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Venezuelans protest for teachers and basic services

During September and early October, hundreds of protesters took to the streets across Venezuela to demand a better quality of life.
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Venezuela’s crisis threatens nearby democracies

The illegitimate Maduro regime's abetting of illegal activities, like drug and gold trafficking, destroys democracy inside and outside of Venezuela.
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What do U.S. vice presidents do?

The role of the U.S. vice president was the butt of jokes in earlier times, but the job has evolved to bestow more power and carry more importance.
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Who gets to use messaging apps in Iran?

Lawmakers in Iran are working to ban foreign-owned messaging apps for Iranian citizens even as the regime uses those apps to spread propaganda.
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Venezuela: Before and after [video]

Once, Venezuela was a democracy with a healthy economy. That's all changed since Nicolás Maduro took power. Learn more here.
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Cuba’s ‘outrageous’ bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council

Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.
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U.S. helps allies fight cyberattacks

U.S. cyber experts are helping other nations preserve democracy by defending against online attacks. Find out which nations are fighting cyberattacks.
Torn and faded Nicolás Maduro campaign poster covering shack's door (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Countries worldwide call for democracy in Venezuela

A joint agreement among 33 nations calls for free and fair elections in Venezuela as soon as possible in a process driven by Venezuelans.
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Visiting Cuba fuels regime’s repression

Learn how Cuba's state-dominated economy funnels revenue from tourism, rum and cigar sales to a regime that abuses its people.