BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Argentina on Saturday (Feb 27) to protest the "VIP vaccinations" scandal that forced the health minister to resign ... Protesters carrying signs reading "Give me my vaccine" and "Stop wasting our money" gathered outside the government headquarters in Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires ... �.
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MOSCOW (BLOOMBERG) – Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who survived a chemical poisoning last year that he called a Kremlin attempt to kill him, has begun serving his two-and-a-half-year sentence at a notorious penal camp ... That was the last obstacle keeping the 44-year-old from being sent to a prison outside Moscow ... More on this topic ....
As a poster child for the climate emergency, Miami Beach has become a world leader in mitigating the effects of sea-level rise. Now the subtropical Florida city is cutting back on its famous swaying palm trees as it seeks shadier alternatives to preserve its environment and try to keep residents and visitors cool ... Read more.
A boy was among those killed in an armed ambush in the western city of Tonala. Mexico continues to grapple with skyrocketing violence and and drug-related crime largely attributed to cartels and gangs ... The body of a boy was found inside the residence, while a woman and another boy were being treated for injuries at a local hospital ... .
Concern over the government’s limitation of the right to protest during lockdown continues to mount after it emerged that the home secretary, Priti Patel, is eager to grant police greater powers to control demonstrations once the Covid restrictions are lifted ...Drones used by police to monitor political protests in England. Read more ... .
Hong Kong police have charged dozens of dissidents in the semi-autonomous Chinese city with conspiracy to commit subversion. The police said in a statement on Sunday that 47 residents faced one count each of “conspiracy to commit subversion,” calling on them to appear in court on Monday ... Some had their phones and computers confiscated ... Daily ... .
Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for girls education who miraculously survived a bullet to the head from the militant in October 2012, said the news of internet shutdown and arrests of activists "protesting peacefully" in India is "worrying" and expressed the hope that the government will make sure that people are heard.
I wonder who woke up thinking of Donald Trump this morning? Who woke up just a bit uneasy what the day might hold? Who feared his wrath, feared being taken down from his pulpit? Probably not his opponents, more likely his acolytes ...Don’t mistake being out of power for no longer having power ... But what of those who aren’t so sure where they stand ... AP ... .
CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian agency on Sunday warned that more than 16 million people in Yemen would go hungry this year, with already some half a million people in the war-torn country living in famine-like conditions. The U.N ... The U.N ... News from The Associated Press, and a taste of the great journalism produced by AP members and customers ... .