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This Week in Culture: 5/1-5/7

This Week in Culture: 5/1-5/7

This Week in Culture: 5/1-5/7

From Mexico

Although the mass kidnapping of college students in Iguala occurred 7 months ago, there are still several unanswered questions about the case. The attack spotlighted the consequences of organized crime and corruption.

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From Argentina

Argentina has been the first South American country to authorize the registration of a baby with two mothers and one father. This case of triple parentage was supported by the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender people.

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From Iran

Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian human rights activist, was arrested and detained in a prison in Tehran. Mohammadi has called for women’s rights and an end to the death penalty. She has been charged with crimes of national security.

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From Singapore

According to an annual index published by Save the Children, Singapore is the best Asian country for mothers. The index takes wealth, education, and healthcare into account to support its findings.

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From Russia

A Russian human rights group is taking steps to end the glorification of Josef Stalin. A spokesperson for the group has acknowledged Stalin’s historical importance, but does not support memorializing the cruel regime of the Soviet leader.

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No Land’s Song: Celebrating the Iranian female voice

No Land’s Song: Celebrating the Iranian female voice

Michelle Obama: Let Girls Learn!

Michelle Obama: Let Girls Learn!