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Remembering the dark story of Peru’s population control campaign

About 300,000 women and 22,000 men were forcibly or deceitfully sterilised in the 1990s.
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Free Asia Bibi

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The Good Reading Guide’s Favourite Books of 2014

The top 22 of over 500 books we reviewed this year.
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So much talent to share.
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