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Maduro’s crimes against Venezuela continue

Since Nicolás Maduro assumed an illegitimate second term as president, he has continued to perpetrate crimes. Here are some of the worst.
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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.
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Leaders condemn Maduro’s attack on democracy [photo gallery]

After former President Maduro's failed attempts to prevent democracy in Venezuela, international leadership came out in droves to condemn his actions.
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Venezuela’s National Assembly re-elects Juan Guaidó as leader

Former President Nicolás Maduro tried to block an election in Venezuela's National Assembly, the country's one remaining democratic body.
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Iran’s regime tries to stifle 40-day anniversary of protests

December 26 marks 40 days since the start of the protests in Iran and a day of mourning for fallen demonstrators. See what Iran's leaders are trying to do.
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In photos: Protesters around the world demand their rights

See photographs of protests from Venezuela, Iran and Iraq as citizens around the world demand their rights and fundamental freedoms.
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Iranians massacred in Mahshahr

Iran's regime has killed hundreds of people in a crackdown on nationwide protests and detained many more in prisons known for human rights violations.
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U.S. defends South American democracies with ‘realism and restraint’

The United States is seeking to protect free expression of democratic values in the hemisphere through policies that blend "realism and restraint."
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Iranian regime’s ghoulish death tax

Iran's regime is billing the families of murdered protesters for their loved ones’ bodies, human rights observers are reporting.