity ...

Disputed finds put humans in South America 22,000 years ago ...


Disputed finds put humans in South America 22,000 years ago ...

Disputed finds put humans in South America 22,000 years ago. Brazilian site may have been home to people before the Clovis hunters. By Bruce Bower ...

After Catholicism Reached South America, It Took 520 Years for a South ...


After Catholicism Reached South America, It Took 520 Years for a South ...

While Catholicism has claimed South America to be under its domain officially since 1493, no South American has ascended to the papacy before today. 1493 was the year that Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus reached the continent on a ...

New Pope Signals Latino Shift for Catholic Church

New Pope Signals Latino Shift for Catholic Church:
For the first time in history, a Latin American cardinal has been selected pope of the Catholic Church. The decision by the Vatican to break with tradition and choose the first pope from outside Europe in modern times, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of ...


ABC News

Students optimistic about first Latin-American pope | Daily Trojan

Students optimistic about first Latin-American pope | Daily Trojan: When the news reached Los Angeles at noon, students had diverse reactions to the election of 76-year-old Argentinian Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, the first modern pope from Latin America, who cardinals chose to succeed Pope Benedict ...

Catholics overjoyed at first Latin American pope


Catholics overjoyed at first Latin American pope

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Latin Americans burst into tears and cheers on Wednesday at news that an Argentine cardinal has become the first pope from the hemisphere, expressing hope that he will better understand the region that is home to more ...

African-American firsts in the Fla. Legislature, and Jennifer Carroll


African-American firsts in the Fla. Legislature, and Jennifer Carroll

Your faithful Naked Politics contributor dropped a word while editing our story today on Jennifer Carroll's resignation. Carroll was not the first African-American Republican member of the Florida Legislature when she was elected in 2003. She was the ...

Papal election stirs Argentina's 'dirty war' past


Papal election stirs Argentina's 'dirty war' past

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Pope Francis is known for his humility, his reluctance to talk about himself. The self-effacement, admirers say, is why he has hardly ever denied one of the harshest allegations against him: That he was among church leaders ...

Attorney: Draconian gun laws put NJ man in prison for 35 days


Attorney: Draconian gun laws put NJ man in prison for 35 days

When 33-year-old Jersey City resident and gun owner Keith Pantaleon went to bed on January 24, he never imagined he would spend the next 35 days in a prison cell. Pantaleon, an African-American Wall Street technology specialist who told The Daily ...

Low income associated with higher HIV prevalence in urban areas


Low income associated with higher HIV prevalence in urban areas

Prevalence also was higher among black and Hispanics or Latinos. “The overall 2.3% HIV prevalence among survey participants is approximately five times the ...

Were NFL draft picks in New York asked if they were gay?

Were NFL draft picks in New York asked if they were gay?:
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state's top legal official urged the NFL on Tuesday to investigate whether potential players were improperly asked about their sexual orientation during the league's annual skills exhibition for incoming college players, which ...


CTV News

Gay couple say it was 'destiny' to adopt New York subway baby


Gay couple say it was 'destiny' to adopt New York subway baby

The family had no further contact with the judge until 2011, when they decided to get married after the legalisation of gay marriage in New York. It was Kevin who suggested they ask the same judge to officiate their wedding. After finding her through ...

Oneida man charged in January murder to get mental health exam

Oneida man charged in January murder to get mental health exam: A man accused of murder will undergo a mental health examination after his attorney cited a 2011 personality disorder diagnosis. Kai A Lefler, 25, Oneida, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and one ...

Youth with mental illness, disabilities struggle for help

Youth with mental illness, disabilities struggle for help: A Calgary mother says her daughter has slipped through the cracks because she suffers from a mental illness and has a developmental disability. Carma Mahoney's 23-year-old daughter has been on and off the streets and involved in drugs and prostitution.

APA: Happy People Who Have Sexual Fetishes No Longer Have Mental Disorder


APA: Happy People Who Have Sexual Fetishes No Longer Have Mental Disorder

In 1952, the first edition of DSM categorized homosexuality as a mental disorder. As time progressed, so did the psychiatric community as they said that people who were comfortable with their sexual orientation did not have a mental disorder. In 1973 ...

Arab importers take part in agricultural fair in Brazil with support of ...

Arab importers take part in agricultural fair in Brazil with support of ...: The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) recently took a group of importers from different Arab countries to take part in Expodireto Cotrijal, an agricultural fair that was held in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The event ...




Cuba and Countries Promoting Terrorism

Cuba and Countries Promoting Terrorism: Cuba has been included since 1982 because of its support for the revolutionary movements in Central America. It is revealing that it was precisely the administration of Ronald Reagan that took the initiative, while at the same time he was promoting a ...

River Road African American Museum celebrates 19th Year Anniversary

River Road African American Museum celebrates 19th Year Anniversary: Over the past nineteen years the River Road African American Museum has become one of America's most recognized institutions dedicated to the preservation of African American history and culture. The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, and ...

The original plan was to embalm Chavez

The original plan was to embalm Chavez: (CNN) -- The plan to embalm the body of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may have hit a snag. Scientists in a preliminary assessment have determined that the process might be "quite difficult," acting president Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday. Maduro ...

Liberation Theology, the CIA, and the Vatican: A New Direction for ...

Liberation Theology, the CIA, and the Vatican: A New Direction for ...: Speaking out against the brutal military dictatorship in his country of El Salvador, Romero advocated for the poor and was an outspoken supporter of ...

Argentine leader wishes pope well despite clashes

Argentine leader wishes pope well despite clashes:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- President Cristina Fernandez will travel to the Vatican to attend her fellow Argentine Jorge Bergoglio's first Mass as Pope Francis on March 19, and she sent him a warm congratulations letter despite their profound ...


MiamiHerald.com

Child poverty forum to be held March 16

Child poverty forum to be held March 16: The Campaign to End Child Poverty says 30 percent of Logan County children, age zeri to six years old, live in poverty. A meeting with several leaders from area agencies, businesses and companies speaking to Logan County and West Virginia Legislators ...

Puerto Rico Ousts Italy With 4-3 Win at World Baseball Classic

Puerto Rico Ousts Italy With 4-3 Win at World Baseball Classic: Puerto Rico scored three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Italy 4-3 in a World Baseball Classic second-round game last night in Miami, eliminating Italy from the 16-team international tournament. The U.S. team faces the Dominican Republic in a ...

Questioning the Death Penalty The Daily Beast

Questioning the Death Penalty The Daily Beast: While support for the death penalty has been in consistent decline since the early 1990s 63% of Americans still support the practice This makes senserevenge ...




Pope Francis: the quiet man of Buenos Aires known for his humble tastes

Pope Francis: the quiet man of Buenos Aires known for his humble tastes:
His former spokesman Guillermo Marcó tells an anecdote from when Bergoglio was the archbishop of Buenos Aires. On 21 February 2001, Bergoglio was in Rome to be anointed cardinal. As they got ready to leave the house for priests where they were ...


The Guardian