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Three times in recent months, a Honduran woman named Alma went to US officials at the border between Reynosa, Mexico and Hidalgo, Texas, to ask for asylum for herself and her three children. She had fled Honduras because her other child had been killed by gang members, and she brought documentation to prove it.

But three times she was told by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that she would have to wait in Mexico. In February, the family was kidnapped.

After weeks of arm-twisting reluctant members and backroom negotiations, House Republicans voted Thursday to pass the much-maligned, "astonishingly evil" American Healthcare Act (AHCA), known as Trumpcare.

By Maureen Baker PERTH — "Kids swept from streets" was the headline on a recent edition of a community newspaper. Operation Sweep was launched by police on January 2 and has operated from 8pm to 4am on Friday and Saturday nights for seven of
VIVIENNE PORZSOLT of Green Left Weekly spoke to Amos Wollin, an Israeli political commentator, on the Israeli response to the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque. "In large numbers, Israelis have said they understand the murderer", Wollin reported.
SA bill to overhaul IR By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — The Industrial and Employees Relations Bill, being introduced into state parliament this month, is predicted to generate the biggest overhaul of the industrial relations system since
Toxic waste plan for SA By Anthony Thirlwall ADELAIDE — South Australia could be the site of Australia's first high-temperature toxic waste incinerator. The state Liberal government has revealed that the Environmental Protection
Time to end the profits blow-out "Companies don't invest in new projects for the public interest or the national good, they do it if they think the project will make a quid", notes Australian industrial correspondent Peter Wilson, in response to
The elections in South Africa are just over a month away. Shortly, South Africa will have its first democratic government. The coverage of the major political event of the year from the mass media has been stunning. The establishment media have
By Margaret Gleeson GUATEMALA CITY — The Guatemalan public hospital system has collapsed as the country's economic, social and political crisis deepens. Those seeking treatment are required to provide their own medicines, bandages and
The Dragon Bride SBS TV Wednesday, March 30, 8.30pm (8 Adelaide) Reviewed by Sujatha Fernandes I have a lone buffalo How much can I milk her I want to laugh but my heart weeps How much can I cry Some are happy, some are not Our

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