The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that it suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat near Puerto Rico after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants from a vessel that had carried an estimated 60 to 75 passengers.
U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged a leader of a notorious gang behind many of the brazen mass kidnappings that have terrorized Haiti, including the abduction of 17 American and Canadian missionaries associated with an Ohio-based charity last year.
Brazil’s presidential front-runner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky shares part of the blame for Russia’s invasion of his country as he believes the leader failed to negotiate more with Moscow.
The undercover work of former U.S. government informants suspected of plotting to kill Haiti’s president has compelled Miami federal prosecutors to seal off evidence about their past activities in the interest of U.S. national security, saying the information is classified and cannot be turned over to the defense in the widening investigation.
Texas military officials said the soldier was on-duty when the incident occurred Friday in Eagle Pass. The soldier has not been found, and teams from the Texas Military Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and U.S. Border Patrol are working to find the soldier, the Guard said.
In a country where thousands disappeared during the civil war of the 1980s, and thousands more vanished during a surge in gang violence that began in 2014, the arrests have prompted the kind of frantic search that for some Salvadorans feels familiar.
Although the Florida Keys have been an entry point for refugees fleeing communist Cuba since the 1960s, officials say the influx of migrants by boat represents a shift in migration patterns. Since the start of the year, more than 800 Haitians have landed in the Florida Keys.
Initially, Ukraine was willing to accept foreign volunteers with just basic proficiency in Ukrainian or English. Three weeks ago, the word went out that only people with combat experience and Ukrainian or English fluency need apply. The application process went from 24 hours to about four to seven days.
After a spike in killings over a single weekend last month, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s reaction was swift — and extreme. He sent soldiers to round up thousands of people who he claimed were gang members, then paraded them in front of news cameras in their underwear and handcuffs.