Jon Lee Anderson

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Nicaragua has been in turmoil for about five months. Massive protests against President Daniel Ortega began this spring after he announced cuts to social security benefits.

Nicaraguan president now uses paramilitary death squads, which he fought against 40 years ago

Nicaragua has been in turmoil for about five months. Massive protests against President Daniel Ortega began this spring after he announced cuts to social security benefits.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mexico has a presidential election this weekend. If things go as expected, the country’s new leader will be Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Will López Obrador be Mexico's next president?

Mexico has a presidential election this weekend. If things go as expected, the country’s new leader will be Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last weekend, a faction of the Islamic State beheaded a dozen Christians in Libya, and the eyes of the world turned back to a nation in chaos.

Fertile Ground for ISIS in Libya

Last weekend, a faction of the Islamic State beheaded a dozen Christians in Libya, and the eyes of the world turned back to a nation in chaos.

from To the Point

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If you live in California and care at all about a sudden change of leadership in this state, you’ll want to vote in the 2021 recall election.

The leading Republican candidate in the California recall election is trying to build a multi-ethnic coalition of voters — and overcome criticism for his views on race.

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Governor Newsom’s focus on the negative during the recall campaign was a missed opportunity for California unification, suggests Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic Legislature.

from News Stories

Hawaii is experiencing its highest number of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths since the pandemic began.

from Greater LA

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the fate of Rudy Giuliani associate, and why you should closely read the script before recording a Cameo.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Shirley Weber has been thrust into the awkward position of administering the California recall that could oust the man who appointed her.

from News Stories

Latinos are the largest ethnic group in California at 39% of the population , and a growing share of the electorate at about 28% of registered voters .

from News Stories

California Gov. Gavin Newsom now seems likely to survive the effort to recall him, but he should reflect on what got him into trouble.

from News Stories