A year after President Trump took the step of recognizing Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, the Maduro regime is still clinging to power, relying more and more on illicit sources of revenue such as gold.
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To understand the potential impact of restrictive new legislation, we visited one of three clinics in the southern state that still offers safe abortions. A law signed by Governor Kay Ivey in May prohibits abortion even in the case of rape or incest.
Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are on damage control duty. They are due to meet Thursday in Guatemala with the presidents of the three Central America countries most affected by the immigration crisis on the southern U.S. border.
Honduran police were hailed as heroes in the streets this week when some units refused to enforce a curfew after disputed elections. The United States has invested millions in community policing and human rights training there.
"While Mexico seems resigned to the cycle of violence, the streets of Venezuela pulse with people hoping for change," writes Jorge Ramos. "Unfortunately, the crowds are being met with tear gas fired at them by Venezuela’s national guard."
Venezuela is a dying star, and if it explodes in a supernova, it'll be everyone's mess to clean. So it's in everyone's interest to make sure that doesn't happen. But is there any hope for dialogue with Venezuela's intransigent rulers.
Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández was declared the winner of the botched Nov 26 election, but observers from the OAS disqualified the results citing "irregularities." Univision News spoke to experts on both sides to try to get to the truth.
Besides disarming the rebel FARC army, Colombia's peace accord also seeks to end the illegal drug trade. But that requires the state to pour money into the countryside and provide a viable alternative to the booming coca market, worth $88 billion worldwide.