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After more than a year of negotiations, the United States and Russia signed a bilateral agreement to strengthen procedural safeguards in adoptions on July 13, 2011. The new framework “will largely eliminate independent adoptions from Russia” and will improve post-adoption reporting and monitoring. There was this announcement from the State Department which links to a series of [...]
Here’s a report released by the Pew Hispanic Center on July 14 showing that during the period from 2000 to 2010 the Mexican-American population increased by 4.2 million as a result of new immigration and by 7.2 million as a result of births. The study notes that “[t}his is a change from the previous two [...]
Elaine Sciolino has this very interesting analysis of “Fault Lines in France on Women” (NYT July 14, 2011) to mark Bastille Day.
Russia’s new law restricting advertising of abortion services is discussed in this article: Sophia Kishkovsky, Russia Enacts Law Opposing Abortion (NYT July 15, 2011). This is part of a larger policy initiative by President Medvedev to boost Russia’s falling birthrates, and observers suggest that additional legislation is in process.