United States President, Barack Obama, casts his ballot in the 2012 U.S. election at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by: Pete Souza.

Electronic Voting Machines Face Challenges in Many Parts of the World

The age of technological revolution is often being referred to as the “post-modern” era. This is an era where everything that is digitalized and technologically tagged is easily accepted and appreciated everywhere. This is the reason why the electronic voting or e-voting, including electronic voting machines (EVMs), was once expected to become the globally accepted…

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European Parliament in Strasbourg, Belgium. Photo by: David Iliff.

EU anti-corruption: Conflicts of interest among MEPs earning $41 million in outside income

BRUSSELS, Belgium (ViaNews) – Released in Brussels a report showing how in the current EU mandate, Members of Parliament (MEPs) have earned up to 41 million € in outside income. With some MEPs running up to 16 outside activities, many of which are undefined, questions regarding conflicts of interest and ethics risks arise. Regular lobby…

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William Alberto Ramos is a Venezuelan immigrant in the Dominican Republic. Photo by: Joaquin Salazar.

The Human Side of Migration: What Venezuelans are Going Through in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – There’s an old Italian saying, “Tutto el mondo é paese”, which the literal translation is “all the world is a country”, meaning people are the same the world over. Venezuelans in their own country go through various hardships such as economic uncertainty, extremely high inflation, crime, persecution, and substantial…

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Khaleel Mustafa and Omer Azizi in their German language class. Photo by: Daniyal Daud.

EU Migrant Crisis: Migrants Rejoice Over What Europe Has Done for Them

KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) – Once again, the migrant crisis is making headlines around the world with Immigrants crossing the United States’ border and migrants entering Europe. In Europe, the migrant crisis has brought up an anti-immigrant attitude which has resulted in the rise of the political far-right popularity in some countries. The European migrant crisis…

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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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