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martes, 16 de abril de 2013

Gay-Friendly Scouting Organization Doubles Its Numbers in One Year

Gay-Friendly Scouting Organization Doubles Its Numbers in One Year: The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which discriminates against gay scouts, atheists, and families who want to put their sons and daughters in the same scouting program, has seen its membership plummet in the last decade. Many former scouts have left ...




Sutcliffe: Tremendous challenges await openly gay pro athletes


Sutcliffe: Tremendous challenges await openly gay pro athletes

... openly gay professional athlete will be easier than the one taken by Jackie Robinson. When Robinson broke baseball's colour barrier, the Brooklyn Dodgers were way ahead of most other parts of American society, where bigotry was still in the mainstream.

11 countries where gay marriage is legal

11 countries where gay marriage is legal:
On Friday, the French senate voted to legalize gay marriage only months after some 340,000 people protested in opposition at the Eiffel Tower. Earlier this week, Uruguay's parliament voted to become the second country in Latin America to recognize gay ...


The Week Magazine

Gay Conversion Therapy Is Not Free Speech

Gay Conversion Therapy Is Not Free Speech: Last fall the state of California adopted a ground-breaking bill, S.B. 1172. It was the first in the nation to ban licensed therapists from performing gay conversion therapy on minors under the age of 18. Known by various names -- ex-gay therapy ...

Solitary linguistic confinement

Solitary linguistic confinement: Few have acknowledged the effects of language barriers in prisons, which can cut off prisoners from meaningful human contact for long stretches. The closest America has come to addressing this issue is through its Crime Control Act of 1990, which ...




Brazil Foreign Ministry Monitoring Venezuela Post-Election Violence

Brazil Foreign Ministry Monitoring Venezuela Post-Election Violence: BRASILIA--The Brazilian government is monitoring violence in Venezuela in the wake of the weekend's disputed elections and hopes the situation in that country can return to normal soon, Brazilian Foreign Relations Minister Antonio Patriota said ...

Why conservatives should oppose the death penalty

Why conservatives should oppose the death penalty: As a conservative Republican, I believe in individual rights, restraints on government power, fiscal responsibility and the right to life. America's death penalty system violates each of these principles. That's why I'm one of a growing number of ...




Richard Cohen: Death penalty is not justice

Richard Cohen: Death penalty is not justice: When it comes to the death penalty, the only thing the United States can do is plead the insanity defense. The rest of the advanced world has moved on, but America resolutely remains among the top five executioners —behind China, Iran and Iraq, and ...

Graffiti Vandals Damage California National Park


Graffiti Vandals Damage California National Park

Several historic Native American culture spots have also been damaged by the graffiti artists. Once the vandals have put their not so "creative touch" to the rocks, pictures are posted on sites like Facebook. A park statement said, "While this started ...

Native American Flute Program Enlightening

Native American Flute Program Enlightening: When we saw the announcement of a Native American Flute Circle in The Roundup, we decided to attend. Our first surprise was that there were so many people there. Second was Tom's announcement that he has been taking lessons on the flute for about a ...

Short-lived legacy: Margaret Thatcher, neoliberalism and the global south

Short-lived legacy: Margaret Thatcher, neoliberalism and the global south: Structural adjustment programmes (SAPs), which set the stage for the accelerated globalisation of developing economies during the 1990s, created the same poverty, inequality and environmental crisis in most countries that free-market policies did in Chile.

Haiti Still in Need Following Hurricane Sandy

Haiti Still in Need Following Hurricane Sandy: ShelterBox Response Teams (SRTs) continue to distribute aid with the help of partner organizations that have a thorough knowledge of the country's geography and good understanding of Haiti's long-term recovery, including International Organization for ...




IMF Cuts Brazil GDP Forecast as Supply Constraints Accumulate

IMF Cuts Brazil GDP Forecast as Supply Constraints Accumulate: A slower recovery in Brazil, which expanded less than 1 percent last year even as President Dilma Rousseff's government slashed taxes and interest rates, is weighing on the rest of the region's outlook. The IMF expects Latin American and Caribbean ...

Brazil Govt Seeks Eased Terms on Budget Surplus Target

Brazil Govt Seeks Eased Terms on Budget Surplus Target: In an explanation of the policy following the announcement, Brazil's Treasury Secretary Arno Augustin said the measure aimed to encourage states and municipalities to make more public-sector investments and that the federal government could possibly ...

Venezuelan rivals rally supporters after clashes over election results

Venezuelan rivals rally supporters after clashes over election results: CARACAS (Reuters) - Both sides in Venezuela's political stand-off will hold rival demonstrations on Tuesday after authorities rejected opposition demands for a presidential election recount and protesters clashed with police in Caracas. Opposition ...




Ending the Violence

Ending the Violence: The first idea came to my attention not in the United States of America but in Central America. It was March 1999, and I had taken a part-time reporter job at The Columbine Community Courier, a weekly paper in Littleton, Colorado. However, before ...

Argentina's tourism under spotlight

Argentina's tourism under spotlight:
The largest number of tourists came from South and Central America, Brazil and Chile, collectively accounted for 74.6% of total inbound tourist arrivals in 2012. European countries accounted for the second-largest share of arrivals with 13.0%. The ...


Travel Daily News International

34 accused of illegal bookmaking in Central America

34 accused of illegal bookmaking in Central America: A federal indictment has accused some 34 people with being involved with an illegal sports bookmaking business registered in Central America. The indictments were unsealed in Oklahoma City last month and accused those charged with operating Legends ...

Fair immigration law is needed

Fair immigration law is needed: Many of the kindest nurse's aides who helped my mother in the nursing home were from Mexico and Central America, where the elderly are cherished and usually cared for at home by their families. Many immigrants make valuable contributions to our food ...




The first Latin American pope: A church looking toward its future

The first Latin American pope: A church looking toward its future:
The election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as pope underscores the growing importance of Latin America for the Roman Catholic Church. At a time when the church is beset by scandals, ranging from sexual abuse by priests to the mismanagement of ...


Houston Chronicle (blog)

WiFi and cheaper prices are key to smartphone penetration in Latin America

WiFi and cheaper prices are key to smartphone penetration in Latin America:
According to Fabricio Bloisi Rocha, the CEO of Movile, the largest mobile services company in Brazil, more WiFi connections and cheaper smartphones are the key to penetrating the smartphone market in Latin America. Bloisi spoke at All Things D's ...


SlashGear

Executing Mentally Ill Isn't Justice

Executing Mentally Ill Isn't Justice: As the father of an adult with a severe mental illness, I am dismayed by a Colorado prosecutor's decision to seek the death penalty in the Aurora movie theater attack. Attorneys for the accused gunman, James Eagan Holmes, offered to have their client ...

Inflation fears fuel mental problems

Inflation fears fuel mental problems: There's been a warning that high inflation rates may trigger or worsen the condition of people with existing mental problems. That's according to the findings of the first large scale research into the link between inflation and what's known as ...

Heartbeat: Mental health and youth outreach in Vancouver

Heartbeat: Mental health and youth outreach in Vancouver: ... then overdose on meth or cocaine. An estimated 10 to 20 per cent of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Only one in four of them would access care; the others are left ...

Yoga might help boost mental health

Yoga might help boost mental health: While yoga is an ancient practice, science is starting to take notice of its mental health benefits. Doraiswamy balanced the evidence for yoga and mental disorders in a January review in the journal Frontiers in Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic ...