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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega's government in Masaya, Nicaragua, June 2, 2018.
A U.S. citizen was found shot to death in the capital Saturday as violence and social unrest continue to grip Nicaragua.The body of Sixto Henry Vera was lying in a street beside two burned vehicles with a bullet wound to the head, the state forensic medicine institute said. Employees at the Managua bar owned by Vera, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, said he left late Friday to help a friend who was being attacked.U.S. Ambassador Laura Dogu…
Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz, left, and Canada's Minister of Finance Bill Morneau hold a news conference after the G7 Finance Ministers Summit in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, June 2, 2018.
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Finance leaders of the closest U.S. allies vented anger over the Trump administration’s metal import tariffs but ended a three-day meeting in Canada on Saturday with no solutions, setting the stage for a heated fight at a G7 summit next week in Quebec.U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to soothe the frustrations of his Group of Seven counterparts over the 25 percent steel and 10 percent aluminum tariffs that Washington imposed on Mexico, Canada and the European Union…
Venezuelan Army Gen. Angel Vivas, is helped by Foreign Ministry officers as he arrives for a meeting with a truth commission in Caracas, Venezuela, June 1, 2018.
A former Venezuelan army general famous for taking to the roof of his home with an assault rifle in defiance of President Nicolas Maduro's government has been freed from jail, supporters said. Angel Vivas, 61, had openly called for rebellion against the socialist government foes view as a dictatorship, and became widely-known to Venezuelans during a standoff at his Caracas residence during 2014 protests. He left jail late on Friday, footage on social media…
FILE - A police cordon that reads "Danger" is pictured at a crime scene where unknown assailants gunned down people at a garage in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Jan. 4, 2018.
Gunmen shot dead six traffic police in the central Mexican city of Salamanca on Friday, authorities said, one of the deadliest attacks on security forces in recent months. The six were carrying out routine checks when they were killed, Guillermo Maldonado, a senior Salamanca city official, said in a video broadcast on Mexican television. The motive for the daylight attack was not clear. Broadcaster Televisa said at least three gunmen in a white vehicle…
Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, holds a press briefing to publicly blame North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack at the White House in Washington, Dec. 19, 2017.
Even as it signals a willingness to give up its nuclear arms, North Korea is brandishing another well-known weapon in its arsenal: cyber.Under heavy sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, the cash-starved government in Pyongyang has for many years used cyberattacks to steal money from banks and other institutions.Those intrusions are continuing, primarily in Asia and Latin America, even as U.S. President Donald Trump says that a planned meeting with North Korean…
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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:04
Venezuelan Army Gen. Angel Vivas, is helped by Foreign Ministry officers as he arrives for a meeting with a truth commission in Caracas, Venezuela, June 1, 2018.
Venezuelan officials said Friday that they had freed 39 political activists who were jailed for their involvement in protests against the government.Officials said the activists included the former mayor of the city of San Cristobal, Daniel Ceballos.Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said earlier Friday that a truth commission was reviewing several cases.Human rights groups say the government of President Nicolas Maduro has jailed hundreds of people for…
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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 16:28
FILE - Roberto Rivas (C), President of the Supreme Electoral Council, speaks during a press conference in Managua, Nicaragua.
The Organization of American States says that Nicaragua's elections chief has agreed to resign as part of efforts to reform the country's electoral system. Roberto Rivas had held the top post on Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council for more than a decade. Many accused him of orchestrating electoral frauds that kept President Daniel Ortega in power. In December, the United States added Rivas to its list of corrupt actors under the Magnitsky Act,…