U.S. Says that Fighting Drug Use Reduces Violence in Latin America


first_imgBy Dialogo July 29, 2009 Mexico City, 27 July (EFE).- U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, speaking today in the Mexican capital, affirmed that preventing and treating addictions, particularly with regard to the use of narcotics, “is fundamental” for reducing violence caused by drug trafficking in Latin America. “When we put more emphasis on prevention and treatment, we’re not only helping our own country (the U.S.); we’re also helping to reduce violence” in the region, said the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, who is on a four-day visit to Mexico. “If we cut down on the use of drugs, we will also be able to cut down on violence and crime in Mexico and in Latin America,” Kerlikowske said while touring a treatment center for addicted minors, where he was accompanied by Mexico’s first lady, Margarita Zavala, and the Mexican Secretary of Health, José Ángel Córdova. The official affirmed that U.S. policy in the fight against drugs seeks to understand, appreciate, and support work done in other countries. He commented that 20 million individuals over twelve years of age used drugs in the last month in the United States, and around 23 million Americans need treatment. “Only ten percent of these people end up in treatment, in part because it’s not available, and because people think they don’t need it,” he added. Mexico’s first lady, Margarita Zavala, agreed that the fight against drugs is fundamental because “drug use generates violence, destroys families, and destroys society.” During the event Iris Vianney Velázquez Martínez, a young patient at the New Life Center, affirmed that she is addicted to alcohol and that with the treatment she has received, she has learned how to make decisions and how to avoid hurting those she loves the most. In the country there are 320 centers like New Life which also provide outpatient services for early detection and prompt treatment of addictions.last_img read more

Positive sale in this suburb the result of aggressive marketing


first_img1 Mosman Court, Sinnamon Park.Mr Juresic said greater marketing means more people through an open home.“If you don’t market, you’re selling a secret,” he said.“I believe our skill is negotiating.“If you don’t get top dollar for a client, you won’t get business from them or theneighbours.”The buyers relocated from England with their three children, found work and decided toremain in Australia. 1 Mosman Court, Sinnamon Park.NGU Real Estate’s Emil Juresic recently sold the double-storey, five-bedroom home at 1 Mosman Court within a week, after it had been unsuccessfully listed with a rival agent for three months.“When we took over we went very aggressive with the marketing,” Mr Juresic said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“We did video, promoted it on Facebook and started to get tens of thousands of views.“We probably had about 20 groups through straight away.” 1 Mosman Court, Sinnamon Park.A property at Sinnamon Park which was sold within five days for $930,000 has been the result of “aggressive marketing”.last_img read more

Ripley County announces two COVID-19 cases


first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — The Ripley County Health Department announced two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.Neither of the patients are over the age of 60 and both took the important step of self-isolating once they became symptomatic.Health officials urge citizens to monitor for symptoms which have ranged from mild to severe illness.“The Ripley County Health Department would like to remind all citizens to practice public health precautions of social distancing, avoiding mass gatherings, and to wash hands frequently,” the press release stated.Find more information about COVID-19 by selecting this link.last_img read more