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The US Must Not Forsake Afghanistan

By EARL ANTHONY WAYNE One year after the fall of Kabul and departure of U.S. troops, the United States still has an important policy and action agenda regarding Afghanistan, but with less leverage in a country suffering serious problems. Millions in Afghanistan face the dire effects of a devastating humanitarian and economic crisis. The Taliban government is focused on installing

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Mexico Assumes Temporary UN Security Council Presidency

By KELIN DILLON As temporary member of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico assumed the role of the organization’s rotating presidency on Monday, Nov. 1, with an emphasis on combating corruption, arms trafficking and preventive work for international security. Mexican Ambassador to the United Nations Juan Ramón de la Fuente said that Mexico would likewise put a spotlight on women’s

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A Personal Message from Malala

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS On Sunday, Oct. 17, Nobel laureate and human rights activist Malala Yousafzai issued a personal letter through the international campaigning agency Avaaz to the world on the deteriorating situation of women and girls in her native Afghanistan since the takeover of that country by the Taliban last August. That letter, which was also signed by Afghan women’s

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Tierra Caliente: Mexico’s Own No Man’s Land

By JESSICA GUERRERO MORELIA, Michoacán — Recent headlines and heart-wrenching images depict a tragic story of innocent families desperately trying to escape a chaotic situation that has transformed their homeland into of a disputed territory rife with war and unchecked violence where no government or international organizations dare to enter. But this time, the grim scenario is not playing out

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Mexico Grants Asylum to Afghan Refugees

XINHUA The Mexican government is participating in a humanitarian program to relocate Afghan refugees, said Foreign Relations (SRE) Secretary Marcelo Ebrard on Wednesday, Aug. 25. “In keeping with Mexico’s tradition in favor of refuge,” the Latin American country “has decided to support requests of a humanitarian nature — refuge, asylum, humanitarian visa — for people in Afghanistan,” said Ebrard. Earlier

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