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Helping children who flee Venezuela to stay in school

Judith Saracual helps her daughter get ready for school in Caracas, Venezuela, in May. (© Matias Delacroix/AFP/Getty Images)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   The U.S. is helping Venezuelan children to continue learning even after they’ve fled their country. Enrollment in kindergarten through 12th grade in Venezuela fell by 2 …

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More than 50 countries support Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó

(© Fernando Llano/AP Images)   By : ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   Since Juan Guaidó assumed the responsibilities of interim president on January 23, more than 50 countries have recognized him as the legitimate interim leader of Venezuela. The growing list includes:

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U.S. expands counterterrorism training in Senegal

Senegalese soldiers take part in an annual anti-terrorism training program in Thiès, Senegal. in 2016. (© Jane Hahn/AP Images)   By : Mary Jane Maxwell.   Senegal’s local police forces are getting tactical training under a U.S.-backed program to combat jihadist groups in the region. The U.S. State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance …

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Iran’s regime tightens grip on press freedoms

 (© Shutterstock)   By : Dave Reynolds   The Iranian regime has stopped renewing foreign journalists’ credentials and even closed a newspaper friendly to its cause, part of a worsening crackdown in a country with an abysmal reputation for press freedoms.

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U.S. sanctions Maduro’s stepsons for exploiting Venezuela’s hungry

Cilia Flores stands behind her husband, Nicolás Maduro. Flores’s children were among those sanctioned. (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)   By : ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   The U.S. on July 25 imposed sanctions on three stepsons of Nicolás Maduro for their role in a scheme that stole hundreds of millions in …

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China’s woman shortage creates an international problem

By : Olufemi Terry.   China’s gender gap is fueling the trafficking of poor women, who are being kidnapped or lured into China and forced to be prostitutes or slave-brides. According to the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, traffickers “increasingly facilitate the forced and fraudulent marriage …

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U.S. condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars

People gather to commemorate the anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea to Central Asia in 1944, in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 18, 2016. (© Gleb Garanich/Reuters)   By : Mary Jane Maxwell   Crimean Tatars are fighting for their “rights to choose their future,” …

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Partnership prepares Pacific nations for natural disasters

U.S. military personnel build a water catchment at Iras Demonstration School, Micronesia, during Pacific Partnership 2019, increasing community resilience. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris/U.S. Navy)   By : Emily Louise Bowman   The Pacific Partnership, a multinational mission providing disaster response training and humanitarian aid, returned to the Indo-Pacific …

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U.S. mathematician is first woman to win ‘math’s Nobel’

Karen Uhlenbeck’s work has led to some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in the last 40 years. (© Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study)   By : Lauren Monsen.   American professor Karen Uhlenbeck is the first woman to win the Abel Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious international …

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