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viernes, 21 de junio de 2013

New areas of growth in Latin America

New areas of growth in Latin America:
Panama's economy is expected to maintain strong growth in 2013, with a forecast of 8% to 9%, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the International Monetary Fund, respectively. Pictured above, the Bridge of the ...


Infosurhoy

Protesters Take to the Streets in Sao Paulo and Fortaleza

Protesters Take to the Streets in Sao Paulo and Fortaleza

Police estimates the demonstrators to number close to 15-thousand in the latest protest to sweep the South American country over the past two weeks, just as the FIFA event is getting underway. Protests began after a hike in public transport fares but ...

Ban on gay men donating blood should be lifted, American Medical Association ...

Ban on gay men donating blood should be lifted, American Medical Association ...

"In 2010, MSM accounted for at least 61% of all new HIV infections in the U.S. and an estimated 77% of diagnosed HIV infections among males were attributed to male-to-male sexual contact. Between 2008 and 2010, the estimated overall incidence of HIV ...

Anthony Weiner apologizes after woman uses gay slur in his presence

Anthony Weiner apologizes after woman uses gay slur in his presence:
Mayoral hopeful apologized Thursday after an elderly woman he met while campaigning described his openly gay opponent Christine Quinn as a “dyke.” The encounter with the woman occurred Saturday in Forest Hills, Queens, and was disclosed in a story ...


New York Daily News

What if the High Court Dismisses the Gay-Marriage Cases?

What if the High Court Dismisses the Gay-Marriage Cases?:
With just one week left in its term—barring an extension—the Supreme Court is set to rule soon on the two gay-marriage cases before it. The court heard arguments in March on California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage and the Defense of Marriage ...


Wall Street Journal (blog)

1M Brazilians fill streets with protest, violence

1M Brazilians fill streets with protest, violence:
BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilians struggled Friday to comprehend the protests shaking their nation after 1 million anti-government demonstrators took to the streets the previous night in scores of cities, with clusters battling police and destroying ...


Bradenton Herald

Human Rights: A Quiet Victory in the Americas

Human Rights: A Quiet Victory in the Americas:
In early June, the Organization of American States (OAS) elected three new members to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an OAS body, whose sole purpose is to promote and protect human rights in the region. The candidate from ...


Heritage.org (blog)

Cuba frees two British businessmen from jail after secret 'corruption' trial

Cuba frees two British businessmen from jail after secret 'corruption' trial

No details of the charges against them have been released, although it is understood that half a dozen Cubans were also involved in the case. The detention of the two Britons has alarmed other foreign businesspeople working in Cuba, which is relying on ...

US gay-cure group Exodus apologises for its hurtful mission and closes

US gay-cure group Exodus apologises for its hurtful mission and closes: Photo: AP. An American Christian group that promoted "conversion therapy" to reverse the sexuality of gays and lesbians has closed its doors and apologised to those who underwent its treatment, acknowledging its mission had been hurtful and ignorant.

Communication workshop begins n Philly for parents with mental illnesses

Communication workshop begins n Philly for parents with mental illnesses

"The goals are ultimately to help the parents have that conversation and develop those skills and not just have a conversation but have an ongoing conversation and dialogue and relationship with their children about their mental illness," Kaplan said.

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

Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys - San Diego, California ...: GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — 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 ...

Police treatment of mentally ill 'deplorable'

Police treatment of mentally ill 'deplorable':
Police custody is being used too often to detain people whose only 'crime' is that they are suffering from a mental disorder, according to a joint inspection by HM Inspectorates of Constabulary and Prisons (HMIC), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and ...


Public Service

Brazil meltdown threat to Confeds - Goal.com

Brazil meltdown threat to Confeds - Goal.com: By Greg Stobart in Rio de Janeiro Brazil's preparations for next year's World Cup were again marred by widespread protests on Thursday as more than 1,000,000 people marched against the government in major cities throughout the country.

Red Cross to close blood donation centres in Puerto Rico

Red Cross to close blood donation centres in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Red Cross is closing all its blood donation centres in Puerto Rico and laying off some 200 workers amid budget concerns. Local executive director of blood services Antonio de Vera tells reporters that he was surprised by the ...

A million Peruvians could fall back into Poverty

A million Peruvians could fall back into Poverty: Half a million Peruvians entered the middle class last year, but it is very likely that more than a million could fall back below the poverty line in the near future, Apoyo Consulting reported. According to the consulting firm, for many falling back to ...

Chile's Colchagua Valley: 10 steps for a whirlwind wine tour

Chile's Colchagua Valley: 10 steps for a whirlwind wine tour: Chile is home to world-class wineries, but it offers so much more. From the lunarlike landscapes of the Atacama Desert in the north to Patagonia in the south to the towering Andes in the east to the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, it's a country of ...

African American Leadership Summit targets Black wealth

African American Leadership Summit targets Black wealth

Growing Black wealth was a major theme at the 5th Annual African American Leadership Summit earlier this month. The event, hosted by the African-American Leadership Association, emphasized how issues in the Black community could be improved if ...

Indigenous poverty: the cost of doing not enough

Indigenous poverty: the cost of doing not enough: Second, child poverty generates social costs throughout the life cycle. Because of the number of indigenous children, these will be relatively high costs, particularly in health-care service (poverty is a strong driver of morbidity for most diseases ...

One In Four Adults In The US Is A Family Caregiver

One In Four Adults In The US Is A Family Caregiver: One in four American adults is caring for an elderly or sick family member as more people develop chronic diseases and the population as a whole becomes older, new research finds. The study was conducted by the Pew Research Center and the California ...

Prisons Full of Innocents

Prisons Full of Innocents: I don't mean that people are policed and indicted and prosecuted by a racist system that makes some people far more likely to end up in prison than other people guilty of the same actions, although that is true, just as it's also true that the justice ...


Buenos Aires 2018 Bid To Celebrate Olympic Day

Buenos Aires 2018 Bid To Celebrate Olympic Day: The Buenos Aires' Olympic Day festival will be a free sporting and culture public event where more than 40 sports are showcased to the public by Argentinean athletes. Gerardo Werthein, President of the Argentinean Olympic Committee, called this year's ...

Rohani implicated in 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing

Rohani implicated in 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing: The Free Beacon reported that Rohani sat on the committee when it planned the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, according to a 2006 indictment by the Argentine government prosecutor investigating the case.

'Genocide can only be punished in court'

'Genocide can only be punished in court'

The Buenos Aires University (UBA) professor took a leading role in defining what happened in Argentina during the last dictatorship as a genocide because he understood that the military tried to destroy part of the Argentine people as a group and to ...

Impunity, poverty blamed for Venezuela's soaring murder rate

Impunity, poverty blamed for Venezuela's soaring murder rate:
Venezuela's murder rate has soared since the late president Hugo Chávez came to power in 1999. The government does not release official figures but independent organisations, such as the Venezuela Violence Observatory, run by Roberto Briceño-León, ...


RFI

The Death Penalty's Slow But Seemingly Sure Decline

The Death Penalty's Slow But Seemingly Sure Decline: But supporters of the death penalty say it's still a necessary tool for punishing the worst of the worst offenders. They note that, as measured by polls, a solid majority of Americans still support the death penalty — 63 percent, according to a Gallup ...