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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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Report: 95% of the Increase in Federal Arrests over last 20 Years Due to Immigration Crimes

Report: 95% of the Increase in Federal Arrests over last 20 Years Due to Immigration Crimes

Federal arrests of noncitizens have jumped over 200% in the last 20 years and now account for 64% of those arrested, according to the Justice Department. The Bureau of Justice Statistics said that federal arrests of non-Americans rose 234% from 1998-2018. For U.S. citizens, the percentage rose just 10% over those 20 years. The newly released statistics feed the Trump administration’s narrative that an increase in ...
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Study: Illegal Aliens Up to 5.5X More Likely To Be in Prison Than Americans

Study: Illegal Aliens Up to 5.5X More Likely To Be in Prison Than Americans

Illegal aliens concentrated in ten U.S. states are up to more than five times as likely to be in prison for crimes than American citizens and legal immigrants, a new study reveals. Research by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) analyzed states with the highest concentration of illegal aliens — including Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington ...
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Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers, and Rockefeller Foundation must face $1 Billion Syphilis Infections Suit

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers, and Rockefeller Foundation must face $1 Billion Syphilis Infections Suit

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY.N) and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis. In a decision on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang rejected the defendants’ argument that a recent Supreme Court decision shielding foreign corporations from ...
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Report: 80% Of Central American Women, Girls Are Raped Crossing Into The U.S.

Report: 80% Of Central American Women, Girls Are Raped Crossing Into The U.S.

As the number of Central American women and girls crossing into the U.S. continues to spike, so is the staggering amount of sexual violence waged against these migrants who are in search of a better life. According to a stunning Fusion investigation, 80 percent of women and girls crossing into the U.S. by way of Mexico are raped during their journey. That’s up from a previous estimate of 60 ...
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Guatemala Syphilis Experiment (1946-53): U.S. Doctors Secretly Infected Soldiers, Prisoners and Mental Patients with Syphilis and other STD's

Guatemala Syphilis Experiment (1946-53): U.S. Doctors Secretly Infected Soldiers, Prisoners and Mental Patients with Syphilis and other STD’s

US government scientists who infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea as part of a study that began in 1946 knew they were violating ethical rules according to a US presidential panel. The researchers infected hundreds of prisoners, psychiatric patients and sex workers during the 1940s to study the effects of penicillin. None of the Guatemalans were informed. Dr Amy Gutmann, head of the Presidential Commission for ...
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