A Message from the Editor
This issue addresses both Abortion and Murdered Children., although many believe that all abortions are murdered, children.
I am concerned that many believe that Donald Trump is a Pro-Life President. He e isn’t. Pease readTrump shifted from pro-choice to pro-life only as he planned a presidential run. Trump is only Pro-Trump. He is a pathological
liar, a racist, and narcissist who mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the united States has led to the unnecessary deaths of tens of thousands of people. He is disregarding the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci whom I had the pleasure of meeting several times many years ago when I headed the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. Donald Trump is a Pro-Death president. Anyone who votes for him votes for Racism, Hatred of Others, and Unnecessary Deaths from Covid-19.
I want to thank our Vice-President Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. for
contributing so many exceptional book reviews. Based on her review I bought
White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin J. DiAngel and Death of an Altar boy by E.J. Fleming.
I also read The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence
by Laurence Ralph Reviewed by Peter C. Baker. It is a must-read book for all concerned with police violence.
Please pray for my nephew Michel Ryson Vasquez who has Covid-19.
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A Quote to Remember
“Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!”
by Saint Pope John Paul II
A Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of unborn children,
we implore your intercession for every child at risk of abortion.
Help expectant parents to welcome from God
the priceless gift of their child’s life.
Console parents who have lost that gift through abortion,
and lead them to forgiveness and healing
through the Divine Mercy of your Son.
Teach us to cherish and to care for family and friends until God calls them home.
Help us never to see others as burdens.
Guide our public officials
to defend each and every human life through just laws.
Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life,
to speak for those who have no voice.
We ask this in the name of your Son,
Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.
Submitted by Wayne Smith
A Prayer for Georg Ratzinger
In your boundless mercy, Lord,
hear our prayers for your priest and servant
May he who on earth raised up music to your glory
join fully in the heavenly liturgy
praising your for your goodness
caught up in your beauty
and embraced in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen
by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism
Prayer for the children saved from sexual abuse by the Preda Foundation
Oh Lord, we thank you for hearing the voices of sexually abused children, who have been saved and brought into new lives through the work of Father Shay Cullen and the Preda Foundation These voices of hurt and fear are too often unheard.
Inspired by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, those who work in the Preda Foundations hear the childrens' anguished cries and lovingly respond, freeing them from capture and gently, over the years, raising them from virtual death to new lives of fulfillment and responsibility, so that they in turn can be the voices of others in need.
Oh Lord, help us to hear the voices of all those crying out to us in need and fear. Help us to do what we can, following the model of the Preda Foundation, to help children and all those in need reclaim their lives and filled with love for You and for each other respond with love and care for all in need. by Dr. Eugene Fisher Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer to free the children imprisoned by Trump and other dictators.
Jesus, you were held captive, deprived and made to suffer humiliation, hunger and torture. We see the children in cages, separated from their parents, alone, sick, deprived and abused. Lord Jesus you called us to stand with the poor, the oppressed and you declared that the child is the most important in the world, to accept a child is to accept you. We choose to be with you ,as you are with us.
Give all of us, Jesus, the courage to speak out, to take a stand for justice, never to compromise the truth, to be brave in the face of a challenge to your Good News that all and especially the children are to be free, liberated from bondage, poverty and oppression.
May government officials realize their duty to respect and realize the dignity of every person, to uphold human rights and the rights of the children. May they have a change of heart and turn from a heart of stone to that of human care and kindness.
We, Jesus, are called to that mission, following your example of love of neighbor and friendship with you and each other we will act to fulfill your mission which is our mission, to restore the freedom, dignity of the captive children and bring them to a happier and better life. Amen
by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for the Two Children Recently Fatally Shot Across Chicago
Has Herod’s terrible power been unleashed in our day?
Are our streets to run with blood of children?
Is his order to be carried out on the streets of Chicago?
Will his massacre of the innocent be repeated?
Are the sobbing, whaling, and lamentations
To be the songs that we sing?
Is every mother to be called Rachel?
Their children are gone.
There are none to be consoled.
There is sobbing and loud lamentations.
Not in the Holy Land, not in Bethlehem,
Not in Jerusalem, but here in Chicago.
On our streets, our ways and boulevards
West Side, South Side, North Side.
“…they are no more.” “…they are no more.”
No. God is good.
Even as I reflect on this scene,
my Bible open on my lap,
my eye catches the text of a previous passage,
where the Magi had been following their star,
Dare we share what they discovered?
“…on entering the house they saw the Child with Mary his mother.”
Oh Lord God, heavenly Father, help us.
In our grief
In our Sorrow
In our laminations
Help us to see as they saw:
“The Child with Mary his mother.”
”The Child with Mary his mother.”
by Father David O. Brown, O.S.M. Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Murdered Children
Good and gracious God,
We stand before you to ask for your help in understanding the violence that has captured the soul of our society. We pray especially today for Secoriea Turner who was killed in Atlanta, Georgia while sitting in a car across the street from the Wendy's parking lot. This is the same lot the Rayshard Brook was killed in last week.
We need to think and pray for the goodness and life of each other. We need to care for all those who are suffering from this horrific incident and for the emotional and spiritual devastation that will take place in their lives. We ask you to help all to live with peace at this time and to ask you for help in this time of need. We ask you this through Christ our Lord, Amen
by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer to free the children
Jesus, you were held captive, deprived, and made to suffer humiliation hunger and torture. We see the children in cages, separated from their parents, alone, sick deprived, and abused. Lord Jesus, you called us to stand with the poor, the oppressed and you declared that the child is the most important in the world, to accept a child is to accept you. We choose to be with you, as you are with us.
Give all of us, Jesus, the courage to speak out, to take a stand for justice, never to compromise the truth, to be brave in the face of a challenge to your Good News that all and especially the children are to be free, liberated from bondage, poverty, and oppression.
May government officials realize their duty to respect and realize the dignity of every person, to uphold human rights and the rights of the children. May they have a change of heart and turn from a heart of stone to that of human care and kindness.
We, Jesus, are called to that mission, following your example of the love of neighbor and friendship with you and each other we will act to fulfill your mission which is our mission, to restore the freedom, dignity of the captive children and bring them to a happier and better life. Amen
by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
A prayer for those impacted by the Myanmar Jade mining landslide
Let Hope Arise
Dear Father –
Each hair on our head is muddied,
Each breath and final gasp of ours was silenced,
Each muscle strained to find a living was buried,
But not hidden from you – Take pity on our sudden loss of life!
Husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons are hidden now,
Along with many others scrabbling for what is precious,
Too many beyond the shores of mud are left bereft,
But each is known to you – Take pity on those of us that remain!
Dear Jesus Christ, Son of the Almighty –
You know the cause of slipping mud,
You know the cause of our poverty,
You know who can help us,
We beg you to appeal to our common need!
You know the obstacles to providing work,
You know the slowness of technocratic processes,
You know the speed of financial returns,
We beg you to break through the blindness that besets us!
Dear Holy Spirit, Gift of Love Between Father and Son –
You know what imaginative solutions are possible,
You know what resources lie between us,
You know what will bring widespread relief to us all,
Inspire, free, and pool our resources to overflowing!
You know what forgiveness can do and undo,
You know what mercy can cure and contribute,
You know what love can heal and build,
Be with us as we go forward from our failures! by Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism
PP Leaders Admit Under Oath They Harvest Body Parts From Live Babies by Brian Kelly Catholicism Link to Abortion
Former Head Of Local Planned Parenthood Affiliate Departs From NY Affiliate Amid Scathing Criticism by Dan Margolies KCUR Link to Racial Challenges
Few U.S. sermons mention abortion, though discussion varies by religious affiliation and congregation size by Dennis Quin Pew Research Center
Undercover Journalist David Daleiden Sues Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris, and Xavier Becerra by Thomas More Society
Pro-life laws advance in Iowa, Mississippi, Tennessee by CNA Staff Catholic News Agency
In final vote, UK Parliament approves N Ireland legal abortion rules by CNA Staff Catholic News Agency
Guernsey legislature rejects efforts to prevent disability discrimination in abortion by Catholic News Agency/Angelus
US Bishops' Pro-Life Archbishop says Supreme Court's Decision Continues "Cruel Precedent" and “Abortion violently ends the life of a child..." by Jesus Caritas Est Catholic News World
More than 6k abortions performed in first year of legalization in Ireland by IrishCentral Staff IrishCentral
Legalization of abortion produced ‘identity crisis’ for pro-life Irish Catholics by Charles C. Camosy Crux
Would-be Satanists again fail to make case against Missouri abortion law by CNA Staff Catholic News Agency
Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions by Helen Alvaré National Catholic Register
It’s Time to Move Past the Pro-Life / Pro-Choice Dividing Line by Rebecca Bratten Weiss Patheos
What the SCOTUS Decision on Anti-Trafficking Rules Means for Pro-Life Policies by Catholic News Agency/National Catholic Register Link to Human Trafficking
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4 Children Killed During Violent Father's Day Weekend in Chicago by Lisa Chavarria ABC 7
Catholic Bioethicist Warns Against Gene-Editing Experiments. by Kate Scanlon EWTN News Link to Bioethics and to Other ProLife Challenges
Blogger reflects on Vigano's letter to Trump by Independent Catholic News
American Fascism: It Has Happened Here by Sarah Churchwell NYR Daily Link to Fascism
Vatican says don’t deny disabled people the sacraments by Elise Ann Allen Crux Link to Disabilities
When Disabled Children Can’t Get Visas, Parents Face a Heartbreaking Decision by US Holocaust Museum
Sisters remain involved in drug harm-reduction efforts, despite moral concerns by Georgia Perry Global Sisters Report Link to Substance Use/Addiction
History Is Made As Social Issues Challenge Politics by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
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US and China Spar over the Philippines by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
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Supporters denounce 'red-tagging' of prominent Philippine nun by Ma. Ceres P. Doyo Global Sisters Report
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The N-word of God: Envisioning the image of Christ by Mark DooxReligion News Service Link toRacial Challenges
How to Confront a Racist National History by Isaac Chotiner The New Yorker
Our Romero moment: Time for US bishops to stand up against racism by Ed Griffin-Nolan National Catholic Reporter
Scholar Robin D.G. Kelly on How Today's Abolitionist Movement can Fundamentally Change the Country by Jeremy Scahill The Intercept
Murder charges for police in India's 'George Floyd case' by Saji Thomas UCA News
'Indefensible': Trump slammed for sharing video where supporter yells 'white power' at protesters by William Cummings USA TODAY Link to Racial Challenges and to White Supremacy
Trump, Twitter, Facebook, and the Future of Online Speech. by Ann Weiner The New Yorker Link to Social Media
Reparations for African American Descendants of Slaves by Dwight Lee Wolter Patheos Link to Social Justice
Trump Made a Racist Joke in a Phoenix Megachurch and the Crowd Went Wild by Robert Macke The Intercept
Trump’s Language of Hate by John Connelly Commonweal
Donald Trump’s American Carnage by Dominic Preziosi Commonweal
This Fourth of July, Consider Trump's Lobster Fib by Louis Menand The New Yorker
Nigerian priests condemn police brutality during lockdown, offer solutions, Since the lockdown began, 18 people have been killed by the police, according to the National Human Rights Commission. by Patrick Egwu The Catholic World Report Link to Police Brutality, Murder, and African Challenges
In the wake of the madness and self-righteous hysteria that has gripped the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Fr. Moloney’s words resound with the clarity of true prophecy. by Joseph Pearce The Catholic World Report
Cardinal Dolan: Broad Criticism of NYPD Unfairly Tarnishes Police Officers by The Tablet Link to Police Protection
Bishop calls for investigation into deaths of Filipinos in Saudi Arabia by Crux Staff Crux
Philippine religious orders urge 'stay order' on controversial anti-terror law, President Rodrigo Duterte on July 3 signed the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which local and international rights and civil society groups fear could be used to target critics and dissenters. by Robin Gomes Vatican News
Centuries-old Marian procession falls victim to Covid-19. Philippine bishop begs for understanding from millions of devotees for canceling 300-year-old religious festival by Joseph Peter Calleja UCA News Link to Coronavirus
Faith-based groups ask Congress to fund international pandemic assistance by The Catholic News Agency
The Muslim bereaved cruelly deprived of closure by coronavirus by Nazia Parveen The Guardian
Fox, Hannity Make People Not Take Covid Seriously by Ed Brayron Patheos
The pandemic's devastating effect on American mental health by R.W. Dellinger Angelus News Link to Mental Health/Illness
Victims’ group seeks dismissal of archdiocese bankruptcy by Associated Press Link to Clerical Sexual Violence Against Minors
Pope moves against Polish bishop accused of hiding predators by Nicole Winfield and Monika Scislowska The Associated Press/National Catholic Reporter
Pope prays for Poles who asked him to intervene in abuse cases by Carol Glatz Catholic News Service
Sparrows for Sacrifice by Father Mark White Profiles in Catholicism Link to Priestly Reflections
COVID Isn’t an Excuse to Let the Disabled Die by Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC. Patheos Link to Disabilities
Reopening America: Low-wage workers have suffered badly from COVID-19 so policymakers should focus on equity by Molly Kinder and Martha Ross Brookings
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: The Rise and Fall of the Five Stages of Grief by Lucy Burns BBC
A Mathematician’s Guide to How Contagion Spreads by Gregory Barber Wired
Myanmar cardinal calls mining accident ‘inhuman tragedy’ by Nirmala Carvalho Crux
Tissot’s Great Reversion by Brad Miner The Catholic Thing Link to Spirituality and Art
Muslim and Christian leaders praise Franciscan peacemaker by Independent Catholic News
We need to talk about David Haas by Jamie Manson National Catholic Reporter Link to Sexual Violence Against Women
My time in prison by George Cardinal Pell First Things
Catholic activists warn of new family separation policy by Nick Mayrand Crux Link to Separation of Children from their Parents
Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says by Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt. Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times/The Chicago Tribune Link to War/Acts of War /Terrorism/Genocide
Assisi summit to focus on pope’s challenge to ‘pathological’ economy by Inés San Martín Crux
Nazi Racism by The Holocaust Encyclopedia Link to Antisemitism and to Racial Challenges
Taking this journey together': 6 lessons I learned as my dad's Alzheimer's caregiver by Yvette Nicole Brown Today Link to Alzheimer’s disease
Bose community asks forgiveness for scandal involving founder by Elise Ann Allen Crux
The Church in Colombia going bankrupt by CathNews
Biopolitics. Michel Foucault understood that truly free people must be willing to choose death, like the fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. What would he make of the restrictions on liberty in our efforts to safeguard life from COVID-19? by Blake Smith Tablet
Pope Francis Declares Catholic Sister Mainetti Killed in Satanic Ritual a Martyr by Hannah Brockhaus CNA/National Catholic Register
Climate crisis poses serious risks for pregnancy, investigation finds by Emily Holden The Guardian/National Catholic Reporter Link to Environment and Climate Challenges and to Women’s Health Challenges
New organization Dayenu seeks to mobilize US Jews for climate action by Jesse Remedios EarthBeat
Brazil's Yanomami ask OAS for help keeping out miners, COVID-19 by Lise Alves Catholic News Service/Angelus
Finding God in Shanghai: a Chinese convert’s path to faith by Courtney Mares Catholic News Agency/The Catholic World Report Link to Catholicism and China
Cardinal Bo: Let us pray for Hong Kong by Cardinal Charles Bo UCA News
New infections in China: diocese of Beijing closes parish churches by M. Chiara Biagioni Servizio Informazione Religiosa
Ribbon Project 2020 by Franciscan Action Network Link to Nuclear Challenges
Global Fund COVID-19 Report: Deaths from HIV, TB and Malaria Could Almost Double in 12 Months Unless Urgent Action is Taken by Global Fund Link to Coronavirus. HIV/AIDS,Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Will we normalize Covid deaths in the same way we tolerate gun violence? by Michael Rozier, S.J. America
The Covid 19 Vaccine: Confusion, Difficulties, Dangers by Robert G. Marshall Catholic Culture
Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying by Rick Snizek Catholic News Service/Crux
'Dar a luz': childbirth during the pandemic by Mary Kathryn Kramer Global Sisters Report Link to Women’s Health Challenges
A love letter to New Zealand by CathNews New Zealand
Mali cardinal urges Catholic-Muslim peace efforts by Jonathan Luxmoore The Tablet Link to Catholic/Muslim Challenges
The Not-So-Otherworldly Mysticism of John Muir and Pope Francis by Fr. James Kurzynski Sacred Space Astronomy
Facing scandal and debt, Pope shifts into high gear on financial reform by John L. Allen Jr. Crux
In U.S.-China Trade War, New Supply Chains Rattle Markets by Yokon Huang and Jeramy Smith Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
UN: torturers must never get away with their crimes by Vatican News Link to Human Rights
Why Facebook Censored an Anti-Trump Ad by Steven Levy Wired Link to Social Media and toImmoral Political Practices
“I want to see everything”: Photography and Human Experience by Guest Contributor Patheos
A Grace Too Powerful to Name: Forgiveness in Hamilton by Shane Liesegang, SJ The Jesuit Post Link to Forgiveness
Catholic educators urged to be “prisoners of prophetic hope” by Nick Mayrand Crux Link to Catholic Education
Creating a more equitable healthcare system by Stuart M. Butler Brookings Link to Healthcare
Syria: Archbishop condemns new 'inhuman' US sanctions by Independent Catholic News
Syria: Future remains bleak for millions says new report by Nana Anto-Awuakye Independent Catholic News
Making a Difference: Judging the Signs of the Times by Tony Magliano Indian Catholic Matters
Little Sisters of the Poor Have Big Win in Supreme Court Decision by Matt Hadro CAN/National Catholic Register
The preferential option for the removal of statues by Daniel P. Horan National Catholic Reporter
Jesuit astronomer becomes 11th to have asteroid named in his honor. Rocky body that orbits the sun is named after a Vatican Observatory astronomer by Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service/UCA News Link to Astronomy
Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin on World Refugee Day: 'Their story is our story' by Ben Bano Independent Catholic News Link to General Immigration Challenges
Pope: Migrants seeking new life end up instead in ‘hell’ of detention by Carol Glatz Catholic News Service/Crux
The Divine Sarah Bernhardt and Her Conflicted Catholic Faith by Emily Claire Schmitt Patheos
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The tragedy of neglecting comedy by Father Jerry J. Pokorsky The Catholic World Report
A story of light in the darkness for persons with cognitive disabilities by Charles C. Camosy Religion News Service Link to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Catholic refugee agency: Immigrant detention in UK promotes ‘culture of death’ by Charles Collins Crux Link to United Kingdom Immigration Challenges
Facing scandal and debt, Pope shifts into high gear on financial reform by John L. Allen Jr. Crux Link to Financial Crimes
What Has Stalled Progress in Uprooting the Vatican’s Financial Corruption? by Edward Pentin National Catholic Register
US Bishops release annual child and youth protection report by Independent Catholic News Link to Children Challenges/ Outreach/Protection and Youth Challenges/ Outreach/Protection
Laudato Si’ gets more attention in Church than child protection, expert says by Elise Ann Allen Crux
How a police chief helped Camden disband its force and bring crime down by Peter Feuerherd National Catholic Reporter Link to Police Protection
Holocaust Survivors Continue Gathering—Online by Stella Schumaker Tablet Link to The Holocaust
A Catholic country struggles with its inner demons .Timor-Leste is a young country with much to learn politically, morally and spiritually by Anton Bele UCA News
We need bishops who will challenge the rich and powerful by Siddika Angle National Catholic Reporter
Texas hospital ends man’s COVID-19 treatment due to his disability by Kathryn Post Religion News Service
Gilead Announces Long-Awaited Price for Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir by STAT
Nigeria facing ‘systematic, planned, calculated’ genocide of Christians by Charles Collins Crux Link to War/Acts of War /Terrorism/Genocide and to African Challenges
Pope Francis prays for those suffering in Yemen and Ukraine by Devin Watkins Vatican News
100,000 people attended Zoom commemoration for Rabbi Menachem Schneerson by CathNews
Report marks 20th year of U.S. efforts to address trafficking worldwide by Catholic News Service/Angelus Link to Human Trafficking
Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook by Jacob Silverman, Columbia Journalism Review /Pocket Link to Social Media
You’ll Never Walk Alone: Liverpool Wins the Premier League by Ian Peoples, SJ The Jesuit Post
Anti-mafia priest warns the mob may thrive amid coronavirus focus by Elise Ann Allen Crux
Pope Francis gives his blessing to Jesuit anti-hunger projects in Argentina by Inés San Martín Crux Link to Poverty
US Bishops appeal to Administration to reverse course on Federal executions by Vatican News Link to Death Penalty
100 years after canonization, Joan of Arc remains a symbol for many by Clemence Cireay The Pilot
When pornography comes knocking at the door by CathNews New Zealand Link to Pornography Challenges
Pope Francis to Catholic Media: Be signs of unity amid diversity by Vatican News Link to Media
A lesson for the Church from an improbable source: Baseball by John L. Allen Jr. Crux/Angelus Link to Sports and Spirituality
Church embrace of legendary actor invites perspective on today’s fights by John L. Allen Jr. Crux
Returning churchgoers greeted with new normal of distance and disinfectant by Peter Feuerherd National Catholic Reporter Link to Parish Challenges
Vatican Summons U.S. And Israeli Ambassadors Over Plans To Annex Palestinian Territories by Gerard O’Connell America Link to Immoral Political Practices
Gangsters vs. Nazis ,How the Jewish mob fought American admirers of the Third Reich by Rolbert Rockaway Tablet Link to Antisemitism
A Place to Call Home: Take a second look at these sisters working in homelessness and affordable housing by GSR Staff Global Sisters Report Link to Homeless
France government resigns over coronavirus economic concerns by Stefan J. Bos Vatican News
Please Read My Friend’s Article on Gun Violence by Mary Pezullo Patheos Link to Gun Violence
Church leaders targeted by conservative president’s supporters in Brazil by Eduardo Campos Lima Crux
Liberation Theology and the KGB by Brian Kelly Catholicism
'Because it was a vocation': Celebrating Carmen Herrera's 105th birthday by Leo J. O'Donovan National Catholic Reporter
Military archbishop says Navy ban on off base worship ‘particularly odious to Catholics’ by Charles Collin Crux
Thomas Aquinas College Chapel: A Triumph in Church Architecture by John Paul Sonnen National Catholic Register Link to Spirituality and Architecture
Campaigners condemn 'morally bankrupt' arms sales to Saudi Arabia by Theresa Alessandro Independent Catholic News
Chinese politician known as strongman to implement Hong Kong security law by Catholic News Service/Crux Link to China Challenges
Mexico’s spiraling criminal market by Vanda Felbab-Brown Brookings
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