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UN group slams Mexican plan to hold more suspects pending

MEXICO CITY — A U.N. rights group is criticizing a proposal by Mexico’s leftist Morena party to broaden the list of charges that require suspects be jailed while on trial. The bill passed last week by Mexico’s Senate adds four … more

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Ex-Venezuela oil minister reportedly dies in state custody

CARACAS, Venezuela — A former top official at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA says the jailed ex-head of the monopoly has died in state custody. Nelson Martinez was arrested last year along with several other oil executives in an anti-corruption … more

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Woman sues Royal Caribbean over husband’s zip line death

MIAMI — A woman claims Royal Caribbean Cruises is responsible for a zip line accident that killed her husband on the Honduran island of Roatan. Court records show that attorneys for 27-year-old Shir Frenkel sued the company in Miami federal … more

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  • Council of Trent Convened (1545)
    on 12/13/2018 at 5:00 am

    The Council of Trent made sweeping reforms to the Catholic Church over 18 years, eliminating many abuses criticized in the Protestant Reformation. Convened by Pope Paul III at Trento, Italy—28 years after Martin Luther issued his 95 Theses—the council fixed the canon of the Old and New Testaments, set the number of sacraments at seven, defined […]