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martes, 28 de mayo de 2013

Mental health bill could become a casualty

Mental health bill could become a casualty: WASHINGTON _ Nearly six months after the mass murders in Newtown, Conn., one more casualty is looming in Congress. Ironically, it's the one idea that had unanimous, bipartisan support — help for the mentally ill. When the Senate voted to defeat a bill ...


Mexico creates missing persons unit

Mexico creates missing persons unit:
Mexico's government has unveiled a new investigative unit to track down thousands of people who have gone missing amid a brutal drug war. Families have pressed authorities for years to find their loved ones and the unit was formed after a dozen mothers ...


BigPond News

NYC's Cardinal Dolan Issues Anti-Gay Call to Action: Read It

NYC's Cardinal Dolan Issues Anti-Gay Call to Action: Read It

Fearing decisions from the Supreme Court that would rule broadly in favor of marriage equality and against DOMA and Prop 8, New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan, America's top Catholic, has issued a bulletin to Catholic parishioners across the country, ...

Helen Mirren attends drum band performance at gay pride festival to make ...

Helen Mirren attends drum band performance at gay pride festival to make ...:
The Queen of England - or rather, the actress known for playing her onstage and onscreen - may have left her throne to yell at a bunch of noisy drummers a few weeks ago, but in true regal fashion Dame Helen Mirren has apologized to the musicians by ...


New York Daily News

Gay Activist Assaulted by Teens Outside Manhattan Club

Gay Activist Assaulted by Teens Outside Manhattan Club

Eugene Lovendusky, 28, told NBC 4 New York over the phone he was leaving the XL nightclub with his boyfriend and another friend when a group of nine teenagers approached them near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, hurled anti-gay slurs and threw ...

Native American adoption law presents extra challenges for taxed system

Native American adoption law presents extra challenges for taxed system

She is one of the few foster parents in the area who meet specific requirements for Native American children in need of homes. Ruano is recognized as a member of the Cherokee Nation through her father, and her husband's lineage combines California's ...

Business loans aim to boost Native American entrepreneurs

Business loans aim to boost Native American entrepreneurs

A survey conducted in the early 2000s by the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce found around 2,500 businesses owned by Native Americans. Chamber officials say the recession took a toll on Native-owned businesses, and they guess the ...

New AAP Report Outlines Vulnerability of Military Children to Mental Illnesses

New AAP Report Outlines Vulnerability of Military Children to Mental Illnesses

A new report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends pediatricians to pay extra attention to the mental health statuses of children from military families. According to the report, children with parents stationed in combat ...

Bryan Fischer: Boy Scouts' Gay Youth Ruling Supported By Mormons In Hopes ...

Bryan Fischer: Boy Scouts' Gay Youth Ruling Supported By Mormons In Hopes ...: The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer suggested the Boy Scouts of America be re-named the "Boy Sodomizers of America" after the organization opted to drop its controversial ban on gay youth participants last week. But Fischer, whose anti-gay ...


The march for equality doesn't follow a linear path

The march for equality doesn't follow a linear path: A week ago Friday, Mark Carson was murdered because he was gay. Right here in New York City in the heart of Greenwich Village—the capital of gay America. On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy reluctantly pulled a provision from the ...

Robbie Rogers: Gay, sportsy and hot, what more could you ask for?

Robbie Rogers: Gay, sportsy and hot, what more could you ask for?:
AMERICAblog reader Jeff pointed me to an interview that American professional soccer play Robbie Rogers did with the Guardian back in early April, about his coming out as gay. I hadn't hear about it. Then again, I'm probably not your go-to-guy when it ...


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Mental Health Disorder Linked to Violence and Other Crimes

Mental Health Disorder Linked to Violence and Other Crimes: Of these, 2.4 were inherent to patients with severe mental illness. This means that 5.2% of all violent crimes over the period were committed by people with severe mental illness, including manic depression and other psychoses. When the figures were ...


Mental-health fix not just about money

Mental-health fix not just about money: Taking mental health seriously, others say, also involves expanding Medicaid, reducing the stigma of seeking and receiving mental-health treatment, improving access to services and housing, filling a critical national shortage of psychiatrists and ...

Family says Arizona mother imprisoned in Mexico on drug charges is wrongly ...

Family says Arizona mother imprisoned in Mexico on drug charges is wrongly ...

An Arizona mother of seven is being held in a Mexican prison after being accused of attempting to smuggle drugs while in the country for a family funeral. 42-year-old Yannira Maldonado, a devout Mormon who has been a U.S. citizen for 17 years, was ...

California is Richest, Poorest State

California is Richest, Poorest State: But California is also, arguably, the poorest state in the nation. We have more people in poverty — 6.1 million — and more children in poverty than any other state. Even more ominously, a new measure of poverty shows that California has the highest ...


Teen Charged in NYC's Latest Anti-Gay Hate Crime as Victim ...

Teen Charged in NYC's Latest Anti-Gay Hate Crime as Victim ...: Over the weekend I reported on the 9th recent anti-gay hate crime in New York City in recent weeks. Nineteen-year-old Manel Riquelme has been charged with a hate crime and aggravated harassment in the attack on Eugene Lovendusky, ...

2 US embassy officials injured in Venezuela; police official says 1 shot ...

2 US embassy officials injured in Venezuela; police official says 1 shot ...

CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan police official says a military attaché at the U.S. Embassy has been injured in a shooting outside a night club. The State Department said two U.S. officials were injured in an “incident” early Tuesday but gave few ...

In the Crossfire: Police Reform in Central America

In the Crossfire: Police Reform in Central America: Central America has returned as an international battleground, not against communism but against organized crime. With successive crackdowns against drug traffickers in the Caribbean, Colombia and, most recently, in Mexico, the countries of Central ...

A much-needed change of tune in war on drugs

A much-needed change of tune in war on drugs: And it seems that at least one country in North America is starting to agree. President Obama's visit this month to Mexico and Central America presaged a shift in narrative from security to economic priorities. And a new report just released by the ...


Meet Latin America's Serious Side: The Pacific Alliance

Meet Latin America's Serious Side: The Pacific Alliance:
News about Latin America is often dominated by politicians who make bombastic speeches about U.S. imperialism and promise to bring about radical changes in the continent without really saying how they'll do it. But Latin America's more practical side ...


ABC News

Latin American Balance Sheet Leverage Is Increasing

Latin American Balance Sheet Leverage Is Increasing: A few years ago, many companies in Latin America had difficulty issuing new debt, but nowadays capital markets are much more willing to take risk. This means that some assets that were considered risky in the past are now suitable investments even for ...

Police in Costa Rica pull plug on shadowy currency

Police in Costa Rica pull plug on shadowy currency

Concern had been building on underground Internet forums since Liberty Reserve, a Latin America-based currency system long favored by scammers, went offline last week. In a statement, Costa Rica police confirmed that the company founder Arthur ...

Argentina and Brazil 'fear' a greater integration with China, says Mujica

Argentina and Brazil 'fear' a greater integration with China, says Mujica:
“China is most important for South America, and not only for Uruguay, but also for Argentina and Brazil but they fear China because of this country's productivity, the fact it sells cheaply and they are afraid their domestic industrial production lines ...


MercoPress

Analysis: Is international retail interest in Chile hotting up?

Analysis: Is international retail interest in Chile hotting up?

As Waitrose inks a deal to supply products to Chilean grocer Unimarc, Retail Week explores the retail opportunities and challenges in one of South America's most developed countries. Waitrose has added another bow to its international retail string, ...

Peru: Counterfeit currency king

Peru: Counterfeit currency king:
South America's cocaine giant is also the best at fabricating phony dollar bills. The US Secret Service is working with Peruvian police to stop it. What do you think? A Peruvian policeman displays printed sheets of counterfeit US $100 bills. Ernesto ...


GlobalPost