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A man fixes a flat tire of a car covered in ash after a series of eruptions from La Soufriere volcano in Orange Hill, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, April 18, 2021.
UN appeals for nearly $30 million for St. Vincent and the Grenadines after series of devastating volcanic eruptions
Margaret Besheer
Tue, 04/20/2021 - 05:30 PM
FILE - Children who traveled with their families from Venezuela play at the shelter in Arauquita, Colombia, March 25, 2021, on the border with Venezuela.
WFP aims to expand operation over two years to reach 1.5 million students with daily meals
Lisa Schlein
Tue, 04/20/2021 - 01:31 PM
A man carries his empty oxygen tank to be filled in the Villa El Salvador neighborhood, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, April 11, 2021,…
The government renewed nationwide COVID-19 restriction for a month after daily death toll increase
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Tue, 04/20/2021 - 05:49 AM
Cuban President Diaz-Canel made Communist Party leader, ending Castro era
This marks the first time the island nation or the communist party will not be led by a Castro, Fidel Castro who died in 2016 handed over completely to his younger brother Raul Castro in 2011
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Tue, 04/20/2021 - 02:43 AM
People hold placards as they gather to protest against anti-Asian hate crimes, racism and vandalism, outside City Hall in…
Anti-Asian incidents are up by more than 700 percent in Vancouver, Canada, where 42% of the population is of Asian descent
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Sat, 04/17/2021 - 03:28 AM
FILE - Cuba's Raul Castro (L) shakes hands with Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, March 5, 2018.
His retirement ends six decades of rule by Raul and his brother Fidel
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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:32 PM
US Ambassador to Haiti, Michele Sison
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Michele Sison, a career diplomat, has served as US Ambassador to Haiti since 2018
VOA web editor Sandra Lemaire at her desk in the newsroom
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:50 PM
Ash rises into the air as La Soufriere volcano erupts on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. …
Aid comes after series of devastating volcanic eruptions
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:40 PM
President Barack Obama addresses the Canadian Parliament in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo…
William Amos says he was changing after a jog and didn’t know his computer's camera was on 
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 03:55 PM
Unaccompanied minors from Central America line up to be transported by U.S. Customs Border Protection officials, after crossing…
Registered asylum claims soared between 2014 to 2019 to 70,000 per year 
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 08:50 AM
Haitian election officials Esperancia Cesar, left, Mathias Pierre, center and Guylande Mesadieu listen to diaspora questions
Haitian Embassy in Washington also discusses new draft constitution in a virtual event featuring top election officials
VOA web editor Sandra Lemaire at her desk in the newsroom
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:11 AM
Claude Joseph, Haiti's acting prime minister
State Department spokesperson acknowledges Cabinet change, calls on government, Haitian stakeholders to work together on free, fair elections
VOA web editor Sandra Lemaire at her desk in the newsroom
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:54 PM
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a virtual meeting with outside national security experts in Vice President's…
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Kamala Harris says trips are part of her plan to use diplomatic efforts to slow migration to the US-Mexico border
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 09:07 PM
U.N. peacekeepers lower the U.N. flag during an event marking an end of the Mission of United Nations for the Stabilization in…
Judge in Jacmel ordered Uruguayan peacekeeper to pay 350,000 Haitian gourdes ($4,320) a month in child support to a woman he impregnated
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 08:05 PM
FILE - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, center, accompanied by his wife Martine, and Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe, center right.
Haiti’s president says Joseph Jouthe’s resignation will help address the acute insecurity problem
VOA web editor Sandra Lemaire at her desk in the newsroom
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:52 AM