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viernes, 19 de julio de 2013

Mental illness can shorten lives

Mental illness can shorten lives
While mental illness can bring great anguish to those who suffer from it, two new studies show it can also take a toll on lifespan. One study found that bipolar disorder boosted a person's odds of premature death, and the other found that teens with ...

'The Courage to Fail': The World Economic Forum on Latin America 2013

'The Courage to Fail': The World Economic Forum on Latin America 2013
This suggests that the way forward in Latin America will not be with direction from the top down; rather, the inertia can be overcome by grassroots efforts—by Latin Americans taking risks to change their communities, and slowly, their countries, bit ...

Panama, Fifth Most Corrupted Among 26 LatAm Countries

Panama, Fifth Most Corrupted Among 26 LatAm Countries
Panama is the fifth most corrupted country among a list of 26 from Latin America, according to Americas Barometer survey, whose results are published today and underlines the negative perception ...

Latin Americans Near the Actual Amazon May Snag ".Amazon" Over the ...

Latin Americans Near the Actual Amazon May Snag ".Amazon" Over the ...
Latin American countries that are near the Amazon river might get control of the domain name ".Amazon," over the objections of the world's largest online retailer. When you think of the word "Amazon," do you think of the river or the website? Amazon ...

US image remains favorable across Latin America

US image remains favorable across Latin America
Argentina remains the Latin American country with the lowest approval of the U.S., coming in at 41 percent. The report noted, however, that while a majority of Argentines surveyed did not have a favorable view of the superpower, the 41 percent is a ...

8 Top Latino Authors Everyone Should Know

8 Top Latino Authors Everyone Should Know
Latinos and writing are a couple made in heaven. Our passion and heritage provide for fantastic literary universes once and again recognized worldwide. We have among us countless great prose writers and poets, but these eight are perhaps the crème de ...

Salem creates position for Latino outreach

Salem creates position for Latino outreach
“The aim is to get information to and from Latino residents in an improved way,” said Mayor Kim Driscoll. “It's more than getting the recycling calendar printed in Spanish and English. It's about engaging (residents) around issues, and I think that ...

Green lifestyle trends: Jon Secada and Latino celebs who 'drive green'

Green lifestyle trends: Jon Secada and Latino celebs who 'drive green'
That's the case with Toyota and their partnerships with Latino celebrities. The Japanese brand has launched a new program aimed at Hispanics across the United States, providing them with the tools necessary to continue on the path of a greener world.

Boston Latin School wins green makeover competition

Boston Latin School wins green makeover competition
Boston Latin School has won Global Green USA's national Green School Makeover Competition and will receive $75,000 to become a more environmentally sustainable school. Boston Latin students submitted an outline of the school's green initiatives and ...

Fiery Latin Rhythms Coming to Glen Cove Village Square

Fiery Latin Rhythms Coming to Glen Cove Village Square
Formed in 2005, Mambo Loco specializes in “old school” Latin and Latin Jazz music including an impressive array of classics that originated in Puerto Rico and Cuba during the golden age of the 1940s through '60s. They will perform at the Glen Cove ...

Latin American port infrastructure must gear up for Panama Canal expansion

Latin American port infrastructure must gear up for Panama Canal expansion
Port infrastructure across Latin America has to significantly increase in order to meet the demand of the Panama Canal expansion, Ariel Frias marketing and communications manager for Maersk Central America and Caribbean told BNamericas. "No one ...

Latin American lending decelerates faster than expected in May

Latin American lending decelerates faster than expected in May
Loan growth weakened in Latin America's largest financial systems in the year ended May with the sole exception of Colombia, according to a research note by Deutsche Bank. Brazil (16.1%), Peru (14.1%), Chile (9.6%), and Mexico (9.6%) posted slower ...

Latin Roots: A Brief History Of Tropicália

Latin Roots: A Brief History Of Tropicália
In this segment of World Cafe's Latin Roots, Alt.Latino host Jasmine Garsd discusses how the Brazilian artistic movement of Tropicália, also known as Tropicalismo, emerged and became a prominent force in Latin American music. Tropicália is a unique ...

Central Americans Seeking Asylum Has Quadrupled in Past 5 Years

Central Americans Seeking Asylum Has Quadrupled in Past 5 Years
Central Americans Seeking Asylum Has Quadrupled in Past 5 Years. The number of people from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala seeking asylum in the United States has quadrupled in the past five years, Fox News Latino reports. This number comes ...

Brazilian Man Walks 2000 Miles To See The Pope

Brazilian Man Walks 2000 Miles To See The Pope
Meanwhile, the evangelical population increased from 15 percent to 22 percent in the same time period. These numbers reflect a movement taking place all over Latin America, as more and more people are leaving Catholicism to pursue other beliefs.

Governement Worker Stabs Six Co-Workers in Mexico City

Governement Worker Stabs Six Co-Workers in Mexico City
A worker at Mexico's Ministry of Health office attacked fellow employees with a knife leaving six people injured in a building in Mexico City's emblematic Paseo de la Reforma, which is home to several offices for federal government institutions. Like ...

In bid for Hispanic votes, Christie opens bilingual campaign office in Paterson

In bid for Hispanic votes, Christie opens bilingual campaign office in Paterson
People that live in the cities and in the suburbs, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, Caucasians – everybody who cares about this state and making it better is coming together for this race,” he said. The new office on Mill Street, which also ...

Survey: Latino Groups Worry About Money For ACA Enrollment

Survey: Latino Groups Worry About Money For ACA Enrollment
“This is a complex process, and it's significantly more time consuming to reach the Latino population,” many of whom have never had insurance before, says Baptista. “It requires a significant effort on the part of the navigator, the health center and ...

African-American Fellowship envisions future

African-American Fellowship envisions future
SAN ANTONIO—African-American Baptists accepted the challenge to look into the future with a new set of lenses as they gathered at this year's James Culp Banquet during the Texas Baptist Family Gathering. Nat Irvin II, professor of management at the ...

Lima: Where the pallbearers are black

Lima: Where the pallbearers are black
Blacks routinely bear the caskets of ex-presidents, mining magnates and bankers to their tombs in Lima. The peculiar tradition exists neither in provincial Peruvian cities nor in other Latin American countries with significant black populations such as ...

Homicide 'directly affecting' racial gap in US life expectancy, study shows

Homicide 'directly affecting' racial gap in US life expectancy, study shows
Americans are now living longer than years prior -- with a life expectancy of 78.7 years -- according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But overall, African-American males continue to die younger, with heart disease 

The Voting Rights Act's impact on African-American politics: Opinion

The Voting Rights Act's impact on African-American politics: Opinion
This was blocked by the federal government in August because 25 percent of African Americans don't have government-issued photo identification, compared with only 8 percent of white voters. In Texas, 2.4 million of the 13.5 million eligible voters - 17 ...

California African-American Leaders Call for Florida Boycott

California African-American Leaders Call for Florida Boycott
California's African-American leaders are joining in the movement to boycott Florida following George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin shooting death trial. “There's sunshine all over the place and we don't need to go to Florida to find it ...

Recounting Sunday's Justice For Trayvon March, Taking to the Freeway ...

Recounting Sunday's Justice For Trayvon March, Taking to the Freeway ...
Complacency is much easier to settle into on matters of racial inequity when you are not daily forced to confront structural racism that works against you, or the jabbing nastiness of confrontational racist individuals in real and digital spaces (that ...

Demographic change amplifying racial inequities

Demographic change amplifying racial inequities
"A lot of people think demographics alone will bring about change and it won't," said Gail Christopher, who heads the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's America Healing project on racial equity. "If attitudes and behaviors don't change, demographics will just ...