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July 8, 2014
HIDALGO, Tex. - Border agents drove their patrol vehicles one recent day at dusk through this spit of land on the bank of the Rio Grande. Here, in a place known as the Devil’s Corner, smugglers on the Mexican side have chosen to bring thousands of women and children to American soil. After only a few minutes scouting the dirt roads, the agents came upon a cluster of illegal migrants, huddled in tall grass under palm trees, seeking respite from the baking heat. They made no effort to...
By: Susmita Baral
June 30, 2014
Last year, the supporters of Mexico's conservative National Action Party created the Mexican Nationalist Movement of Labor, a neo-Nazi group with the intention to "protect traditional families, the Catholic-Christian religion, and relive the history of the Nazi doctrine." The group, which considers itself to be a political alternative to the 'Zionist capitalism,' argues that democracy has the interest of few in mind. First created in Jalisco last November, the is headed by Juan...
April 14, 2014
A shotgun-wielding man opened fire at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City on Sunday, killing three people and shocking a peaceful community. Police arrested a suspect shortly after the separate shootings but have not released his name or the names of the victims. The shootings occurred at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, which is in Overland Park, about 11 miles south of Kansas City, and at Village Shalom, a retirement home nearby, Overland Park Police Chief John...
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March 19, 2014
Victims’ families, government officials and diplomats gathered in Buenos Aires at the former site of the Israeli embassy to mark the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist bombing there. “The terrorist goes against the Koran, the Torah and the New Testament,” Israel’s ambassador to Buenos Aires, Dorit Shavit, told the gathering on Tuesday. “The State of Israel state speaks out against those that brandish a religious flag with fanaticism.” The March 17, 1992...
November 27, 2013
As the United States forges ahead with its unpredictable negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina is doing her best to let the Iranians off the hook for the bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Argentina in 1994. Even though this was described as the worst act of terrorism to have occurred on the South American continent resulting in the death of 83 individuals, and in spite of overwhelming evidence as to Iran’s complicity, the case...
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November 11, 2013
Honduran government officials should publicly repudiate recent criticism of two leaders of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Human Rights Watch said today. The officials should protect the right to speak out about human rights abuses and to express opinions and concerns about the country’s upcoming elections. On a November 5, 2013 episode of the Honduran television talk show “Frente a Frente,” the host, Renato Álvarez, read from what he said was a leaked diplomatic...
November 6, 2013
(Montevideo) - The founding of a global federation of domestic workers is a sign of the growing strength of the movement, and a key moment to assess progress for workers long excluded from basic labor protections, the International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and Human Rights Watch said today. There are an estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide - the majority of whom are women and girls, and many of whom are migrants. In the...
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By: Gloria Leticia Díaz
October 31, 2013
The imminent liberation of Alberto Patishtán through a presidential pardon is nothing more than the reflection of the severe crisis of the justice system in Mexico, incapable of recognizing its failures, agreed activists and Héctor Patishtán, son of the bilingual teacher. Lawyers, activists and Héctor Patishtán, son of the professor from Chiapas, displayed at a press conference feelings brought about by the presidential decision that, they pointed out,...
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October 22, 2013
Reporters Without Borders condemns the violence and other forms of intimidation and censorship being used against a campaign of peaceful demonstrations, called a Minga, that indigenous groups are currently waging in many parts of Colombia to defend their rights. In one of the latest instances, the home of Daniel Maestre Villazón, a community journalist and Minga coordinator in the northern department of César, was burgled on 21 October and his laptops and computer hard disks...
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July 18, 2013
The AMIA authorities and victims’ families marked this morning the 19th anniversary of a deep-rooted wound among all Argentineans: the bombing of the Jewish community center that claimed the lives of 85 people and left 300 seriously injured. President CFK, absent. Criticism to the MoU signed with Iran stirred up. As every year, a siren sounded loud at 9.53 with victims’ families bringing back the beginning of one of the saddest chapters in Argentina’s history. AMIA head...
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