Freedom Of Assembly

Venezuela's Helicoide building (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Architectural marvel is now a notorious Venezuela prison

A building in Caracas, Venezuela, known as the Helicoide could not be more different today from what its original creators intended in the 1950s.
Brian Hook standing by river (State Dept.)video

Special Representative Hook’s message to Iran on water management [video]

In this video, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook presents some of the devastating effects of Iran's mismanagement of water resources.
Woman holding a baby (© Elizabeth Dalziel/AP Images)

U.S. Human Rights Report: ‘Powerful’ catalyst for change

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are the State Department’s most-read publication. More than 1 million readers access it every year.
Venezuelan riot police lined up (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

OAS Secretary General: Cuba trains torturers in Venezuela

The OAS secretary general and other Maduro regime critics say Venezuela's police have gotten lessons from Cuban advisers on how to torture prisoners.
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Pope Francis speaks of religion as a uniting force

All may practice their religious faiths freely in the United States, and American society is enriched by this diversity of religions.
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Venezuelans rise up for their future [video]

On February 2, Venezuelans took to the streets in support of constitutionally appointed interim President Juan Guaidó.
Protesters holding signs (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

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.
Shoes sitting on grate with red flowers stuck into them (© Siavosh Hosseini/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

U.N. condemns Iran’s human rights abuses

The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution censuring Iran's human rights record, including torture and imprisoning human rights defenders.
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The power of peaceful protest [video]

See how peaceful protests can lead to positive social and political changes, especially if they include a wide representation of citizens.