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jueves, 9 de mayo de 2013

Colombia: Is FARC making room for drug cartels? - InfoSur Hoy

Colombia: Is FARC making room for drug cartels? - InfoSur Hoy:
Colombia: Is FARC making room for drug cartels? More repression against terrorist and illegal armed groups could be behind the strengthening of the presence of Mexican drug cartels in the country.


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California hasn't emptied its prisons enough, but it is trying


California hasn't emptied its prisons enough, but it is trying

California leads America in many things. One of them is a mania for locking people up. Tough-talking politicians passed mandatory-sentencing laws like the three-strikes rule, pioneered in California and much imitated elsewhere, which sent third-time ...


Local Scouting leaders urged to ' vote their conscience ' on membership policy


Local Scouting leaders urged to ' vote their conscience ' on membership policy

On Tuesday, the Western Los Angeles County Council of the Boy Scouts of America issued a statement urging a "true and authentic inclusion policy" that would welcome gay adults into the ranks of Scouting leaders and volunteers. The Western Los Angeles ...

First Female Native NMSU ROTC Graduate


First Female Native NMSU ROTC Graduate

This month, Emily Juchniewicz will graduate from New Mexico State University with a degree in community health, the first of her siblings to earn a bachelor's degree. She also will leave the school as an Army officer, the first female Native American ...

New Group Will Support Native American Women

New Group Will Support Native American Women:
Now the coordinator of Milwaukee Public Schools' First Nation Studies program, Kaquatosh is launching an organization to help Native American women and girls and build her community. “I had women mentors (who) helped me grow and become ...


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Mental health issues pushing up juvenile detention rates


Mental health issues pushing up juvenile detention rates

"There must be a significant improvement and focus on rehabilitation and therapeutic services in detention facilities, particularly mental health services, and appropriate treatment programs need to be maintained when the young person is released back ...

University religious institutions reconsider role in mental illness dialogue

University religious institutions reconsider role in mental illness dialogue: The Memorial Chapel houses something students struggling with mental illness might not find at the University Health Center: spiritual counseling. Religious leaders are wondering what their role should be in such cases, knowing some students may feel ...

Ashley Smith's mental disorder led to hellish encounters been ...


Ashley Smith's mental disorder led to hellish encounters been ...

It was a hellish mental illness, both for Ashley and for those enmeshed with her, such as prison staff, because she was such a gaping maw of need.

There's help for mental illness

There's help for mental illness: Did you ever wonder if you were going "crazy"? Actually, one in four adults (57.7 million Americans) suffer from a diagnosable mental illness in any given year. One in seventeen lives with a serious disease such as schizophrenia, major depression, or ...




Biden: US Wants”Real Change” in Cuba

Biden: US Wants”Real Change” in Cuba: HAVANA TIMES — US Vice President Joe Biden said today that Washington believes that Cuba has made some “small encouraging signs” of change but that the Obama administration still wants to see “real change” leading to a “democratic” future of the ...

Cuba launches challenge to Australian tobacco laws at WTO

Cuba launches challenge to Australian tobacco laws at WTO:
By filing the complaint, Cuba has triggered a 60-day window for Australia to try to resolve the problem in talks with the communist country. After that Cuba could ask the WTO to appoint a panel of adjudicators to judge its complaint, Reuters reports.


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California Elder Care Center Chain Cited for Abuse Again, Reports Palo Alto ...


California Elder Care Center Chain Cited for Abuse Again, Reports Palo Alto ...

A California-based elder care center company, which had previously been sued for abuse by a collection of plaintiffs, is again under scrutiny. The elder care centers under the umbrella of Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. Skilled Healthcare has agreed to ...

Child poverty rampant in Canadian cities

Child poverty rampant in Canadian cities:
The story of child poverty in Canada is very much an urban story. One out of every 10 children living in urban areas was poor in 2010, compared to one in 20 children living in non-urban areas. Three-quarters (or 76 per cent) of all poor children in ...


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Founder of iconic fashion brand Missoni dies aged 92 just months after his son ...


Founder of iconic fashion brand Missoni dies aged 92 just months after his son ...

Ottavio Missoni's whose brand was instantly recognisable for its unique zig zag stripes, had recently been hospitalised for heart failure and had resigned as director of the company last year. His death at his home in Italy comes just months after his ...

Peru's Ambassador to Venezuela Resigns Under Pressure from Lawmakers

Peru's Ambassador to Venezuela Resigns Under Pressure from Lawmakers: "He's not looking to represent Peru, but his own interests where he lives and in this case in Venezuela where he has large businesses," the head of the committee, Victor Garcia Belaunde, said. "The foreign affairs ministry can't name ambassadors to a ...

Catholic League: David Bowie Is A 'Switch-Hitting Bisexual Senior Citizen From ...

Catholic League: David Bowie Is A 'Switch-Hitting Bisexual Senior Citizen From ...: This time, the U.S.-based religious group is taking David Bowie to task for the singer's new music video for the "The Next Day," calling him a "switch-hitting bisexual senior citizen from London." (Oooh, the old London burn!) In a 1997 email forward ...

Haiti cholera victims threaten to sue UN

Haiti cholera victims threaten to sue UN: A group of lawyers representing cholera victims in Haiti has threatened to take legal action against the United Nations. James Bays, Al Jazeera's diplomatic editor, reporting from the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday said the lawyers ...

Photos: Second Massive Student Protest in One Month on Streets of Santiago

Photos: Second Massive Student Protest in One Month on Streets of Santiago: SANTIAGO – According to police, the student protest was attended by 35,000 people. Leaders of the protest, which was coordinated by the Confederation of Students of Chile (CONFECH), claim that more than 80,000 protesters showed up. Our guess is that ...

Ex-Enron CEO Skilling to serve less time in prison, strikes deal with prosecutors


Ex-Enron CEO Skilling to serve less time in prison, strikes deal with prosecutors

Washington, May 9 (ANI): Enron scandal, one of America's most notorious corporate frauds, has taken a new turn with its ex- CEO Jeffery Skilling striking a deal with the federal prosecutors to reduce his jail term. According to a report by Huffington ...

Vatican declares Mexican Death Saint blasphemous

Vatican declares Mexican Death Saint blasphemous:
The cult, which reveres death, has been growing rapidly in Mexico. It is represented by a cloaked female skeleton clutching a scythe. It is particularly popular in areas of Mexico that have suffered from extreme violence carried out by the country's ...


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New video of group wanted in gay couple attack

New video of group wanted in gay couple attack: The group directed anti-gay remarks at the men before the assault, said police. The attackers could be a crowd of New York Knicks fans who set upon the victims as the team was losing a playoff game to the Indiana Pacers just steps away at Madison ...

Program working to keep Native American kids in school

Program working to keep Native American kids in school: BROWNING - Reporter Laura Wilson went on Special Assignment to take a look at Native American high school students in Montana, who may have the odds stacked against them. The 2013 Building a Grad Nation Annual Update shows that more than ...




Could Religious belief be considered to be a Mental Disorder?

Could Religious belief be considered to be a Mental Disorder?: “New information from a 22-year old study at a German University has many psychiatrists and psychologists throughout the world wondering if atheism is a sign or warning of a more serious mental illness already present or in the process of developing.

Behavioral Health Agency is all hat and no cattle

Behavioral Health Agency is all hat and no cattle: live with mental illness, but the public mental health system provides services to less than one-fourth of them. According to the Department of Health, there were approximately 32,500 visits to New Mexico hospital emergency departments for mental ...

Being gay in America: a 50-year love story

Being gay in America: a 50-year love story: "I learned I was gay, but I hid it." Darby, 86, and Bird will celebrate their 54th anniversary as a couple in July and their fifth wedding anniversary two months later. "I will always remember putting this on his finger," Darby said, touching the ...