Geopolitics

Race Protests In U.S. — 26 Front Pages From Around The World

Protests in New York City
Protests in New York City

After more than two months headlines around the world focused on a single topic — COVID-19 — collective attention has turned to another story: the death of an unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in the American city of Minneapolis on May 25th, and the violent protests that followed in cities across the country, as U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to encourage more violence. Protests have been escalating for a week, with chaotic scenes of riots and buildings set on fire now everywhere on newspapers front pages from around the world:

USA

Star Tribune

The Wall Street Journal

The New York Times

The Washington Post


CANADA

The Globe and Mail

The Toronto Star


CUBA

Granma


BRAZIL

Folha de Sao Paulo


COLOMBIA


ARGENTINA

La Nacion


FRANCE

Libération

La Croix


UNITED KINGDOM

The Independent


SPAIN

La Razon

La Vanguardia


GERMANY

Die Tageszeitung


AUSTRIA

Kleine Zeitung


NETHERLANDS

De Volkskrant


DENMARK

Politiken


SWEDEN

Dagens Nyheter


SLOVAKIA

Dennik N


CROATIA

Vecernji list


ISRAEL

Haaretz


SOUTH KOREA

The Chosun Ilbo


AUSTRALIA

The Daily Telegraph


NEW ZEALAND

The Dominion Post

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Society

A Mother In Spain Denied Child Custody Because She Lives In Rural Area

A court in Spain usurps custody of the one-year-old boy living with his mother in the "deep" part of the Galicia region, forced to instead live with his father in the southern city of Marbella, which the judge says is "cosmopolitan" with good schools and medical care. Women's rights groups have taken up the mother's case.

A child in Galician countryside

Laure Gautherin

A Spanish court has ordered the withdrawal of a mother's custody of her one-year-old boy because she is living in the countryside in northwestern Spain, where the judge says the child won't have "opportunities for the proper development of his personality."

The case, reported Monday in La Voz de Galicia, has sparked outrage from a women's rights association but has also set off reactions from politicians of different stripes across the province of Galicia, defending the values of rural life.


Judge María Belén Ureña Carazo, of the family court of Marbella, a city on the southern coast of 141,000 people, has ordered the toddler to stay with father who lives in the city rather than with his mother because she was living in "deep Galicia" where the child would lack opportunities to "grow up in a happy environment."

Front page of La Voz de Galicia - October 25, 2021

Front page of La Voz de Galicia - Monday 25 October, 2021

La Voz de Galicia

Better in a "cosmopolitan" city?


The judge said Marbella, where the father lives, was a "cosmopolitan city" with "a good hospital" as well as "all kinds of schools" and thus provided a better environment for the child to thrive.

The mother has submitted a formal complaint to the General Council of the Judiciary that the family court magistrate had acted with "absolute contempt," her lawyer told La Voz de Galicia.

The mother quickly accumulated support from local politicians and civic organizations. The Clara Campoamor association described the judge's arguments as offensive, intolerable and typical of "an ignorant person who has not traveled much."

The Xunta de Galicia, the regional government, has addressed the case, saying that any place in Galicia meets the conditions to educate a minor. The Socialist party politician Pablo Arangüena tweeted that "it would not hurt part of the judiciary to spend a summer in Galicia."

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