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martes, 18 de junio de 2013

War of Ideas: Could all those new stadiums actually help Brazil's economy?

War of Ideas: Could all those new stadiums actually help Brazil's economy?: What started as small demonstrations against bus fare increases have turned into massive anti-government demonstrations in at least six of Brazil's largest cities. The protesters seem to have a wide range of grievances related to persistent poverty and ...

Researchers say Supreme Court ruling unlikely to cause anti-gay backlash

Researchers say Supreme Court ruling unlikely to cause anti-gay backlash: A ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court favorable to gay marriage proponents likely won't bring on a rise of anti-gay attitudes, according to a report out Tuesday from a team of researchers in California and elsewhere. The nation's highest court could ...

Pinoy pride on display at LA Gay Pride parade

Pinoy pride on display at LA Gay Pride parade: WEST HOLLYWOOD, California – With the US Supreme Court expected to decided on the fate of same sex marriage within the coming days and a clamor for gay immigration rights in the immigration reform talks, this year's Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade was ...

Gay marriage group hopes to change constitution

Gay marriage group hopes to change constitution

The case remains on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, with the justices having put the issue on the back burner while they decide both the California gay marriage question as well as the legality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act which denies ...

Capriles: hunger is addressed with investment and production

Capriles: hunger is addressed with investment and production: Following the recent award given to the Venezuelan Government by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Venezuelan opposition leader claimed on Tuesday that the country has not overcome hunger and poverty. Capriles ...


Brazil protests over World Cup costs spread nationwide

Brazil protests over World Cup costs spread nationwide: Thousands gathered at the National Congress in Brasilia, where protests began three days ago as the capital city hosted the first game of this year's Confederations Cup, a prelude to next year's bigger and more important World Cup. There were also ...

Conn. Law May Discourage Mental Illness Sufferers From Getting Help

Conn. Law May Discourage Mental Illness Sufferers From Getting Help: After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut six months ago, many states looked for ways to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illnesses. Now, a new law in Connecticut can take gun licenses away from ...

Brady slapped down at mental health tribunal after walkout

Brady slapped down at mental health tribunal after walkout:
Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been slapped down by the judge hearing his mental health tribunal after first walking out then complaining: "I've listened to this ad nauseam." The child killer even suggested a panel member had fallen asleep at one point ...


Manchester Evening News

Manifestantes ocupam marquise do Congresso Nacional em Brasília

Manifestantes ocupam marquise do Congresso Nacional em Brasília: Após serem contidos por um cordão de isolamento da PM, dezenas de manifestantes conseguiram furar o bloqueio e invadiram a área externa do Congresso Nacional, em Brasília, nesta segunda-feira (17.06) ...

Did Jonathan Franzen Just Make a Gay Joke in the New York Times?

Did Jonathan Franzen Just Make a Gay Joke in the New York Times?

Frank Bruni is gay; Broadway is one of the few American industries that is perceived to be dominated by gay men. Franzen is smart enough not to explicitly chide Bruni for failing to singlehandedly resolve sexism in the gay community before speaking out ...

Mental health matters

Mental health matters: The consensus is, at least beginning with Virginia Tech, that all of these young men suffered from mental health problems. We know that Seung-Hui Cho was treated for such problems. We know that Jared Loughner's parents were aware that their son was ...

Chilean Students Demand Answers to Historic Demands

Chilean Students Demand Answers to Historic Demands: Santiago de Chile, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Coordinating Assembly of High-School Students (ACES) keeps the current pressure on the Government, because they consider that Sebastian Piñera's administration ...

Lawsuit filed in Puerto Rico slaying of US banker

Lawsuit filed in Puerto Rico slaying of US banker

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The widow of a banking executive slain in Puerto Rico has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the bank's CEO and other high-ranking officials. Marisa Spagnoletti states in the lawsuit filed late last week that her ...

Puerto Rico Statehood Fight Headed To United Nations, If White House Doesn't ...

Puerto Rico Statehood Fight Headed To United Nations, If White House Doesn't ...: Puerto Rico's nonvoting member of Congress said Monday he'd take his fight for statehood to the United Nations if the Barack Obama administration refuses to act. Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi made the comments during a testimony before the ...

Puerto Rican Governor Talks of “Latin American Ghetto” that Comes with ...

Puerto Rican Governor Talks of “Latin American Ghetto” that Comes with ...

Garcia Padilla's remarks came after an interview broadcast Monday by CNN en Español in the United States in which he said that if Puerto Rico were to become a full-fledged U.S. state it would be transformed into a “Latin American ghetto.” The governor ...

'Question Bridge' Project Inspires Dialogue Among African-American Men

'Question Bridge' Project Inspires Dialogue Among African-American Men: Question Bridge attempts to combat stereotypes and public misconceptions about African-American men by presenting a video dialogue among people of diverse socioeconomic, geographical, cultural, and religious backgrounds and ages. SEE ALSO: The ...

EU agency report highlights child poverty in Greece

EU agency report highlights child poverty in Greece: A boy picks onions which were dropped on the ground during a fruit and vegetable handout in downtown Athens (Reuters) More and more children in the EU and Greece in particular are at risk of poverty and social exclusion due to the economic crisis, the ...


Venezuela's Struggle For Democracy, a conversation with Ramon Guillermo ...

Venezuela's Struggle For Democracy, a conversation with Ramon Guillermo ...: WHO: Mr. Aveledo's meeting is sponsored by Venezuela Initiative and the Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas. The Venezuela Initiative brings together Venezuelan leaders, members of the Venezuelan Diaspora, foreign policy experts ...

Venezuela weighing baby formula ban

Venezuela weighing baby formula ban: Published on Jun 18, 2013. The Venezuelan government is considering a ban on baby bottles to promote breast feeding. Supporters say it would improve children's health, but some mothers don't want the government telling them how to feed their children.

Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis - WFP

Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis - WFP: “We are very concerned that 1.5 million people in Haiti face severe food insecurity, which means they need food assistance and don't have all the food they need for a full and active life,” Alejandro Lopez-Chicheri, WFP's senior spokesperson for Latin ...


Brazil welcome Iran and South Korea

Brazil welcome Iran and South Korea:
South Korea's trip to Brazil will be their eighth-straight World Cup appearance - including one as co-host in 2002 - while Iran qualified for the World Cup for the fourth time, having missed out on South Africa 2010. 285. Source: AP. Email Article ...


Aljazeera.com

Brazil's President Praises Peaceful, Democratic Protests

Brazil's President Praises Peaceful, Democratic Protests: SÃO PAULO—Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday acknowledged the weight of massive public protests in recent days, saying in a speech that such actions, even when directed against her administration, showed the vibrancy of the country's ...

Colombia marriage deadline approaches

Colombia marriage deadline approaches: The Colombian Senate in April overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have allowed same-sex couples to tie the knot in the South American country. Marcela Sánchez Buitrago, executive director of Colombia Diversa, an LGBT advocacy group, told ...


Prop 8 Ruling: The Real Reasons the Supreme Court Will Legalize Gay ...

Prop 8 Ruling: The Real Reasons the Supreme Court Will Legalize Gay ...

In my last post, I went into a fair amount of detail about the moral and legal arguments for a 50-state ruling striking down California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state. Here's the plain English version of why it's going to happen ...

Are We Shattering The Glass Ceiling For Lesbian/Gay Communications ...

Are We Shattering The Glass Ceiling For Lesbian/Gay Communications ...

But others think lesbians have fared as well as gay men. Barbara French, vice chancellor/university relations at the University of California San Francisco surmises, "To be honest, I have not encountered or witnessed a 'glass ceiling' for members of ...