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domingo, 30 de junio de 2013

Rights for us mean forests for all

Rights for us mean forests for all: Though one of us lives in Central America and the other in Indonesia — nearly half the Earth's circumference away from each other — we have the same urgent message for the decision makers who are gathered in Indonesia this week to discuss how best to ...

Trinitas Medical residents in Elizabeth spread healthy advice through Project Rate

Trinitas Medical residents in Elizabeth spread healthy advice through Project Rate: A native of Belize, Dr. Deon Ford, a second-year medical resident at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, knows that people in South and Central America have a very different view of healthy behaviors. “Bad habits, like smoking and drinking ...

Mesoamerican Governments Deepen Commitment to Energy Integration

Mesoamerican Governments Deepen Commitment to Energy Integration: Government leaders, utilities representatives and domestic regulators from the seven Central American countries, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico attended the talks along with private sector representatives and U.S. government officials.

Activists protest World Bank on Honduras paramilitary funding

Activists protest World Bank on Honduras paramilitary funding: They used the 4th anniversary of the 2009 military coup in Honduras to criticize US policy and the Bank's role in enabling violence against farmers in the Central American country. FSRN's Ben King reports. Four years after the ouster and exile of left ...

Ecuador flower growers in Snowden shock

Ecuador flower growers in Snowden shock

The Obama administration sent a thinly veiled economic threat to this South American country on Thursday when it indefinitely delayed a decision to eliminate tariffs on imports of roses worth about $250 million a year. The move created leverage over ...

'Crazy ants' invade Southern states, altering ecosystem

'Crazy ants' invade Southern states, altering ecosystem: The insects nest anywhere and are easily transported, but so far have mostly infested Texas and several Southern states after being inadvertently transported from South America by humans. They've spread to 21 counties in Texas, 20 in Florida and a few ...

Lady Gaga shows support for gay community at NYC rally

Lady Gaga shows support for gay community at NYC rally

Lady Gaga spoke out in support of the LGBT community at New York's Gay Pride Parade Kick Off Rally. The 'Bad Romance' hit maker, who made her very first public appearance following the cancellation of her 'Born This Way' tour due to her hip surgery, ...

Gay pride event in NYC elsewhere are bolstered by US supreme court win

Gay pride event in NYC elsewhere are bolstered by US supreme court win: SAN FRANCISCO — Cities across the nation — including New York City — were gearing up today for what were expected to be especially well-attended and exuberant gay pride parades following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex ...

No country safe from social upheaval: Kim

No country safe from social upheaval: Kim: Kim, a South Korea-born American who took the lead of the World Bank one year ago, has made fighting extreme poverty the development institution's primary goal. He said the recent turmoil in Brazil and Turkey shows why governments cannot let up in ...

Brazil leader's popularity plummets after protests

Brazil leader's popularity plummets after protests: The president has been weakened at a time when the economy is not performing well," said Andre Cesar, an analyst with the Brasilia-based consulting firm Prospectiva. The protests initially broke out in Sao Paulo more than two weeks ago over increases ...

Rulings still leave gays in most states seeking answers

Rulings still leave gays in most states seeking answers: The justices' other ruling overturning a voter-approved ban of gay marriage in California opens the way for gays to marry in the Golden State, but the narrow ruling left bans in Florida and other states in place. So where does America stand on gay ...

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD, Other Mental Disorders After Deployment

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD, Other Mental Disorders After Deployment

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD, Other Mental Disorders After Deployment Members of the military who have trouble sleeping prior to deployment may be at greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety once ...

Repeal of DOMA Affects Puerto Rico

Repeal of DOMA Affects Puerto Rico: (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- The Supreme Court's decision to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act also affects Puerto Rico. The federal government gives 1,138 rights, benefits and protections to married couples, including immigration ...

Cuba's non-farm co-ops debut this week amid move toward markets

Cuba's non-farm co-ops debut this week amid move toward markets: HAVANA (Reuters) - One hundred state-run produce markets and 26 other establishments were scheduled to become private cooperatives on Monday as Communist-run Cuba continues to shed secondary economic activity in favor of individual initiative and ...

Flown from Cuba, mom sees son graduate as trooper

Flown from Cuba, mom sees son graduate as trooper: He came to the United States in 1989 at age 14, joining his father who had left Cuba in the 1980 Mariel boatlift. They settled in Miami. He became a U.S. citizen in 2002, worked as a long-haul trucker for years. Then he managed rental properties for ...

Dominican talk radio calls for military attack against Haiti

Dominican talk radio calls for military attack against Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Prime Minister toured the South-East on Wednesday visiting Jacmel and other areas to survey projects and institution serving the region. 

Tides of Freedom explores the African-American experience

Tides of Freedom explores the African-American experience: It's an exhibit called 'Tides of Freedom' and it looks at the connection between the Delaware River and the African American experience, from the days of slavery and emancipation to the Jim Crow era and Civil Rights movement. Visitors can step on a ...

Scioli says all FPV candidates in BA province 'feel like a part of him'

Scioli says all FPV candidates in BA province 'feel like a part of him'

Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli said he considers all Victory Front candidates in the province to be “a part of him” and regretted that the provincial Peronists are competing against each other in the general midterm elections instead of just ...

Argentina takes down controversial statue of Christopher Columbus for restoration

Argentina takes down controversial statue of Christopher Columbus for restoration

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Workers with cranes have taken down a controversial statue of Christopher Columbus in Argentina's capital for restoration. The engineer in charge of the operation, Juan Arriegue, says the 38-ton, 6-meter-high (20-foot-high) ...


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Child poverty

Child poverty: Sir, Child poverty is set to rise by more than one million by 2020. Austerity measures continue to affect working-age families severely. Wages are stagnant. In this tough climate it is simply astonishing that some MPs are pushing for some married ...

Indiana's children are healthier but poverty persists

Indiana's children are healthier but poverty persists: One indicator in which the state still lags is child poverty. Nearly one-fourth (23 percent) of Indiana's children age 18 and under live in poverty. While that figure matches the national average, Indiana's child poverty rate grew 35 percent from 2005 ...

Exploding number of elderly prisoners strains system, taxpayers

Exploding number of elderly prisoners strains system, taxpayers: By the year 2030, there will be upward of 400,000 elderly prisoners — nearly a third of the projected total penal population, said Inimai Chettiar, a director at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the co-author of the ACLU report ...

Former Brazil President Commends Malawi for Fighting Poverty

Former Brazil President Commends Malawi for Fighting Poverty: Brazil's Former President, Luiz inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday applauded Malawi for implementing programmes that has assisted in reducing the country's  ...

New York launches gay tourism initiative

New York launches gay tourism initiative: WESTCHESTER - Just three days after the Supreme Court's historic decision to give same-sex married couples the same benefits as straight couples, the state announced the launch of an initiative aimed specifically at attracting more gay tourists to New ...