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Mexico Elects a New President Sunday. What You Need To Know.

With Mexico's national elections coming up Sunday, July 1, we offer four perspectives on politics there. Tamara Pearson of New Internationalist begins her piece — headlined "Could Mexico's election change everything?" — with this grab-you-by-the-throat para...
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Americans Own 46% of World’s Civilian Guns

There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey sa...
Protesters take part in a march to parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Israel Faces Diplomatic Fallout After 59 Killed in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza. Turkey expel...

Buddhist Villagers Confirm Role in Rohingya Killings

In a remote village in Myanmar, local Buddhists and government troops killed 10 Rohingya Muslims and buried them in a shallow grave. The murders at Inn Din in September marked yet another chapter in a continuin...
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Human Trafficking: Go Undercover with Fresno PD

GV Wire Publisher Darius Assemi explains the truth behind the crime of human trafficking. In Fresno County alone, an estimated 750 young women each year are forced into prostitution by criminal pimps who control them through fear and physical violence. Watch t...
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DA Lisa Smittcamp Targets Sex Trafficking

"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery." Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp says that is the unvarnished reality of prostitution and for those who become ensnared by it. "They live in fear tha...

Here’s Why 2017 Was a Terrible Year for Mexico

Opinion by Catesby Holmes, The Conversation With three runaway governors, two deadly earthquakes and one Donald J. Trump – not to mention an average 69 murders a day – the past year has been rough on Mexico. As Americas editor, it has been...