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Prostitution takes center stage as Spanish feminists rally to eliminate violence against women

Tens of thousands of people dressed in purple, the color traditionally associated with the women’s liberation movement, marched through the streets of major cities from Barcelona and Madrid to Seville and Toledo to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Similar protests took place around the world, from Japan to Turkey to Rwanda.

How #MeToo changed this year's Running of the Bulls

Seizing on the national outrage, many women suggested either boycotting the Running of the Bulls or attending it dressed in black. Pamplona feminists ultimately rejected both forms of protest, calling them detrimental to their decadeslong work to “reclaim” the festival for women.

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The World - Episode 20071106 - Spain presses for release of air crew

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain is pressing for the release of three Spanish citizens held in Chad. The three are members of the airplane crew hired by the humanitarian group Zoe's Ark to fly children out of the African country. The Spaniards and their Belgian captain are being held on charges of being accessories to an attempted kidnapping of the kids.

The World - Episode 20071115 - Spain's spat with Venezuela

Spain's King Juan Carlos and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez made headlines last week when the Spanish King told Chavez to "shut up" at a leadership summit. Actually he used a few more words than that, and as The World's Clark Boyd reports, those words have taken on a life of their own in cyberspace.

The World - Episode 20071116 - Spain's far-right

The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Spain on tensions between the government there and extreme right-wing groups. Spanish authorities are bracing for a spate of demonstrations by the extreme right on November 20th. The events are timed to coincide with the anniversary of of the death of long-time fascist dictator Francisco Franco.

Geo answer

Today's geo answer is the Ebro River in Spain. It's the site of one of the last battles of the Spanish Civil War. Many Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War...and their stories are chronicled by a group called the Lincoln Brigade Archives. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the group's chairman, Peter Carroll.