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martes, 14 de mayo de 2013

Puerto Ricans hit US for rise in cancer cases

Puerto Ricans hit US for rise in cancer cases: For more than 60 years, the United States Navy used the Puerto Rican island of Vieques as a testing ground for bombs and other military exercises. The army left 10 years ago, but islanders now suffer higher rates of cancer and other illnesses than the ...




Haitian Immigrants Struggle To Find Their Way In Brazil


Haitian Immigrants Struggle To Find Their Way In Brazil

But now the two are among a growing number of undocumented Haitian immigrants who have wound up homeless on the streets of São Paulo. The group of around 100 was recently evicted from a building they were renting, without knowing that they were ...

New UCLA center to tackle problems of poverty, health in Latin ...


New UCLA center to tackle problems of poverty, health in Latin ...

UCLA has formed the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America , where faculty and students from multiple disciplines will work with other ...

Will Brazil Become Less Transparent?

Will Brazil Become Less Transparent?: Brazil's finance ministry has confirmed that its second-ranking official is leaving his post, prompting questions about whether more fiscal tinkering and less budget transparency in Brasilia are on the way. Officially, Nelson Barbosa is leaving at the ...

Exclusive-Brazil's Rousseff sides with farmers in Indian land fight

Exclusive-Brazil's Rousseff sides with farmers in Indian land fight: BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has ordered her government to stop confiscating farmland to create new Indian reservations, government officials say, a policy reversal with major implications for one of the world's top ...




Land disputes spark eviction fears in Haiti displacement camps 3 years after quake


Land disputes spark eviction fears in Haiti displacement camps 3 years after quake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Attorney Reynold Georges showed up with a judge and a police officer on a recent afternoon at Camp Acra, a cluster of tents and plywood shelters scattered across rocky hills dotted with trees in the heart of the Haitian capital.

Hasan Tuluy: Latin America 2030 - shared prosperity is possible

Hasan Tuluy: Latin America 2030 - shared prosperity is possible: It may seem audacious, but Latin America could meet these ahead of schedule. The region has already made great strides in poverty reduction and its governments and economies have evolved considerably adopting necessary political, social and economic ...




Chamberlain school board rejects honor song request for Native American ...


Chamberlain school board rejects honor song request for Native American ...

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. — Native American students will not be recognized with an honor song during this year's commencement ceremony at Chamberlain High School in southeastern South Dakota, despite a renewed effort to add to the graduation tradition.

Ali Fontaine takes home Native American Music Award

Ali Fontaine takes home Native American Music Award:
She was nominated in multiple categories at the Native American Music Awards (NAMAs), including for Songwriter of the Year and Best Female Artist but took the trophy for Best Country Recording. “It was very exciting and overwhelming in a very positive ...


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Sorcery prompts calls for death penalty

Sorcery prompts calls for death penalty: Australia has also joined the American protest which followed the United States researcher being raped and had her hair cut to the scalp. Death penalty An Australian was murdered and his friend sexually assaulted in a separate incident last month ...




Gay marriage no given in North Dakota

Gay marriage no given in North Dakota: The California Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday, but it also decided that the estimated 18,000 gay couples who tied the knot before the law took effect will stay wed. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). FARGO – Minnesota will ...

Argentine sculptor Enio Iommi dies at 87

Argentine sculptor Enio Iommi dies at 87: Famous Argentine sculptor Enio Iommi died at 87. A traditional memorial service will be held today at the Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires City. A Concrete Art representative, Enio Iommi was born in the city of Rosario, in the province of Santa ...

How prison keeps many Americans locked into poverty | NBC News

How prison keeps many Americans locked into poverty | NBC News: Even after a prison sentence is served, the structural and cultural barriers to prosperity can exact a new debt on released convicts who have paid their debt to ...

Talking Faith and Mental Illness: Suicide

Talking Faith and Mental Illness: Suicide: Blogger and former psychiatrist Adrian Warnock is hosting a “broad conversation about faith and mental illness” and last week I responded to his question about the way my own faith community has historically viewed mental illness, and how my own faith ...




Puerto Rico welcomes $30M renewable energy project

Puerto Rico welcomes $30M renewable energy project: SAN JUAN, Puerto RicoPuerto Rico's governor has announced a $30 million investment to install solar panels at the island's main convention center while making a call for more renewable energy projects. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday that the ...

Member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel Sentenced to 35 Years in US Prison


Member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel Sentenced to 35 Years in US Prison

A member of Mexico's notorious Gulf drug cartel was handed a 35-year prison sentence by a federal judge Monday for smuggling marijuana and cocaine into the United States. Aurelio Cano Flores is also subject to the forfeiture of $15 billion in assets ...

Cuba, Nicaragua Hold Talks on Business - Caribbean Journal

Cuba, Nicaragua Hold Talks on Business - Caribbean Journal: A group of Nicaraguan entrepreneurs are on a visit to Cuba this week in an effort to boost commercial ties between the two countries. The delegation from Nicaragua's Chamber of Industry was met by a group of Cuban businessmen Sunday at the Hotel ...




Linda Harvey Warns Teens Against Gay News Sites

Linda Harvey Warns Teens Against Gay News Sites:
Christian conservative Linda Harvey has suggested that gay news sites trick kids into being gay. Harvey, the founder of the Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the conservative website WorldNetDaily.com, told her ...


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The Distortion of Grief

The Distortion of Grief: But the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), produced by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), deems invalid the long-accepted understanding of bereavement as a highly individual and unpredictable ...

Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle


Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle

psychiatrists, the British Psychological Society's division of clinical psychology (DCP) will on Monday issue a statement declaring that, given the lack of evidence, it is time for a “paradigm shift” in how the issues of mental health are understood ...

Wilshere ankle surgery rocks Hodgson's plans for Brazil and Ireland

Wilshere ankle surgery rocks Hodgson's plans for Brazil and Ireland:
Wenger had said in March he would talk to England manager Roy Hodgson about using Wilshere sparingly during the summer friendlies — against the Republic at Wembley on May 29 and Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on June 2 — given the youngster's history ...


Daily Mail

Ricky Martin Pushes Gay Rights in Puerto Rico | E! Online

Ricky Martin Pushes Gay Rights in Puerto Rico | E! Online: Ricky Martin is calling on the government in his native Puerto Rico to stand up for gay rights. I.

Budget to tackle child poverty

Budget to tackle child poverty: The Prime Minister says while his party won't support Mana leader Hone Harawira's Food in Schools bill, it is likely there will be some money for programmes to help families in poverty. Labour leader David Shearer is pleased the Government looks set to ...

Oil-rich Venezuela became net gasoline importer in 2012

Oil-rich Venezuela became net gasoline importer in 2012: CARACAS, May 14 (Reuters) - Venezuela in 2012 became a net importer of gasoline as a result of escalating problems at its refineries and increasing demand for fuel in its internal market, joining a growing list of countries that struggle with fuel ...

Rally Against NYC Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Planned for Thursday Night

Rally Against NYC Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Planned for Thursday Night: The activist group Queer Rising had announced a rally against the recent spate of hate crimes against gay men in New York City. It it planned for Thursday evening from 7 pm till 9:30 pm at the corner of 7th Avenue and W. 33rd street outside Madison ...