Political Unrest
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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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Something’s coming undone

Protest | Unprecedented Middle East protesters beg to be heard
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/30/20, 02:05 pm

Someday the postgraduate students will study the protest movements underway in the Middle East the way students a generation ago dissected Africa’s independence movements or South America’s guerrilla warlords. 

The streets in Lebanon and Iraq each marked 100 continuous days of protest in January. Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, resigned in mid-October, and on day 97 the government named a new head of state and cabinet. Iraq Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi resigned in November, but he has stayed on as a caretaker head of state.

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