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Killings of Guatemala’s Indigenous Activists Raise Specter of Human Rights Crises

For three days last week, thousands of Guatemalans blocked roads and major highways to protest the Central American country's slide toward a constitutional crisis. The protest organizers included groups that have long demanded justice: indigenous communities and campesinos, as rural and farm workers are called.
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Jan 22, 2019
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Mounting Evidence of Fraud in Congo Vote Prompts rare rebuke from African Union

In an unprecedented move, the African Union called on Congo’s government to suspend proclamation of the final results of the country’s Dec. 30 election, stating that it had “serious doubts” about their veracity.
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Jan 18, 2019
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