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South Sudan’s leaders took the first tangible step toward peace in two and a half years on Tuesday, raising hopes the young country’s nightmarish civil war could finally end. Opposition leader Riek Machar landed in the capital Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice president, a major boost for the peace deal signed by Machar and President Salva Kiir last year. “It’s the best hope that South Sudan has had in a very long time,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said of

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Brazil: Possible human rights setback if opposition wins vote

Brazil is about to close the page of the Truth Commissions created by outgoing president Dilma Roussef. Human rights organizations and activists, however, expect it to be only the beginning on the path to historical truth, memory and justice. However, days before the presidential elections, the fear is that there could be a possible setback in terms of human rights policies if the conservative candidates were to win the elections. The truth commissions created by Roussef will end their work
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Obama Normalizes Relations with Cuba

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