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South America contraception up to 79%, Middle Africa 19%


South America contraception up to 79%, Middle Africa 19%

Notable progress was made in Eastern Africa from 31 percent to 46 percent, Southern Africa from 75 percent to 83 percent, Southeast Asia from 64 percent to 72 percent, Central America at 71 percent to 77 percent and South America from 73 percent to 79 ...

OAS calls for softer approach toward illegal drug users

OAS calls for softer approach toward illegal drug users:
Almost all the cocaine consumed in Western countries is produced in Latin America, while violence linked to the drug trade kills thousands every year as smugglers fight for control of trafficking routes in Central America, Colombia and Mexico.


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Buenos Aires has all you can eat and more


Buenos Aires has all you can eat and more

Thousands more of us are heading to South America for one of the world's premium culinary experiences as our love of cooking drives foodie tourism. While meals have always served as a potent sensory postcard of a holiday, the plethora of cooking game ...

First Cuban Cultural Fest features vast entertainment and fun

First Cuban Cultural Fest features vast entertainment and fun: The first Cuban Cultural Fest in Tampa, Fla. was well underway yesterday. This weekend Ybor City was a Cuban festive atmosphere along Avenida Republica de Cuba which drew not only Cubans but other nationalities as well to celebrate Cuban tradition ...

Black Coffee: Why Nobody is Buying Venezuela's Economic 'Poo Poo' Platter

Black Coffee: Why Nobody is Buying Venezuela's Economic 'Poo Poo' Platter: Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what's been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Now that Matthew is 16, he'll be heading to the DMV this coming Monday to get his driver's permit ...

Civic Agenda: Whatcom County offers mental health services

Civic Agenda: Whatcom County offers mental health services: The purpose of the additional monies, approximately $3 million annually, was to expand and enhance programs and services to address mental illness and addiction. The county introduced this resource with the keen awareness that untreated mental illness ...

Brazilian president opens Brasilia World Cup stadium

Brazilian president opens Brasilia World Cup stadium:
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff officially opened Brasilia's Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha World Cup stadium on Saturday. The stadium held its first test game yesterday, between Brasiliense and Brasília, ahead of the Confederations Cup Opening ...


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Glenn Close's family sheds light on mental illness stigma - USA Today


Glenn Close's family sheds light on mental illness stigma - USA Today

Calen Pick has schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He was 15 when he realized something was wrong, 16 when he checked himself into a lockdown mental health facility, 18 when he got out and 28 when his sanity ...

Venezuela steel prices up by 33.5pct in 12 months

Venezuela steel prices up by 33.5pct in 12 months: According to Venezuela's Central Bank, the inflation rate of construction sector in this April is 4.9% from previous month, 20.6% from last 4 months and 38.8% within 1 year. Just in this April, the steel construction materials such as rebar and mesh ...

Disappearing democracy is a journalistic dilemma

Disappearing democracy is a journalistic dilemma: CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Regular readers of this column know all too well that since I returned to Buenos Aires as a part-time resident three years ago I have repeatedly expressed my fear that democracy was in danger. I was most concerned about ...

Lawmakers benefit from private prison donations


Lawmakers benefit from private prison donations

Steve Owen, a spokesman for Corrections Corporation of America, said lobbyists who work for the company do not make donations on the company's behalf. The company has four private prisons in the state, two of which are under contract with Oklahoma.

Allegedly random murder, "hate crime," stuns NYC

Allegedly random murder, "hate crime," stuns NYC: Christine Quinn, the New York City Council speaker who is bidding to be the city's first gay mayor, said there was a time in New York when hate crimes were a common occurrence - when two people of the same gender could not walk down the street arm in ...

William White, Tuskegee Airmen successfully battled racism, America's enemies ...


William White, Tuskegee Airmen successfully battled racism, America's enemies ...

White, 86, was honored for his service in the all African-American aviation unit during a ceremony at Smithfield High on Saturday morning, when he received the Congressional Gold Medal. He and the other four surviving Hampton Roads members of the ...

Gay and lesbian couples push for same-sex marriage in Venezuela ...

Gay and lesbian couples push for same-sex marriage in Venezuela ...: Gays and lesbians demonstrated in Venezuela's capital Saturday to push for an end to discrimination and for civil rights such as same-sex marriage. “In some areas of the capital, two men cannot be seen holdings hands without security ...

Not Even Large Oil Reserves Can Save Socialist Venezuela | Via ...

Not Even Large Oil Reserves Can Save Socialist Venezuela | Via ...: Because the bolivar is artificially overvalued and practically worthless outside of Venezuela, everyone here is desperate for dollars, from auto-part importers to supermarkets to ordinary Venezuelans planning to travel abroad. Even government ...

Local companies should follow Jamaica Broilers into Haiti

Local companies should follow Jamaica Broilers into Haiti: The reasons voiced for ignoring Haiti are numerous, including: it is politically unstable, it is just a mass of poor people with little spending power (the poorest in the Western Hemisphere), there are logistics problems as everything has to go through ...


FROM SHORE TO SHORE: Couple works to educate Haiti youth

FROM SHORE TO SHORE: Couple works to educate Haiti youth: The Lovelands have been to Verrettes, Haiti, 12 times in the past six years. They go at the beginning of the school year and return in the spring to gauge student progress and assess needs for the coming year. In between, they visit church and ...

President Maduro Sends Venezuela's Military To Fight Crime In Violence Torn ...


President Maduro Sends Venezuela's Military To Fight Crime In Violence Torn ...

PETARE, Venezuela – Since Monday, in the socialist government's latest attempt to control Venezuela's pandemic of violence, President Nicolás Maduro has sent the military into slums to frisk local residents and man dozens of military checkpoints.

Puerto Rico Senate approves non-discrimination bill : Washington ...

Puerto Rico Senate approves non-discrimination bill : Washington ...: The Puerto Rico Senate on Thursday approved a sweeping bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Gay Man Gunned Down in NYC Street, Dies

Gay Man Gunned Down in NYC Street, Dies:
A man was subjected to homophobic slurs in New York City's Greenwich Village in the early minutes of Saturday before being shot in the face and later dying of his wounds. Two men were walking near Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street when three men ...


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Could South America end its participation in the war on drugs? Fears horrific ...


Could South America end its participation in the war on drugs? Fears horrific ...

The 200 page review references a number of South American countries would break with the prohibition line and decide that they will no longer deploy law enforcement and the army against drug cartels after deeming the human cost of life too high.

How A Free Press Is Threatened By Latin American Governments - Huffington Post

How A Free Press Is Threatened By Latin American Governments - Huffington Post: One of the greatest threats to press freedom in Latin America comes in the form of shady criminal groups like Mexican drug cartels or Colombian paramilitaries who harass and sometimes murder journalists that report on their activities. Increasingly ...

Europe and the US should heed Latin America on drugs

Europe and the US should heed Latin America on drugs: There is a growing belief that the current punitive-based approach has failed. It has visited a savage level of violence on Latin America as narco cartels, moving cocaine and cannabis into the US, have butchered and bribed their way through the continent.

Mexico's economic growth slows sharply - Gulf Times


Mexico's economic growth slows sharply - Gulf Times

Figures yesterday showed that although Latin America's second-biggest economy escaped an expected contraction in the first quarter, annual growth dived to its lowest since a deep recession in 2009. Separate data showed economic activity in March ...

Latin American states weigh legalizing pot


Latin American states weigh legalizing pot

WASHINGTON — An Organization of American States report has called for taking a closer look at possibly legalizing marijuana in Latin America. The report examined an issue that until recently was a taboo topic in the region. Politicians, desperate for ...