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Chile police raid Catholic Church offices amid sex abuse scandal

Police and prosecutors in Chile have raided offices and seized documents of the Roman Catholic Church amid a child sexual abuse and cover-up scandal. The surprise raids took place in the capital Santiago and in the city of Rancagua. They come as two Vatican envoys are in Chile to investigate the claims and advise dioceses how to respond. On Monday the Pope accepted the
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Haiti bans Oxfam GB after sexual misconduct scandal

Oxfam GB has been banned from operating in Haiti after its staff were accused of sexual misconduct following the 2010 earthquake. Haiti's government said the decision was taken because of Oxfam's "violation of its laws and serious breach of the principle of human dignity". Oxfam said it understood the decision, adding that the behaviour of some staff was
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Argentina lawmakers gather for key abortion vote

Lawmakers in Argentina are due to vote on a draft bill that would allow women to have abortions in the first 14 weeks of their pregnancies. The bill has proven highly divisive and deputies have been split almost evenly in the run-up to the lower house vote, with more than a dozen still undecided. If approved, the bill will still have to go to the Senate. Abortion is
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Pepsi bottling plant shuts in Mexico after gang threats

A company bottling and distributing soda for PepsiCo in Mexico, Grupo Gepp, has closed its plant in the city of Ciudad Altamirano citing gang threats. The move comes less than three months after Pepsi's rival Coca-Cola Femsa also closed its plant there. Workers said they had been threatened by organised crime gangs who demanded "protection money". Earlier this
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Former Panama President Martinelli extradited from US

Panama's former President Ricardo Martinelli has been extradited from the United States to his home country to face charges of corruption and illegal wiretapping. Mr Martinelli, 66, was arrested a year ago in Miami, Florida. He has been accused of using public funds to monitor the phone calls of more than 150 people, including politicians and journalists. Mr
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US rejects asylum case in landmark ruling

The US attorney general has rejected an asylum bid from an El Salvador woman who was beaten and raped by her ex-husband, in a landmark ruling. Jeff Sessions said being a victim of domestic abuse or gang violence does not necessarily qualify for US asylum. America's top law official said the "asylum statute is not a general hardship statute" and that immigrants were
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