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lunes, 10 de junio de 2013

The Green Shadow Cabinet and a Mental Health Declaration of Independence

The Green Shadow Cabinet and a Mental Health Declaration of Independence: The Green Shadow Cabinet, launched in spring 2013, is led by 2012 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. Its purpose is to provide an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional U.S. government -- and to demonstrate what a ...

Treatment of mental illness lowers arrest rates, saves money

Treatment of mental illness lowers arrest rates, saves money: Research from North Carolina State University, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the University of South Florida shows that outpatient treatment of mental illness significantly reduces arrest rates for people with mental health problems and ...

Gay night in America: The Tony Awards

Gay night in America: The Tony Awards: Sunday was the gayest night of the year — no, not the Ryan Seacrest-Tom Cruise-John Travolta pool party, but the Tony Awards. Doubt me? Here's the proof: • Out actor Neil Patrick Harris was the host (for the fourth time). He performed, as we have come ...

The Locomotive of Cuba's Economy: Health Services Abroad

The Locomotive of Cuba's Economy: Health Services Abroad:
HAVANA TIMES — Contributing some US $5 billion to Cuba's economy every year, the 40,000 Cuban health professionals currently offering medical services in 60 countries around the world have become the island's chief source of revenues, well above the ...


Havana Times

Cuba: Paya's Family Seeks Asylum in USA

Cuba: Paya's Family Seeks Asylum in USA:
HAVANA TIMES — The family of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, who died almost a year ago in a car accident, has taken up exile in the United States, reported the Miami newspaper “El Nuevo Herald”. Paya's widow, Ofelia Acevedo, and their children Rosa ...


Havana Times

If only American Indians made the NSA heat map

If only American Indians made the NSA heat map

In a rare data-driven document, the Economic Policy Institute released its picture of American Indian and Alaska Native unemployment in 2010, finding that the national rate did jump during the recession, increasing 15.2 percent between 2007 and the ...

California court affirms prisoner's right to werewolf erotica

California court affirms prisoner's right to werewolf erotica

Martinez is a convicted attempted murderer and an associate of the Mexican Mafia prison gang. Guards called the book obscene and likely to incite violence. Now, in a 30-page decision alternately sterile and steamy, a San Francisco appeals court has ...

Mexican Prison Outbreak in Guerrero Leaves 2 Guards Dead

Mexican Prison Outbreak in Guerrero Leaves 2 Guards Dead

Two guards were killed by gunmen who assisted nine inmates in escaping from a prison in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero over the weekend, officials said. Gunmen broke into the prison in La Union, located in the state's Costa Grande region, and ...

I'm an African American. And I wouldn't have it any other way. (Edward Bowser)

I'm an African American. And I wouldn't have it any other way. (Edward Bowser)

"African American" is an imperfect term for an imperfect society. But that shouldn't take away from the pride it gives. (file photo). "Why are you an African American? Aren't you just an American?" A handful of readers posed those questions to me in ...

In Brazil, Amazonian Indians protest hydroelectric dam

In Brazil, Amazonian Indians protest hydroelectric dam

Amazonian Indians occupy the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River, near Altamira in Para state, Brazil. They are demanding that the Brazilian government hold consultations with indigenous peoples before building ...

Venezuelan President Maduro to meet with Pope Francis

Venezuelan President Maduro to meet with Pope Francis

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is scheduled to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 17. It would be Maduro's first meeting with the new pope, who has called on Venezuela's political rivals to work toward reconciliation ...

Venezuela Pushing for Economic, Currency Controls Reform -Barclays

Venezuela Pushing for Economic, Currency Controls Reform -Barclays: CARACAS--Venezuelan authorities are moving toward liberalizing currency controls as part of a series of "measures that would represent a significant shift in economic policy toward moderation," analysts at Barclays said in a note published Monday.


Iran, Venezuela relations to last forever: Ahmadinejad

Iran, Venezuela relations to last forever: Ahmadinejad:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has hailed Iran-Venezuela ties, saying the two nations will stand by each other as they have common enemies, ideals and goals. In a Monday meeting with the new Venezuelan Ambassador to Tehran Amenhotep ...


Press TV

BA province health authorities confirm 7 deaths from influenza A virus

BA province health authorities confirm 7 deaths from influenza A virus

Buenos Aires province health authorities have confirmed today seven people have died in the last month from the influenza A virus and 40 people have been reported infected by the H1N1 strain. According to the Buenos Aires province director of health ...

In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

... Calif. shows farmworker Cristina Melendez posing for a photo in front of her mother's apartment. A Mexico native who came to the U.S. at age 13, Melendez and her seven U.S. citizen children have for years struggled with poverty in the San Joaquin ...

10 women escape burning limo in California

10 women escape burning limo in California

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KTVU) -- Ten elderly woman packed into a stretch limousine in Walnut Creek Sunday morning, ready to celebrate a woman's 90th birthday, when the outing nearly ended tragically after the vehicle caught fire, but everyone escaped ...

Support for Same-Sex Marriage Up Among Older Voters

Support for Same-Sex Marriage Up Among Older Voters:
Seniors are shifting toward support of same-sex marriage, according to the latest USC/Los Angeles Times Poll. ... They are among a majority of California voters who believe same-sex couples should be allowed to legally marry in the state, the poll found.


NBC Southern California

Garifuna Music as a Living Musical Form

Garifuna Music as a Living Musical Form: It's been some six years since Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective introduced the world music community to the rich, ripe sounds of Central America's Afro-Amerindian Garifuna peoples with the recording Watina. After much acclaim, some world tours ...

Investing for Profit or Buying for Lifestyle?

Investing for Profit or Buying for Lifestyle?

In Central America some of the best "profit plus lifestyle" opportunities can be found in prime tourism areas that are highly desirable but still not fully on the map as primary vacation destinations--locations that are on an upward development path ...

Central American steel imports from China up 56% in Jan-Apr

Central American steel imports from China up 56% in Jan-Apr: Finished steel imports from China to Central America reached 169589t in Jan-Apr 2013, 56% more than same period of 2012. (Central America consists of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama). This increase in ...

165 Rescued From Clutches Of Mexican Gang: Immigrants Held Hostage Near ...

165 Rescued From Clutches Of Mexican Gang: Immigrants Held Hostage Near ...

... immigrants to the United States have been rescued by Mexican soldiers after being held captive by a criminal group in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. The victims were largely from Central America, mainly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Latin America becomes hot spot for US retirees

Latin America becomes hot spot for US retirees: A retired couple bicycle in Valle Escondido, a residential community in Boquete, west of Panama City. Panama has become a hot spot for American retirees. They come for the natural beauty, the weather and, perhaps more important, the low cost of living.


Wrong perceptions about Latin America

Wrong perceptions about Latin America:
If we based our knowledge of Latin America on Amnesty International's latest global human rights report, we would believe that there is no real justice in the region, violence is on the rise, police regularly torture citizens, there are multiple ...


Gulf Times

The World's Most Extreme Places: Atacama Desert

The World's Most Extreme Places: Atacama Desert: Spanning some 41,000 square miles across four South American countries, the Atacama Desert is considered the driest place in the world. In Chile, the desert receives just 0.004 inches of rain per year, though snowmelt from the nearby Andes Mountains ...

Colombian president arrives for visit

Colombian president arrives for visit: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, whose country is considered Israel's strongest friend in South America, arrived Sunday for a three day visit. Santos is scheduled to meet during his three-day stay with President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister ...