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Tears And Smiles: A Divided Argentina Reacts To Abortion Ruling

La Voz"s Aug. 9 front page

Deeply disappointing for some. A reason to celebrate for others.

After an historic senate vote on Wednesday, Argentina is still "without legal abortion," the front page of today's La Voz reads.

The high-stakes session played out "as expected," the Córdoba-based daily reports, with senators voting 38-31 against a bill that would have allowed women in the predominately Catholic country to terminate pregnancies through the 14th week.

The decision came nearly two months after Argentina's lower of house of Congress took the surprising step of approving the measure, which was opposed by native son Pope Francis but backed by a modest majority of the country's citizens, poll numbers suggest.

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Let's Not Forget The Original Sin Of The Qatar World Cup: Greed

Soccer is a useful political tool for dictatorships. But Qatar is able to milk the World Cup as much as possible because the sport if infected by unbridled capitalistic greed.

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