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Abortion legalised in Argentina

Terminations up to the 14th week of pregnancy have now been legalised in Argentina. In an area which holds the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, this is a huge step forward for the sexual and reproductive rights of women. The new law replaces the 1921 ruling stating abortion is illegal, with exceptions given for cases…

Global

South America Year in Review

In this last issue before Christmas, Global is looking back at the news from South America in 2018. Across the region, several general elections took place. A new President of Paraguay was elected, Mario Abdo Benítez, a former president of the Senate as the incumbent President was not eligible for re-election. Colombia also greeted a…

Global

Global Roundup 360 – February 23rd

Canadian man solves his own disappearance case A Canadian man has apparently solved his own disappearance in what is surely one of the most unique investigation stories of recent years. In September 1986, 21-year-old Edgar Latulip, a developmentally disabled man with a mental age of 12, disappeared from a home in Ontario, Canada, where he…

Sport, World Cup 2014

Diary of a football phobic: part 5

Apparently shit went down in the semi-finals? Alas, your correspondent was otherwise engaged while Germany not only annihilated Brazil but minced up them and turned them into a bratwurst; but I saw enough on Twitter to be able to piece together the general thrust of proceedings in Belo Horizonte. Who knew that Neymar is literally…

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