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June 2018
  • “The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border as ‘unconscionable.’” CNN reported June 18. “’The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,’ Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said in Geneva.”
    • “Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press.” – Associated Press, June 18, 2018
    • “The Trump administration has for the first time begun transferring suspected illegal immigrants to federal prisons, following additional demand for beds. The transfer of 1,600 detainees underscores the surge in detentions” under the “zero tolerance” immigration policy. – BBC News, June 8, 2018
  • “The US has historically lagged behind the rest of the world when it comes to international soccer fandom; but US Hispanic viewers have been a driving force behind a surge of popularity of late.” – Rapid TV News, June 18, 2018. In a related story, “The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco’s proposal to host it.” – BBC News, June 13, 2018
  • Mexico defeated Germany, the defending champions, 1- 0 in their opening 2018 World Cup match. “They became the first non-European team to shut out Germany at the World Cup since Brazil did it in the 2002 final.” – The Washington Post, June 17, 2018
  • Iván Duque, a populist young conservative who tapped into dissatisfaction with the economy and a contentious peace deal with rebels, won Colombia’s presidential vote” June 17. – The New York Times, June 18, 2018
  • “Thousands of workers are fleeing Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, abandoning once-coveted jobs made worthless by the worst inflation in the world. And now the hemorrhaging is threating the nation’s chance of overcoming its long economic collapse.” – The New York Times, June 15, 2018
  • Pope Francis accepted the resignation (June 11) of the bishop at the center of Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal and two others, launching a purge of a Catholic Church that has lost its credibility under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and cover-up.” – The New York Times, June 11, 2018
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