Citgo refinery sign on tall pole (© Eric Gay/AP Images)

Where are the Citgo 6?

More than two years ago, the Maduro regime detained six U.S. oil executives in Venezuela without a trial. When will they be returned to the U.S.?
Billboard sitting on top of building (© Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Report outlines Beijing’s global media manipulation

Beijing uses propaganda, censorship and control of digital networks to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new report says.
Illustration of a Chinese student under the outline of a thought bubble (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why is Beijing afraid of ‘freedom of thought’?

As part of China's ongoing crackdown against academic freedom, the Communist Party changed the charter of a prominent university.
Woman waving a Venezuelan flag in the center of a group of people (© Leonardo Fernandez/ AP Images)

Maduro election tactics: Threaten, exile, detain, bribe

As the former regime continues to extort, imprison and physically threaten members of Venezuela's National Assembly, the country's democracy disintegrates.
Man holding white-gloved hand up as he stands in front of large building (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

Why is China so afraid of a free press?

According to a new global survey, more journalists are imprisoned in China than in any other country, as the result of Chinese Communist Party actions.
A map of Europe that includes flag insignias of China and the European Union

Beijing’s attempted censorship in Europe

Beijing uses economic and political power to try to threaten European countries and institutions into censoring events and conversations it doesn't like.
Illustration of people sneaking money out of large globe (State Dept./D. Thompson)

December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day

Corruption props up dictators, weakens democracies, and drains needed revenue from the global economy. Find out just how much.
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Human rights violations continue in Venezuela [video]

More than 4.6 million Venezuelans have been displaced from their country and forced to seek refuge in neighboring countries.
Man standing in street with hand to face (© AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian regime used internet blackout to hide atrocities

The Iranian regime used the nearly weeklong internet blackout to cover the state's violent crackdown on nationwide protests.