Despite the cold weather and the Friday night snow, protesters were out in the streets until 1 or 2 a.m. every morning.
The pontiff’s statements came days after U.S. Attorney General Lisa Madigan revealed that nearly 700 Catholic priests have been accused of child sexual abuse in recent decades in Illinois. Presenting the results of an investigation that began in August, Madigan pointed out that sexual abuse accusations in Illinois were not properly investigated by ecclesiastical authorities or “simply were not investigated” at all.
A total of 81 journalists were killed this year, 348 are currently in prison, and 60 are being held hostage, according to the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and abusive treatment of journalists released Tuesday by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which shows an unprecedented level of hostility towards media personnel.
“Lynching is a dark, despicable part of our history, and we must acknowledge that, lest we repeat it. Thank you to my colleagues for agreeing to unanimously pass our Justice for Victims of Lynching Act,
Student protests emerged in the heat of the “yellow vests” protest against austerity measures by French President Emmanuel Macron
According to the United Nations, over 3,300 migrants from the Central American Caravans are currently seeking asylum in Mexico. The Mexican government reports that nearly 8,250 migrants have entered the country since Oct. 19.
Alvaro Garcia Linera, vice president of Bolivia, stated that the IMF “is an external source that checks our data and is proving that we are growing more than last year, but we have never paid attention to its recommendations nor are we going to pay attention to it, because our economic model is different from the economic model they are driving.”
According to the United Nations, more than 132 million people in 42 countries will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019, with Yemen topping the…
Labeled ‘It Takes a Journalist,’ the campaign focuses on journalists whose reports have made a difference such as getting fake medicines pulled from pharmacy shelves in Kenya, for having landmines removed at the border of Venezuela and Colombia, and for prompting changes in the law to protect women in Pakistan.
Throughout his campaign, AMLO proposed a 50 percent reduction in the salaries for legislators a well as the elimination of “unnecessary expenses” like private health insurance for government officials.