Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

February 11, 2016

MONTERREY, Mexico –  A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico’s overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting […]

France consulting on new UN resolution on Burundi violence

February 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS –  France is consulting United Nations Security Council members on the text of a new resolution that would strengthen international involvement in Burundi, and Britain says it could include “a policing element.” Britain’s […]

Venezuela top court overrules Congress, grants decree powers

February 11, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela –  Venezuela’s Supreme Court has overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro. Congress last month had refused to approve Maduro’s declaration of an economic emergency. The court […]

3 killed in attack on customs post in central Mali

February 11, 2016

BAMAKO, Mali –  Mali’s Defense Ministry and a witness say three people have been killed in the central Mopti region by armed men attacking a customs post. Col. Diarran Kone, spokesman for Mali’s Defense Ministry, […]

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