Global Week in Review: Protests Ignite in Brazil and Turkey

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  • Syrian War Up for Debate at G8 Summit
  • Mandela Family Expresses Gratitude
  • Italian Politician Calls for First Black Minister’s “Rape”
  • Alicia Keys’ Upcoming Israel Concert Draws Ire
  • Congo M23 Rebels Claim Government Ended Talks
  • Obama Pledges to Back Syrian Rebels
  • Mugabe Agrees to Later Election Dates in Zimbabwe
  • FIFA Confirms African World Cup Finals
  • Remembering Mandela's Legacy on Youth Day
  • Tourist Darling Gambia Accused of Human Rights Abuses
  • Turkish Protesters Fall Silent to Sustain Demonstrations
  • Brazil Sends Security Forces to Suppress Protests
  • Death Toll in Indian Monsoon Flooding Surpasses 500
  • Afghanistan Halts Peace Talks With U.S. and Taliban
  • Number of Global Refugees Reaches 19-Year High

Italian Politician Calls for First Black Minister’s “Rape”

Dolores Valandro, a former member of the anti-immigration Northern League party in Italy, was recently expelled for suggesting that someone “rape” Cecile Kyenge, the country’s first Black minister. Having since been expelled from the party, Valandro apologized for her remark and insisted she is “sweeter than candy.”

(Photo: REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

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