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Central America experienced an explosion of cases and deaths from COVID-19 this week, with record daily figures in almost all the countries of the region, which has accumulated at least 45,478 infections and 1,255 deaths from the disease and...
“I am shocked by the criminalisation of young people from ethnic minorities, especially young black men. They are over-represented in police stop and searches, more likely to face prosecution,” said E. Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism,...
Georgia, a southern state with a strong Republican presence, begins its "reopening" on Friday after three weeks of confinement. Its governor, Brian Kemp, a staunch ally of Donald Trump, was reluctant to implement the confinement order and has now...
“In his first 100 days, President Trump has taken steps to remove basic health protections for kids and families. His administration’s zeal to eliminate environmental safeguards has put us on a path to more asthma attacks for our kids, more health problems...
31 March 2017 – In response to the yellow fever outbreak on-going in Brazil, some 3.5 million doses of vaccine from the emergency stockpile were deployed to the country through a United Nations-backed coordination mechanism, according to the World...
The findings of surveys carried out in Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic show that male violence against women persists in the daily lives of young people in Latin America.   Oxfam has revealed...
Though there are significantly fewer reports of violence in some parts of Syria, the consequences of the conflict continue to devastate lives, the top United Nations relief official said today, calling for ending attacks and obstacles that prevent humanitarian...
The main UN agency dealing with the economics of globalization said Wednesday that the privacy concerns raised after the revalation that a political data firm gained access to millions of Facebook users without their consent “vividly illustrates that most countries...
(Washington, D.C. – March 15, 2017) The Trump Administration’s decision to reconsider critical vehicle emission standards for cars will create uncertainty, slow innovation and hurt U.S. economic leadership. Americans want cleaner cars and lower bills at the gas pump...
From 8 June, Boris Johnson's government will impose a fortnightly quarantine on all passengers - both British and foreign - arriving in the UK from an international destination. Downing Street wants to gradually implement its de-escalation strategy, and among...