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Survey finds 'sextortion' rife in Latin America, women worst hit

Survey finds ‘sextortion’ rife in Latin America, women worst hit

One in five people in Latin America and the Caribbean has either direct or indirect experience of officials using their positions of power to demand sexual favours, usually from women, according to a survey published on Monday. "Sextortion" - abuse of power to obtain sexual favours - is prevalent in Latin America partly due to inequality between men and women in politics and pay though few ...
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Cuba Air Flight 455 Bomb Attack Kills All 73 Passengers. Mastermind Luis Posada Carriles Escapes Prison and Ends up Working for the CIA within a Few Weeks

Cuba Air Flight 455 Bomb Attack Kills All 73 Passengers. Mastermind Luis Posada Carriles Escapes Prison and Ends up Working for the CIA within a Few Weeks

It was a peaceful Wednesday afternoon in Barbados 35 years ago.  Dalton Guiller had just finished a round of waterskiing and was refueling his boat on shore when a roar in the sky startled him.  A low-flying and apparently damaged airliner was fast approaching from the west toward the beach.  “It didn’t look right.  It was too low.  I then saw the plane rise slightly, bank ...
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Slavery Abolition Act: Slavery Abolished in the British Empire

Slavery Abolition Act: Slavery Abolished in the British Empire

On 3 August 1835, somewhere in the City of London, two of Europe’s most famous bankers came to an agreement with the chancellor of the exchequer. Two years earlier, the British government had passed the Slavery Abolition Act, which outlawed slavery in most parts of the empire. Now it was taking out one of the largest loans in history, to finance the slave compensation package required ...
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