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lunes, 3 de junio de 2013

Society must confront mental health stigma, redefine success

Society must confront mental health stigma, redefine success: Especially critical to our efforts to resolve these tragedies should be confronting the yawning chasm of societal discrimination separating many of those who need mental health treatment and the resources available to help them. The assumption that one ...


The Growing Use of Juvenile Hit Men by Mexican Drug Lords

The Growing Use of Juvenile Hit Men by Mexican Drug Lords: The lesser penalties imposed by the judicial systems of Mexico and the United States on underage offenders have become an inducement for drug cartels to use them as thugs. In Baja California, this kind of recruitment has picked up in recent months. In ...


The death penalty's hidden injustice

The death penalty's hidden injustice:
Most Americans would likely be satisfied with this outcome, and we will move on. This series of events would provide Americans with a perspective on the positive side of the potential to use the death penalty. But even as we watch this likely series of ...


The Week Magazine

Divorce rising among low income couples

Divorce rising among low income couples: Although low-income and high-income respondents reported similar romantic ... Black and 19 percent were from non-White or Black Latino/Hispanic communities.

Christine Quinn Promises New York's LGBT Community Self-Defense Classes ...

Christine Quinn Promises New York's LGBT Community Self-Defense Classes ...

New York mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn has responded to a disturbing spate of alleged anti-gay attacks in the area by offering a series of free self-defense classes to the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The council ...

Globalizing the Security Council

Globalizing the Security Council

BRASILIA – The 1945 United Nations Charter represented a historic breakthrough in the pursuit of peace on a multilateral basis. At the end of a global war that claimed more than 50 million lives, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the ...

NYC seeks gay and lesbian foster parents

NYC seeks gay and lesbian foster parents: NEW YORKNew York City's child welfare agency wants more gay and lesbian foster parents. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/18L7ZH7 ) says there's a major push to expand the kinds of families who consider fostering. Another goal is to find ...

A Rorschach test of modern mental health care

A Rorschach test of modern mental health care: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, regardless of version, remains a problem masquerading as a solution for several reasons. The manual confounds socially unacceptable behavior with cellular abnormality, or disease. Behavioral ...


Native American elders honored as tradition keepers

Native American elders honored as tradition keepers: Native elders from around the state will gather Saturday at the California State Indian Museum to be honored for their efforts to preserve and share tribal traditions and culture. The event will include Native American dancers, guest speakers ...

Native American student denied high school diploma for wearing tribal feather

Native American student denied high school diploma for wearing tribal feather

A high school graduate in Alabama is being denied her diploma after being fined $1,000 for wearing a feather reflecting her Native American heritage. “I don't think it's fair at all,” 17-year-old Chelsey Ramer told WPMI-TV. “I feel like its ...

Boy Scouts to Allow Gay Youths to Join

Boy Scouts to Allow Gay Youths to Join:
Delegates to the annual meeting of the Boy Scouts of America made a monumental statement Thursday, voting to allow openly gay youths to join scouting. The organization's 1,400-member national council voted for the policy change, which will take effect ...


SouthFloridaGayNews.com

The Usual Anti-Gay Suspects Turning Out For Hate-a-palooza

The Usual Anti-Gay Suspects Turning Out For Hate-a-palooza: According to Linda Harvey, the founder of Mission America and anti-gay radio personality, “Why are so many cities proudly celebrating a harmful sexual preference that undermines health, undermines families, and leads children astray? The Human Rights ...


Cuba Integrating Maritime, Naval Sciences

Cuba Integrating Maritime, Naval Sciences: Havana : Achieving the country''s integration of port and maritime sciences was the main agreement achieved at the annual technical forum of Cuba''s section of the Pan-American Institute of Naval ...

Cuba Announces Changes in Agricultural Sector

Cuba Announces Changes in Agricultural Sector: The Cuban government will implement measures in the agricultural sector related to the marketing of products and access to resources, as part of ...

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla Signs Three Executive Orders ...

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla Signs Three Executive Orders ...

Advise the Governor on specific measures that minimize Puerto Rico's dependence on external energy resources with a clear and aggressive priority towards local resources (people, solar, wind, water, etc.), and that will facilitate more sensible ...

Meliá Hotels to build, operate five Innside in Chile

Meliá Hotels to build, operate five Innside in Chile:
As part of the agreement, the companies also signed the management contract for the first of the five hotels to be developed in Santiago de Chile along the coming 5 years: the Innside Santiago, a modern and avant-garde hotel located in Bucarest Street ...


The Corner Economic

African-American Architects Charge "Grave Concerns" in HISD Bond ...

African-American Architects Charge "Grave Concerns" in HISD Bond ...: "Not only are we extremely disappointed that Houston based African American architecture firms have been bypassed for the larger part of the bond work, we feel that HISD has disenfranchised our member firms and their employees with the selections made ...

Mutations in susceptibility genes common in younger African American women ...

Mutations in susceptibility genes common in younger African American women ...

"Our study confirms the importance of screening for mutations in breast cancer susceptibility genes in all African-American breast cancer patients diagnosed by age 45, those with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, or with triple-negative ...

Brazil's rebuilt Maracana: A house but not yet a home

Brazil's rebuilt Maracana: A house but not yet a home:
Whatever the pros and cons, the new Maracana reopened by playing host to one of the oldest dilemmas in the game. "I'm searching for the right balance of my midfield," said Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after the game. The options he chose had a huge ...


BBC Sport

Brazil Economists Cut 2013, 2014 Expansion Outlook - Survey

Brazil Economists Cut 2013, 2014 Expansion Outlook - Survey: SAO PAULO--Brazilian economists and analysts revised their forecasts downward for the country's economic expansion this year and next after weaker-than-expected growth in the first quarter, according to a weekly Brazilian central bank survey released ...


Haiti - Social : 65 Haitian illegal immigrants arrested in Peru

Haiti - Social : 65 Haitian illegal immigrants arrested in Peru:
The Peruvian authorities announced that 65 Haitian immigrants were arrested Wednesday in the city of Puerto Maldonado, in the region of Madre de Dios (Peru) after having illegally entering the country. According to information, our compatriots were en ...


Haitilibre.com

Backgrounder: Basic facts about Costa Rica

Backgrounder: Basic facts about Costa Rica: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Costa Rica Sunday for a state visit to promote cooperation between China and the Central American country. The following are some basic facts about the country: Costa Rica, with a land territory of 51,100 square ...

US-Mexico border apprehensions rise 13 percent

US-Mexico border apprehensions rise 13 percent: CENTRAL AMERICAN INFLUXThe Border Patrol confirmed that in southern Texas agents are seeing increasing numbers of migrants from Central America, especially El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Michelle Mittelstadt, communications director for ...

Venezuela's leader in Nicaragua for bilateral talks

Venezuela's leader in Nicaragua for bilateral talks:
image MANAGUA: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived Saturday night in Nicaragua to meet with his counterpart Daniel Ortega for talks to increase cooperation between the two Latin American countries. "We came to strengthen our bilateral ties, ...


Business Recorder (blog)

The Worst Politically-Related Fights in Latin America

The Worst Politically-Related Fights in Latin America: Though Paes issued a written apology after the episode, the world won't soon forget. This isn't the first time we've heard about politicians in Latin America with their lids blown off completely in anger. Click through below for the worst politically ...