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Venezuelan journalists describe persecution [video]

Journalists Manuel Barroeta and Gerybel Torres describe the persecution they faced while living in Venezuela but express hope for the future of the country.
Protesters shouting (© Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Press freedom under attack by Maduro in Venezuela

For International Press Freedom Day, meet six of the many journalists the former Maduro regime has harassed or detained.
Candles in the shape of the Star of David (© Romans Klevcovs/Alamy)

Americans observe Holocaust Remembrance Day

Every year remembrance activities in the U.S. commemorate victims of the Holocaust, and participants commit themselves to preventing future genocide.
Woman demonstrator seated and bound on sidewalk with other protesters in background (© Francois Mori/AP Images)

Iran sinks in press freedom index

Media rights group Reporters Without Borders says Iran has slipped further toward the bottom of its World Press Freedom Index.
Juan Guaidó with raised thumb, surrounded by supporters (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Guaidó gives Venezuelans 75 days of hope [infographic]

Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaidó has delivered tangible results in his first 75 days serving the people suffering under Maduro's regime.
People in a crowd (© Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

U.S. condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars

Why are the Crimean Tatars such a threat to the Russian authorities? Conditions worsen for the indigenous people of Crimea under Russian occupation.
Boy in crowd raising small Venezuelan flag (© Shutterstock.com)

U.S.: ‘Venezuela can be prosperous again’

The United States is committed to working with Venezuela through its transition to democracy and seeing prosperity return.
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U.S. tightens sanctions on Nicaragua in runup to anniversary of protests

The United States is continuing to exert economic and diplomatic pressure on the repressive and corrupt regime of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
Melania Trump and Cindy Arlette Contreras standing among women (© Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Survivor turned advocate: Peruvian seeks justice for women

Arlette Contreras Bautista is leading a grassroots movement across Peru and the region against domestic violence and other injustices against women.