The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.
Political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch has donated $2.2 million to the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s research and policy center created four years ago to promote long-term structural improvements to the U.S. criminal justice system.
America’s millions of Mexicans without documents live in fear of deportation, as reported in The Guardian.
Mexico’s congressional audit office has ruled that a controversial government program to give away some 10 million flat-screen TV sets to the poor wasted an estimated $39 million of taxpayers’ money, as reported The Wall Street Journal.
En "Open. An Autobiography", el tenista André Agassi relata sin tapujos la historia de una vida marcada por un padre obsesionado por transformarle en el número uno del tenis.
The need to build a wall along the Mexican border is questioned in a report released Monday showing that, since 2007, there have been more immigrants in the US who came here legally with temporary visas and stayed on after their documents expired than there have been immigrants who crossed the border illegally with no documents.
According to a recent United Nations report on Narcotics, South America continues to lead global cocaine production and consumption. But the situation is expected to improve thanks to the peace process in Colombia, reported El País.
The Economist compares two different approaches to illegal inmigration and deportations. While Germany’s approach is sensible. America’s is not, says the British magazine.
The startup Magnolia Mitigation has done vital work to protect two separate endangered species in Pennsylvania, and has saved thousands of acres of wetland throughout the country, reported The Philadelphia Citizen.
Revelations of corrupt political donations in several Latin American countries by Odebrecht and other Brazilian construction firms are sparking demands to tighten the rules on campaign finance,reports The Economist.
Tens of thousands of European Union supporters gathered in London on Saturday to show their rejection of Brexit and demand a second referendum. The marches coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which led to the foundation of the EU.