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UN Court Rules on Peru-Chile Maritime Border

October 20, 2016

In 2008, Peru approached the International Court of Justice to rule on an unset maritime border with Chile. 38,000 square kilometers of ocean were under question, among this area some of the best fishing territories in the Pacific Ocean. Past agreements established that the border ran parallel to the equator. Peru, however, wanted it to be extended southwest to run perpendicular to the land border.

Former Peruvian President Fujimori Cleared of Sterilization Charges

October 20, 2016

Against claims that hundreds of thousands of mostly poor and indigenous women were sterilized without their consent, the Peruvian government has decided to clear former president Alberto Fujimori of related charges. The Fujimori government always claimed that the operations performed were voluntary on behalf of its participants.

O Avanço Tardio da Transparência no Brasil [1]

October 20, 2016

Nos jornais ou nos palanques lá está ela sendo cobrada, ou prometida, palavra repetida como se recém-aprendida. Tão exaltada quanto popular, no Brasil a transparência é já tida como solução para muitos dos nossos problemas. Em 2011 foi aprovada a Lei de Acesso à Informação, que regulamenta a abertura dos órgãos públicos ao cidadão, e vimos o país liderar a Parceria para o Governo Aberto (OGP), uma iniciativa internacional que tem por objetivo principal justamente a promoção da transparência. Grandes avanços, sem dúvida, mas por que só agora?

Schema: The Impactful Relaxed Foreign Travel Policy in Cuba

October 20, 2016

~ 1 year ago, on Jan. 14, 2013, Raúl Castro and the Cuban government relaxed foreign travel

  policies for its citizens...

~ Between Jan. 14 and Nov. 30, 2013, more than 184,000 islanders had gone abroad.

        * Many on more than one trip (257,518 trips total according to Cuba’s foreign

          and migration department)


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