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25 October 2015

Stories from 25 October 2015

Ukraine Goes to the Polls In Local Elections, But Not Everyone Gets a Vote

RuNet Echo

The local elections are largely seen as a test of transparency and fairness for the post-Euromaidan Ukrainian political environment, but many Ukrainians aren't getting a chance to vote at all.

New Nicaraguan International Cooperation Policy Raises Questions of Transparent Finances

The dismissal of the representative for the UN system in Nicaragua is seen by some as a way to avoid a "Central American Spring."

Transgender Activist's Death Shows That Argentina’s Fight Against Gender Violence Is Far From Over

Hate crimes and gender violence are once again in the spotlight after the death of a prominent fighter for transgender rights in Argentina.

The Story of an Ethiopian Girl Who Fought Abduction, and the Lawyers Who Saved Her Life

"Difret" means "courage" in the Amharic language. A new film by that name tells the story of an Ethiopian girl who was kidnapped by men to enforce a "traditional" marriage.

Drug Trade and War Against Organized Crime Create Ghost Towns in Mexico

Organized crime in Mexico and the violence that comes with it have created a mass of displaced people forced to leave their homes, creating "ghost towns" in their wake.

Bomb Attack On Shia Gathering in Dhaka Raises Questions in Bangladesh

The Islamic State group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Hussaini Dalan bomb attack, which killed one and injured over sixty others.

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