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Russian hackers target governments in Europe and South America

dims?crop=5472%2C3648%2C0%2C0&quality=85Russia’s Fancy Bear hacking team (aka APT28) isn’t just focused on meddling with elections and retaliating against anti-doping agencies. Symantec has observed Fancy Bear conducting intelligence gathering hacks in Europe and South America, including…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/04/russia-fancy-bear-targets-europe-south-america/

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Venezuela government guilty of 'worst human rights crisis in its history'


‘Authorities are using the language of war to try to legitimise the use of excessive force by police and military officials,’ says organisation’s Americas director

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-human-rights-crisis-nicholas-maduro-amnesty-international-a8548966.html

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Venezuela blasts US over ‘intervention plans and support for military conspirators’

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‘A devastating scenario’: Brazil sets new record for homicides at 63,880 deaths


Data show a 3% increase of people killed in 2017 from the previous year; rapes also rose 8% to 60,018

Brazil broke its own record for homicides last year, according to new figures which showed that 63,880 people were killed in 2017 – a 3% increase from the previous year.

Data from the independent Brazilian Public Security Forum said that an average of 14 people died at the hands of police officers every day – an increase of 20% from the previous year.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/09/brazil-sets-new-record-for-homicides-63880-deaths

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Riots on the streets of Buenos Aires after Argentina votes against legalising abortion


The streets of Buenos Aires transformed into a fire-filled riot after Argentina’s Senate voted against the legalisation of abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. 

After a 15-hour debate, 31 senators voted in favour and 38 voted against a bill legalising abortion in the overwhelmingly Catholic countryPer the New York Times, “under current Argentine law, in place since 1921, abortion is legal only in cases of rape or if the pregnancy poses a risk to the woman’s health.”

It’s believed pressure from the Catholic church and Pope Francis are behind the decision not to stray from the strict abortion ban.  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/08/09/argentina-abortion-vote/

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Triple stabbing at Chile abortion rights rally sparks outcry


Demonstrators suspect anti-abortion activists after three women attacked by masked assailants

Human rights activists in Chile have expressed shock and concern after masked attackers stabbed three women at a protest in favour of free and legal abortion.

One of the women was wounded in the stomach and two others in the legs during a march in the country’s capital, Santiago, on Wednesday. Their injuries were not described as life-threatening. A policeman was also hurt in the incident.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/29/chile-abortion-rights-rally-attack-stabbing