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"Bad hombres," puppets, and quite a few debunks: Here's what went down in that fiery final US presidential debate.
In one of the most striking moments, Republican nominee Donald Trump refused to say he would accept the results of the election. “I will look at it at the time,” he said. “I will keep you in suspense.” Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called his comments “horrifying.”
Trump also wrongly claimed that sexual assault allegations made against him by women have been “debunked,” denying they happened at all, and saying he didn’t even apologize to his wife Melania, because “I didn’t do anything wrong.”
On the Supreme Court, Trump said he would appoint judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade — the landmark ruling legalizing abortion. Clinton said she would select judges who would uphold the ruling.
Trump also repeated a number of falsehoods, including that he didn’t know Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Though he was mostly right that Clinton had wanted a type of wall along the US–Mexico border.)
Thousands of Argentine women took to the streets to protest against gender violence.
“We want them alive,” or #VivasLasQueremos, read the signs carried by hundreds of women who gathered in Buenos Aires to protest against violence against women following the brutal murder of 16-year-old Lucia Perez.
At least 235 women were killed in Argentina last year because of their gender, according to the government. Some women’s rights groups say there have been 226 killed so far this year.
The protest underscores the frustration at the growing rate of femicides — the murder of women because of their gender — and the persistent culture of machismo in Latin America.
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