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.

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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.

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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.

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The first day of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett kicked off today.

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This week, Kevin de León will be sworn in as a new member of the LA City Council. He’ll represent downtown, Boyle Heights, and parts of northeast Los Angeles.

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This week, we measure the political climate in the U.S. in the lead up to the presidential election. With less than three weeks to go, what’s going on in the nation’s capital?

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Many Californians are nervous about mail-in voting. How do they know if they signed in the right place, and will their signatures be recognized?

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The presidential election is November 3. With the COVID-19 pandemic, voters might be wondering whether it’s safer to vote by mail or in person. How do mail-in ballots work anyway?

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It was the last debate of the campaign, and it was less crazy than the last one. NBC’s Kristen Welker kept it on lockdown with some help from a mute button.

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