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lunes, 29 de abril de 2013

Marijuana Legalization: Why Both Brazil and the U.S. Should Do It - PolicyMic

Marijuana Legalization: Why Both Brazil and the U.S. Should Do It - PolicyMic:
Brazil's "prison population rate" – the number of citizens imprisoned for every 100,000 citizens of the country – is 276. Their prisons are inundated; currently at a 172.2% occupancy level. We must refrain from criticism, however, because the U.S. has ...


PolicyMic

Bipartisan bill would ease prison overcrowding

Bipartisan bill would ease prison overcrowding: Thirty years ago, the National Association of Evangelicals adopted a policy statement condemning America's overcrowded and non-rehabilitative prisons. We recognized the need to punish offenders and incarcerate dangerous criminals but noted that “half ...

Bill Aiming To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors To Be Introduced In New ...


Bill Aiming To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors To Be Introduced In New ...

So there's clearly an issue about being more supportive toward gay youth," Glick paused. "And then you have folks who have made a business out of this alleged ability to make gay people straight." Opponents of the California law have argued that it ...

LGBT youth lobby California lawmakers, demand opportunity to succeed in school

LGBT youth lobby California lawmakers, demand opportunity to succeed in school:
"All students should have the opportunity to succeed in school no matter who they are, but that's not the reality in California,” said Carolyn Laub, executive director of Gay-Straight Alliance Network. “These brave youth leaders came to Sacramento to ...


San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Latin America: US court ruling threatens human rights suits

Latin America: US court ruling threatens human rights suits: In a unanimous decision issued on April 17, the US Supreme Court sharply restricted the use of the 1789 Alien Tort Statute for foreign nationals to sue for human rights violations that took place outside the US. The case at issue, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch ...

Boom Times in Paraguay Leave Many Behind

Boom Times in Paraguay Leave Many Behind:
Yet much of the country, which has long figured among South America's poorest and most unequal nations, remains left behind. More than 30 percent of the population lives in poverty, according to the central bank, and Paraguay ranks near the bottom ...


New York Times

Sustaining Latin America's middle class requires strong economic growth

Sustaining Latin America's middle class requires strong economic growth:
LIMA, Peru – The substantial expansion of the middle class in Latin America, where 70 million people moved out of poverty in the last decade, has been driven principally by economic growth and expansion of employment, said Augusto de la Torre, Chief ...


eTurboNews

In Paraguay, a rich conservative must tackle poverty

In Paraguay, a rich conservative must tackle poverty: Poverty runs near 40 percent and per-capita gross domestic product was just $5,413 in 2011, the second-lowest in South America behind only Bolivia, according to International Monetary Fund data. The country of 6.6 million has long been one of the ...

Overprotected children more likely to be bullied: Study

Overprotected children more likely to be bullied: Study: Children who have overprotective parents are more likely to be bullied by their peers, according to new research. A review of 70 studies looking at 200,000 children across the U.S. and Europe suggests parents who "buffer" children from negative ...

Greenbriar in Venture With Alterra for Puerto Rico Solar

Greenbriar in Venture With Alterra for Puerto Rico Solar: Greenbriar and Alterra each own 50 percent of AG Solar One, which will sell electricity to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, according to a statement today from the Vancouver- based companies. AG Solar One may pursue additional renewable-energy ...

Ex-Cuban spy offers to renounce US citizenship

Ex-Cuban spy offers to renounce US citizenship: Rene Gonzalez was recently permitted to visit Cuba for two weeks following his father's death and is due back May 6. His lawyer said in court papers that Gonzalez, 56, is willing to renounce his citizenship while in Havana at the U.S. Interests Section ...

Abdus-Salaam poised to become first African American woman to serve on ...


Abdus-Salaam poised to become first African American woman to serve on ...

New York State Supreme Court Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam of the Appellate Division, First Department, is poised to become the first African American woman to serve on the state's highest court, following her nomination by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this ...

Prison Planet.com » America has devolved into a nation of welfare ...


Prison Planet.com » America has devolved into a nation of welfare ...

If you want to look where America is headed, look no further than the recent activist video released by Mark Dice. He attempted to gather signatures for a petition that demanded America become a Nazi-style Orwellian police state, complete ...

Brazil's replacement to vuvuzela making some noise for the wrong reasons ...


Brazil's replacement to vuvuzela making some noise for the wrong reasons ...

SAO PAULO — Brazil's replacement for the vuvuzela is giving World Cup organizers a headache. It wasn't the sound of the caxirola — a maraca-like instrument not nearly as noisy as the South African vuvuzela — that attracted attention Sunday during ...

Brazilian Stocks Advance as Petrobras Earnings Exceed Estimates

Brazilian Stocks Advance as Petrobras Earnings Exceed Estimates: The MSCI Brazil/Energy index was the best performer among 10 industry groups. Iron-ore producers Vale SA and MMX Mineracao & Metalicos SA (MMXM3) gained as metals rose and as Valor Economico reported the government shelved a plan to raise a ...

Brazil Tax Receipts Up 4.6% In March to BRL 79.6 billion

Brazil Tax Receipts Up 4.6% In March to BRL 79.6 billion: Brazil has sought to jump-start growth by, among other things, giving tax incentives to selected industries. The country's gross domestic product grew a disappointing 0.9% in 2012 and forecasts point to around 3% growth this year. Mr. de Carvalho said ...

Students in Brazil take precautions, emphasize common sense - USA Today

Students in Brazil take precautions, emphasize common sense - USA Today: Though they deal with violence on a regular basis, these students from Notre Dame says the positive aspects of studying in Brazil outweigh the risks. brazil student violence. Football fans queue outside the Mario Filho --Maracana-- stadium to attend a ...




Community Project Improves Healthcare in Low-Income Setting

Community Project Improves Healthcare in Low-Income Setting:
WASHINGTON, DC — A novel approach to improving healthcare in a community of low-income Latinos was described by America Bracho, MD, MPH, here at the TEDMED ...
Medscape

Cash Lifelines Sent by Immigrants Remain Stagnant

Cash Lifelines Sent by Immigrants Remain Stagnant:
"These changes in migration flows translate into reductions in the volume of remittances to Mexico, while leading to growth in remittance flows to the rest of the region and particularly Central America," the report said. Indeed, remittances to Mexico ...


Wall Street Journal

Research and Markets: Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook in South and ...

Research and Markets: Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook in South and ...: Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook in South and Central America, 2013 - Details of Operating and Planned Crude Oil, Petroleum Products and Natural Gas Pipelines" report to their offering.

Visitors to Latin America up 50 per cent

Visitors to Latin America up 50 per cent:
The figures were revealed at the World Trade Market Latin America conference in Rio de Janeiro last week, and officials said they anticipated further growth in the coming years, with the Brazil to host FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympic and ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Latin America: Politics far afield demands attention

Latin America: Politics far afield demands attention: At the same time, Spanish corporate investment in Latin America has not been a simple story of seamless growth and success. While the recent past has seen a greater degree of political and economic stability in many of the continent's largest countries ...

Report: CIA Wanted To Hack Drug Cartels

Report: CIA Wanted To Hack Drug Cartels:
A new report claims the CIA considered electronic warfare against Mexican drug cartels in the mid-2000s. CIA agents allegedly pushed a project to electronically empty the accounts of drug kingpins, but were prevented from doing so by both the Treasury ...


Fast Company

Mexican journalists march against attacks on press

Mexican journalists march against attacks on press: Attacks have become so common that many Mexican news media have announced they will no longer cover stories related to drug cartels.The issue has become so serious that Mexico's congress passed a bill this month that would allow journalists to request ...

President Obama's Mexico visit comes with backdrop of uncertainty

President Obama's Mexico visit comes with backdrop of uncertainty: Despite Calderon's U.S.-backed frontal assault on drug cartels, or perhaps because of it, violence skyrocketed, and experts and former officials say that Peña Nieto may have difficulty scaling back U.S. involvement because it has become so deeply ...