Franklin Delano Roosevelt at lectern with many microphones as two men sit behind him (© AP Images)

Promoting human rights is essential to U.S. policy

Almost 80 years after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous Four Freedoms speech, the United States continues to champion human rights abroad.
Crowd of people waving signs (© AP Images)

Americans speak their beliefs [video]

Democracies don't discourage free expression of beliefs, they promote it. Freedom of speech has been woven into the fabric of the U.S. since its founding.
Persian leopard at night (© Frans Lantinh, National Geographic Creative)

Why jail wildlife experts?

A Canadian-Iranian dual national — arrested by Iranian authorities for his environmental work and contact with foreigners — died during interrogation.
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Maduro steps up his repression of democracy

Maduro continues to suppress any sign of democracy, harming not only interim President Guaidó and his supporters but all of the Venezuelan people.

Voting rights are a cornerstone of democracy

The civil rights movement may be an American story, but it continues to inspire democracy around the world. “We may be diplomats, but we should...
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Maduro’s election plan: No participation, no choice

Maduro's call for Venezuelans to participate and choose in a snap National Assembly election raises questions about whether the vote will be free or fair.
Mihrigul Tursun (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A tale of torture in a Chinese internment camp for Uyghurs

A young Uyghur mother now in the United States says she was subjected to horrifying conditions in one of China's detention camps for Uyghur Muslims.