Led by President Michelle Bachelet's administration, the "historic" initiative legalizes abortion in case of fetal infeasibility, danger to women's life or health, and pregnancy from rape. Until yesterday, Chile was one of the few countries in the world that barred abortion under all circumstances.
In the early hours of the morning, the regime of Nicolás Maduro has again arrested the opposition political leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, who had been transferred to their homes as a gesture of conciliation prior to the Constituent Assembly.
The beneficiaries of the Fruit and Vegetables Prescription program (FVRx) in California are 95 per cent Hispanic.
News headlines are screaming about how fearful Latinos are due to moves the Trump administration is making toward stepping up deportations. These are valid concerns for many Hispanics, a majority of whom have acquaintances or family members who could be at risk.
For those of us who had hoped that American attitudes toward death were shifting in ways that would promote a wider reconstruction of the health care system, there’s discouraging news from Health Affairs, the pre-eminent journal of health policy. It devotes its latest issue to “end-of-life” care and finds that -- at least so far -- the power to make health care more compassionate and cost-effective is limited.
Para los que esperábamos que las actitudes de los norteamericanos con respecto a la muerte cambiaran de manera tal de promover una reconstrucción más amplia del sistema de asistencia médica, las noticias de Health Affairs, la prominente publicación de política sanitaria, son desalentadoras. La publicación dedica su último número a los cuidados del “fin de la vida” y concluye que -- al menos hasta el momento -- el poder para que la asistencia médica se convierta en una práctica más compasiva y rentable es limitado.
Greater resistance is anticipated in the Senate, where the GOP holds just 52 of the 100 seats, and 60 votes are needed to pass the corresponding budget bill.
President Donald Trump announced today that he will not allow transsexuals to serve "in any capacity" in the US Armed Forces.
The health reform in the Senate had not yet fallen when the Republican bench in the House of Representatives presented its fiscal proposal, a project that also divides the GOP.
There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity. Donald Trump had many flaws, but during the campaign, he tapped into a real set of problems facing America and a deep frustration with the existing political system. Additionally, he embraced and expressed -- somewhat inconsistently -- a populism that went beyond the traditional left-right divide. What would things look like at this point if President Trump had governed in the manner of a pragmatic, jobs-oriented reformer who was relentlessly focused on the “forgotten” Americans of whom he often speaks?
Senate Republicans have managed to pass reform of the health care program on Tuesday with a very close vote.
President Trump attended the largest Scout community event, the Jamboree, at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, to ask the 40,000 children and youth what the entire country denies: loyalty.
Los Republicanos participarán este martes en el Senado en una votación crucial para derogar Obamacare, la reforma sanitaria del expresidente Barack Obama.
The Republican leadership in the Senate will push today for a vote to decide whether debate will commence on a health care bill, although it is still not clear what the proposal to be brought to a vote actually contains.
A forum of experts in Mexico discusses the difficulties of national health care systems in Latin America to deal with cancer. Each year, cancer takes 80,000 lives in Mexico. An the number is expected to increase by 66 per cent by 2030.
I’ve given birth to three babies, shattered my wrist, broken my tailbone twice, gotten tattooed, and, once, when I was suspected of having contracted West Nile Virus, had two consecutive spinal taps (one failed) in the name of advancing medical students’ knowledge while securing a diagnosis.
Di a luz a tres bebés, me quebré la muñeca, me fracturé el coxis dos veces, incluso me hice tatuajes y, una vez, cuando sospechaban que había contraído el virus del Nilo, me hicieron dos punciones lumbares (una falló) para potenciar el conocimientos de los estudiantes de medicina a la vez que se aseguraban del diagnóstico.
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez has asked a federal judge to dismiss his allegation of corruption, citing a ruling by the US Supreme Court that narrowed the definition of conduct that could lead to such prosecutions.
Senator and former Republican White House candidate John McCain was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (brain tumor), his office reported Wednesday.
Son muchos los que piensan que los primeros seis meses de la presidencia de Donald Trump han sido un desastre de proporciones titánicas.
President Trump’s first six months in office look to many like a disaster of titanic proportions.
El drama que muchas mujeres viven en los burdeles de Ciudad Juárez visto por el lente de la artista hispana Ada Trillo.
Artist Ada Luisa Trillo’s latest exhibit, photographs in the brothels of Juarez, Mexico, examines how women become entangled in sex work and what can be done to get them where they want to be.
Two Republican senators have deflected the Trump Administration's new health proposal, condemning it to die even before it reaches the floor of the Senate.
Senate Republicans have revised their health bill, in a desperate attempt to get it approved, and their new project has leaked to the media.