Latin American environmentalists face murder threats
08 October 2022 | 4:29 pm
Mexico had 54 cases of environmental defenders killed last year, the highest rate of any country, and a jump from the 30 deaths reported in 2020. Colombia had the second-highest rate at 33 killing, followed by Brazil with 26 cases, according to Global Witness, an international organization.
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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta cast is vote on Tuesday morning as Kenyans elect a new president. Kenyatta who is stepping down from the helm of East Africa's economic powerhouse after reaching the end of his two-term limit called on Kenyans to turn out in large numbers, vote peacefully and await results.
The US consulate in Tijuana told employees to "shelter in place" amid deadly violence which reportedly included gang members shooting at bystanders and starting fires.
In Mexico, rescue workers are scrambling to save the lives of ten workers trapped in a coal mine. A section of the mine became flooded and collapsed on Wednesday. It is thought the miners accidentally triggered the flooding during tunneling work.
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Facing generally low approval ahead of the midterms, Biden is hoping to get young voters on his side. The plan would cancel $10,000 in student debt for millions of Americans.
US Senator Marsha Blackburn met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, expressing support for the island. She arrived after visiting Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
President Joao Lourenco's MPLA will continue to rule Angola, after winning Angola's most closely fought election. But opposition party UNITA is contesting the results. DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch reports from Luanda.
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