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22 July 2014
Dozens of Activists in Brazil Were Arrested Not for Protesting the World Cup, but for Possibly Planning to Do So
Thirty-seven people were preemptively arrested ahead of the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro because police believed they might protest violently in the future.
20 July 2014
18 July 2014
Jews and Arabs in Chile, Home to One of the Largest Palestinian Communities, Call for Peace in Israel and Gaza
Palestinian and Jewish communities have called on each other to speak out against human rights abuses, while politicians are urging the government to take its condemnation of Israeli shelling further.
17 July 2014
Authorities Have Confiscated $9.9M Hidden in Bean Cans, Shoes and Even Stomachs at This Guatemalan Airport
Money launders try to smuggled the undeclared cash to destinations such as Panama or Colombia, often to pay for drugs.
The World Cup in Brazil Ended Just Like It Began — With Tear Gas, Stun Grenades and Police Aggression
Activists captured some police officers on film lashing out seemingly with provocation at protesters and journalists.
13 July 2014
The second kissing sit-in, or "besada" in Spanish, protested the New Cuban Labor Code, which excludes gender identity as a motive for workplace discrimination.
12 July 2014
Argentina Relished Rival Brazil's Loss to Germany So Much That Even This Military Band Got In on the Gloating
The Alto Peru Mounted Fanfare Band played a song during Independence Day parades with remixed lyrics taunting Brazil for a loss against Argentina in the 1990 World Cup.
Argentina last made it to the World Cup final in 1990 and lost to West Germany, making Sunday's final against Germany a rematch 24 years in the making.
11 July 2014
Oscar López Rivera's imprisonment has received attention in recent weeks in various media outlets and at the United Nations from people who support his release.