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El Salvador becomes the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender
The World June 09, 2021
El Salvador becomes first country to approve bitcoin as a legal currency. And, US President Joe Biden begins the first overseas trip of his term in the UK, hoping to repair relations with Europe. Also, Nicaragua's National Police continues arrests of potential challengers for the upcoming November presidential elections.
Cybersecurity
Global police sting raises questions on surveillance and privacy
The World June 08, 2021
The encrypted device network called ANOM gave the FBI access to messages sent between suspected criminal gang members around the world.
Critical State
Checking in on democratic peace: Part I
Inkstick Media June 08, 2021
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the current state of the literature on democratic peace and the conflicts that democracy might help prevent.
Global Politics
Activists look to Congress after Biden requests military aid for Egypt without human rights conditions
The World June 08, 2021
Egypt has been the second-largest recipient of US military aid since the Camp David Accords in 1978.
Conflict & Justice
The word ‘apartheid’ is used to describe Israel’s control over Palestinians. Why is it so loaded? 
The World June 08, 2021
Human rights groups have used the term apartheid strategically to emphasize the need for a paradigm shift in the region. But others argue that the loaded term doesn’t apply.
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Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting
The World June 08, 2021
Global operation by Australia and the American FBI leads to the arrest of more than 800 suspected criminals. And the Nigerian government bans Twitter after the platform deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari. Also, a man in a pickup truck rams into a Muslim immigrant family in Canada on the street, killing four people.
Human rights
Gruesome boarding school discovery forces Canada to reckon with its cultural genocide history
The World June 07, 2021
After the remains of 215 children were discovered, advocates are calling for a mass investigation into other missing children from Canada’s residential schools.
Biden administration
Addressing migration requires long-term commitment, says analyst on Harris visit to Guatemala
The World June 07, 2021
About $13 billion are squandered as a result of corruption in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, says Adriana Beltran, an analyst with The Washington Office on Latin America.
Violence
Rising anger as youth get caught up in Tigray war
Associated Press June 07, 2021
Hawzen, a rural town in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, is a microcosm of the challenge facing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed — and a warning that the war here is unlikely to end anytime soon.
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Keiko Fujimori leads in tight presidential runoff in Peru
The World June 07, 2021
Keiko Fujimori leads in a tight presidential runoff in Peru, with Pedro Castillo trailing close behind. And, at least 160 people are dead after an attack at a local market in Burkina Faso. Also, Google agrees to change its global advertising business after France slaps it with a multi-million-dollar fine.
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