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Foreign nations denounce Venezuelan election

International | Nicolas Maduro wins six more years as president
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/22/18, 02:05 pm

Venezuelan socialist leader Nicolas Maduro emerged from Sunday’s election as the winner of another six-year presidential term, but several foreign nations disputed the legitimacy of his victory.

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council reported that Maduro won nearly 68 percent of votes with about 93 percent of polling stations reporting. His nearest rival, Henri Falcon, finished more than 40 percentage points behind Maduro. Javier Bertucci, a TV evangelist, came in third with 11 percent of the vote.

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A terminal trap

Persecution | Denied U.S. entry, Iranian Christians and others are running out of options and provision in Europe
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/04/18, 06:16 pm

Since January we’ve closely watched the plight of about 100 Iranians invited to apply for asylum in the United States under a special U.S. law, then denied U.S. entry. The applicants—mostly Christians—remain trapped in Austria, their once-open door to America shut, and unable to return to Iran, where most have reason to fear they will face imprisonment or even execution.

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U.S. starts interviewing migrants from caravan

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/01/18, 12:30 pm

Border inspectors have allowed about eight members of a migrant caravan that arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last week to enter the United States for interviews with asylum officers. About 140 other asylum seekers from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala wait for their turn on the Tijuana, Mexico, side of the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, Calif. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pledged to send more immigration judges to the border if needed and to prosecute people who apply for asylum under false pretenses.

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