Opposition wins unprecedented clean-sweep in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP), led by Mia Mottley, won all of the 30 seats at stake in Thursday’s general election Barbados as she swept aside incumbent prime minister, Freundel Stuart, and the governing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in an unprecedented clean-sweep. After a somewhat chaotic day, with an emergency court […]

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Indonesian foreign minister pays significant visit to Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Indonesian foreign minister, Retno Marsudi, after her presentation at the United Nations in which she called for the “the enforcement of international law” at the UN Security Council (UNSC), and in particular as it relates to Palestine, arrived in Guyana on Friday and held talks with President David Granger and Foreign […]

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Venezuelans boycott their presidential election

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. Nicolás Maduro is widely expected to be reelected as Venezuela’s president despite his 20 percent approval rating and profound mismanagement of the country’s humanitarian and economic crisis. Maduro’s strongest competitor is Henri Falcón, a former state governor once associated with the Venezuelan opposition. But […]

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European spy chiefs warn of hybrid threats from Russia, IS

BERLIN (AP) — European intelligence chiefs warned Monday that Russia is actively seeking to undermine their democracies by disinformation, cyberattacks and more traditional means of espionage. The heads of Britain and Germany’s domestic intelligence agencies, as well as the European Union and NATO’s top security officials, pinpointed Moscow as the prime source of hybrid threats […]

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