U.S. President Donald Trump has officially recognized Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president. Trump issued a statement Wednesday after Venezuela's national assembly declared the presidency of Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate and Guaido declared himself interim president. VOA'S Zlatica Hoke has more.
Amid ongoing deadly violence in Afghanistan, the country's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah is calling on the U.S. and the world not to give up on his people. President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration with the 17-year U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and is considering a major withdrawal of U.S. troops, with the Taliban carrying out daring attacks while holding peace talks with U.S. officials. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports.
As the partial government shutdown continues, and federal workers miss a second paycheck, food banks and other support organizations across the country are stepping up to help them. Asli Pelit went to a pop-up food pantry in New York City, where furloughed workers got groceries, personal care products and information about other resources. Faith Lapidus has her story.
40 years after he established diplomatic relations with China, former President Jimmy Carter talks to VOA Contributor Greta Van Susteren, reflecting on the challenges and the success of what he calls "part of the most long-term significant thing that I did when I was in the White House." The interview was conducted on January 17, 2019, at the Carter Center in Atlanta.