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martes, 25 de junio de 2013

Childhood poverty numbers continue soaring locally

Childhood poverty numbers continue soaring locally: "Families with children experience poverty at higher rates than the rest of the population, and single mothers are still at the higher rates," according to the Solano report card. "More than one in three families headed by a single woman in Solano are ...

Peruvian agriculture leads growth in Latin America since 2000

Peruvian agriculture leads growth in Latin America since 2000: The Peruvian agriculture industry registered the biggest average growth in Latin America in the period between 2000 and 2012, reaching levels of 5 percent and helping reduce poverty in rural areas of the country, the International Service for Business ...

Farrakhan: America's political prisoners and prisoners of conscience will go free

Farrakhan: America's political prisoners and prisoners of conscience will go free: “Look at how many millions now are bound in the prisons of America and look at the schemes now to put more and more of us behind bars to work us for corporate America, to train us to work for them not outside of the prison where they would have to give ...

Lesbian couples' poverty woes are significant, study finds

Lesbian couples' poverty woes are significant, study finds: A higher percentage of lesbian couples live below the poverty rate than married heterosexual couples and even coupled gay men, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles law school's Williams Institute. That, Pittsburgh ...

The Rainbow Flag at 35: Making of a global symbol of gay rights

The Rainbow Flag at 35: Making of a global symbol of gay rights:
On June 25, 1978, the rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride first flew at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Soon after Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in California, was assassinated. The outpouring of grief ...


89.3 KPCC

Brazil bank lending rises 1.5 pct in May as defaults stabilize

Brazil bank lending rises 1.5 pct in May as defaults stabilize: SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, June 25 (Reuters) - Bank lending in Brazil rose 1.5 percent in May from the prior month, the central bank said in a report on Tuesday. Loans in arrears for 90 days or more, the industry's benchmark gauge for credit delinquencies ...

Gay Designer Narciso Rodriguez Marries Partner in New York City

Gay Designer Narciso Rodriguez Marries Partner in New York City: So we'll cook together, open a bottle of red wine, and if it's nice, we'll sit on the terrace and watch the sunset," Rodriguez told the New York Times about his new husband in 2011. According to People, Rodriguez is best known for designing the iconic ...

Since 2011, 6.8% of NY marriages outside NYC have been gay couples

Since 2011, 6.8% of NY marriages outside NYC have been gay couples:
At least 6.8 percent of the marriages outside New York City have been gay couples since New York legalized same-sex marriage in 2011, figures from the state Health Department showed. Yesterday was the two-year anniversary since same-sex marriage ...


Politics on the Hudson (blog)

Why Do We Keep Executing People?

Why Do We Keep Executing People?: Thomas Cahill, the author of A Saint on Death Row, denounces capital punishment in a piece at CNN and encourages state governments to address the effects of poverty as a way to reduce crime. Kimberly McCarthy is a black woman. Black people are ...

Supreme Court says Native American child doesn't have to be given to ...

Supreme Court says Native American child doesn't have to be given to ...

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court said Tuesday that federal law doesn't require that a Native American child be taken away from her adoptive parents and given to her biological father. The justices' 5-4 decision came in a case about a federal law ...

Cuban Educational Attention to Disabled Children Recognized

Cuban Educational Attention to Disabled Children Recognized

Santiago Borges, Principal of the Latin American Special Education Reference Center, said that more than 12,000 teachers have been graduated for special education in Cuban universities, and despite the US blockade, new information and communication ...

On Facebook, 70% of Americans Have a Gay Friend

On Facebook, 70% of Americans Have a Gay Friend:
Just in time for the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and gay-pride events across the U.S. this week, the data miners at Facebook ran an analysis on their members. What percentage of Facebook users in America, they wondered, has at least one ...


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Passing Gay Marriage Will Change America

Passing Gay Marriage Will Change America:
I originally started this piece with a long sentence on a lot of stuff I've said before, trying to figure out a way to say it in a different way, but frankly, I'm tired of trying to finesse people with what should be common sense. I, and countless ...


PolicyMic

Genes known to cause birth defects may also lead to mental illness

Genes known to cause birth defects may also lead to mental illness: When scientists manipulated the gene in mice after they had developed normally, they found that it caused subtle disruptions in the brain, potentially contributing to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder. “(The gene ...

Mental health patients on the rise in Vietnam

Mental health patients on the rise in Vietnam: Mental health disorders tend to escalate into a serious health problem among Vietnamese people these days. According to the Ho Chi Minh City Mental Health Hospital, the hospital has cared for 17,335 patients from May 1 to June 10 alone, with 34.3% ...

Mental-health advocates hopeful, realistic about services

Mental-health advocates hopeful, realistic about services

Early detection of mental illness and proper treatment could mean the difference between crisis and effective management of the disease, a panel of experts said last week. Karen Twinem, spokeswoman for National Church Residences, told an audience ...

Venezuelan Workers Meet for Worker Control Congress ...

Venezuelan Workers Meet for Worker Control Congress ...: Mérida, 24th July 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Activists from across the Venezuelan labour movement met last weekend for the country's first ever Workers' Congress, where workers discussed workplace democracy and the construction of ...

Red Cross In Puerto Rico To Stop Collecting Blood

Red Cross In Puerto Rico To Stop Collecting Blood: The American Red Cross has announced it plans to stop collecting blood in Puerto Rico, beginning in October. The organization said the decision came solely due to economic difficulties it is facing. Currently, blood collected in Puerto Rico by the Red ...

Mexican citizen gets sentenced four days before deportation

Mexican citizen gets sentenced four days before deportation: CANTON — Only four days away from being deported, Mexican citizen Jugo Gomez, 23, currently an inmate of Gouverneur Correctional Facility, was sentenced Monday in St. Lawrence County Court to an additional 1½ to three years in prison after being ...

Central America remains the poorest region in Latin America, despite success ...

Central America remains the poorest region in Latin America, despite success ...

The report pointed out that half of the Latin America and the Caribbean's 80 million people living in extreme poverty—surviving on less than $2.50 a day—are in Brazil and Mexico. While Costa Rica is known for its relatively high level of development ...

Same-Sex Marriage and the African-American Community

Same-Sex Marriage and the African-American Community: Same-sex marriage has long divided the African-American community, a fact filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores in her new documentary, "The New Black." Proposition 8 particularly polarized the community, and Rev. Eric P. Lee of Los Angeles's Southern ...

70000 march for LGBT pride in Chile as civil unions stall in Congress

70000 march for LGBT pride in Chile as civil unions stall in Congress:
70,000 people turned up to march in the Santiago Pride Parade on Saturday despite grey skies and occasional showers in the Chilean capital. The Santiago Times reported a colorful mix of activists, performance artists, musicians and drag queens in the ...


Gay Star News

Haiti - Elections : Important meeting at the Primature on Elections

Haiti - Elections : Important meeting at the Primature on Elections:
Monday at the Fort Dauphine room, of the Primature, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, chaired an important meeting, which was attended, among others by, Emmanuel Ménard, President of the Transitional College of the Permanent Electoral Council ...


Haitilibre.com

Chilean military prepared to clear occupied schools for elections

Chilean military prepared to clear occupied schools for elections

Dozens of Santiago high schools are currently in “toma,” a protest tactic in which students occupy their school building for extended periods. Many of those high schools are also polling places for the upcoming presidential primary, and according to ...

Brazil president proposes plebiscite on corruption

Brazil president proposes plebiscite on corruption

SAO PAULO: SAO PAULO: Turning the crisis created by two weeks of street protests into an opportunity to cleanse the country's political system, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has proposed a national referendum for the formation of an assembly on ...