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Authoritarian leaders are using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to lock up dissenters and grab power, human rights experts warn

Under the premise of fighting the coronavirus, Hungary, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Cambodia, and Uganda are granting leaders sweeping powers. Human rights activists worry authoritarian leaders are simply using the pandemic to crack down on dissent and grab power. The risk of emergency measures threatening freedom is greatest in dictatorships and […]
Authoritarian leaders are using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to lock up dissenters and grab power, human rights experts warn
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At least 138 migrants deported to El Salvador have been killed since 2013

Human Rights Watch found that at least 138 people deported by the US to El Salvador were killed upon their return since 2013. Another 70 people were sexually abused, assaulted or tortured, the report said. The group called on the Trump administration to allow broader protections to those seeking asylum […]
At least 138 migrants deported to El Salvador have been killed since 2013
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These were the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2018

In 2018, 42 of the world’s 50 most violent cities were in Latin America. Four were in the US, with another in Puerto Rico. The region is the world’s most violent, excluding war zones, with bloodshed driven by organised crime and exacerbated by chronic instability, poverty, and corruption. In 2018, […]
These were the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2018
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Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American history

The Trump administration last week appointed Elliot Abrams as envoy to Venezuela to spearhead its efforts against Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian government. Abrams has a long, controversial history as a foreign policy adviser in Washington, including being convicted over his role in the Iran-Contra affair. There appear to be fears among […]
Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American history
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How the caravan of 4,000 migrants crossed 3 countries in a week

A caravan of an estimated 4,000 migrants from Central America is continuing its journey through southern Mexico bound for the US border. After setting out from Honduras over a week earlier, the group had swelled to thousands of migrants who were fleeing rampant violence and crippling poverty in the Northern […]
How the caravan of 4,000 migrants crossed 3 countries in a week
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These were the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2017

In 2017, Latin America retained the ignominious distinction of having the most cities on Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security’s annual ranking of the world’s most violent cities. Of the 50 cities on the list, 42 are in Latin America, including 17 in Brazil, 12 in Mexico, and five in […]
These were the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2017
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TRUMP: ‘Why are we having all these people from s..thole countries come here?’

President Donald Trump asked why the US was accepting immigrants from “s..thole countries,” multiple news outlets reported Thursday. He made the comment during an immigration meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers. President Donald Trump reportedly questioned in a White House meeting on Thursday why the United States should accept […]
TRUMP: ‘Why are we having all these people from s..thole countries come here?’