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Human rights organization Amnesty International sent an open letter to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday, requesting a meeting to discuss solutions to the country’s current human rights crisis. For more than 40 years, Amnesty has reported on human rights violations in Mexico. Since the inauguration of the current president, there have been [...]

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Florida lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would require minors to receive parental consent before they obtain abortions. This bill would prohibit physicians from performing abortions for a minor without the written consent from the minor’s parent or legal guardian. In the case of abortions that arise in emergencies, the physician is required to [...]

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Mexico’s lower house of Congress, the Chamber of Deputies, on Tuesday approved a proposal to amend the Federal Criminal Code and increase punishments for the crimes of femicide and sexual abuse of minors. The Chamber of Deputies proposal would increase the maximum prison sentence for femicide from 60 years to 65 years, and it would [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that Florida cannot bar felons from registering to vote for failing to pay all fines and fees associated with their cases. In 2018 Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which would automatically restore voting rights to ex-felons who had completed all the terms of their [...]

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Iowa Senate Republicans passed a resolution on Thursday that, if passed into law, would make state court challenges to abortion restrictions much more difficult. The stated purpose of the resolution is “to protect life by declaring that the Constitution of the State of Iowa shall not be construed to recognize, grant, or secure a right [...]

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The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representatives passed a new law on Thursday that punishes “hate speech” and “disinformation” with hefty fines and lengthy jail terms. Anyone who is involved in producing and disseminating hate speech and disinformation, even on social media, may be subject to imprisonment of up to three years or a fine of [...]

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India’s Supreme Court ordered political parties on Thursday to publish the names of any candidates who have criminal records, along with the reasoning for why they were chosen. The court is aiming to fix the increasing criminalization of politics in India and the lack of information about such criminalization among the people. In order to [...]

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Nissan filed a USD $90 million lawsuit against former chairman Carlos Ghosn in the Yokohama District Court on Wednesday. Nissan claims that the suit comes “as a result of years of misconduct and fraudulent activity” by Ghosn. The corporation based the $90 million in costs upon “corrupt practices,” including Ghosn’s private use of corporate jets [...]

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A Lahore, Pakistan, anti-terrorism court on Wednesday convicted Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT) and alleged mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in two terror-financing cases. Saeed was indicted in December on charges of collecting funds from different cities in Pakistan’s Punjab province to finance terrorism through assets made and held ostensibly for charitable [...]

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Virginia lawmakers passed the Virginia Values Act, anti-discrimination legislation that protects LGBTQ individuals, on Thursday. This act, currently encapsulated by HB 1049 and SB 868, These two bills both will prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  SB 868 was passed [...]

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