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domingo, 16 de junio de 2013

Inequality in Latin America falls, but challenges to achieve shared prosperity ...

Inequality in Latin America falls, but challenges to achieve shared prosperity ...:
New World Bank goal aims to eradicate poverty and boost prosperity by 2030. In 2011, for the first time ever, more Latin Americans were part of the middle class than living in poverty. However, standards of living within countries still differ wildly ...


World Bank Group

Guatemala reels from mass police slaying

Guatemala reels from mass police slaying: Guatemala is experiencing a wave of violence that claims 16 victims a day, one of the highest rates in Latin America. Authorities estimate that around 50 percent of violent deaths in Guatemala are linked to the drug trade and gang violence. Copyright ...

How to Close Latin America's Rich-Poor Chasm - Inter Press Service

How to Close Latin America's Rich-Poor Chasm - Inter Press Service: How to Close Latin America's Rich-Poor Chasm - Latin American governments have increasingly been working to lessen inequality in the region, but new data ...

The Gay After Tomorrow

The Gay After Tomorrow:
Make no mistake: Gay D-Day is coming soon to a theater near you, its release inexorably and poetically linked with New York City's Pride celebrations. When the decisions come down, any progress will likely be tempered with disappointment that more ...


The New Civil Rights Movement

Increase in Anti-LGBT Violence a 'Backlash'

Increase in Anti-LGBT Violence a 'Backlash': This report comes right on the heels of the brutal shooting of Mark Carson, a New York City man who was murdered because he was gay. On the night of the shooting, he was just miles away from the Stonewall Inn — an iconic landmark in the struggle for ...

Is straight the new gay?

Is straight the new gay?:
The actor directed and starred in the film as part of his thesis for his Master of Fine Arts in film-making at New York University. It tells the story of poet Hart Crane, and Franco plays one of the late Crane's lovers. The poet, who died in 1932, was ...


Independent Online

Panama's boom helps drive Nicaragua canal dreams

Panama's boom helps drive Nicaragua canal dreams: But yes, I think this is going to help Nicaragua put poverty behind it and generate jobs," said Roberto Pasquier, an electric appliance salesman in a market in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua. Panama's prosperity has drawn tens of thousands of job ...

Edward Snowden, NSA Whistleblower, Wins Unusual Sympathizers in Latin ...

Edward Snowden, NSA Whistleblower, Wins Unusual Sympathizers in Latin ...: Even in the rest of Latin America, factors like criminal and political violence against journalists — since 2010, 25 have been murdered in Honduras and 24 in Mexico — makes the region less than a place “that is really pushing forward in human rights ...

Mental Health Dictionary May Exaggerate Instances of Pediatric Mental Disorders

Mental Health Dictionary May Exaggerate Instances of Pediatric Mental Disorders

A new addition to the mental health dictionary, the DSM, has prompted many protests that some psychiatrist and parents believe may be exaggerating a normal part of childhood into a mental disorder that may lead to the unnecessary ingestion of certain ...

Survey reveals the irony of being 'gay'

Survey reveals the irony of being 'gay': However, the majority of gay Americans live in liberal urban areas where acceptance of homosexuality is high and has been for years. In most major cities, gays and lesbians can walk down the street holding hands without being afraid of being attacked ...


Peru, Puerto Rico ink MoU to enhance commercial relations

Peru, Puerto Rico ink MoU to enhance commercial relations: Furthermore, Puerto Rico is looking to the Andean country to help it to expand medical tourism, agricultural trade and cultural projects. Indeed, as part of the memorandum they will create a working group that will look to follow up on the agreements ...

Cuba and Planned Obsolescence

Cuba and Planned Obsolescence: Many of these appliances, manufactured in the former Soviet Union over 30 years ago, continue to be used in Cuban homes. “Russian irons” continue to be repaired at workshops and the metallic jars for the Soviet-made Eta blenders continue to be produced ...

A treasury of African-American history

A treasury of African-American history:
He has original artifacts from all of them, and many more - including his pride and joy, an original 1773 signed copy of Wheatley's "Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral," the first book published by an African-American in America. It is one ...


WTOP

Haiti - Tourism : First Edition of the Festival of tourism Eco-mountain of Vallue

Haiti - Tourism : First Edition of the Festival of tourism Eco-mountain of Vallue

The project "Chantier éco-montagne" of Vallue (12th communal section of Petit-Goâve), led by Abner Septembre, is organizing on June 22, 2013 the first edition of the Festival of tourism Eco-mountain "solivermont", which will feature local products ...

In Utah, a Local Hero Accused

In Utah, a Local Hero Accused:
THE morning after a catastrophic earthquake leveled buildings and killed thousands of people in Haiti in 2010, an Internet marketing millionaire from St. George, Utah, named Jeremy Johnson decided to cancel all his business meetings and arrange his own ...


New York Times (blog)

Vive L'egalite - Gay-friendly wines come out in California

Vive L'egalite - Gay-friendly wines come out in California: "Little by little, we're breaking down the barrier," says Gary Saperstein of Out in the Vineyard, an events and tour company based in California's Sonoma wine country that caters to gay travelers. One of the barrier-breakers is Same Sex Meritage, a red ...

Court has several options in gay marriage cases

Court has several options in gay marriage cases

In a case about California's Proposition 8, which withdrew the right to same-sex marriage, the court could dismiss the case on procedural grounds, which “is where the smart money is going at this point,” Coan said. That means gay marriages likely would ...

New mental health bill bans electric shocks, gives right to treatment

New mental health bill bans electric shocks, gives right to treatment

The right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment, decriminalising suicide for them and a ban on electric shock treatment without anaesthesia are some of the progressive provisions of the new mental health bill proposed by the Indian ...

Research Labels Pakistan as One of World's Most Homophobic Nations

Research Labels Pakistan as One of World's Most Homophobic Nations:
"There is broad acceptance of homosexuality in North America, the European Union, and much of Latin America. However, rejection of homosexuality is equally widespread in predominantly Muslim nations and in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in parts of ...


IBTimes.co.uk

Love or country? Immigration law means hard choices for gay couples

Love or country? Immigration law means hard choices for gay couples: But current immigration law does not allow a U.S. citizen in a same-sex relationship to sponsor his or her spouse or partner. There are nearly 30,000 such couples in America who now find themselves in the crosshairs of two critical national debates ...

Venezuela's opposition candidate starts online TV programme

Venezuela's opposition candidate starts online TV programme

Henrique Capriles, Venezuela's opposition leader, has started a new programme on his own Internet TV channel, capriles.tv. According to him, Venezuelan media are not taking him into consideration any more, which is why he launched the show. All Of Us ...

Venezuela Calls Links With Spain Respectful

Venezuela Calls Links With Spain Respectful: In statements to the media, after opening in Madrid the Center of the Cultural Diversity of Venezuela in Spain, Jaua expressed President Nicolas Maduro's willingness to keep normal relations with that European country. The head of the national ...

Venezuela: Gov't Increases Wages in University Sector

Venezuela: Gov't Increases Wages in University Sector: 15 de junio de 2013, 12:38Caracas, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan minister of Higher Education, Pedro Calzadilla, said that labor agreements were reached at the negotiating table on collective hiring, the only only in the university sector, to ...

Late equaliser denies Venezuela win over Bolivia

Late equaliser denies Venezuela win over Bolivia: Venezuela, who are looking to reach the finals for the first time, went in front when midfielder Juan Arango headed home Richard Blanco's flick-on from a Cesar Gonzalez corner in the 58th minute. But substitute Jhasmany Campos headed home an 86th ...

African-American singer in love with Yiddish songs

African-American singer in love with Yiddish songs:
Inspired by the Coen brothers' Yiddish soundtrack to their 2006 film A Serious Man, up-and-coming operatic bass singer Anthony (Mordechai Tzvi) Russell is being hailed as the new voice of Yiddish song. The California-based singer performed in Toronto ...


Canadian Jewish News (blog)