Sterilization is a form of torture according to the United Nations. "This class action is there to stop it [forced sterilization], punish it and prosecute it," said lawyer Alisa Lombard who filed suit last year.
Western countries are pressing for a ceasefire and renewed peace efforts to end the disastrous conflict, which has unleashed the world’s most urgent humanitarian crisis with 8.4 million people believed to be on the verge of starvation.
As food shortages rack Venezuela, a socialist commune supporting President Nicolas Maduro has turned a Caracas home into a cattle ranch. But neighbors worry about health risks of raising cows in the city.
Joselino Gomez Esteban and his nephew, Misael Paiz, from Guatemala left their small village in search of work and a better life. When they reached the scorching hot Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Paiz fell ill and his uncle called 911 for help. But Paiz died before Tucson Border Patrol agents could find them.