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German historian of the University of Bielefeld Christopher Kopper (L) and the President of Volkswagen in Brazil Pablo Di Si (R) uncover a plaque in memory of the victims of the last Brazilian military dictatorship, during the presentation of a report on Volkswagen's role during the dictatorship, at the headquarters of the factory in the city of Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, Dec. 14, 2017.
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The Brazilian unit of Volkswagen "exhibited unreserved loyalty towards the military government" that ruled the South American country between 1964 and 1985, according to a report commissioned by the German automaker and released Thursday.

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Amnistía Internacional denuncia que Maduro lleva la represión a los hogares

 10/31/2017 - 08:53
Decenas de chavistas marcharon el pasado 25 de octubre en Caracas para celebrar el "Día Nacional del Socialismo Feminista", decretado por la oficialista Asamblea Nacional Constituyente (ANC), y para expresar su rechazo al "terrorismo especulativo", así como su apoyo al presidente Nicolás Maduro. EFE/Miguel Gutiérrez

Entre abril y julio de 2017 se intensificaron los allanamientos ilegales y ataques violentos a hogares en Venezuela, de acuerdo con los hallazgos de la organización. En la gran mayoría de ellos se cometieron arbitrariedades y violaciones al derecho a la vida privada, a la libertad, a la integridad personal y al debido proceso.

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Catalan deposed president is in Belgium after he is charged for rebellion

 10/30/2017 - 10:44
El presidente cesado, Carles Puigdemont, durante su comparencia el sábado en la que no se daba por cesado como presidente de la Generalitat y en la que pidió "paciencia, perseverancia y perspectiva" a los catalanes para "defender las conquistas conseguidas hasta hoy" y mantener una "oposición democrática" a la aplicación del artículo 155 de la Constitución.EFE/Generalitat de Cataluña

Spanish authorities announced that they would seek to prosecute Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and other separatist leaders for rebellion and sedition, crimes that could lead to 30 years in jail. Madrid has also called for regional elections on December 21 to end up with uncertainty and put Catalonia back on the "legal" track.  While Pugidemont takes "refuge" in Belgium, his party, PdCAT, announced that it would run in regional elections.  

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Colombian artist makes paintings to make sure that his country doesn't forget political tragedies

 10/30/2017 - 06:13
Colombian artist Jorge Julian Aristizabal speaks about one of his works at the Bogota International Art Fair on Oct. 29, 2017. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

Just as Picasso portrayed the horror of the Spanish Civil War in his famous "Guernica" mural, artist Jorge Juan Aristizabal does so for the Colombian conflict in works that begin with a pencil sketch that he later fleshes out with different colors and, ultimately, to which he adds clippings from daily newspapers and album sheets.

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