Venezuela seeks UN support against ‘military aggression’

UNITED NATIONS – Venezuela’s U.N. Mission is inviting ambassadors of 46 countries to an informal meeting Friday with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to underline the U.N. Charter’s commitment to noninterference in a nation’s internal affairs and oppose “threats of military aggression.” The invitation, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, includes a proposed letter to U.N. […]

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Kidnappings, murders on the rise in Mexican state where woman was decapitated: ‘There is a lot of suffering going on’

Businesswoman beheaded after husband ‘wouldn’t pay’ ransom The decapitated body of Mexican businesswoman Susana Carrera was found last week after her family was unable to pay kidnappers the ransom they demanded. According to local news reports, a note was left with the body saying she was killed because her husband ‘didn’t want to pay’ the […]

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Venezuelan who escaped socialist nightmare slams Green New Deal

A Venezuelan citizen who left the crisis-stricken country in his teens for America is speaking out against socialism and the Maduro regime — and giving a warning to anyone who may support the Green New Deal backed by liberal Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Daniel Di Martino, a college student who grew up in […]

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Mexican envoy calls for fresh effort on Maduro-Guaido talks

UNITED NATIONS – Mexico’s new U.N. ambassador says a fresh effort should be made to persuade Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido to discuss their differences without preconditions and try to find a solution to their country’s crisis. Ambassador Juan Ramon de la Fuente Ramirez stressed Mexico’s neutrality, saying his government wants […]

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Trudeau’s top adviser resigns but denies wrongdoing

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser has resigned while denying allegations he pressured Canada’s former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm. Principal Secretary Gerald Butts has been Trudeau’s closet adviser and best friend since university. Butts issued a statement Monday denying that he or anybody else in Trudeau’s office […]

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2 French pilots who fled Dominican Republic go on trial

FILE – In this June 17, 2014 file photo, French pilots Bruno Odos, left, and Pascal Jean Fauret, who have been formally charged with drug trafficking, are escorted to a courtroom in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Nine men go on trial in southern France for an alleged cocaine trafficking between the Caribbean and Europe, including […]

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Nicaragua: New talks explored but opposition sets conditions

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua says it has held talks on restarting a long-stalled dialogue following political violence that left more than 300 dead last year, but opposition groups and civil society are demanding a raft of preconditions. They include the release of people considered “political prisoners,” a halt to what they call “repression” of government […]

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El Salvador arrests ex-soldier in slaying of US advisers

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador police say they’ve arrested a man convicted of participating in the 1981 killing of two American labor advisers and the head of the country’s land reform agency — a case that shook U.S. relations with a Central American nation then embroiled in civil war. Police said Sunday they […]

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Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

next U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in sunglasses, poses for photos with people near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, which connects Colombia with Venezuela, in La Parada, near Cucuta, Colombia, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. As part of U.S. humanitarian aid to Venezuela, Rubio is visiting the area where the medical supplies, medicine and food aid […]

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