Haiti unrest: Protesters pillaged stores, torched cars.

Haiti Unrest: Former Prime Minister and President Accused of “Lack of Leadership” by Business Organizations

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – About the Haitian violence over the last few days, the Dominican newspaper. Diario Libre. reported that business organizations were blaming the country’s President and the former Prime-Minister for “lack of leadership”. The recent tension in the country spawned from the fuel price increase and some Dominican business organizations are…

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Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview With Rafael Valera, Leader of Venezuelan Political Movement Rumbo Libertad: “I Know We’ll Come out Victorious From This”

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and a variety of also failed negotiation attempts with the government, rejection towards MUD (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática – Democratic Union Roundtable) has escalated rapidly. The coalition is deeply fractured by…

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Dominican Republic-Haiti border. Photo by: Valentina's World Travel.

Understanding Dominican Republic–Haiti Relations: Is it out of Control?

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – In February 1844, a group of Spanish descent and mulatto revolutionaries staged an independence coup against the 22-year Haitian domination of the Spanish two-thirds of the island. Ever since there has existed an evident antagonism in the Haitian-Dominican relations. There followed almost a full century of sporadic border clashes…

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Erdogan, President of Turkey. Photo: Public Domain.

Turkey’s Crackdown on Students Protesting Against war is Just tip of Iceberg

ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) – On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” along with the FSA (Free Syrian Army) to clear YPG militants (Kurdish defence forces) from the Afrin district. Subsequently, a group of students opened a stand on the campus of Bosphorus University, one of Turkey’s top universities, distributing sweets dubbed “Afrin delight” to…

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