In what is being hailed as a significant civil rights victory, a former Chilean general was found liable Monday for the 1973 torture and murder of popular folk singer and political activist Victor Jara. The two-week civil trial in Florida also saw an award of $28 million in damages to Jara’s widow and daughters.
Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez fled Chile for the U.
A UNICEF report predicts that unless current trends in global poverty and education are addressed, by 2030 at least 69 million children under age five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children.
“Denying hundreds of millions of children a fair chance in life does more than threaten their futures – by fueling intergenerational cycles of disadvantage, it imperils the future of their societies,” said UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake in a statement.
Lady Gaga has joined the ranks of Western celebrities who have enraged Chinese fans by meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
The pop icon and a group of U. S. mayors met the Dalai Lama in Indianapolis, In., over the weekend. She hosted a Q&A session of questions submitted online and uploaded photographic evidence to her Instagram page.
“I’m unfollowing Lady Gaga right now,” posted one user of China’s Twitter-like microblog Weibo.