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Claudia Sheinbaum, former mayor of Mexico City, was yesterday elected by an overwhelming majority the country’s first female president. This is a historic step in a country where misogyny and gender-based violence reign.

Claudia Sheinbaum addresses supporters after the National Electoral Institute announced she holds an irreversible lead in the Mexico City election Monday (June 3).

Claudia Sheinbaum addresses supporters after the National Electoral Institute announced she holds an irreversible lead in the Mexico City election Monday (June 3).

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  • 🎧 On FirstNPR’s Eyder Peralta describes women crying, dancing and hugging the Mexican flag while carrying Sheinbaum dolls. as they celebrated this feat: “He is celebrated as a woman breaking the highest of glass ceilings.” He spoke with Rosa Maria Garcia, 69, who said she thought a woman president was a dream because Mexico’s power structures had been in place for too long and Mexicans couldn’t get enough of it. would never release. She said knowing that a fellow countrywoman would be responsible for the Mexican people made her feel “complete.”
  • ➡️ Elena Poniatowska, one of Mexico’s most prominent writers and a pioneering feminist, tell Morning edition that it is not a dream but rather a battle won. Calling them a “triumph for women,” she says the elections are personally gratifying: “It’s something that makes me happy – that makes me cry sometimes.” »

Jury selection begins today in a Delaware federal court for Hunter Biden’s criminal trial on gun-related charges. Biden faces two counts of making false statements when purchasing a firearm and one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a drug addict or addict. It’s the first of two trials the president’s son will face this year as his father runs for re-election.

  • 🎧 The younger Biden has been very open about his addiction to cocaine and alcohol, NPR’s Ryan Lucas says. This trial places this struggle and the impact it has had on the Biden family in the national spotlight. Although it comes at a delicate time for the president, Lucas says the potential political fallout from the trial is unclear. He points out that former President Donald Trump remains ahead in many polls despite his legal problems.

President Biden surprised Israeli leaders and ignited a political storm within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. Friday when he publicly endorsed a ceasefire proposal that Israel had proposed privately. The plan would unfold in three phases. A six-week phase requires a total and complete ceasefire and the release of a number of Palestinian hostages and prisoners. A definitive release of all hostages and a definitive end to hostilities would follow. The final phase would focus on reconstruction efforts in Gaza.

  • 🎧 Although Biden presented the deal as an Israeli-backed proposal, NPR’s Daniel Estrin reports First that there is major disagreement in Israel. Netanyahu has privately approved it, but the far-right flank of his government is threatening to resign because the proposal leaves Hamas intact. “Netanyahu has an important choice to make,” Estrin said. “Ending the war could cost him his own political survival.”

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People hold posters and candles outside a Mumbai church holding a memorial mass for Indian rights activist and Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, July 6, 2021. Swamy was detained for nine months without trial under India's anti-terrorism laws and died on July 5.  2021 before a bail hearing, officials said.

People hold posters and candles outside a Mumbai church holding a memorial mass for Indian rights activist and Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, July 6, 2021. Swamy was detained for nine months without trial under India’s anti-terrorism laws and died on July 5. 2021 before a bail hearing, officials said.

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Tomorrow, Narendra Modi is expected to become Indian Prime Minister for a third consecutive term. But a 2018 case that led to the jailing of professors, lawyers and trade unionists over an alleged plot to assassinate Modi shows the limits of democracy under his rule. The case involves the death of an 83-year-old priest, a hacking trail that leads to local police and the Indian government’s use of controversial Pegasus spyware.

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Amy Wilson, conductor and artistic director of the Atlanta Philharmonic, suffers from brain cancer but is unable to qualify for Medicaid, making it difficult to pay her hospital bills.

Amy Wilson, conductor and artistic director of the Atlanta Philharmonic, suffers from brain cancer but is unable to qualify for Medicaid, making it difficult to pay her hospital bills.

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As part of the We, The Voters series, NPR brings you stories about the impact of politics on the nation’s health care system.

Atlanta Philharmonic Artistic Director Amy Wilson wanted to become a conductor since middle school. Four years ago, doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in his brain, threatening his life and his dream. She had to choose between forgoing chemotherapy and surgery or taking the treatment that would save her life and figuring out how to pay for it later. She chose surgery. His recovery was complicated by being denied Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health coverage to low-income people. Wilson was told she made $30 more than the Georgia limit.

🎧 Hear why Georgia pushed back on Medicaid expansion and why doctors say it could help more patients. You can also read Wilson’s story here.

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Simone Biles performs floor exercises during the USA Gymnastics Championships on Sunday (June 2) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Simone Biles performs floor exercises during the USA Gymnastics Championships on Sunday (June 2) in Fort Worth, Texas.

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  1. Simone Biles won her ninth American all-around championship yesterday, bringing his total number of national titles to 32.
  2. In 2000, Jesuit priest James Martin received the terrible news that his father had cancer. Sister Janice Farnham, his Church theology teacher, traveled more than 10 hours round trip to visit Martin’s father in the hospital. Two decades later, Martin still has not forgotten how his unsung hero demonstrated the Jesuit “ministry of presence.”
  3. Former President Donald Trump is now on TikTok after previously seeking to ban the app while in office. In his first video, he called it an “honor” to join the app.

This newsletter was published by Olivia Hampton.
Anandita Bhalerao contributed.

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