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jueves, 13 de junio de 2013

Most people with mental disorders 'not getting care they need'

Most people with mental disorders 'not getting care they need':
THREE-quarters of the people in South Africa who suffer from a mental disorder are not getting the care they need, the Department of Health told Parliament on Wednesday. This largely invisible health burden means millions of South Africans are not ...


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Huge disease outbreak may drive up prices of high-quality coffee

Huge disease outbreak may drive up prices of high-quality coffee: Coffee drinkers, take note: A disease outbreak of epidemic proportions has hit coffee plants in Central America and is threatening to destroy half the coffee bean crop and drive up prices, according to Wired. "It's the better-quality coffees that are ...

The looming US-China rivalry over Latin America

The looming US-China rivalry over Latin America

Their focus is Latin America and the prize is increased trade and investment opportunities in a region where economic reforms have pulled millions out of poverty and into the middle class. Latin America is rich in the commodities and energy that both ...

African-American Men in New Orleans Face Employment Roadblocks

African-American Men in New Orleans Face Employment Roadblocks:
Moreover, African-American men have faced a dip in wages: "...the median earnings of New Orleans' African American men who work full-time, year-round jobs have fallen 11 percent to $31,018, while New Orleans' white men have seen their wages rise 9 ...


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Cuba reclaims coast to gird for climate change by reclaiming coasts

Cuba reclaims coast to gird for climate change by reclaiming coasts: The scientists projected that rising sea levels would seriously damage 122 Cuban towns or even wipe them off the map. Beaches would be submerged, they found, while freshwater sources would be tainted and croplands rendered infertile. In all, seawater ...

Cuba's inclusion on State Sponsors of Terrorism list bad for US, panelists say

Cuba's inclusion on State Sponsors of Terrorism list bad for US, panelists say

Cuba remains on the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism for political reasons only, and there are downsides for the United States in leaving it there, panelists said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event June 11. Retaining Cuba on ...

Peruvian president calls for a more inclusive Latin America

Peruvian president calls for a more inclusive Latin America: Without that effort, all poverty measures are relative." In the presentation of the meeting, the Chair of the Permanent Council and Representative of Panama to the OAS, Ambassador Arturo Vallarino, stressed the longstanding commitment of Peru "to ...

The Third Plaza: Puerto Rico Creates a New Place for Itself in the Global ...

The Third Plaza: Puerto Rico Creates a New Place for Itself in the Global ...

In 1918 – 20 years after Puerto Rico became an incorporated territory of the United States – four siblings banded together in San Juan to acquire 527 acres of land from Count of Santurce, whose title and authority (what then remained of it) came from ...

Chile among world's most peaceful, stable countries

Chile among world's most peaceful, stable countries: In a Global Peace Index (GPI) released on Tuesday, Chile ranked among the most stable countries of Latin America at 31st among 162 nations. But experts point to a range of issues within the country, saying that Chile still has many improvements to make.

37 African-American Students Awarded Prestigious UNCF•Merck Science ...

37 African-American Students Awarded Prestigious UNCF•Merck Science ...: WASHINGTON — The UNCF•MERCK Science Initiative (UMSI)—a partnership of UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) and global health care industry leader Merck--today announced that it would award scholarships and fellowships to 37 of the country's ...

Home Sharing Program: Housing Within Reach for Most New Yorkers

Home Sharing Program: Housing Within Reach for Most New Yorkers: (NEW YORK) – The only one of its kind in New York City, the Home Sharing Program, administered by New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, is a free matching service that pairs “hosts” who have extra private bedrooms in their homes or apartments to ...

Venezuela negotiates additional loan under Venezuela-China fund

Venezuela negotiates additional loan under Venezuela-China fund: On Wednesday, Ramírez highlighted that Venezuela has strategic ties with China, which he termed "the second largest economy in the world." "We are working to obtain another tranche of financing," he reported, adding that Venezuela so far has received ...

Household incomes fall for second successive year and child poverty is up

Household incomes fall for second successive year and child poverty is up: Average incomes have fallen for the second successive year, leaving median and mean incomes six per cent and seven per cent below their 2009 and 2010 peaks, according to government figures released today. Child poverty The number of people in ...

Poverty rose by 900000 in coalition's first year

Poverty rose by 900000 in coalition's first year: Alison Garnham, chief executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: "Despite all the talk about 'scroungers' and generations of families never working, today's poverty figures expose comprehensively the myth that the main cause of poverty is people ...

Child poverty statistics questioned

Child poverty statistics questioned

Official statistics have shown that there was no change in the number of children living in relative poverty last year - but only because UK households in general were getting poorer. Some 2.3 million children (17% of the total) were recorded as living ...

Today's child poverty figures show we are leaving our children utterly exposed

Today's child poverty figures show we are leaving our children utterly exposed: Work pays, we are always told, but for many it is clearly not paying enough. The latest official child poverty figures released today show that in-work poverty is on the rise, with two-thirds of poor children now living in families with at least one ...


One in six children live in poverty, UK statistics show.

One in six children live in poverty, UK statistics show.:
At least one out of every six children in the UK lives in relative poverty, according to data released by the Department for Work and Pensions. In 2011-12, 2.3 million UK children (17%) lived in homes with substantially lower than average income. This ...


BBC News

Household incomes fall for second successive year and child poverty is up

Household incomes fall for second successive year and child poverty is up: Average incomes have fallen for the second successive year, leaving median and mean incomes six per cent and seven per cent below their 2009 and 2010 peaks, according to government figures released today. Child poverty The number of people in ...

Commuters dead after rush-hour train crash in Buenos Aires

Commuters dead after rush-hour train crash in Buenos Aires

Several people have died after a crash between two trains during the morning rush hour in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, officials say. Firefighters and police are pulling passengers from the wreckage, and helicopters are taking people to hospital.

America's private prison system is a national disgrace

America's private prison system is a national disgrace:
The privatization of traditional government functions – and big government payments to private contractors – isn't limited to international intelligence operations like the National Security Agency. It's happening with little oversight in dozens of ...


The Guardian

Prison Food: Not Just For Inmates Anymore

Prison Food: Not Just For Inmates Anymore:
Earlier this month the Eastern State Penitentiary held a tasting of historic prison food. To be clear, the penitentiary isn't in operation anymore; it used to be one of America's largest prisons but is now a museum and historic site open to the public ...


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Southern Baptist Convention blasts Boy Scouts over stance on homosexuality ...

Southern Baptist Convention blasts Boy Scouts over stance on homosexuality ...

The love affair between Southern Baptists and the Boy Scouts is officially over. At the annual meeting of the Southern Baptists Convention on Wednesday, members of the religious organization voted to urge the Boy Scouts of America to remove those ...

Banker provides perspective on Honduras mission trip

Banker provides perspective on Honduras mission trip:
Tommy Phelps, manager of First Citizens Bank, was one of 11 from First Baptist Church participating in construction and medical mission to a poverty-stricken village in the country's mountains. “It only takes a few moments of being there to see how ...


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Household incomes fall for second successive year and child ...

Household incomes fall for second successive year and child ...: Average incomes have fallen for the second successive year, leaving median and mean incomes six per cent and seven per cent below their 2009 and 2010 peaks, according to government figures released today.

Gay Americans report more acceptance, room for progress: survey

Gay Americans report more acceptance, room for progress: survey: NEW YORK (Reuters) - The vast majority of U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade, according to a poll billed as the first-ever major survey of its kind in America. However ...