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martes, 2 de julio de 2013

Openly-gay John Berry to become the first ambassador formally invited to Mardi ...

Openly-gay John Berry to become the first ambassador formally invited to Mardi ...
OUR next American Ambassador John Berry may still need to be confirmed by the US Senate, but he has already been invited to Sydney's Mardi Gras in 2014. Mr Berry has been nominated by President Barack Obama but must be confirmed by the US ...

Canal to make Nicaragua rich

Canal to make Nicaragua rich
In Sunday's remarks, MacLean Abaroa said the waterway project could generate resources to deal with environmental problems such as the cleaning up of Lake Nicaragua and deforestation caused by endemic poverty and civil war. The canal plan includes ...

US Supreme court ends bid to halt California gay unions

US Supreme court ends bid to halt California gay unions
The US Supreme Court has rejected a long-shot emergency petition from opponents of same-sex marriage to halt gay unions in the state of California. Gay weddings were banned in the state in 2008, but a historic Supreme Court ruling last week overturned ...

A graphic account of America's love affair with prisons

A graphic account of America's love affair with prisons
Maurer's book is considered a seminal work of criticism, raising questions about the cost and morality of America's growing network of prisons and correctional institutions. As part of her own research for the illustrated version, Jones spent time in a ...

VenEconomy: Venezuela's Healthcare at Revolutionary Stake

VenEconomy: Venezuela's Healthcare at Revolutionary Stake
In March of 2012, after a year of disputes between de AIS and the Venezuela Association of privately-run Clinics and Hospitals (AVCH), an agreement for 10 of the so-called Type I Clinics in the Capital Region was signed to apply a discount of 38% over ...

NYC's gay pride march celebrates Supreme Court win

NYC's gay pride march celebrates Supreme Court win
A spate of recent hate crimes in New York provide a stark reminder of work left to be done. In one case last month, police said a gunman used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot into a man's face on a Manhattan street alive with a weekend ...

Gay, lesbian couples flock to Calif. courts to wed

Gay, lesbian couples flock to Calif. courts to wed
Jubilant gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California on Monday to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow as same-sex marriages resumed across the state following a five-year legal hiatus. Monday was the first ...

Southern California couples flock to say 'I do' as gay marriages resume

Southern California couples flock to say 'I do' as gay marriages resume
Those lined up Monday were not the very first gay couples to get married in California after the appeals court decision -- a few select couples in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Long Beach were wed on Friday and over the weekend -- but they were the ...

Editorial: NJ children do relatively well in 'Kids Count' survey, but room for ...

Editorial: NJ children do relatively well in 'Kids Count' survey, but room for ...
In Mercer County, about 4,300 children were on welfare in 2011, while about 14,400 counted on food stamps. Those numbers and percentages continue to rise. More than 14,300 children in Mercer are living below the federal poverty line — calculated at ...

'Stats show we're city of sub-culture'

'Stats show we're city of sub-culture'
It is with a great sense of frustration that I read again of the latest statistics regarding child poverty in Dundee. More than a quarter of kids in the city are living in poverty, according to latest figures. In some areas, one in three youngsters are ...

The Bold Murals of Puerta de Tierra, Puerto Rico - Hyperallergic

The Bold Murals of Puerta de Tierra, Puerto Rico - Hyperallergic
Street art in Puerta de Tierra, Puerto Rico. We've captioned the works the author has been able to identify, but please leave a comment if you recognize any of the unidentified works depicted. (all photographs by the author for Hyperallergic).

Elaine lays bare the agony of mental illness

Elaine lays bare the agony of mental illness
This is the rollercoaster reality of life for the 45-year-old who suffers from bipolar disorder, most recently brought to the public's attention by celebrity Stephen Fry, who has spoken of his struggles with the mental illness. Elaine, who is married ...

14% of Afghanistan veterans diagnosed with mental disorder

14% of Afghanistan veterans diagnosed with mental disorder
"An important minority of Canadian Forces personnel received a diagnosis of a mental disorder related to deployment in support of the Afghanistan mission," David Boulos and Dr. Mark Zamorski, directorate of mental health, Canadian Forces Health ...

Africa: What's Good for Brazil Is Good for Africa

Africa: What's Good for Brazil Is Good for Africa
But Africa is looking to Brazil for solutions. In 2003, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva launched the widely-praised Zero Hunger programme in his country, which helped 28 million people overcome extreme poverty in two years. Lula ...

Latin America and the Caribbean met some targets, lagging on others

Latin America and the Caribbean met some targets, lagging on others
Latin America and Caribbean as a region has met two of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—poverty reduction and access to clean water—and it is making strides with meeting some others. However, it is lagging behind on other ...

Haiti Eyes “Sustainable Tourism” Development For Ile-a-Vache

Haiti Eyes “Sustainable Tourism” Development For Ile-a-Vache
Haiti has officially launched a public request for proposals for tourism development on the island of Ile a Vache, the Tourims Ministry announced. The country is looking to develop what it called “low-density, sustainable tourism” on the island, which ...

Obama brings out the African in the American

Obama brings out the African in the American
At a former slave house on Goree Island in Senegal, Obama, who only rarely refers to his own race, said being an African American increased his motivation to fight for human rights around the world. "He appears to have understood that people in Africa ...

APSU alum living writer's life in NYC

APSU alum living writer's life in NYC
In 1996, a group of about 26 African-American poets met in Esopus, N.Y., to work and discuss literature. The gathering was the beginning of the Cave Canem Institute, a nonprofit that, according to its website, is dedicated to providing “a home for the ...

Chile: students march as election season starts

Chile: students march as election season starts
Santiago Rebolledo, a former mayor of a Santiago-area commune and the president of the Chilean Association of Municipalities, denounced the government's move, saying that talks between the association and the students ...
  

Chile court to rule on suspended Pascua-Lama this month -report

Chile court to rule on suspended Pascua-Lama this month -report
SANTIAGO, July 2 (Reuters) - A Chilean court will rule this month on an attempt by indigenous groups to halt development of Barrick Gold Corp's $8.5 billion Pascua-Lama gold mine, work on which is already suspended, local media ..
  

Venezuela looking like whistleblower's last hope

Venezuela looking like whistleblower's last hope
Most of 21 nations Snowden applied to have rejected request for asylum. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrives for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, this morning.

Puerto Rico town mystified by missing remains

Puerto Rico town mystified by missing remains
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The remains of at least 40 people are missing from a cemetery in the sleepy mountain town of Gurabo, where officials are trying to solve a mystery that has frightened neighbors and left families distraught. The ...
  

Puerto Rico town mystified by missing remains of 40 people

Puerto Rico town mystified by missing remains of 40 people
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The remains of at least 40 people are missing from a cemetery in a sleepy Puerto Rican town where officials are trying to solve a mystery that has frightened neighbours and upset families. The apparent thefts
  

Mexican cops free 74 women held prisoner as sex slaves

Mexican cops free 74 women held prisoner as sex slaves
Mexican authorities have rescued 74 women held prisoner and forced into sexual slavery by captors who made them work at a strip club and as prostitutes, prosecutors said. Weekend raids in the nation's capital freed 27 Mexicans and 19

Deployment-related mental disorders among Canadian Forces

Deployment-related mental disorders among Canadian Forces 
We determined the incidence of Afghanistan deployment-related mental disorders and associated risk factors among personnel previously deployed in