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The undeniable Venezuelan migrant crisis

International | UN official confirms thousands of Venezuelans are leaving each day amid a global migration wave
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/09/18, 03:01 pm

About 5,000 Venezuelans are leaving their country every day in the largest population movement in Latin America’s recent history, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, told the UN executive committee last week.

The startling figure brought renewed attention to Venezuela’s growing migration crisis, an emergency the government has refused to acknowledge.

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Venezuelan president mocks new U.S. sanctions

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/26/18, 01:17 pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro defiantly thanked President Donald Trump on Wednesday after the United States imposed sanctions on officials in the socialist regime. He compared the sanctions to “being awarded a medal” in a televised statement. Sanctioned officials include first lady and former Attorney General Cilia Flores, Executive Vice President Delcy Eloina Rodriguez Gomez, and the ministers of communication and defense. Maduro criticized his wife’s inclusion in the list. “Do attack me but let Cilia alone,” he said. “Don’t be cowards.”

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Trump touts American sovereignty at UN

International | Plus, China’s control of churches, the latest on Andrew Brunson, and more international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/26/18, 10:36 am

UNITED NATIONS: In President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday to the UN General Assembly, writes Eli Lake, a theme to his often erratic statecraft emerges: American sovereignty. “We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy,” Trump said.

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