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martes, 16 de julio de 2013

Why Latin America Is Becoming Less Democratic

Why Latin America Is Becoming Less Democratic
Around the turn of the millennium, prominent Latin America specialist Scott Mainwaring highlighted the surprising endurance of democracy in that region after the transition wave of the late 1970s and 1980s.During that interval, no democracy had ...

The terror threat and Iran's inroads in Latin America

The terror threat and Iran's inroads in Latin America
Nonetheless, the State Department assessment concludes that "Iranian influence in Latin America and the Caribbean is waning" as a result of Western sanctions, U.S. cooperation with allies and "Iran's poor management of its foreign relations." In a ...

4 Latin American countries agree to facilitate trade

4 Latin American countries agree to facilitate trade
SANTIAGO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- A group of four Latin American countries has agreed to create a commission to promote trade in the region. The Pacific Alliance, which groups Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, was formally established in 2012 in Lima.

The HIV Care Continuum Initiative: The Next Step of the National HIV/AIDS ...

The HIV Care Continuum Initiative: The Next Step of the National HIV/AIDS ...
Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and ...

Study shows HIV-positive women who were sexually abused as children benefit ...

Study shows HIV-positive women who were sexually abused as children benefit ...
A UCLA-led study of HIV-positive women who were sexually abused as children has found that the more severe their past trauma, the greater their improvement in an intervention program designed to ease their psychological suffering. The study, conducted ...

How is HIV transmitted?

How is HIV transmitted?
A HIV positive mother can transmit the disease to the child. “It is possible for an HIV-infected mother to pass the virus directly before or during birth, or through breast milk. Breast milk may transmit HIV, and while small amounts of breast milk do ...

Fewer minority kids diagnosed with ADHD

Fewer minority kids diagnosed with ADHD
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Black and Hispanic children are half as likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as their white peers, according to a new study that followed U.S. kindergarteners through middle school.

Health of US children improves, but more live in poverty, report shows

Health of US children improves, but more live in poverty, report shows
Families in the United States are making gains in education and health, two key factors in their overall well-being, a report released on Monday showed, adding to data that suggests the U.S. economy is slowly rebounding from the 2007-2009 recession.

New medical school dean child health expert

New medical school dean child health expert
The University of Otago's Prof Barry Taylor, a distinguished child health researcher, was announced as the school's new dean yesterday. At present head of paediatrics and child health, Prof Taylor will take over from the retiring dean, Dr John Adams, ...

Report: Child health gains in jeopardy

Report: Child health gains in jeopardy
ASHEVILLE — North Carolina has made progress in child health and education despite continued economic setbacks, but the scaling back of critical support structures by state policymakers could undo the gains, according to a new report. The “2013 KIDS ...

After-School and Summer Learning Programs Help African-American, Latino ...

After-School and Summer Learning Programs Help African-American, Latino ...
“The Importance of Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs in African-American and Latino Communities” focuses on the ways afterschool and summer learning programs are providing essential services—such as a safe and supervised environment, ...

Researchers seek African Americans for colon cancer study

Researchers seek African Americans for colon cancer study
NEW PORT RICHEY - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And for some reason, African Americans seem to be one of the nation's most vulnerable ethnic ...

VOICES: For young black men in American cities, you're either invisible or ...

VOICES: For young black men in American cities, you're either invisible or ...
Afterward, Mitt Romney's campaign aides said they lost because "voters they never even knew existed" turned out in these communities. Those invisible voters were mostly African Americans and Puerto Ricans from the depressed areas Williams referenced.

Does Trayvon Martin verdict reveal that America is racist?

Does Trayvon Martin verdict reveal that America is racist?
George Zimmerman's acquittal for murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin has put American race relations back under the spotlight. There may be an African-American in the White House but racial tensions are never far from the surface. Martin ...

Black Group Rallies Against Immigration Bill

Black Group Rallies Against Immigration Bill
The rally was organized by the Black American Leadership Alliance, a new anti-immigrant group, to protest the comprehensive immigration reform bill that recently passed in the Senate. That bill would tighten border controls, allow more high- and low ...

Does Travyon Martin verdict reveal that America is racist?

Does Travyon Martin verdict reveal that America is racist?
There may be an African-American in the White House but racial tensions are never far from the surface. Martin, 17, was shot by Zimmerman, 28, last February while walking to a relative's house in Florida holding a drink and some sweets. On Saturday the ...

Hispanic Or Not, We Are All Trayvon Martin

Hispanic Or Not, We Are All Trayvon Martin
Therein lies the issue that draws tangents between the black and brown experience in the United States (which are not always mutually exclusive, as there are millions of Afro-Latinos in the United States). Just as black people are persecuted and ...

In Colorado, first-term Latina state Senator faces recall over gun control support

In Colorado, first-term Latina state Senator faces recall over gun control support
About half of Pueblo's population is Latino, and Latinos constitute a majority of the school children population in the area's main school district. Latinos are disproportionately affected by gun violence. With two Latinos competing to represent this ...

Zimmerman and the term "white Hispanic"

Zimmerman and the term "white Hispanic"
Hispanic is a term largely created by the US government. The Census Bureau says ""[o]rigin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person's ancestors before their arrival in the United States ...

Opinion: A changing population, but Republicans are not getting the memo

Opinion: A changing population, but Republicans are not getting the memo
When Mitt Romney lost the election in 2012, much of the hand wringing in the Republican Party focused on the party's disconnected policies towards minorities and young people. But the GOP's recent stances on education, abortion, and immigration ...

No more 'return to sender?' Latin American countries move to standardize ...

No more 'return to sender?' Latin American countries move to standardize ...
Ecuador and Colombia last month became the latest Latin American countries to introduce a postal code system. Their aim was to reduce the millions of mail items lost every year and give their nations "an identity at the global level," says Ecuador's ...

Latin America: leaks show massive US spying throughout region

Latin America: leaks show massive US spying throughout region
US intelligence agencies have carried out spying operations on telecommunications in at least 14 Latin American countries, according to a series of articles the Brazilian national daily O Globo began publishing on July 7. 

Morning briefing: Municipal Building as hotel, minimum wage increase, gay ...

Morning briefing: Municipal Building as hotel, minimum wage increase, gay ...
The findings bolster the political argument in some GOP quarters that tackling immigration reform simply isn't going to help the Republican Party at the ballot box right now, because Hispanic voters have already opted to align with the opposing party ...

US Bullying Latin American Countries Offering Asylum to Snowden with "Lasting ...

US Bullying Latin American Countries Offering Asylum to Snowden with "Lasting ...
It is hardly unexpected, but the U.S. is putting on a "full court press" on countries in Latin America, that have offered Edward Snowden asylum, pressuring them not to grant it. According to a senior State Department official letting Snowden into Latin ...

Latinos Outlive Whites in the US by Four Years

Latinos Outlive Whites in the US by Four Years
Latinos live longer despite being less likely to have health insurance than whites, facing higher barriers in access to medical care, and experiencing higher poverty rates – a contradiction that has led researchers to dub it the "Hispanic mortality ...