Frustrated with foot-dragging and delays, Venezuela’s opposition warned the administration that it is risking violence if it continues to postpone a presidential recall. Human Rights Watch says political dissidents face arbitrary detention, and in some cases, abuse and torture.
Venezuela’s opposition is calling for a nationwide demonstration on Wednesday to demand that authorities set a date for a presidential recall that could determine the fate of the troubled nation. President Nicolás Maduro has vowed to fight his ouster.
Colombia on Monday became the first nation in Latin America to declare that the “epidemic” stage of the much-feared Zika virus was over, even as a few hundred new cases emerge each week. More than half a million people have Zika in the region.
Low-cost carrier JetBlue announced Thursday it will start flying to Cuba commercially on Aug. 31, before competitors American Airlines and Silver Airways, which have also announced their departure dates.
Figures by Customs and Border Protection showed 40,115 undocumented Cubans arrived in all of FY2015. The majority arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico after treks that usually started in Ecuador or Guyana and took them through Colombia, Central America and Mexico.
A war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday asked the judge to put 2,976 death certificates of the people killed on 9/11 directly into the pretrial record, a request defense lawyers charged triggered a constitutional tripwire.
Prosecutors have presented the Sept. 11 judge with about half the evidence they think defense lawyers should get on the CIA’s ‘black sites’ — and the judge has considered ‘virtually all’ of it inadequate, requiring fixes.
The inter-agency parole board announced Monday that it approved the transfer of Guantánamo’s last Russian prisoner, a one-time Red Army ballet dancer whose lawyers are trying to help him resettle in England.
Defense lawyers for the alleged 9/11 plotters said for the first time Sunday that the government destroyed a secret CIA prison with secret permission of the trial judge, and they learned of it only after the fact.
Kansas’ attorney general is suing the Department of Defense to produce records related to President Barack Obama’s proposal to move detainees from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to the Army prison at Fort Leavenworth.
A civilian worker at the base is confirmed to have contracted the virus off the island. She is the first known case of someone infected with Zika at this remote outpost. She was under medical supervision but apparently not quarantined.