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Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Pompeo: U.S. is committed to a hemisphere of freedom

The secretary of state emphasized that multilateral relationships in the Americas will bring democratic change to countries oppressed by authoritarianism.
Man in suit is lifted in air by crowd (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Leaders condemn Maduro’s attack on democracy [photo gallery]

After former President Maduro's failed attempts to prevent democracy in Venezuela, international leadership came out in droves to condemn his actions.
Woman giving presentation to people seated around table (© AmCham Denmark)

Helping refugees in Copenhagen

When Syrian and African refugees arrived in Denmark, the U.S. Embassy partnered with local nongovernmental organizations to find Danish mentors for them.
A patient lying down at the end of a row of empty beds (© Andrea Hernandez/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Mental health in Maduro’s Venezuela

Medicine shortages inside Venezuela and a lack of mental health support for refugees outside of the country are killing Venezuelans.
Man climbing over fence into compound (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Venezuela’s National Assembly re-elects Juan Guaidó as leader

Former President Nicolás Maduro tried to block an election in Venezuela's National Assembly, the country's one remaining democratic body.
Top of large structure (© Shutterstock)

U.S. helps Tunisia restore national treasure

The world's second-largest ancient colosseum is getting a makeover, with help from a U.S. grant. The project could boost tourism in Tunisia.
Woman sitting with blanket over shoulders and holding baby (© Dolores Ochoa/AP Images)

Venezuelan women, families suffer under Maduro’s chaos

U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet reports that women and children continue to suffer from malnutrition in Venezuela. And it's getting worse.
Woman waving a Venezuelan flag in the center of a group of people (© Leonardo Fernandez/ AP Images)

Maduro election tactics: Threaten, exile, detain, bribe

As the former regime continues to extort, imprison and physically threaten members of Venezuela's National Assembly, the country's democracy disintegrates.
Young women watching jet of water propel ball in air (U.S. Embassy Estonia)

Equipping teenage girls to be scientists or engineers

What happens when 100 girls from five different countries come together for a science and technology camp? Teamwork, friendship and skills-building