Is there hypocrisy when talking about human rights?

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Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia

There are few countries whose governments are constantly accused of violating human rights. We could think about North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela because these are fire targets when talking about what West countries call “elementary liberties” and took by media as the center of dark and inconceivable fabrications.

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What should be the future of US foreign policy?

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The US foreign policy hostility is not a recent episode with president Donald Trump as the main character from now on.

As soon as Trump assumed the presidency he has spread intolerance, racism and all kind of agressive speeches against other nations. But his arrogant and disrespectful behavior is being an incentive for extremists groups and white supremacists in his own country.

Under Trump´s empire, the world is living in constant uncertainty because of his threats regarding a nuclear war, a military intervention in venezuela or the building of the border wall with Mexico.

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What will come next in the U.S weapons madness?

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Today´s principal debate should be putting an end to the unbridled arms race that threats human survival.

A few hours after mass shooting that took place at a country music concert, attended by more 40,000 people, near the famed Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the world is shocked.

But as well as this attack took at least 59 lives and caused nearly 527 injured, people should think about millions of war and conflicts´ victims from other forgotten countries.

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Interpol is looking for missing argentine activist

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People march to demand justice for missing Mapuche protester

The International Police Organization (Interpol), has joined the search for Santiago Maldonado, the activist who is missing over two weeks ago during a raid by the military police in a Mapuche town.

Interpol added the young man to its list of “disappeared people” with three photographs to help to identify him. Santiago Maldonado was last seen in “Vuelta del Río, Paraje Leleque, province of Chubut.”

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Missing Argentine women found after 40 years

Sin títuloThe bodies of two pregnant women who went missing in 1976 during Argentina’s dictatorship have been found.

The human rights organization, Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, says the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team has identified the remains of Ramona Benitez de Amarilla and Susana Elena Ossola de Urra.

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Mapuche supporter missing, taken by argentine military police

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Argentina’s Center for Legal and Social Studies is calling on the U.N. Committee Against Forced Disappearances to take “urgent action for the Argentine State to immediately take all necessary measures to search and locate Santiago Maldonado.”

The CELS emphasized that “although the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado happened several days ago, so far neither the Ministry of Security of the Nation nor the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Nation have issued statements indicating their position on the case or any measures they may have taken to find the youth.”

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Mexico: inmates for collective protection over torture

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Mexico’s prisons are corrupted and overcrowded

Nearly 400 inmates of Mexico’s Chiconautla state prison have won a collective protection for torture and case fabrication that will reopen their judiciary processes.

The petition for collective protection was leaded by Jose Humbertus Perez Espinoza, who founded the association Presumption of Innocence and Human Rights to ensure inmates receive due legal process.

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Ending Palestinian protests in West Bank, Gaza

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Dozens of people were injured after protests in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike turned violent Friday, with protesters throwing rocks at security forces, who responded with tear gas, grenades and life fire.

The rallies that swept through West Bank and along the Gaza Strip border were held as part of the “Day of Rage” protest action in support of the prisoners in Israeli jails, who have been on hunger strike against unhuman conditions of their incarceration since April 17.

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The assassination of the Mexican journalist Javier Valdez

Another journalist was murdered in Mexico Monday, marking the sixth assassination of a reporter so far this year in one of the deadliest countries in the world for media workers.

Javier Valdez, a correspondent covering the drug-related violence and crime beat in the state of Sinaloa for Mexico’s largest daily newspaper, La Jornada, was shot dead around midday in Sinaloa’s capital of Culiacan, home base for the notorious Sinaloa cartel previously run by jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Valdez had released a new book just last year titled, “Narco Journalism.” The reporter was shot in the street, the Red Cross reported, where his body was left after the fatal shooting. Continue reading “The assassination of the Mexican journalist Javier Valdez”

On Mexican Mother’s Day, Hundreds of Mothers March for Their Disappeared Children

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Mexican mothers are marching for their missing and disappeared children Wednesday, marking Mother´s Day in the country in a mass demonstration to demand justice from the state.

In the heart of Mexico City, hundreds marched from Paseo de la Reforma to the Angel de la Independencia, where organizers read out a manifesto titled, “Neither forgetfulness nor forgiveness nor reconciliation,” and instead demanded the release of political prisoners the world over and a solution to the problem of enforced disappearances by the state. Continue reading “On Mexican Mother’s Day, Hundreds of Mothers March for Their Disappeared Children”