The World News You Missed This Week – December 1, 2016

In the United Kingdom, the game of soccer has become synonymous with pedophilia and rape. So far, eight British Police Departments have come forward saying they have received hundreds of calls regarding sexual abuse by soccer coaches spanning all the way back to the 1970s. These attacks happened in youth leagues around Britain, mostly by one man, Barry Bennell. The authorities have set up a hotline to deal with soccer-related abuse cases, and have already received hundreds of calls.  Read more about the scandal as it unfolds, here: The English Soccer Sexual Abuse Scandal Is Growing Into A Colossal Nightmare In Iraq, a mass grave was found, filled with hundreds of bodies that ISIS had used as human shields in their battle to take Mosul. Friends and family members come to the large-shared resting places trying to find the remains of the missing who may, or may not be scattered in graves that go on for miles. Mass graves are not a new phenomenon to Iraq, however they are a stark reminder of the Islamic State’s presence in the country. To read more about mass graves and ISIS’s presence in Iraq, click here: Another Mass Grave Dug by ISIS in Iraq, and a Ghastly Ritual Renewed Last week in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, protesters broke a glass door in order to get inside the government’s lower chamber, calling for military rule. The group urged the government to fight against corruption, after public sector works have gone months without being paid. On the streets of Rio de Janeiro to the steps of the government buildings, protesters were met by police officers with rubber bullets and tear gas. Much faith in the Brazilian government has wavered since former President Dilma Rousseff was impeached. You can read more about the situation in Brazil here: Brazil: Protesters storm Congress seeking military rule – BBC News Although 30 percent of men have HIV/AIDS in Tanzania, the country has started banning US-funding programs that aim to end the spread of the disease within the country. The $65 billion program has saved millions of lives, but the eastern African nation has decided that these clinics that give out condoms, offer testing, and health care as “promoting homosexuality.” If you are convicted of same-sex relations in Tanzania you can be sentenced to 30 years in prison. There are still 76 countries around the world who still criminalize homosexuality and almost half of them are in Africa. If you would like to learn more about AIDS funding and what it’s like to be a homosexual in east Africa, read here: Tanzania suspends U.S.-funded AIDS programs in a new crackdown on gays

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) recently agreed on a landmark deal that would reduce oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day, almost 1 percent of total creation, and increase crude oil prices by eight percent. This is far deeper cuts than expected by the 14 member-states, however many are still skeptical about these countries adhering to the agreement. OPEC controls a third of the worlds crude oil production. To read more about the logistics of these cuts and how they’re effecting global markets, click here:

OPEC Reaches Deal to Cut Oil Production

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.