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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
to Riek Machar, his former vice
U.S. urges new
sanctions against South president who is a Nuer.
Sudan, Russia says ‘no’ 9 former U.S.
ambassadors urge
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley
Congress not to cut
urged the U.N. Security Council
on Tuesday to impose an arms
UN funding
embargo and additional sanctions
on South Sudan to pressure the
parties to end the civil war in
the world’s newest nation — but
Russia and China remain opposed.
Two counties in South Sudan
are already in the throes of famine
and Haley warned the council
that 5.5 million people — half
the country’s population — face
“life-threatening hunger if nothing
changes soon.”
“We must not wait for more
deaths, more displacement and
more destruction before we have
the courage to act,” she said.
There were high hopes that
South Sudan would have peace
and stability after its independence
from neighboring Sudan in 2011.
But the country plunged into ethnic
violence in December 2013 when
forces loyal to President Salva Kiir,
a Dinka, started battling those loyal
many reforms are needed, the
U.N. remains an indispensable
instrument for advancing the
global stability and prosperity on
which U.S. interests and priorities
(AP) — Nine former American
ambassadors to the United Nations
are urging the U.S. Congress to
maintain Washington’s leadership
at the world body by fully funding
its operations.
The letter to congressional
leaders released Tuesday
was a response to the Trump
administration’s signal that it wants
to cut back on U.S. funding for
the U.N. and other international
It follows Monday’s White
House lunch hosted by President
Donald Trump for members of the
U.N. Security Council who also
raised the issue of U.S. funding.
The ambassadors who signed
the letter served under five different
Republican and Democratic
presidents. In their words,
“While the U.N. is imperfect, and
Top Mexican official
calls U.S. border wall
a ‘hostile’ act
Mexico’s foreign relations
secretary says U.S. President
Donald Trump’s plan to build
a border wall is an “unfriendly,
hostile” act.
Foreign Secretary Luis
Videgaray said Tuesday that he
doesn’t think such a wall would
accomplish anything. He calls it “a
bad idea.”
Mexico has repeatedly said it
will not pay for the wall, despite
Trump’s repeated assertion he will
get the U.S.’s neighbor to do so.
Videgaray repeated on Tuesday
in a meeting with legislators that
Mexico’s won’t pay a cent for the
Trump had requested that
Congress provide U.S. funds to
East Oregonian
begin the wall, but he signaled
Monday that he would not insist
on it, saying he might be willing
to wait until September for the
Venezuela’s chief
prosecutor decries
violence as deaths rise
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)
— Venezuela’s chief prosecutor
on Tuesday denounced a wave
of unrest that has resulted in 26
deaths, vowing to hold all those
responsible accountable and calling
on both sides of a heated political
spectrum to “lower the tone of
“The death of a person hurts
very much,” Luisa Ortega Diaz
said. “Whether they are with the
government or the opposition.”
More than 400 people have
been injured and nearly 1,300
detained in clashes since last
month’s Supreme Court ruling that
stripped congress of its last powers.
In an unusual move, Ortega Diaz
broke with the government in the
immediate days after the decision
to denounce it as a “rupture” of
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the constitutional order. The ruling
was later partially reversed amid a
storm of international criticism.
On Tuesday, Ortega Diaz
took pains not to single out the
opposition or the government as
bearing the bulk of responsibility
for the violence.
“I want to express my firmest
rejection to violence as an arm of
political action,” she said. “Politics
should not lead us to war.”
Tens of thousands of
Venezuelans have taken to the
streets over the last month to
protest against socialist President
Nicolas Maduro, who they blame
for triple-digit inflation, hours-long
lines to get food, shortages of
medical supplies and a rise in
crime. Protesters have clashed
with security forces, which have
used tear gas and rubber bullets
to disperse crowds, and overnight
looting has destroyed dozens of
Opposition leaders have
blamed armed pro-government
militias known as “colectivos”
for a number of the deaths, while
government officials have accused
the opposition of working with
criminal gangs to foment unrest.
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