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An Ecuador court convicted and sentenced gang members for the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, the Attorney General’s Office announced on Friday. Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was shot dead in Quito on August 9 of 2023, just a few days before election day. Videos show him being escorted to a vehicle when gunshots [...]

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The National Defense and Security Council led by President of Honduras Xiomara Castro announced in a national broadcast Friday a sweeping plan to crack down on crime and safeguard national security. The crime solution plan establishes several measures to be implemented. First, the Security and Defense secretaries, the Armed Forces, and the Military Police will [...]

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The European Commission announced on Friday that Ukraine and Moldova have met all the requirements needed to start negotiating the countries’ EU membership. European Commission Spokesperson Ana Pisonero confirmed at a press conference that all the necessary criteria had been met by the two countries and that the decision to adopt the negotiation framework and [...]

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French police shot dead a man on Friday who attempted to set fire to a synagogue in what appears to be an antisemitic attack. Mayor of Rouen Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol provided details about the incident, indicating that an individual attempted to enter the synagogue by climbing a trash bin to reach the first floor. Allegedly, the [...]

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Deputy Prime Minister of Malta Chris Fearne submitted his resignation on Friday in a formal letter addressed to Prime Minister Robert Abela amidst Fearne’s involvement in a fraud scandal. He also requested the retraction of his nomination for European commissioner. Fearne indicated in the letter that he was certain that the court, upon investigation, will [...]

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Russian forces seem to have carried out the execution of Ukrainian soldiers as they were attempting to surrender and it has been happening since December 2023, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Thursday. HRW investigated five instances of the apparent executions. The initial four investigations analyzed footage material, deducing that it demonstrated [...]

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Colombian Attorney General Luz Camargo temporarily suspended arrest warrants for nine members of the illegal armed group Second Marquetalia Thursday in an effort to aid ongoing peace talks. Camargo has this power under Resolution 65 of 2024, which emphasizes: According to Article 2.1.6.3. of Decree number 1081 of 2015 the Attorney General of the Nation, [...]

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Director of El Rodeo prison Cosme Parrales was killed Sunday in an attack at a cevicheria in Jipijapa,  a city located in the Manabi province of Ecuador, according to the National Service of Comprehensive Care for Adults Deprived of Liberty and Adolescent Violators (SNAI). According to local news, Parrales was a lawyer who had held [...]

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The Biden administration reportedly sent over 70 Haitians back to their homeland on Thursday amid the nation’s ongoing struggle with gang violence. The move was met with condemnation from human rights organizations, like the Haitian Bridge Alliance (HBA), which condemned the move as “intentional violence.” The HBA and nearly 500 other human rights organizations previously [...]

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