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US toughens policy against foreign NGOs that back abortions

The administration of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday again toughened a ban on the use of taxpayer money to support abortion overseas as it pulled funding from a human rights body that supports the procedure's legalization in Latin…

Nearly a quarter of lawmakers worldwide are women

Nearly a quarter of all lawmakers serving in national parliaments worldwide are women, after more progress towards gender parity was made in 2018, the International Parliamentary Union said Tuesday.

Imprisoned Bolivian ex-dictator Garcia Meza dead at 88

Bolivian ex-dictator Luis Garcia Meza, who was serving a lengthy prison sentence for crimes committed after his 1980 military coup, died Sunday in a La Paz hospital at the age of 88, his attorney told local media.

Cuba: six decades of Castro power

The departure of Cuba's President Raul Castro brings to an end his family's six-decade grip on power, which began with his late brother and revolutionary hero Fidel.

LatAm summit makes corruption fight a priority

A summit of Latin American, US and Canadian leaders on Saturday vowed a tougher political stance against corruption with a document making a common "commitment" but offering no enforcement measures.

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