Canada offers places for addicts to shoot up safely. Can the US copy the model?

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North Americas first supervised injection clinic opened in Vancouver in 2003, and now several US cities are hoping to emulate its success in saving lives Whenever Dean Wilson walks people through Vancouvers Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, he leads them past an unassuming glass door on Hastings Street before stopping at a community garden. Its here that […]

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Lima’s time bomb: how mudslides threaten the world’s great ‘self-built’ city

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Evangelina Chamorro became a symbol of hope after she survived being swept two miles in a mudslide but her story reveals the citys shaky foundations The extraordinary video of a Peruvian woman coated in mud emerging from a brown sea of pallets and wooden poles was viewed around the world. Evangelina Chamorro, who had been […]

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The new horsemen: why American riot police embraced the bicycle

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As a new digital era of protest has dawned under Occupy and Trump, riot police across the US have embarked on a fundamental shift in crowd control Early last Saturday afternoon, under clear blue skies, a sparsely attended anti-sharia rally left the grounds of City Hall in Seattle, Washington. Until then, the attendees had been […]

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Panama cuts formal ties with Taiwan in favour of China

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Joint statement between President Juan Carlos Varela and Beijing says Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinas territory Panama has switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, handing a major victory to Beijing in its drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory. Panamas president, Juan Carlos Varela, announced the change […]

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Has Brazils Operation Car Wash exposed the biggest corruption scandal ever?

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The long read: What began as an investigation into money laundering in Brazil quickly turned into something much greater, uncovering a vast and intricate web of political and corporate racketeering The late flight from London on 14 January 2015 was due to land at Rio de Janeiros Galeo airport at midnight, and police agent Newton […]

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‘The Madoff of millennials? Fyre Festival investors eye a court fight with organizer

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Investor believes that until detailed accounts emerge, suspicions will mount that festival was an elaborate Ponzi scheme and buried in debt before it even began Investors in the Fyre Festival advert promises a transformative experience In the weeks since the event, recriminations and lawsuits have mounted, including a $100m class-action suit filed by vendors and […]

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Man plays violin in middle of chaotic Venezuelan protest

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(CNN)People are crowded into the streets around Caracas’ Plaza Jose Marti. Smoke billows through the air and tear gas canisters hit the pavement. It has become a familiar scene in Caracas, where protesters have been demonstrating for weeks against a government they believe is slowly becoming a dictatorship. But today something is different. The sound […]

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Wife: Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader says ‘we can’t stop’

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(CNN)Imprisoned Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on demonstrators to keep alive the mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s goverment, his wife told reporters. “We can’t stop until we achieve our freedom. I’m on the streets with you, in mind and spirit,” he said, according to tweets from his wife Lilian Tintori. Tintori relayed her […]

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Hugo Chvez statue torn down as death toll rises in Venezuela protests

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Young protester shot in the head amid continuation of demonstrations that brand President Nicols Maduro a dictator and demand elections A 20-year-old Venezuelan protester has died after being shot in the head, authorities said, taking fatalities from a month of anti-government unrest to at least 37, as the opposition geared up for more demonstrations. Hecder […]

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