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Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts

Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts

The United States has been leasing the 45 square miles that the base sits on since 1903. The base shares a 17-mile fenced border with Cuba. The lease can only be terminated by mutual agreement.During the administration of President George W. Bush (2001-2009), the United States claimed that Guantánamo Bay detainees were not on US soil and therefore More...

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Almost entire population of Ecuador has data leaked
By asif On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Almost entire population of Ecuador has data leaked

More than 20 million people, including an estimated 7 million minors, were exposed in the leak, which was uncovered by internet security firm vpnMentor during a routine project. Ecuador is home to about 16.5 million More...

Jair Bolsonaro Fast Facts - CNN
By asif On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Jair Bolsonaro Fast Facts – CNN

Mother: Olinda Bonturi Bolsonaro Marriage: Michelle Bolsonaro; Ana Cristina Valle (divorced); Rogéria Bolsonaro (divorced) Children: with Michelle Bolsonaro: Laura; with Ana Cristina Valle: Jair Renan; with Rogéria More...

Hurricane Dorian survivors spared by Humberto still face an uncertain future
By asif On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Hurricane Dorian survivors spared by Humberto still face an uncertain future

“Like seriously? I have to go back to this? No, I don’t wanna hear nothing, even rain,” she said. Her home, along with almost everything else in the mostly-Haitian shantytown called “The More...

Brazil rejected millions in Amazon fire aid. Hours later Jair Bolsonaro hinted at a reversal
By asif On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Brazil rejected millions in Amazon fire aid. Hours later Jair Bolsonaro hinted at a reversal

Acceptance of the funds, however, would hinge on the Brazilian government being able to administrate the aid, clarified presidential spokesperson Otavio Rego Barros. Earlier this week, Brazil escalated its war of More...

A fire at a bar in Mexico killed at least 23 people
By asif On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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A fire at a bar in Mexico killed at least 23 people

The fire broke out at the White Horse bar in Coatzacoalcos in the southern state of Veracruz, the prosecutor’s office in Veracruz said in a statement. 15 of the deceased are men and 8 are women, according More...

Brazil: Sexual and physical violence against women on the rise
By asif On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Brazil: Sexual and physical violence against women on the rise

Those are just two of the findings from a new study released Tuesday by non-governmental organization Brazilian Forum of Public Security, which found that violence against women and girls is worsening in the country. Brazil More...

Operation Fast and Furious Fast Facts
By asif On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Operation Fast and Furious Fast Facts

Facts:During the Fast and Furious investigation, nearly 2,000 firearms were illegally purchased for $1.5 million, according to a DOJ inspector General report. Hundreds of guns were later recovered in the United More...

Missouri attorney general refers 12 cases of alleged Catholic clergy sex abuse for prosecution
By asif On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Missouri attorney general refers 12 cases of alleged Catholic clergy sex abuse for prosecution

The announcement came as Schmitt released a 185-page report detailing his review of 2,000 priests’ personnel files, dating from 1945 to the present day.The attorney general’s office said it More...

Brazil is 'not the culprit' for the Amazon fires, says country's foreign minister
By asif On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Brazil is ‘not the culprit’ for the Amazon fires, says country’s foreign minister

In a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araujo denied that his country was responsible for the devastation of the rainforest, and accused other countries and More...