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viernes, 7 de junio de 2013

165 kidnap victims freed in Mexico

165 kidnap victims freed in Mexico: Another 14 are Mexican nationals, and one is from India, the ministry said. They were held captive for as many as three weeks, officials said. Drug cartels who operate in the area are known to have kidnapped migrants in the past and requested ransoms ...

Poll: Majority Says States Should Decide Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Poll: Majority Says States Should Decide Same-Sex Marriage Rights: A solid majority of Americans believe the states, not the federal government, should decide whether same-sex marriage should be legal, even though most support marriage equality for gay people, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll. The poll of ...


While You're in New York City for Pride...

While You're in New York City for Pride...: The weekend is so full of events that it's easy to bypass the city's other splendors, which would be a big mistake. Be sure to set aside time to go to a Broadway show, one of the world-class museums, or window shopping on Fifth Avenue or Madison Avenue.

WashPost Again Keeps Hearings Off Page One, Opting for Openly Gay HS Track ...

WashPost Again Keeps Hearings Off Page One, Opting for Openly Gay HS Track ...

The Post did lead with the data-mining story (perhaps that's a Bush/Obama scandal, not an Obama scandal), but also carried front-page stories on an openly gay track star at a local high school and a New York Post-like story on “the puzzling case of the ...

The Dawes Rolls can help in Native American ancestry

The Dawes Rolls can help in Native American ancestry: In previous columns, I have talked about how Native American Ancestry is hard to trace. A friend of mine, Dan Cook, who relocated to Southwest Nebraska a few years ago, had asked that I try to find information on his mother's roots which were based in ...

Poll: 45% Of Americans Think Homosexuality A Sin, But 60% Are Okay With It ...

Poll: 45% Of Americans Think Homosexuality A Sin, But 60% Are Okay With It ...:
The survey also showed that Americans are evenly split, at 45% each, over whether homosexual behavior “is a sin,” while 62% say legalizing gay marriage would go against their religious beliefs. However, another Pew poll this week shows that 60% of ...


Mediaite

On gay bishops, what a difference a decade makes

On gay bishops, what a difference a decade makes: Dr. Guy Erwin, an openly gay, partnered Lutheran was elected to serve as bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. While Dr. Erwin's election has certainly been newsworthy (as well it should be), there has ...

Understanding the gay scouts provision

Understanding the gay scouts provision: During the Boy Scouts of America's national meeting on May 23, over 61% of the 1,200 delegates voted for the resolution that would lift the ban on homosexual scouts. The scout policy, which still prohibits openly gay scout leaders from joining the ...


New Psychiatric Disorders and Their Social Side Effects

New Psychiatric Disorders and Their Social Side Effects: The American Psychiatric Association has just published the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition). Added to the psychiatric disorders previously named (minus a few), the manual lists 15 new disorders ranging from ...

Participation in mental health first aid class soars

Participation in mental health first aid class soars

Enrollment in mental health first aid classes has jumped nearly 40 percent in the past year, boosted in part by President Obama, who endorsed the training for all teachers following the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, where a gunman killed ...

Sen. Emmett Hanger honored for work on mental health issues

Sen. Emmett Hanger honored for work on mental health issues:
emmett hanger The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia has honored State Sen. Emmett Hanger for leadership, advocacy, and support of the issues that affect people with mental illness and their families. Sen. Hanger represents the Shenandoah ...


Augusta Free Press

Cuba: Colombian Philatelists Present Book Dedicated to Che

Cuba: Colombian Philatelists Present Book Dedicated to Che: Havana : A philatelic cancellations catalog dedicated to Argentine-Cuban Commander Ernesto Che Guevara was introduced here by the Colombian collector Gilberto Gallo, in a meeting with exponents of this ...

ASPiRE Puts a Spotlight on Fatherhood in the African-American Community This ...

ASPiRE Puts a Spotlight on Fatherhood in the African-American Community This ...

Atlanta, GA — This Father's Day, ASPiRE will feature special programming that showcases a range of fathers and reflections on fatherhood. “Cos-A-Thon,” a marathon of classic “The Bill Cosby Show” episodes, at 4-8 p.m. EDT leads into the world ...

For Puerto Ricans, a Parade of Doubts

For Puerto Ricans, a Parade of Doubts:
In the 1950s, before they became a prominent part of New York City's tapestry, Puerto Ricans often found themselves unwelcome as they tried to carve out a place for themselves: sometimes beaten by their neighbors, given the lowest-paying jobs and even ...


New York Times

The insiders guide to Santiago

The insiders guide to Santiago: This antiques shop on the outskirts of Santiago in the municipality of Pedro Aguirre is one of the most interesting in Chile, with its unique collection of artefacts and quirky objects from the Mapuche (Chile's indigenous people); bodegadetagle.cl ...

Chile interest rate cut a 'viable' option -finance minister

Chile interest rate cut a 'viable' option -finance minister: SANTIAGO, June 7 (Reuters) - An interest rate cut to stimulate Chile's slowing economy is a "viable option," finance minister Felipe Larrain told reporters on Friday after data released earlier showed inflation in the 12 months to May was the lowest ...


Mexico's Drug War Claims 70, 000 Lives in 6 Years - The Real News

Mexico's Drug War Claims 70, 000 Lives in 6 Years - The Real News: John Ackerman: Mexico's government estimates 26000 people have gone missing since 2007 and as many as 70000 killed in drug-related violence.

Mexican officials free 165 kidnapped Central American migrants

Mexican officials free 165 kidnapped Central American migrants

MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Army has freed 165 migrants, mostly from Central America, who said they were kidnapped and held for several weeks by a criminal gang in northeastern Mexico, authorities said Thursday. The freed migrants, including 20 minors ...

Cyberattacks threaten Central American governments, companies

Cyberattacks threaten Central American governments, companies:
Central American governments, politicians and corporations are increasingly coming under attacks from activists who use the Internet to deface websites and disable networks, cyber security experts said. Loosely affiliated groups, many of which identify ...


Inside Costa Rica

Latin America is hot spot for Americans in retirement

Latin America is hot spot for Americans in retirement

“It boasts the best health care and infrastructure in Central America ... Its wildlife is abundant, with most of the bird species in North America, and its pristine natural setting is an eco-tourist's dream.” U.S. retirees began arriving in droves to ...

No Drop in Border-crossing Deaths

No Drop in Border-crossing Deaths: Also, Central Americans are now making up a bigger share of the deaths each year, the new report from the University of Arizona found. Economic conditions in Central America, coupled with increasing violence there, is pushing more Central Americans to ...


Latin America Business Outranks US Counterparts in Corporate Social ...

Latin America Business Outranks US Counterparts in Corporate Social ...: By contrast, the rating in Europe is 63 percent, 67 percent in Asia, 76 percent in Latin America and 83 percent in Africa. The U.S. companies said they engage in CSR to improve external image and brand (61 percent), to improve employee morale and ...

Refineries continue to buy Latin American crude despite higher shipping costs

Refineries continue to buy Latin American crude despite higher shipping costs

Hauling charge for crude oil from Latin America to India is nearly seven times than shipping it from West Asia. But, despite higher transportation costs, Indian refiners are increasingly going in for the heavier crude from Latin America , as they see ...

Latin America's Venezuela problem

Latin America's Venezuela problem

FOR Latin American presidents of all political persuasions, a knock on the door from Henrique Capriles is a far from welcome sound these days. Not that the leader of Venezuela's opposition is a particularly boring or obnoxious guest, despite the ...

Overseas buyers need to act fast to get a slice of the booming housing market ...

Overseas buyers need to act fast to get a slice of the booming housing market ...:
Image Economic growth and wealth creation has resulted in a booming housing market in Brazil but overseas investor needs to act fast as Brazilians and other South Americans are recognising value and buying up schemes before they get to market in ...


Property Wire