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Pence asks UN to back Venezuela regime change

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/11/19, 11:26 am

Vice President Mike Pence, during an emergency meeting with the UN Security Council on Wednesday, urged the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela and join more than 50 countries in asking embattled leader Nicolás Maduro to step aside. Guaidó and others contend that Maduro rigged last year’s presidential election. “This body should revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations, recognize interim President Juan Guaidó, and seat the representative of the free Venezuelan government without delay,” Pence said.

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Algerian president bows out

International | Demonstrations demanding the longtime leader resign are the latest anti-government uprising in the Arab region
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/12/19, 04:15 pm

In a surprise move on Monday, longtime Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika withdrew his bid for a fifth term after his announcement that he would seek reelection sparked widespread demonstrations. The country is the latest North African nation to express discontent against older leaders in a growing movement analysts say resembles the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

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Dueling UN resolutions on Venezuela fail

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/01/19, 12:02 pm

The UN Security Council on Thursday rejected rival resolutions from the United States and Russia that backed the opposing sides in Venezuela’s ongoing political unrest. The United States called for free elections in the country and formally recognized National Assembly Leader Juan Guaidó as interim president after he invoked a clause in the Venezuelan Constitution in January. Russia threw its support behind embattled President Nicolás Maduro and rejected any interference in the country. Russia and China vetoed the U.S.

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