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viernes, 31 de mayo de 2013

El Salvador court denies seriously ill woman abortion

El Salvador court denies seriously ill woman abortion:
For example, the 2008 abortion rate was 32 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age in Latin America. In Western Europe, where abortion is generally permitted on broad grounds, the abortion rate was 12 per 1,000.

BBC News

Simón Bolívar: The Latin American Hero Many Americans Don't Know

Simón Bolívar: The Latin American Hero Many Americans Don't Know: The Latin American independence hero swanned around the salons of revolutionary-era Paris, skulked in the Guyanese jungle and enlisted the aid of roughriding cowboys and mercenary privateers, among others, in his campaigns. He wooed myriad women ...


Traditional demographic patterns are changing astonishingly fast

Traditional demographic patterns are changing astonishingly fast

In almost all Latin American countries, childlessness among young graduates is twice what it is among women with only secondary education, a common pattern in East Asia and Europe, too. The more education a woman has, the more likely she is to ...

Venezuela says economy was 'disrupted' by death of Chavez

Venezuela says economy was 'disrupted' by death of Chavez: CARACAS, May 31 (Reuters) - The political uncertainty created by the death of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, its socialist leader, disrupted the economy and will have an effect on the OPEC nation's economic growth figures, the president of the country's ...

“25 million children in the European Union at risk of poverty or social exclusion

“25 million children in the European Union at risk of poverty or social exclusion: On International Day of Children, Caritas Europa draws attention to the fact that 25 million children in the European Union are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This amounts to one child in every four. To Caritas Europa, all children should be ...

Americans still captive in global power games

Americans still captive in global power games: Today, there are a number of American citizens languishing in prisons, some of them off the map, their survival at the mercy of powerful players with intricate agendas of geopolitical blackmail. For their families, the ordeal is emotionally devastating ...

Can Argentina be weaned from its addiction to oil?

Can Argentina be weaned from its addiction to oil?:
“Gas in propane tanks can cost five to six times as much as the gas in the [city] network because gas in tanks is not subsidized,” says Ashley Valle, the international coordinator at the Buenos Aires-based NGO Forum for Energy, Sustainability, and ...


Christian Science Monitor

California Senate votes to revoke Boy Scouts' nonprofit status

California Senate votes to revoke Boy Scouts' nonprofit status

The California Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would revoke the Boy Scouts' nonprofit status because the group does not allow openly gay adults to join. The Boy Scouts of America voted last week to allow gay youths to join the organization, but ...

Record Percentage of Californians Support Gay Marriage

Record Percentage of Californians Support Gay Marriage: Following a nationwide trend of support for same-sex marriage, a new poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California showed that 56% of adults favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. The poll also showed that only 38% are against it .

Some Mormons to show support for gay community

Some Mormons to show support for gay community: Shortly after being criticized for its role in supporting California's gay marriage ban, the LDS Church supported a 2009 ordinance in Salt Lake City that protected people from housing and employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation ...


'Gay' activists want much more from Boy Scouts

'Gay' activists want much more from Boy Scouts:
The homosexual-rights group GLAAD said it and other like-minded activist groups will now encourage “gay” youth to participate in the Boy Scouts. But spokesman Ross Murray said “the ban on gay adult leaders is still a major barrier for many families and ...


WND.com

California Senate votes to revoke Boy Scouts' charitable status

California Senate votes to revoke Boy Scouts' charitable status:
California's state Senate has passed a bill that would use taxes to pressure the Boy Scouts of America to accept openly gay adults. The measure, which now moves to the assembly, would revoke the organisation's non-profit status in California and compel ...


The Guardian

The case for same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania

The case for same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania: In a few short weeks, the United States Supreme Court will render two important gay rights rulings, one involving the legality of gay marriage in California and the other involving the constitutionality of a 1996 federal law, entitled The Defense of ...

Support for gay marriage reaches record high 56% in California

Support for gay marriage reaches record high 56% in California:
A new poll shows that 56% of Californians now favor gay marriage - the highest level of support ever shown in the state where voters passed Proposition 8 in 2008. The latest poll numbers, released this week by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of ...


Gay Star News

Gay Pride Parade hits Queens on Sunday

Gay Pride Parade hits Queens on Sunday:
A popular gay pride festival, founded after the murder of gay man in Jackson Heights, can't seem to escape its tragic roots. The Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival will celebrate its 21st year on Sunday — following a rash of attacks ...


New York Daily News

Developers of NYC's first gay hotel are feuding

Developers of NYC's first gay hotel are feuding: The three co-owners of the OUT NYC, the city's first gay hotel, have had a falling out, as it were. Architect Paul Dominguez sued his former business partner, developer Ian Reisner, claiming that he refused to hand over a promised ownership stake in ...


Lawmakers increase pressure to change Redskins' name

Lawmakers increase pressure to change Redskins' name: According to the Associated Press, the letter argued, "Native Americans throughout the country consider the 'R-word' a racial, derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African-Americans or the 'W-word among Latinos.'" Snyder told USA Today earlier ...


Disney to donate Lone Ranger premiere profits to Native American charity

Disney to donate Lone Ranger premiere profits to Native American charity:
The studio was criticised for casting Depp as Native American character Tonto by a number of film critics, as well as American Indian institutions such as Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and Colville Tribes of the Pacific Northwest.


Radio Times

Conference examines state of Indian education

Conference examines state of Indian education

Educators from Indian Country and beyond gathered at the University of Montana on Thursday, launching a two-day seminar focused on the state of Native American education and efforts to drive it forward. From building university-based outreach centers ...

For Veterans, Mental Health Care Often Fragmented

For Veterans, Mental Health Care Often Fragmented: For veterans with mental health conditions, prompt and continuous access to mental health care can be lifesaving. However, research shows that after deployment, veterans often go years without obtaining mental health care, and when they do, their care ...

Experts come together to discuss mental illness and how they can help

Experts come together to discuss mental illness and how they can help

One of every four adults suffers a diagnosable mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and one of about every seven inmates at the Brevard County jail is receiving mental health treatment. Nationwide, federal statistics ...

Cuba devotes a week to Haitian culture

Cuba devotes a week to Haitian culture: HAVANA, Cuba (defend.ht) - This week from Sunday until Saturday Cubans expressed their longstanding fascination with Haiti and celebrated the Haitian culture with a whole week devoted to the culture of the country. Miami Beach, Florida, USA · Downtown ...


US Woman Freed From Mexican Prison

US Woman Freed From Mexican Prison:
Yanira Maldonado was released from a Mexican prison Thursday night, days after Mexican soldiers found about 12 pounds of marijuana stashed under the seat she was sitting in on a bus from Mexico to Arizona. Initially it was Maldonado's husband, Gary, ...


Daily Beast

Coors Apologizes For Using Puerto Rico's Flag On Beer Cans, Halts Production

Coors Apologizes For Using Puerto Rico's Flag On Beer Cans, Halts Production: Public officials and Puerto Rican groups had expressed outrage after the company used an image of the island's flag on a specially-made Coors Light beer can made on occasion of New York City's Puerto Rican Day Parade. MillerCoors is the main sponsor ...

Program helps protect seniors

Program helps protect seniors:
Career: Chief of security for private and foreign corporations and for law enforcement agencies, former head of El Al security in the United States, and frequent Fox News commentator. Organization: Seniors vs. Crime, a project sponsored by the Florida ...


Sun-Sentinel