Venezuela Pro-Maduro Legislature to Assess Early Congress Elections

CARACAS – Venezuela’s pro-government legislature on Monday agreed to create a commission to evaluate holding 2020 legislative elections early, which would create an opportunity for the government to reclaim control of the opposition-dominated congress. Opposition leader Juan Guaido warned on Sunday that the Constituent Assembly would decide on Monday to disband the congress he leads […]

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Gun Violence Takes Center Stage in US Politics

The issue of gun violence has been dominating U.S. political debate in the wake of mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio.  While members of Congress are on their August recess, Democratic presidential candidates are calling for action and Republican President Donald Trump is promising more rigorous screening of gun buyers.  VOA’s Mike O’Sullivan […]

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Bipartisan Group of US Lawmakers Opposes Plan to Freeze Foreign Aid

Some material for this report came from RFE/RL.  Republican and Democratic lawmakers joined forces to oppose moves by the White House that critics fear could lead to sharp cuts in foreign aid for international health, narcotics and peacekeeping initiatives, and development assistance.  Members of the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees sent a letter Friday […]

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