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lunes, 1 de julio de 2013

Poverty and hunger reduced in Latin America and the Caribbean

Poverty and hunger reduced in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Latin America and Caribbean region has met a number of targets for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including halving the extreme poverty rate, a United Nations report released today from Mexico City said. The global report was ...

New Unregulated Drugs On The Rise In Latin America, UN Report States

New Unregulated Drugs On The Rise In Latin America, UN Report States: The use of traditional drugs has stabilized throughout the U.S. and Latin America, while consumption of “new psychoactive substances” has risen in the region, a new report from the United Nations stated. New psychoactive substances (NPS), which include ...

Telling The Elderly That They Are Forgetful Can Make Their Memory Worse

Telling The Elderly That They Are Forgetful Can Make Their Memory Worse: Simply telling grandma that she forgot your birthday because she's getting older might exacerbate her memory problems. A University of California study has found ageist stereotypes about forgetfulness can reduce the cognitive performance of the elderly ...

Ohio Man Sentence for Florida Mortgage Fraud

Ohio Man Sentence for Florida Mortgage Fraud: In a second scheme, Herceg and others defrauded two elderly people by selling them a Florida property for $7 million. Prosecutors say that just prior to the sale, Herceg and his associates bought the same property and inflated its value by ...

Hazards of damp houses restated

Hazards of damp houses restated: Dampness and ''mould dripping down walls'' is a ''respiratory burden'' on children, Child Poverty Action Group spokeswoman Dr Nikki Turner says. The recently released study ''Dampness and moulds in relation to respiratory and allergic symptoms in ...

Austerity programs hurt children, say Stanford scholars

Austerity programs hurt children, say Stanford scholars: "And at the same time, the political power of older Americans continues to be far greater than young adults and children." Wise is a senior fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Researchers at FSI, the Center on ...

Grove Police Cancel Silver Alert For Elderly Man

Grove Police Cancel Silver Alert For Elderly Man: Police Lt. Mark Sherman said authorities in Flagstaff, Arizona found Rolland Ashlock, 88, in his car and Grove Police were notified early Saturday. Sherman said Ashlock was driving to California where he reportedly had some property. He says after ...

Editorial: A frightening look at drug cartels

Editorial: A frightening look at drug cartels

The Oregonian has published a powerful and remarkable series about the destructive impact on our state by Mexico's drug cartels. Residents are caught in a deadly crossfire of assault, intimidation and murder. Our elected leaders must respond with a ...

Argentina launches new payment method

Argentina launches new payment method: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's government is unveiling a new payment method that can be exchanged for dollars at a time when greenbacks are running short. The government-issued Certificate of Deposit for Investment goes into effect Monday.

Mental Health

Mental Health: Ludomania, also known as problem gambling or compulsive gambling, is an urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. It has been referred to as an impulse control disorder even though it has some features of ...

Birth defect gene linked to mental illness in mouse study

Birth defect gene linked to mental illness in mouse study: Gene mutations that can cause major birth defects may also cause more subtle disruptions in the brain and contribute to psychiatric disorders, according to a study. Researchers investigated the function of the Dact1 gene, which is involved in the ...

Dewani's mental health 'has improved'

Dewani's mental health 'has improved': London - Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani's mental health has improved and he has talked about returning to South Africa to fight a murder charge, a London court heard on Monday. The British Press Association reported that his depression was ...

A trip to Peru reveals Kim's roots in fighting poverty

A trip to Peru reveals Kim's roots in fighting poverty: CARABAYLLO, Peru– Climbing a steep hillside bare of trees and passing homes with tin roofs, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim drove back into his past over the weekend –and reconnected with a small community that taught him valuable lessons ...

In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty:
"Much of the nation's labor force growth, its future growth, will come from the Hispanic community," said Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, pointing to research showing that childhood poverty affects education and jobs ...


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UN Urging Nations to Accelerate Anti-Poverty Work

UN Urging Nations to Accelerate Anti-Poverty Work: Since taking office in 2007, Ban has pushed nations to meet the anti-poverty goals. They include cutting extreme poverty by half, ensuring that every child has a primary school education, halting and reversing the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and reducing by ...

Brazil Economists See Higher Selic and Slower Economic Growth

Brazil Economists See Higher Selic and Slower Economic Growth: Brazil's central bank will raise the Selic to 9.25 percent this year and hold it at that level through 2014, up from the previous week's forecast of 9 percent for this year and next, according to a June 28 central bank survey of about 100 analysts ...

10 women, many in 90s, escape burning Calif. limo

10 women, many in 90s, escape burning Calif. limo: WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say ten elderly women escaped unharmed when the limousine they were in burst into flames while idling in Northern California. The Sunday morning fire in Walnut Creek comes a little more than a month after five ...

A dancing duo in New York is teaching LGBT New Yorkers how to celebrate Gay ...

A dancing duo in New York is teaching LGBT New Yorkers how to celebrate Gay ...: A dancing duo in New York is teaching LGBT New Yorkers how to celebrate Gay Pride, Latino style. Out Salsa New York City is a dance social club for gay and straight New Yorkers. Dance instructors Frank and Alex Martinez meet their students once a week ...

New York City's Gay Pride parade celebrates Supreme Court victories

New York City's Gay Pride parade celebrates Supreme Court victories: “If somebody had told me 15 years ago that I would be the marshal of New York City's Gay Pride parade in 2013, at the age of 84, I wouldn't have believed it,” she said as thousands of revelers celebrated her successful challenge to the Defense of ...

Federal report warns that aid proposals could hurt low-income ...

Federal report warns that aid proposals could hurt low-income ...

Citing those declining enrollments, the report estimates that the proportion of low- income, black and Latino high school graduates in 2004 who will go on to earn ...

Last ditch bid to ban gay marriage in California again is denied by Supreme Court

Last ditch bid to ban gay marriage in California again is denied by Supreme Court

Kennedy turned away the appeal with no additional comment just as San Francisco's gay pride parade was getting underway in San Francisco, where dozens of couples have gotten married since Friday and where the clerk's office was expected to issue ...

Kennedy refuses to halt gay marriages in Calif.

Kennedy refuses to halt gay marriages in Calif.

Dozens of gay couples have lined up outside City Hall in San Francisco as clerks have resumed issuing same-sex marriage licenses one day after a federal appeals court cleared the way for the state of California to immediately lift a 4-year freeze.

US man faces 13 years in jail for writing on banks' sidewalks

US man faces 13 years in jail for writing on banks' sidewalks: A 40-year-old man goes on trial in the United States and faces 13 years in prison for writing in chalk his opinions in front of three Bank of America branches in San Diego, California. The jury deliberations in the trial of Jeffrey David Olson, charged ...

Michelle Bachelet wins presidential primary in Chile

Michelle Bachelet wins presidential primary in Chile: SANTIAGO, Chile — Marking a triumphant return to politics, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet won the right to run for another four-year presidential term in November. With 99% of the votes counted in Sunday's primary, the surgeon-turned ...

Texas: America's State-Sponsored Execution Capital

Texas: America's State-Sponsored Execution Capital: Forty state death penalty statutes were voided. Over 600 death row inmates nationwide were spared. In Gregg v. Georgia (1976), the High Court reversed its earlier ruling. It called capital punishment not inherently cruel. It's "an extreme sanction ...