Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-Catholic scorn does not appear to be seriously damaging his appeal. The first polls of 2019 show the president’s approval rating is up to 80 percent, despite 8 in 10 Filipinos being Catholic.
This year marks 400 years since the first Africans were taken from Africa and sold as slaves in the English colonies. It was the largest migration in history: 12 million or more Africans forcibly moved to places across the Atlantic Ocean to be slaves. Today, all of those places are still dealing with the fallout.
Adriana Cómbita, 27, sees herself as part of a new generation of peacemakers who are enlisting ex-combatants, both FARC and ex-paramilitary, to their movement. Her workshops in prisons coincide with Colombia’s new judicial process that encourages those charged with war crimes to confess everything in exchange for lighter sentences.
After thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh staged week-long protests, garment factory owners agreed to raise workers' pay to 95 USD per month, but protesters say it's not enough while owners point to global brands to share the costs.