Nicolás Maduro surrounded by military personnel (© Marcelo Garcia/Miraflores Presidential Press Office/AP Images)

Maduro’s constitutional crimes

Nicolás Maduro ignored the rule of law and violated the Venezuelan Constitution in fraudulent attempts to hold onto power.

“His absence will be deeply felt in Russia and around the...

The United States has called on the Russian government to conduct a prompt investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader shot...
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How do you create a grass-roots movement to fight injustice?

Black Lives Matter has become a model of a successful 21st-century freedom-rights campaign. On February 25 two of its founders will share how they did it.
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2019 elections in Nigeria will be crucial

Nigeria's potential depends on good governance, the kind that responds to citizens’ needs and roots out corruption, State Department officials say.
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Youth agree: A stable Ukraine will help a generation [video]

Youth discuss why the international community should support Ukraine and why stability in Ukraine is important for the security and stability of Europe.
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Nations oppose Venezuelan president’s actions

Nations around the world condemned the July 30 elections called by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that will ultimately give Maduro sweeping new powers.
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Obama gives ‘second chance’ to 214 prisoners

President Obama reduced the sentences of 214 federal prisoners. He said the act reflects his belief that “America is a nation of second chances.”
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In photos: Venezuelans walk out to support democracy

Venezuelans from all walks of life took to the streets in a National Walkout Day to support interim President Juan Guaidó and a democratic future.
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International Day of Democracy: Shareable quotes

September 15 is the International Day of Democracy, a day to honor the values of freedom, respect for human rights, and free and transparent elections.