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Chile’s Chamber Of Deputies Fails To Pass Bill Easing Abortion Restrictions

Reuters: Bid to ease Chile’s abortion ban hits roadblock “…The Senate narrowly passed a bill on Wednesday that would legalize abortion when a woman’s life is in danger, when a fetus is unviable, or when a pregnancy results from rape. On Thursday, the lower chamber — which passed an earlier…

U.N. General Assembly Approves Use Of Haiti’s Unspent $40.5M Peacekeeping Funds For Cholera; U.S. Will Not Contribute More

Associated Press: U.N. Assembly backs $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims “The General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday backing the U.N. chief’s appeal to member states to transfer $40.5 million in unspent funds from Haiti’s peacekeeping mission to help victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 people…”…

Dominican Republic’s Congress Rejects Upholding Nation’s Total Abortion Ban; Conflicting Decision In Senate Opens Way For Another Vote On Issue

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dominican vote opens door to possible easing of total abortion ban “Congress in the Dominican Republic rejected upholding the nation’s total ban on abortion this week, approving a step that would allow the procedure for ending life-threatening pregnancies and those resulting from rape or incest. The lawmakers…

Haitian Cholera Epidemic Could End By 2018, Health Ministry, U.N. Officials Say

Reuters: Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials “Haiti could stem its seven-year-long cholera epidemic by the end of 2018 as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply, government and United Nations officials said. The health ministry said Haiti has had about 7,400 suspected new cholera…

U.N. Efforts To Address Cholera In Haiti Continue To Fall Short

New York Times: U.N. Brought Cholera to Haiti. Now It Is Fumbling Effort to Atone. “Even as the United Nations expresses growing alarm over a cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, the organization is increasingly worried about the fallout from a stubborn cholera scourge in Haiti that was caused by its…

In Haiti, U.N. Security Council Stresses Support To End Nation’s Cholera Epidemic

Reuters: United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight “The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it. … Haiti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs…

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