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'Violent' Madonna stalker escapes from hospital

A man who was convicted of stalking and threatening pop star Madonna has escaped from a psychiatric hospital. Robert Dewey Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1996.

(BBC) Los Angeles - A man who was convicted of stalking and threatening pop star Madonna has escaped from a psychiatric hospital, police in Los Angeles say.

Robert Dewey Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1996. After leaving prison he spent time in another hospital, before being arrested last July and sent to the facility in Norwalk that he escaped from on Friday. Police describe as having "very violent tendencies' and say he is not to be approached.

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Why U.S. Vaccine Diplomacy In Latin America Makes "Good" Sense

Echoing its cultural diplomacy of the early 20th century, the United States is gifting vaccines to Latin America as part of a renewed "good neighbor'' policy.

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BUENOS AIRES — Just before and during World War II, the United States' Good Neighbor policy proved a very effective strategy to improve ties with Latin America. Initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the policy's main goal was non-interference and non-intervention. The U.S. would instead focus on reciprocal exchanges with their southern neighbors, including through art and cultural diplomacy.

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