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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Father of South Africa’s 'rainbow nation' dies at 90

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu has died at the age of 90 - but the principles of ethical and moral integrity defended by the man who carved out a permanent place in the hearts and minds of millions live on.... Read more»

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McCain, Flake face light questioning in chummy confirmation hearing

Cindy McCain, whose late husband served more than 30 years in the Senate, and former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who served on Foreign Relations, faced light questioning during their confirmation hearing to be ambassadors to the United Nations food programs and to Turkey, respectively.... Read more»

Declaration of Independence wasn’t really complaining about King George, & 5 other surprising July 4th facts

Many of the ideas Americans may think they know about the Declaration of Independence are wrong, and historian Woody Holton offers six surprising facts about the nation’s founding document – including that it failed to achieve its most immediate goal and that its meaning has changed from the founding to today.... Read more»

Court backs asylum claim, says Phoenix woman’s feminism would endanger her in Mexico

A federal appeals court Monday backed the asylum claim of an undocumented immigrant in Phoenix who said her feminist political beliefs would put her in danger if she was returned to Mexico. ... Read more»

Bipartisan watchdog blasts Trump administration on border policies

A bipartisan federal watchdog issued a scathing condemnation of U.S. immigration policies Thursday, citing a laundry list of human and civil rights violations along the southern border. ... Read more»

Mexican human rights defenders say they are target of smear campaign

With the release of a report investigating a student massacre in 2014, its authors and other human rights advocates fear attempts to pre-empt the findings and discredit the work. ... Read more»

ICE arrests 50 alleged human rights violators in nationwide raids

Immigration officials arrested 50 foreign nationals suspected of human rights violations — including torture — in several cities across the U.S. in a series of raids this week, authorities said.... Read more»

Venezuela’s president racing to collect 10 million anti-Obama signatures

When U.S. President Barack Obama declared Venezuela a “national security threat” and smacked the country with sanctions last month, a reaction was inevitable. Even school kids are reportedly signing the petition, which the Venezuelan president plans to deliver in person to Obama next week.... Read more»

Comic: The War on Terror


President Obama again vowed to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. ... Read more»

Mexico: Hope grows for the missing

Mexicans by the tens of thousands — precisely 26,121, by the government's latest tally — have vanished in the six years of criminal hyper-violence that have battered much of the country, especially communities like this one near the US border.... Read more»

Mexico's supreme court rules in favor of gay marriage

Mexico's supreme court struck down a law in Oaxaca that banned same-sex marriage, paving the way for gay marriage to become legal.... Read more»

Syria faces 'tipping point'

With bodies literally piling up at the feet of his ceasefire observers, Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League envoy, left Damascus on Wednesday after his latest meeting with President Bashar al-Assad and said Syria is facing a "tipping point'... Read more»

Report: 3M children working in Mexico, half unpaid

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission on Friday said that 3 million minors work in the country, half without pay.... Read more»

Arizona v. United States

Experts weigh in on SB 1070 case

The words of experts — from legal scholars to advocates to elected officials — illustrate the devastating effects that SB 1070 and laws similar to it have had on the United States.... Read more»

Mexicans flee drug violence for refuge in U.S.

Displaced Mexicans seek refuge north of the Rio Grande after fleeing a government-sanctioned drug war in Chihuahua, where thousands have been slaughtered since 2006.... Read more»

Will Calderón strike a nerve in Havana?

Mexican President Felipe Calderón's trip to Cuba may do more to highlight the ongoing estrangement between the two countries than it will their historic ties.... Read more»

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