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martes, 11 de junio de 2013

Amnesty: Mexico 'failing to tackle disappearances'

Amnesty: Mexico 'failing to tackle disappearances': Official figures say 26,000 people have gone missing since December 2006. The date coincides with the deployment of the army to fight drug cartels. Critics of the war-on-drugs policy of former President Felipe Calderon say police brought about an ...

Acclaimed African American artist Dr. J Eugene Grigsby Jr. died June 9th, 2013

Acclaimed African American artist Dr. J Eugene Grigsby Jr. died June 9th, 2013:
Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby Jr., an artist, educator, author, lecturer and mentor had a life well lived. Gene will be remembered for his contribution to the principles he lived every day, a life of sharing his love of art, writing, and even theater with the ...


Examiner.com

Haiti: UN warns 1.5 million people face severe hunger following weather shocks

Haiti: UN warns 1.5 million people face severe hunger following weather shocks:
11 June 2013 – The United Nations food relief agency said it remained extremely concerned by the plight of 1.5 million people in Haiti who need food assistance, following extreme weather conditions and poor harvests. In addition to the 1.5 million ...


UN News Centre

Cuba Condemns Israel's Aggressions against the Palestinian People

Cuba Condemns Israel's Aggressions against the Palestinian People: HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 11 (acn) Cuba condemned on Monday at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva the continuity of Israel's aggressions against the Palestinian people and the illegal construction of new settlements in the territories occupied by Tel Aviv.

Puerto Rico waste-to-energy plan gets key permit

Puerto Rico waste-to-energy plan gets key permit: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. government has approved a key permit that helps pave the way for construction of a waste-to-energy plant in Puerto Rico that environmentalists have long opposed. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday ...

Number of single-parent families increasing by 20000 a year; 1 million ...

Number of single-parent families increasing by 20000 a year; 1 million ...

Does our family set-up really affect our children or does child poverty have a more profound effect? More on Parentdish: One in five children from a broken home lose contact with a parent. Don't let it be you. Recent Single Parenthood You can also see ...

Venezuela ponders creation of another forex market, Barclays says

Venezuela ponders creation of another forex market, Barclays says: According to Barclays, Venezuela's oil giant Pdvsa has already estimated domestic demand at 740,000 barrels per day (bpd) amid high demand from the electric power sector. In this scenario, oil exports could drop 200,000 bpd, that is, USD 7.5 billion.

Californians now favor gay marriage

Californians now favor gay marriage:
gay pride Nearly six in 10 voters in California favor legalization of gay marriage in the Golden State, according to a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. (Los Angeles Times). That represents a radical change in attitudes statewide on the same ...


Cal Coast News

Sluggish Brazil economy erodes Rousseff's popularity

Sluggish Brazil economy erodes Rousseff's popularity: BRASILIA (Reuters) - Growing pessimism over Brazil's sluggish economic performance and rising inflation are starting to eat into President Dilma Rousseff's still-high popularity ratings, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday, the second in a week to show ...


Wind demand surges in Brazil

Wind demand surges in Brazil:
The demand from Brazilian wind developers for federal power purchase agreements has reached record-breaking levels, according to the government in Brasilia. More than 16GW of new capacity are registered to take part in Brazil's forthcoming wind-only ...


reNews

Anti-Gay Violence on the Rise in OC

Anti-Gay Violence on the Rise in OC: The Orange County numbers are from a 12-month period before the current spate of anti-gay violence currently plaguing New York City, where a gay man was shot to death in Greenwich Village and several other alleged attacks occurred. In 2010 there were ...

I May Have Missed the Parade, But Puerto Rico Is in My Heart

I May Have Missed the Parade, But Puerto Rico Is in My Heart: For the past year, I have been preparing for Sunday, June 9, counting down the days and dreaming of riding on the float and proudly waving my flag to my people at the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC. Well, mi gente, those good thoughts all came ...

Stonewall and Gay Pride: Echoes From 1969

Stonewall and Gay Pride: Echoes From 1969: Allen: For the younger generation, can you set the scene of what it was like to be gay in New York City at that time? Reidlinger: Due to the drinking age being 18 and having fake proof, I was able to get into bars and clubs at an early age. Most gay ...


New campaign joyously proclaims 'Congratulations, you're having a lesbian'

New campaign joyously proclaims 'Congratulations, you're having a lesbian':
When PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford stood beside her gay son in a NYC pride march in 1972, she took a stand against discrimination in the fight for equality. Is that really what loving prospective parents should aspire to for their unborn children — to ...


Examiner.com

Chile Smog During Winter

Chile Smog During Winter: Photo: Ingrid Sinclair. SANTIAGO — The official start of the winter in Chile is the June 21. When the weather is cooling down and the flu-season starts, the smog will get heavier in Chile's capital Santiago. Because of Santiago's location, the smog ...

Cuba University Students Meet Prior to 8th Congress

Cuba University Students Meet Prior to 8th Congress:
Cuban students kick off activities relevant to the 8th Congress of the University Student Federation, which takes place June 13 and 14 in Havana. Delegates to the university students' meeting will gather in working commissions to address different ...


Escambray

Calif. readies for possible return of gay marriage

Calif. readies for possible return of gay marriage: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Planning a party for thousands of people would be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now imagine trying to pull off such a gathering without knowing what day it should happen or if there even will be cause for celebration.

Fog blankets Buenos Aires; road alerts issued, flights suspended

Fog blankets Buenos Aires; road alerts issued, flights suspended: City and Province of Buenos Aires woke up shrouded in a heavy, dense early morning fog prompting authorities to issue road alerts. Other affected areas are the provinces of Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Córdoba. Weather conditions have also caused ...

Homophobic Killings Won't Dampen New York's Gay Pride

Homophobic Killings Won't Dampen New York's Gay Pride: At the end of this month, New York will celebrate its annual gay pride march. But the parties and marches—a moment in the year when the city asserts a stand against discrimination against LGBT people—will be shadowed with an increased police presence ...

Lawmakers Who Pushed For Mental Health Focus After Newtown Are Blocking ...

Lawmakers Who Pushed For Mental Health Focus After Newtown Are Blocking ...:
In the wake of last December's shooting massacre in Newtown, CT, many conservative lawmakers and state leaders called for strengthening America's broken mental health care system. But now, the GOP's stubborn opposition to Obamacare's Medicaid ...


ThinkProgress

Cuba Decries Intensified Israeli Aggression Against Palestine

Cuba Decries Intensified Israeli Aggression Against Palestine: 10 de junio de 2013, 16:31Geneva, June10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba condemned today before the Human Rights Council the continuation of Israeli aggressions against the Palestinian people and the illegal construction of new settlements in occupied territories.


Colombian peace talks resume in Cuba

Colombian peace talks resume in Cuba:
Members of Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, have resumed peace negotiations with representatives of the Colombian government. The talks restarted in Havana, Cuba, on Tuesday, a fortnight after the two sides reached agreement on land reform.


BBC News

Why are gay characters at the top of Hollywood's kill list?

Why are gay characters at the top of Hollywood's kill list?:
the whole landscape of gay representation was supposed to change. Here was lovable Tommy Hanks putting a human face to America's gay community, and even daring to play a man with HIV. Oh, the compassion! The generosity! Uplifting gay stories will ...


The Guardian

Boy Scouts Approve Plan to Accept Openly Gay Boys

Boy Scouts Approve Plan to Accept Openly Gay Boys: The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts. Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.

Treatment of Mental Illness Saves Your Taxpayer Dollars

Treatment of Mental Illness Saves Your Taxpayer Dollars: Treatment of Mental Illness Saves Your Taxpayer Dollars Emerging research suggests outpatient treatment of mental illness significantly reduces arrest rates for people with mental health problems — and saves taxpayers money to boot. Researchers looked ...