Political Unrest
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Afghanistan election contested

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/19/20, 12:08 pm

Ashraf Ghani won a second term as president with a little more than 50 percent of the vote in the Sept. 28, 2019, election, Afghanistan’s independent election commission declared on Tuesday. But his main opponent and the country’s chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, refused to recognize the results, as did the Taliban.

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Guaidó lands back in Venezuela after world tour

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/12/20, 10:14 am

Cheers and jeers greeted Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó at the airport outside Caracas on Tuesday. He returned after a 23-day international tour that defied a travel ban imposed on him by disputed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Guaidó, recognized as president by his supporters in Venezuela, the United States, and other Western nations, made stops in South America, Europe, and the United States. U.S.

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Venezuela seizes six American oil executives

by Mickey McLean
Posted 2/07/20, 11:06 am

Shortly after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó visited the White House, authorities in his home country rounded up a half dozen American oil executives. Family members said government intelligence officers abruptly took the men, who were previously under house arrest, from their homes Wednesday night. Their whereabouts are unknown.

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