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Political Crisis In Haiti: President Refuses To Hand Over Power

The Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, wants to force the retirement of three judges that the opposition has nominated as possible interim mandataries in a context of crisis and tension over the direction of the country. “Citizens Yveckel Dieujuste Dabresil, Wendelle Coq Thelot, and Joseph Mecene Jean-Louis, judges of the Court of Cassation, are retired,” announces the special issue of the […]

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Myanmar In Post-election Uproar

Thousands of people took to the streets in Myanmar to protest the military coup and demanded the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “We don’t want military dictatorship. We want democracy,” the crowds chanted in the main city, Yangon. Rallies were held in more than a dozen other cities. Immediately following the coup, there was a blackout of […]

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Venezuela And Guyana In Tangle Over The Rich Territory Of Essequibo

The tension between Venezuela and Guyana is becoming increasingly evident. Last weekend, a Venezuelan military vessel intercepted and captured two Guyanese fishing boats alleging that the vessels were in its territorial waters. Guyana denied this, arguing that both vessels were operating within its jurisdiction. The incident is the latest chapter in a more than 100-year conflict over the territory of […]

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President Trump Ratchets Up Pardons And Commutations On His Way Out Of Office

President Donald J. Trump has granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals. These include Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne, Kodak Black and Kwame Kilpatrick. However, the list issued by the White House does not include the outgoing president or any of his family members, despite earlier reports. Rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty in federal […]

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Joe Biden Set To Jump Start Economy

President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9tn stimulus plan for the U.S. economy before assuming office next week. The coronavirus-plagued U.S. economy has witnessed thousands of business closures and seen millions of people unemployed. It would include $1tn for households, with direct payments of $1,400 to Americans earning up to $75,000 per year if passed by Congress. The relief proposal […]

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Trump Weighed In The Balance And Found Wanting

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to bring a new article to the House floor as early as Monday, charging President Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in encouraging a mob that went on to ransack the Capitol on Wednesday. Several Republican leaders are also now jumping the Trump ship to join with Democrats on the article of […]

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Guess Who Said These Words?

Now, contrary to the old adage, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me” ⎯ words hurt, and their usage can also have harmful and devastating effects not only on an individual but also on the psyche of an entire nation ⎯ tantamount to any weapon of mass destruction, though not in the same physical […]

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President Trump — Count Me Out Of Biden’s Inauguration

President Trump is again breaking with the norms. On Friday, the President said he would not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. President Trump has repeated claims that he had won the “legal vote” and made accusations of electoral fraud and “historic election interference.” However, Mr. Trump has provided no evidence to support his claims. “To all of those who have […]

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Democrats Vow To Keep $2,000 Stimulus Promise

The path is now cleared for the Democrats to make good on their promise of providing the $2,000 stimulus payments to American families. This move comes against the backdrop of the Democratic Party winning control of the Senate this week with victories in the two Georgia runoffs. In an earlier call by President Trump and supported by the Democratic Party […]

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Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Ted Cruz’s Resignation

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called on Senator Ted Cruz to resign after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. Cruz, one of Donald Trump’s chief supporting cast members, has claimed widespread voter fraud, which led to an unfair election in November. Those claims have been rejected by several courts in key battleground states where the Trump campaign filed lawsuits […]