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lunes, 17 de junio de 2013

Brazil's Protests Get More Violent, Reach Brasilia And Threaten The ...

Brazil's Protests Get More Violent, Reach Brasilia And Threaten The ...:
President Dilma Rousseff herself was the object of whistling, the local equivalent of booing, at the inauguration of the Confederation Cup on Sunday at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia, when she attended a Brazil-Japan game. Rousseff has had a 75 ...


International Business Times

Japanese family flees as protesters clash with police is Brasilia

Japanese family flees as protesters clash with police is Brasilia:
A family of Japanese tourists was caught in clashes between police and protesters near the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia on Saturday. The family were visiting a park near the stadium when the violence broke out. Warned that there were ...


BBC News

California wineries courting gays

California wineries courting gays: Stand Tall, which sells a pinot noir, encourages gays to support gay businesses. “The queer community can feel good about supporting a gay business and helping their fellow queers,” Stand Tall writes on its website. “The rest of you can assuage your ...

US, Cuba to meet over resuming mail services: report

US, Cuba to meet over resuming mail services: report: Direct mail service between the United States and Cuba has been suspended since 1963, the report said. Despite the ban, letters and other mail still flow between the United States and the island nation 90 miles away through other countries, it added.


My 12 Best Tips on Psychiatric Diagnosis

My 12 Best Tips on Psychiatric Diagnosis: We already had a crisis in psychiatric diagnosis before DSM-5. It is a sure sign of excess that 25 percent of us qualify for a mental disorder and that 20 percent are on psychiatric medication. Unless checked, DSM-5 will open the floodgates and may ...

Guidelines stir debate over mental diagnoses

Guidelines stir debate over mental diagnoses: The long-awaited, much-debated new guidelines for diagnosing mental illness have been released, and although some complain about the changes, others say there's good reasoning behind them. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...

Cuba Wakes Up to Costs of Climate Change Effects

Cuba Wakes Up to Costs of Climate Change Effects: In Cuba, as in other Caribbean countries, the effects of global warming will have the greatest impact on coastal areas, although the whole island will be increasingly affected by extreme weather events, such as heat waves, prolonged periods of drought ...

New Documentary Explores Relationship Between Black And Gay Communities ...

New Documentary Explores Relationship Between Black And Gay Communities ...

In her new documentary, The New Black, debuting later this month at AFI Docs Festival in Washington DC, Yoruba Richen explores the relationship between the gay civil rights movement and the African American community. Richen hopes to countermand ...

Venezuela OKs conditional freedom for judge

Venezuela OKs conditional freedom for judge: Venezuelan authorities have granted conditional freedom to a judge who has been detained since 2009 and whose cause has been taken up by opposition leaders and international human rights groups. A lawyer for 50-year-old Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni ...

Yemen eyes to end child labour

Yemen eyes to end child labour: Report. Published on Jun 17, 2013. Yemen's government is vowing to put an end to child labour. There are more than a million child workers in the country who are mostly forced into work because of extreme poverty. Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.

Figures show rise in absolute child poverty

Figures show rise in absolute child poverty: Meanwhile, the proportion of children deemed to be in relative poverty, because they lived in households with incomes below 60 per cent of contemporary median net disposable household income, remained stable at 27 per cent after housing costs.


Pope talks about crime, drugs, poverty with new Venezuelan leader

Pope talks about crime, drugs, poverty with new Venezuelan leader: Francis and Maduro "dwelled on (Venezuela's) social and political situation following the recent death of President Hugo Chavez Frias, as well as on current problems such as poverty and the fight against crime and drug trafficking," a Vatican statement ...

The architecture of a different America

The architecture of a different America: Whatever you think about the spread of prisons in America — including the nearly twenty local, state and Federal jails and prisons here in the North Country — the reality is that they represent a new kind of architecture. It is literally the ...

Argentine farm sales strike may curb much-needed corn exports

Argentine farm sales strike may curb much-needed corn exports: BUENOS AIRES, June 17 (Reuters) - Argentine farmers refused to sell recently harvested corn and soybeans on Monday to protest government policies that they say hurt profits and have scared away investment in the world's No. 3 exporter of both crops.

Ángeles Rawson murder: DNA results expected

Ángeles Rawson murder: DNA results expected: DNA test results expected early this week could help provide some clarity in the murder of Ángeles Rawson, a case that has gone through major upheavals since the 16-year-old's body was found at a Ceamse trash dump in the Greater Buenos Aires area last ...


Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys - San Diego, California ...

Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys - San Diego, California ...: Some conservative churches that sponsor Scout units wanted to continue excluding gay youths, in some cases threatening to defect if the ban were lifted. More liberal Scout leaders — while supporting the proposal to accept gay youth — have made clear ...

8 Mental Illnesses That Only Exist In Movies

8 Mental Illnesses That Only Exist In Movies: The trouble with tackling mental illness in film (or television) is that mental illness itself is a serious, often debilitating issue. Film can be a great medium to broaden awareness of a disorder but it can also be damaging or down right ridiculous ...

US and Cuba to meet over resuming direct mail

US and Cuba to meet over resuming direct mail:
The United States and Cuba will resume talks this week on restarting direct mail service despite a deadlock between Washington and Havana over detainees that has largely stalled most rapprochement efforts, a U.S. official said Monday. U.S. and Cuban ...


New York Daily News

Cuba cuts back on free assistance to region's health sector

Cuba cuts back on free assistance to region's health sector: CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia Government says several policy changes taking place in Cuba will severely affect Havana's contribution to the health sector of Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries. Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, who ...

Caffeine Withdrawal is Officially a Mental Disorder Now - ANIMAL

Caffeine Withdrawal is Officially a Mental Disorder Now - ANIMAL: Have you checked out the latest version of the American Psychiatric Association's manual of mental disorders though? Among the new and exciting ailment cla.

US Compromises on Venezuela as a Last Resort | venezuelanalysis ...

US Compromises on Venezuela as a Last Resort | venezuelanalysis ...: Washington has taken the desperate step of publicly accepting a Venezuelan olive branch, but at its core the Obama administration remains as ruthless as ever. Just days after United States Secretary of State John Kerry took the reasonable ...

You'll Never Guess What Happened When This Gay America's Got Talent ...

You'll Never Guess What Happened When This Gay America's Got Talent ...

Last week on NBC's hit summer series, America's Got Talent, contestant Jonathan Allen began his performance by announcing that he is gay, and ended with a standing ovation from the live, tear-stricken audience. Before delivering a striking rendition of ...

Brazil's Rousseff fires back at critics, vows fiscal discipline

Brazil's Rousseff fires back at critics, vows fiscal discipline: With Brazil on track for the third straight year of disappointing growth and inflation running at the ceiling of the official target range, Rousseff's still-high popularity has edged lower and her stewardship of the economy has come under increased ...


Supreme Court could make gay marriage decision Monday

Supreme Court could make gay marriage decision Monday: "The problem with that is they're talking perhaps about a one state solution in terms of marriage equality in California only." In Illinois, the gay marriage bill passed the senate but no action has been taken in the house. Lawmakers say they plan to ...

Nicaragua ranked as the seventh safest country in Latin America

Nicaragua ranked as the seventh safest country in Latin America: GPI evaluates over 162 countries, and includes indicators such as the levels of military expenditure, its relations with neighboring countries, number of homicides, level of organized conflict and the level of respect for human rights. Among the ...