Last of the Mirabal Sisters Passes Away

The last of the four Mirabal sisters known as the butterflies, Bélgica Adela Mirabal, died Saturday, February, 1, 2014 of pulmonary complications at a hospital in Santo Domingo. She was 88. Known as Doña Dede in the Dominican Republic, she and her sisters fought to overthrow one of the most notorious dictators in Latin America, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. The assassination of three of the Mirabal sisters on November 25, 1960 created an uproar in the country and ultimately led to the assassination of the dictator in May 30, 1961. The story of these sisters has been told countless times, most…
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Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian court

  An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition if the conviction is upheld.
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Ex-President Morsi Defiant At trial

Now facing four separate criminal trials on various charges, Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohammed Morsi, was deposed by the military in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule. During the trial Morsi began shouting that he was still the legitimate president. Violence continues throughout Egypt and has escalated after Egypt's top military body gave its backing for army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for president. The Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist organization and authorities have punished any public showing of support for it. He and 14 other figures from the Muslim Brotherhood face charges…
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