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martes, 4 de junio de 2013

Glenn Close: My 'Fatal Attraction' role 'played into the stigma' of mental illness

Glenn Close: My 'Fatal Attraction' role 'played into the stigma' of mental illness

It is arguably her most famous role, but Glenn Close says her portrayal of vengeful Alex Forrest in "Fatal Attraction" had a fatal flaw — namely, that it contributed to misunderstanding of mental illness. In the film, Close's character becomes ...

Gay Rights Foes Protest Gay Pride Outside HRC Headquarters

Gay Rights Foes Protest Gay Pride Outside HRC Headquarters:
Also expected at the event were Eric Holmberg, producer of the documentary Is Gay The New Black? Homosexuality And The Civil Rights Movement, Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association (AFA) of Pennsylvania, Linda Harvey, founder ...


On Top Magazine

Cuba Says “Distortions” Hamper Efforts to Boost Farm Output

Cuba Says “Distortions” Hamper Efforts to Boost Farm Output:
To alleviate that situation, the Cuban government has decided to create a type of unsubsidized market for resources and equipment destined for the agricultural sector, although implementing measures to avoid a possible increase in food prices affects ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Cuba Sees Return of the Multinationals

Cuba Sees Return of the Multinationals: detergents HAVANA TIMES — Time heals all wounds. After 55 years the multinationals are back in Cuba and the last name of the President is still Castro. The exploitation of the island by the former, and the nationalization by the latter, now seem to be ...

Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder

Caffeine withdrawal is now a mental disorder:
So what exactly qualifies caffeine withdrawal as a mental disorder? It's more than just the splitting headaches and irrilabilty— caffeine withdrawal becomes a mental illness when it gets to the point that it actually interferes with your daily life ...


Philly.com

Mexican Gets 10-Year Prison Term in US for Dealing Drugs

Mexican Gets 10-Year Prison Term in US for Dealing Drugs:
“These defendants, who have ties to Mexican cartels, sought to spread their poison and influence on tribal land and in our rural areas,” said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. “I am grateful for the good work of the Quinault Nation Narcotics Enforcement ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Mexican national sentenced in drug ring

Mexican national sentenced in drug ring: (WAVY) - A 31-year-old Mexican national will spend nearly 300 months in prison for his role in a large cocaine trafficking ring in the Tidewater area. U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said Omar Antonio Martinez was sentenced to 292 months in prison followed ...

Poverty elimination remains important task of Chinese government: President Xi

Poverty elimination remains important task of Chinese government: President Xi: Chatting with the 77-year-old host, Marco Tulio Zamora, Xi said this is the first time he visited the Latin American country, lauding the simplicity, hardworking and wisdom of the Costa Rican people. Xi also noted that China and Costa Rica inked a host ...

African-American reps: No need for redistricting

African-American reps: No need for redistricting:
Hall was among the successful African-American politicians to testify Tuesday morning that mapping electoral districts to concentrate minority voters was obvious but unnecessary. A three-judge panel will spend Tuesday and Wednesday hearing arguments ...


WRAL.com

As an African-American graduate of the Naval Academy, I found Goldich's ...

As an African-American graduate of the Naval Academy, I found Goldich's ...

Mr. Goldich, as an African-American, a former football player at the Academy, and a Marine Infantry Officer, I take great exception to your article, especially point number two. Your comments are totally out of line, misinformed, without merit or ...

Redlining Latinos and African-American homeowners

Redlining Latinos and African-American homeowners: In a real estate market that seems to be turning around, the situation of millions of Latino and African-American homeowners whose properties are delinquent, in foreclosure or have already been foreclosed has not improved substantially. There is no ...


Fears for Venezuela press freedom as critic is silenced

Fears for Venezuela press freedom as critic is silenced: The sale of Venezuela's largest private media group has reignited concerns that the government is attempting to muzzle the press to mask falling popular support amid a deteriorating economy and widespread shortages. After Cadena Capriles announced on ...

The 'Miracle' Tongue Patch: Beauty-Conscious Venezuela's New Extreme Diet

The 'Miracle' Tongue Patch: Beauty-Conscious Venezuela's New Extreme Diet: “I don't have the willpower to go on a diet, so this was the only way,” says Yomaira Jaspe, a Venezuelan woman whose eating decisions are currently dictated by a plastic patch sewn onto her tongue. A new form of extreme diet, the supposed “miracle ...

Haiti: activists protest UN troops, demand 'decent wage'

Haiti: activists protest UN troops, demand 'decent wage': The Collective for the Compensation of Cholera Victims (Comodevic) and Moun Viktim Kolera ("People Who Are Cholera Victims," Movik) sponsored a march in Port-au-Prince on May 31 to mark nine years since the arrival of the United Nations Stabilization ...

Some poor, Latino towns in California can't get state aid

Some poor, Latino towns in California can't get state aid

Fieldwork is the main occupation in poverty-plagued Huron. The 98 percent Latino city might seem the poster child for disadvantaged communities in California. It is poorest among cities in the state, according to U.S. Census numbers, and fourth-poorest ...

Study: LGBT Americans More Likely to Live in Poverty

Study: LGBT Americans More Likely to Live in Poverty:
LGBT Americans are more likely to live in poverty than straight Americans, according to a new report from the Williams Institute, a University of California Los Angeles think-tank. Using Gallup data, researchers found one in five LGBT people who live ...


Opposing Views

Safety Measure Not Required in Thousands of Homes for Elderly, Disabled

Safety Measure Not Required in Thousands of Homes for Elderly, Disabled

The Investigative Unit found the majority of adult residential care facilities and elderly residential care in California fall under this category, meaning thousands of vulnerable residents could be living in facilities without a sprinkler system ...

Venezuelan state considers system to limit food purchases

Venezuelan state considers system to limit food purchases: CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan state is testing a system to limit purchases of food and other staples, local media reported on Tuesday, in a move that officials defended as necessary to stop contraband trade but opposition critics slammed as Cuban ...

Neuquén lifts Copahue red alert

Neuquén lifts Copahue red alert: Municipal authorities and committee members will be going over the tourist-haven Caviahue town -some 1,500 kms southwest of Buenos Aires-, with services starting to be resumed. Around 600 people were forced to be evacuated as a result of the stirring ...

Latin America Will Push US To Discuss New Drug War Strategies At OAS Meeting

Latin America Will Push US To Discuss New Drug War Strategies At OAS Meeting: ANTIGUA, Guatemala -- Latin American countries frustrated by the United States' refusal to change its drug war strategy will push at a conference beginning Tuesday for the U.S. government to start discussing alternative approaches to a fight that has ...


Mexico's military plays a necessary role in internal security

Mexico's military plays a necessary role in internal security:
While on the campaign trail, Enrique Peña Nieto — now Mexico's president — sought to de-emphasize the military's role in the drug war by supporting the creation of a national gendarme and the widespread expansion of the Todos Somos Juarez, a civil ...


Houston Chronicle (blog)

Iran scoffs at Argentine charges of terror plots

Iran scoffs at Argentine charges of terror plots:
Argentina's Public Prosecutor Alberto Nisman gives a news conference in Buenos Aires on May 20, 2009. Iran has scoffed at charges levelled by Nisman, who is investigating an anti-Jewish attack that killed 85 people in Buenos Aires in 1994, saying the ...


FRANCE 24

Poll: Californians Are Warming Up to the Idea of Gays Getting Married

Poll: Californians Are Warming Up to the Idea of Gays Getting Married: Equality California, an LGBT advocacy group, released a new poll yesterday that'll give the gay community something to celebrate this month alongside gay pride: Majority of likely California voters now support same-sex marriage. The poll shows that of ...

When citizenship and human rights clash

When citizenship and human rights clash:
All is as if human rights had become a discourse and an instrument in the hands of the rich: A discourse to glorify their ideals, an accommodating instrument to protect their interests. From South America to Asia, that is how they are perceived by ...


gulfnews.com

El Salvador abortion woman has C-section

El Salvador abortion woman has C-section:
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. Sources: World ... El Salvador ...


BBC News