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James Clyburn — Bernie Sanders Should Have A Seat At The Table

Photo source: twitter James Clyburn, the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina who is credited for helping to resurrect Biden’s struggling campaign and ultimately get him elected President, is now playing wait and see on Biden’s cabinet appointees. Biden, who served eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president, easily carried South Carolina and subsequently other southern states with significant […]

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U.S. — No Letup In COVID-19 Cases

As of Thursday afternoon, more than 12,917,200 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 262,800 have died, according to a New York Times database. Case numbers are spiking across most of the United States, leading to dire warnings about full hospitals, exhausted health care workers, and expanding lockdowns. Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor […]

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PAHO Study Finds Major Gaps In Countries’ Actions To Prevent Violence Against Children And Adolescents In The Americas

A first-of-its-kind analysis of country data on violence against children and adolescents in the Americas reports that while the region has taken important action, serious gaps in prevention and response leave many children behind. The problem has gained new urgency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Early data indicate that the pandemic is associated with increasing risk of domestic violence, including violence […]

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Guatemala — People’s Power Forces Government To Shelve Budget

Angry protesters took to the streets to push back on Guatemala’s government cut in spending on health and education. The Speaker of Congress in the country was forced to shelve the controversial budget that triggered the protests. The angry reaction saw protesters setting fire to parts of the Congress building a few days ago. According to reports, Speaker Alan Rodríguez […]

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UN Warns Major Battle In Ethiopia Could Prove Deadly

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed concern that the rhetoric on both sides ahead of what it is feared will be a major battle for the regional capital, Mekelle, “is dangerously provocative and risks placing already vulnerable and frightened civilians in grave danger” “I fear such rhetoric will lead to further violations of international humanitarian law,” […]

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Libya Could See General Election Next Year

According to the United Nations, Libyans could head for the polls in general elections next year, December. Participants at the talks in Tunisia “agreed that national elections should take place on December 24, 2021,” acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams reportedly said in a virtual press conference. “Reaching elections requires a new executive to unify the country. This requires the establishment […]

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COVID-19 Threatening To Hit U.S. Over The Edge

Just days after hitting the mark of 100,000 cases in a day in the U.S., COVID-19 topped out at 160,000 on Thursday. This alarming number has prompted a call from Dr. Anthony Fauci on the country to “double down” on precautions. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 36 years, in reports also noted […]

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Ethiopia At War With Itself

The Ethiopian Air Force has bombed arms depots and destroyed military hardware in the northern Tigray region in Ethiopia. According to press reports, Ahmed said the strikes hit sites in and around the regional capital Mekelle and destroyed heavy artillery including rocket launchers. The Ethiopian Prime Minister walked away with the Nobel Peace Prize last year “for his efforts to […]

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Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Five Election Wins On The Trot

The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves made history by leading his party the Unity Labor Party to the fifth consecutive term in office. Preliminary figures released by the Electoral Office showed that the ULP had won nine of the 15 seats in the parliament. This was an increase of three seats on the previous […]

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COVID-19 — A Look At What’s Happening

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 47.5 million, with over 1.2 million people across 196 countries and territories […]