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jueves, 6 de junio de 2013

Cuba Rejects "Biased" Human Rights Recommendations

Cuba Rejects "Biased" Human Rights Recommendations

The 292 recommendations of the 2013 UPR included calls for Cuba to ratify and implement international human rights treaties. Latin American states and Spain took various positions in their contributions to the UPR. Mexico encouraged Cuba to approve a ...

Obama's Mental Health Summit Failed to Address Mentally Ill Inmates

Obama's Mental Health Summit Failed to Address Mentally Ill Inmates

Pledging to do his part to "bring mental illness out of the shadows," President Barack Obama on Monday delivered a poignant speech on mental health to mark the beginning of a national conference on the topic. It was the sort of speech that future ...

Suicide study reveals depth of Nunavut's mental health problems

Suicide study reveals depth of Nunavut's mental health problems

The biggest study ever conducted into the risk factors for Nunavut's high suicides rates has revealed the depth of mental health problems in the territory. “The rates of major psychiatric illness found in this study were higher than in the general ...

Indiana National Guard to promote first African-American to brigadier general

Indiana National Guard to promote first African-American to brigadier general

Black is the first African-American to hold a general officer rank in the history of the Indiana National Guard. “Col. Black is a proven leader. I have absolute trust and confidence that he will serve in this capacity with honor and distinction”, said ...

New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade honorees

New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade honorees:
Every year's Puerto Rican Day Parade is an opportunity to celebrate the public figures that represent values that Nuyoricans consider their own — hard work, ingenuity, and the capacity to bring people together. On Sunday, this fresh crop of honorees, ...


New York Daily News

Ground-penetrating radar finds 'anomalies' in search for Native ...

Ground-penetrating radar finds 'anomalies' in search for Native ...: Ongoing efforts to determine the whereabouts of a historic Methodist Meeting House and Native American burial site, believed to be near a gravel road designated as a key industrial street north of Hillsboro, have been inconclusive thus far, ...

New study looks at discrimination African-American adolescents face in schools

New study looks at discrimination African-American adolescents face in schools

Nearly 60 years after the Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools, African-American adolescents of all socioeconomic backgrounds continue to face instances of racial discrimination in the classroom. A new study sheds light on that ...

Pinera's rating rises but still seen as liability to his coalition

Pinera's rating rises but still seen as liability to his coalition: SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's popularity bounced to a two-year high of 40 percent in May, but any candidate who represents his ruling coalition faces an uphill battle in November's presidential election, analysts said on ...

Brazil pulls 'happy prostitute' campaign after backlash

Brazil pulls 'happy prostitute' campaign after backlash

The campaign was published on the health ministry's website and social media sites last weekend, and has since provoked a wave of criticism, especially from evangelical legislators in Brazil's congress. "We are fighting childhood prostitution and here ...

In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty:
Already there are a record number of Hispanics living below the poverty line nationwide, and the number of Hispanic children in poverty exceeds that of any other racial or ethnic group. Largely less educated, Hispanic workers are concentrated in ...


The-review

Elderly US woman hits huge jackpot

Elderly US woman hits huge jackpot: An 84-year-old American woman in the state of Florida has won the largest unshared lottery jackpot in US history. Gloria Mackenzie has claimed the Powerball Lottery prize of US$590 million. She bought ...

Poverty: a spectre that still haunts US

Poverty: a spectre that still haunts US:
I've seen it in Latin America; I've seen it in Africa; I've seen this poverty in Asia." That was 31 March 1968, four days before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had gone to march in solidarity with striking sanitation workers. The ...


The Guardian

Obama's 'Development' Agency Funding 'Gay Rights' Leftists in Latin America

Obama's 'Development' Agency Funding 'Gay Rights' Leftists in Latin America

The Agency for International Development was created to provide “economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.” Under the Obama administration, that means spreading “gay ...

Child and pensioner poverty reductions under Labour at risk, says report

Child and pensioner poverty reductions under Labour at risk, says report:
The big falls in child and pensioner poverty under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are under threat as a harsher economic climate results in a paring back of the financial help that raised living standards between 1997 and 2010, the UK's leading tax and ...


The Guardian

Vicente Fox, Ex-President Of Mexico, Says He'd Grow Marijuana If It Were Legal

Vicente Fox, Ex-President Of Mexico, Says He'd Grow Marijuana If It Were Legal: An estimated 70,000 people have lost their lives in Mexico since former President Felipe Calderón launched a frontal assault on the country's drug cartels. Check out 27 reasons why the U.S. doesn't have the moral authority to lead a war on drugs in ...


Marijuana Legalization: This Graph About the War On Drugs Should Embarrass ...

Marijuana Legalization: This Graph About the War On Drugs Should Embarrass ...

The article concludes with a call to end the Mexican drug war. If a law allowing legalization, regulation, and taxation were to happen, the power of the Mexican drug cartels and the countless, senseless murders will decrease. It's time that something ...

Religion News: Majority of Americans believe heaven, hell exist

Religion News: Majority of Americans believe heaven, hell exist

According to a survey of professional prison chaplains, America's state penitentiaries are a bustle of religious activity. Chaplains say that efforts by inmates to convert other inmates are common and that at least some religious switching occurs ...

Judge removes 2 inmates from private prison case

Judge removes 2 inmates from private prison case

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says a lawsuit brought by a group of Idaho inmates against private prison company Corrections Corporation of America can move forward after finding that the inmates' claims of understaffing and poor management of ...

Graduation Rates Dropping Among Native American Students

Graduation Rates Dropping Among Native American Students

Instead, graduation rates for Native American students are sliding backwards, according to "Diplomas Count 2013," an annual report released today by Education Week. Roughly 51 percent of Native American students in the class of 2010 earned a high ...

For mystic life and a spiritual tune-up, go to Brasilia

For mystic life and a spiritual tune-up, go to Brasilia

BRASILIA — Brazil's capital is well known for the modern architecture of its designer, the late Oscar Niemeyer. But mystic types come for a different kind of thrill, like communicating with the spirits. The greater Brasilia area has around nearly 1 ...

Man found not guilty because of mental disease

Man found not guilty because of mental disease: A Sprague man who sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl has been ordered committed to a state psychiatric facility for up to 15 years. Arthur Elliott, 20, was arrested in October 2011 and charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a ...

Mental illness needs to be discussed: advocate

Mental illness needs to be discussed: advocate: Fisher, who spoke Wednesday evening at Fort High, was brought in by the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association to relate her story of how she almost achieved her dream of playing for Team Canada—only to be waylaid by mental illness, ...

Amazon deforestation reduced by nearly 84% - Brazil - Rappler.com

Amazon deforestation reduced by nearly 84% - Brazil - Rappler.com: Brazil said Wednesday, June 5, it has reduced Amazon deforestation by nearly 84 percent over the past eight years.

Cat caught smuggling mobile phones into Russian jail

Cat caught smuggling mobile phones into Russian jail: A similar incident happened in Brazil earlier this year, when a cat was stopped after it attempted to enter a prison with items such as a mobile phone, a drill and a saw. > Former inmate sneaks back into prison · > Dutch prison turned into modern ...

Brazil's capital controls and the law of unintended consequences ...

Brazil's capital controls and the law of unintended consequences ...: Brazil's economic policymakers are struggling to get the balance between controlling its currency and controlling inflation.