The successful courting of Honduras is the latest example of China’s influence in Latin America.
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As US influence in Latin America has waned, Beijing has been able to expand business interests in the region on the back of shady practices.
An image made from video of a fake video featuring former U.S. president Barack Obama showing elements of facial mapping used in new technology that lets anyone make deepfake videos.
The use of deepfakes and AI by groups with various interests, including governments and media, is the latest and most sophisticated tool in information and disinformation campaigns.
Jimmy Carter answered reporters’ election-monitoring questions in Caracas, Venezuela, May 29, 2004.
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A former staffer with The Carter Center saw how Jimmy Carter’s efforts to bring democracy to Latin America improved conditions, prevented bloodshed and saved lives.
Photo taken in a refugee camp in Somalia in 2019. Somalia tops the list of the world’s most corrupt countries.
A review of Transparency International’s recently released global corruption ranking confirms that corruption fuels war, and vice versa.
A Venezuelan migrant child cries after the police told his family to break up a camp they had set up on the seashore in El Morro, a neighbourhood of Iquique, Chile, in December 2021.
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Increasing fears about crime in Chile can be attributed to the recent influx of immigrants, but research shows those concerns aren’t based in reality.
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Zimbabwe’s central bank should focus on tackling the underlying drivers of inflation rather than blaming the war in Ukraine.
A Venezuelan fan dressed as Super Bigote during the May Day celebrations in 2022.
A Venezuelan cartoon character has been adopted by the government to help their popularity.
Women look at a screen displaying exchange rate at a currency exchange office in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian currency has plunged against the U.S. dollar after the West imposed severe economic sanctions.
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Some economic sanctions may violate international law principles, including those the sanctions are intended to enforce. They may therefore undermine the very legal regimes Canadians champion.
Police arrest a protester at a Moscow rally in support of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who fell ill while in prison and is now hospitalized.
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There’s not much the world can do to stop authoritarian rulers from persecuting their political opponents, as shown by the standoff over Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is ill and imprisoned.
Venezuelans wait at the Colombian border to be processed and housed in tents in 2020. All Venezuelans now in Colombia will receive a 10-year residency permit.
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Though not a rich country, Colombia is unusually well equipped to handle mass migration because of its own history with political strife and displacement.
Russian police officers beat people protesting the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Jan. 23, 2021 in Moscow.
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And there’s not too much the rest of the world can do to stop them.
Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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If the new U.S. administration can show that it’s taking action to address widespread grievances, it should be able to move forward from this period of sustained mass protest.
U.S. President Donald Trump greets Russian President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting in Osaka, Japan, June, 28, 2019.
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Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has exposed the fragility of democratic institutions, mirroring a global trend in authoritarianism, and that will have a lasting effect on the United States.
Hundreds of beetle species seem to be specialists that feed only from small white flowers on trees.
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Donald Trump: a controversial speech at the White House in the early hours of November 4.
Prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.
Demonstrators in Zimbabwe chant slogans and wave flags during a rally to denounce EU and US sanctions against the country on October 25, 2019.
Countries or international organizations regularly enact sanctions against individual states. But how can the effectiveness of these measures be evaluated?
A Chilean soldier stands guard at a ransacked supermarket in Santiago, October 2019.
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Latin American history shows that sending out troops to quell unrest is a perilous move even in strong democracies. Usually, protesters die. Sometimes, the end result is authoritarianism rule.
Venezuelans try to enter Colombia at the closed Simon Bolivar international bridge borders crossing, March 16, 2020. Normally, 40,000 Venezuelans come into Colombia every day.
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The coronavirus-related closure of the Colombian border hasn’t stopped desperate Venezuelans from entering – but it has made the trip more dangerous.
Venzuelan President Nicolás Maduro holds up the passports of two Americans detained in Venezuela in early May.
US denies backing failed raid to remove Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro – but it has a long history of sponsoring private armies elsewhere.
He may be praying, but so far the Pope has declined to intervene in Venezuela’s crisis to aid a unified coronavirus response.
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If anyone can convince the Maduro government and the Venezuelan opposition to come together to fight COVID-19, it’s the Pope. But the Church’s power to negotiate an emergency deal is limited.