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U.N. high commissioner: Violence continues in Venezuela

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights and 55 countries called for an end to the human rights abuses still occurring in Venezuela.
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Explained: State Department’s human rights reports

Find out who uses the information from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and how they use it.
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The U.S. stands for human rights

The U.S. State Department's human rights reports call out the worst violators. See how regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela continue to harm their people.
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Gold mining in Venezuela rampant with human rights abuses

Venezuela's gold mines are controlled by armed groups who instill fear in communities and force miners to work at gunpoint.
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Illegal U.S. border crossings decline for 8th consecutive month

As construction of the U.S. southern border wall continues, border apprehensions have declined since May 2019. Learn more about border security here.
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Pompeo: The world needs courageous women

Meet this year's recipients of the State Department's International Women of Courage Awards, who have all overcome great risks to champion women's rights.
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Pompeo: U.S. stands for religious freedom

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says the U.S. will defend religious freedom around the world. See how the U.S. is supporting this core value.
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Do you know these three female civil rights heroes?

Meet three women whose dedication and skill put them on the front lines of the fight for civil rights for African Americans.
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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.