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How the West can deter Putin from killing Navalny in prison

A few of the crime group’s members happen to be incarcerated in the same penal colony as opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The FSB officer asks the lieutenant to tell his boss that if Navalny suffers a deadly beating a few months from now, said crime group would find its competitors

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Diversity & Inclusion

Equality Act: US House passes legislation protecting LGBT rights

The US House of Representatives has passed sweeping legislation that prohibits LGBT discrimination, but it is unlikely to pass the Senate. The Equality Act was previously passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, but was killed by Senate Republicans. The debate has laid bare the ideological battle between liberals who

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Human Rights

Latin America tripled food insecurity in 2020

Washington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Latin America has tripled its severe food insecurity rates in 2020, compared to the previous year, since as many as 10 million people are currently affected by this scourge, the non-governmental organization (NGO) Action Against Hunger warned. In its most recent report, the organization pointed

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Latin America

Costa Rican unions to define actions on IMF agreement

San Jose, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Costa Rican Social and Union Unitary Bloc (BUSSCO) will define on Thursday the joint actions on government’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Public Employment bill. Being held at the International Conference Center of the National Educators Association,

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Diversity & Inclusion

Bakkán, the last runaway slave

[Lightly Edited] Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. – Abraham Lincoln By 1879, in Cuba, slavery was still in place; Spaniards officially abolished it in 1886. In 1878, as part of the Zanjon Pact, slaves who had

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Social News

Social democracy, a worker’s alliance, and its partial history

Democracy is the most realistic way for diverse peoples to resolve their differences, and share power, and heal social divisions and inequalities without violence or repression. – Condoleezza Rice Social democracy is a political ideology that initially promoted in its early beginnings an evolutionary and peaceful transition of society from

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Asia

China’s Xi declares victory in ending extreme poverty

China became the world’s ‘economic miracle’ Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country has achieved the “miracle” of eradicating extreme poverty. His government says that over an eight-year period, nearly 100 million people have been lifted out of poverty. Speaking at a ceremony in Beijing, Mr Xi said it was

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