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Are You Ready For Some “Fútbol Americano”? NFL Builds Fan Base In Mexico

It’s no secret that Mexicans are crazy about fútbol, aka, soccer. But there’s also growing interest in the kind of football played north of the border, where local teams have loyal supporters, and fans who make pilgrimages to Dallas and San Diego for NFL

A player of the Monterrey Technological Institute during a match against the Pumas CU UNAM (devilpato1)
A player of the Monterrey Technological Institute during a match against the Pumas CU UNAM (devilpato1)

Anyone stupid enough to make an unexpected move toward President Felipe Calderón can expect to experience something most of us have only seen on television: a crushing, bone-rattling, American football-style body blow.

This isn't a metaphor. The Mexican president's security team really does know how to tackle. Why? Because the security guards – as strange as it may sound in soccer-crazy Mexico – have formed their own American football team: the "Sentinels," which play in the country's National Student Organization Of American Football (ONEFA).

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End Of Roe v. Wade, The World Is Watching

As the Supreme Court decides to overturn the 1973 decision that guaranteed abortion rights, many fear an imminent threat to abortion rights in the U.S. But in other countries, the global fight for sexual and reproductive rights is going in different directions.

"Don't abort my right" At 2019 pro-choice march In Toulouse, France.

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PARIS — Nearly 50 years after it ensured the right to abortion to Americans, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade case, meaning that millions of women in the U.S. may lose their constitutional right to abortion.

The groundbreaking decision is likely to set off a range of restrictions on abortion access in multiple states in the U.S., half of which are expected to implement new bans on the procedure. Thirteen have already passed "trigger laws" that will automatically make abortion illegal.

U.S. President Joe Biden called the ruling "a tragic error" and urged individual states to enact laws to allow the procedure.

In a country divided on such a polarizing topic, the decision is likely to cause major shifts in American law and undoubtedly spark outrage among the country’s pro-choice groups. Yet the impact of such a momentous shift, like others in the United States, is also likely to reverberate around the world — and perhaps, eventually, back again in the 50 States.

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