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jueves, 27 de junio de 2013

Mexicans turn to social media to report on drug war

Mexicans turn to social media to report on drug war: With traditional media often intimidated by drug cartels, social media has given Mexicans a way to stay appraised about the dangers lurking in their towns and cities. "They are killing like crazy! There's a shootout in the Lazaro Cardenas neighborhood.

How Cocaine is transitioning from a snob-drug to a middle-class snort

How Cocaine is transitioning from a snob-drug to a middle-class snort: Even as India was being celebrated as a growing economy in the last decade, international drug cartels found a lucrative market and a strategic transit point in the country. If India and the rising disposable incomes and purchasing power of its ...


Fungus decimates coffee beans in Central America

Fungus decimates coffee beans in Central America: Puente, president of Apecafe in El Salvador, a cooperative of more than 400 coffee farmers, has been watching closely as "la roya," a fungus, has devastated coffee plantations across Central America this year. "We think outbreaks of violence and famine ...

Central American Integration System announces new statistics agency, border ...

Central American Integration System announces new statistics agency, border ...

Foreign ministers from across Central America met Wednesday morning to announce the creation of a new statistical organization and a border security agreement leading up to the 41st Central American Integration System (SICA) Summit, in the Costa Rican ...

The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America

The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America: Central America is at a crossroads. As the economies of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama expand, regional use of fossil fuels for transportation and electricity generation is on the rise, while the use of ...

New areas of growth in Latin America

New areas of growth in Latin America: The most recent forecasts by international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) have identified new areas of growth in Latin America. Countries such as ...

Mental illness: end the stigma, and help the caregivers

Mental illness: end the stigma, and help the caregivers: A recent casual conversation I had with a neighbour brought up a personal issue that I had gladly left on the back burner for years: mental illness, and in particular, my own experience with it. We were chatting outside on one of our very rare sunny ...

Broader health law exemption for Native Americans

Broader health law exemption for Native Americans: That meant thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans would have to buy their own health insurance policies or pay a $695 fine to the Internal Revenue Service unless they could prove they were eligible to claim an exemption under the ...

Why do gays need a Big Government hug? Column

Why do gays need a Big Government hug? Column: By the reaction of the gay political activists, one would have thought that gay Americans weren't allowed in schools, restaurants, or voting booths until the Supreme Court decision Wednesday. Strangely, I don't feel like the world changed and I ...

Online screening for PTSD, mental health issues available

Online screening for PTSD, mental health issues available: Once referred to as "shell shock" or "battle fatigue," Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in the last decade has gained attention in relation to combat veterans struggling to cope with the lasting effects of war. But PTSD can affect anyone who has ...

Victory for gay married couples as US court grants equal rights

Victory for gay married couples as US court grants equal rights

The decision does not grant marriage rights across America, but gives gay couples in the 13 states that allow same-sex marriage equal standing to their heterosexual peers. The court also dismissed a case on California's ban on gay marriage, effectively ...

Puerto Rico P3 Authority moves on 4 key construction projects

Puerto Rico P3 Authority moves on 4 key construction projects: The Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority board recently decided to move forward with the evaluation of four new construction priority projects, namely the commuter train from Caguas to San Juan, a new women's correctional facility, a new ...

Teen Accuses Scouts of Weeding Out the Gays

Teen Accuses Scouts of Weeding Out the Gays: An openly gay teen and his father fear the Boy Scouts of America are using a "transition time" to essentially weed out all of the homosexual Scouts but a Scout executive says the teen's suspension has nothing to do with his sexual orientation but was ...

Gay rights clash: Obama, African host are at odds

Gay rights clash: Obama, African host are at odds: Obama opened his weeklong trip to Africa one day after the U.S. Supreme Court expanded federal benefits for married gay couples. In his first in-person comments on the ruling, Obama said the court's decision marked a "proud day for America." He pressed ...

Brazil's ruling party to propose tax on large fortunes

Brazil's ruling party to propose tax on large fortunes: Efforts to tax fortunes in Brazil faced fierce opposition in the past but could get traction amid growing popular discontent. Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets over the past month protesting rampant corruption, the rising ...

Rondo Arts and Cultural Business District highlights African American business ...

Rondo Arts and Cultural Business District highlights African American business ...

The name of the district comes from the legacy of Rondo, a thriving predominantly African-American neighborhood where black institutions and businesses were the pillars of the community. It was displaced in the 1960s by freeway construction. “The I-94 ...

Rosetta Primary pupils play a role in fighting child poverty

Rosetta Primary pupils play a role in fighting child poverty

"Levels of child poverty in Northern Ireland are unacceptable. What many people don't seem to appreciate is that these levels also undermine the human rights of those children. Similarly every person living with a disability has the right to a life of ...

More Children Will Be Forced Into Poverty - Report

More Children Will Be Forced Into Poverty - Report: The report, Child Rights Impact Assessment of Budget Decisions: including the 2013 Budget, and the cumulative impact of tax-benefit reforms and reductions in spending on public services 2010 - 2015, is based on a detailed quantitative analysis of the ...

Spending Cuts Tip Children Into Poverty

Spending Cuts Tip Children Into Poverty: Government spending cuts and tax and benefit changes will tip another 600,000 children into poverty by 2015, according to a new report. The findings, published by the Children's Commissioner for England, warns economic measures to slash the deficit ...

Drug cartels sap our resources

Drug cartels sap our resources

I found it grimly humorous to read the article “Drug cartels' reach extends to Pacific Northwest,” in The World on June 24. I've been wondering when someone would finally acknowledge the grisly fact in the print media. Without going into personal ...

An Invitation to New York's First-Ever Gay Pride Parade

An Invitation to New York's First-Ever Gay Pride Parade

This flier, produced by the group Gay Liberation Front, calls the community to the first Gay Pride parade in New York in June 1970. The document is now held at ONE Archives, a two-million-item collection of LGBTQ historical materials that's part of the ...

Gay Pride Parade 2013: Dates And Route Map For NYC, Chicago, San ...

Gay Pride Parade 2013: Dates And Route Map For NYC, Chicago, San ...: The 2013 Pride Parade in New York City, as well as others like Chicago and San Francisco, will be celebrated more than ever this year thanks to the SCOTUS decision to rule in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday in two landmark gay rights cases.

Across US, Supreme Court gay rights ruling celebrated

Across US, Supreme Court gay rights ruling celebrated

Crowds turned out in gay capitals such as West Hollywood in California, San Francisco, South Miami Beach in Florida and the New York gay bar called the Stonewall Inn, seen as the birthplace of the gay rights movement. "It's so wonderful being down here ...

California gay marriage likely delayed 25 days or more

California gay marriage likely delayed 25 days or more

The battle over same-sex marriage in California started at San Francisco City Hall in 2004, when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered city clerks to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. On Wednesday, he brought the biggest cheers from the City Hall ...

Venezuela Reaffirms Commitment to Haiti's Reconstruction

Venezuela Reaffirms Commitment to Haiti's Reconstruction: In a press conference in Port-au-Prince yesterday afternoon, Haitian president Michel Martelly acknowledged Venezuela's support under the PetroCaribe program, stating that all of “Latin America has a debt with Venezuela.” “Most of what is done today in ...