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jueves, 23 de mayo de 2013

Cubans more optimistic about Castro's economic changes

Cubans more optimistic about Castro's economic changes:
Cubans appear to be growing more optimistic about ruler Raul Castro's economic reforms and large majorities favor direct elections of their president but say the government is repressive, according to a poll made public Thursday. The survey by the ...


MiamiHerald.com

Women's Rights Still Denied in Latin America

Women's Rights Still Denied in Latin America: MEXICO CITY- Latin American states are still failing to provide guarantees for women's educational, sexual and reproductive rights, according to activists from different regions of the world meeting in the Mexican capital. ... of ...

Pentagon requests $450 million for Guantanamo Bay renovations

Pentagon requests $450 million for Guantanamo Bay renovations:
... on a hunger strike over the conditions they are kept in and the trials they each should have had. President Obama stated last month that the prison center is not necessary to keep America safe. "Guantanamo is not necessary to keep America safe," he ...


Examiner.com

The American prison system

The American prison system: One of the things that has always struck me as different — and not in a good way — in the United States compared to other Western countries is the way Americans think (and act) about crime, particularly their prison system. Recently, my colleagues ...


Can flu cause mental illness?

Can flu cause mental illness?: The Public's Health. Can flu cause mental illness? A new study looks back a half-century and finds that bipolar disorder in adults is four times as common now if their pregnant mothers had the flu then. A protein secreted by the brain might play a role.

Stigma surrounding mental illness in children often prevents treatment

Stigma surrounding mental illness in children often prevents treatment: In addition NAMI reports that 21 percent – or one in five children ages 9 to 17 – have a diagnosable mental or addictive disorder that causes at least minimal impairment. Even though the numbers are staggering, NAMI reports that only about 20 percent ...


Clinics need to learn more about mental disorder problem

Clinics need to learn more about mental disorder problem: According to The Ministry of Health in 2007, 14.1 percent of Jakartans over 15 years old suffered from mental health problems ranging depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The figure was higher than the average 11.6 percent for ...

'Drug Cartels a Greater Threat to Migrants Than US Border Patrol ...

'Drug Cartels a Greater Threat to Migrants Than US Border Patrol ...: Migrants trying to illegally enter the United States through Mexico face more danger from drug cartels than law enforcement, they say, highlighting the scale to ...

Prison Planet.com » Civil disobedience rising across America as ...

Prison Planet.com » Civil disobedience rising across America as ...

Nearly everywhere you turn, crowds of angry Americans are gathering, no longer content to merely sit idly by and remain spectators to the cavalcade of injustices being perpetuated ad nauseum against We the People by criminal governments ...

Chile Storm First Santiago Soaker

Chile Storm First Santiago Soaker: The first big rainstorm of the season may be on target for Santiago and central Chile as a whole. The storm will have potential to give 25 to 100 mm (about 1-4 inches) of rain over a wide area, even locally 150 to 200 mm (about 6-8 inches) along the ...

Organizing on Both Sides of the Border

Organizing on Both Sides of the Border: For the past three weeks, a group of Mexicans has been traveling across the United States to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis occurring along Central American migration routes. According to the caravan organizing alliance Acción Migrante, ...


Acquisitions slow Pan-American earnings

Acquisitions slow Pan-American earnings: Pan-American acquired some MetLife operations in Central America and the Caribbean for an undisclosed price in November 2011. The acquisitions, including an American Life and General Insurance Co. unit in Trinidad and Tobago and assets in Panama ...

Costa Rican lawmakers approve association agreement with European Union

Costa Rican lawmakers approve association agreement with European Union

After several hours of negotiations lawmakers on Tuesday night approved an association agreement between Central America and the European Union (EU), with 37 votes in favor and four against. The European bloc, formed by 27 countries, is Costa Rica's ...

Colombian coffee growers race to win back buyers, new markets

Colombian coffee growers race to win back buyers, new markets: But some buyers and roasters are disappointed with Colombia after five years of below-average output, and they have turned to other suppliers in Central America, Peru and Brazil. Winning them back and finding new buyers in untapped markets will be ...

New York Times accused of treating Latin political leaders differently

New York Times accused of treating Latin political leaders differently: Among the petition's signatories are more than a dozen experts on Latin America and the media plus Noam Chomsky and Ed Herman, and the film directors Oliver Stone and Michael Moore. Here's the full script of the petition… Dear Margaret Sullivan, ...


Political participation by indigenous peoples in Latin America still low – UN ...

Political participation by indigenous peoples in Latin America still low – UN ...:
Intercultural Citizenship – Contributions from the political participation of indigenous peoples in Latin America, released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), cites several factors that have helped boost the political participation of indigenous ...


UN News Centre

Germany's Merkel And Brazil's Rousseff World's Most Powerful Women: Forbes

Germany's Merkel And Brazil's Rousseff World's Most Powerful Women: Forbes: NEW YORK, May 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes's list of the world's most powerful women for the third consecutive year, followed by Brazil's Dilma Rousseff, the magazine said on Wednesday.


Brazil to eliminate payroll tax on bus fares -finance minister

Brazil to eliminate payroll tax on bus fares -finance minister: BRASILIA May 23 (Reuters) - Brazil will eliminate a payroll tax on bus fares, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Thursday, in another measure to curb consumer price increases as inflation hovers near the ceiling of the government's target. The ...

IDB supports sustainable energy for rural electrification in Haiti

IDB supports sustainable energy for rural electrification in Haiti: WASHINGTON (CMC) – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it will support a US$3 million technical cooperation project to help the government of Haiti test different renewable energy solutions with the goal of expanding rural electrification.

Haiti: Senate discovers more irregularities in Education Tax

Haiti: Senate discovers more irregularities in Education Tax

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - More than 60% of the funds collected on international calls for the National Fund for Education have been spent, not on education in Haiti, but in manners “irregular” according to a report by an investigating ...

Venezuela has run out of toilet roll

Venezuela has run out of toilet roll:
The Government in Venezuela has had to buy an emergency supply of toilet roll because it's running out. The South American country's National Assembly has agreed to ship in 36 million rolls of toilet paper, and other products such as toothpaste and ...


BBC News

Venezuela's domestic debt soars 97.5% in three years

Venezuela's domestic debt soars 97.5% in three years: Although the Venezuelan oil basket price has been above the USD 100 ceiling, Venezuela's debt has continued growing. Based on information from the Finance Ministry, the government has focused on issuing bonds in the domestic market, thus increasing ...

Venezuela talk-show host, who revealed infighting among Chavistas takes ...

Venezuela talk-show host, who revealed infighting among Chavistas takes ...

A popular pro-Venezuelan government television talk show host took leave of absence alleging 'medical reasons' for a few days following the release on Monday of a recording where he can be heard talking with a Cuban intelligence officer about the 'sea ...

Report: Child Poverty On Rise In Monmouth County

Report: Child Poverty On Rise In Monmouth County: The number of children living in poverty in Monmouth County is on the rise, while juvenile arrests are declining, according to a report by New Jersey Kids Count. The annual rankings measure progress in improving the lives of children in various ...


Is the United States the Next Argentina?

Is the United States the Next Argentina?: Garrett Baldwin writes: Drive the streets of Buenos Aires, and you will see regal architecture that rivals wealthy European enclaves in Monaco or London. And along tree-lined walkways, you will witness monuments that speak of the legacy of Argentina's ...