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Former Venezuelan General Sentenced For Arming Colombian Rebel Group

A former Venezuelan general was sentenced to over 21 years in prison on Monday, drawing a close to a months-long trial in New York over the general’s material support for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Drug Smuggling and Arms Dealing: The general, Cliver Alcala, was originally brought in on charges of providing material support to a terrorist group, the...

Argentine Court Reopens Case Against Venezuela for Crimes Against Humanity

What You Need to Know: An Argentine court announced on Friday its intent to reopen a case of crimes against humanity against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and Disodado Cabello, Deputy of Venezuela’s National Assembly. The accusation pertains to a bout of anti-government protests which occurred in Venezuela in February 2014, where the aforementioned men authorized security forces to respond to...

Venezuela Cuts Power to Argentine Embassy as Relations Continue to Worsen

The Argentine government denounced the cutting of power to the nation's embassy in Venezuela on Tuesday, stating that the cutting of power in connection with shielding political opponents was a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The Siege of an Embassy: Power was suddenly cut in the embassy on Monday after the embassy accepted six members of the political...

Venezuelan Opposition Fails to Register Presidential Candidate

A Failure to Register: Venezuela’s main opposition alliance announced that the group had failed to register the replacement candidate for Maria Machado due to what they claim is the fault of the government. The coalition stated they nominated a temporary candidate, Edmundo González Urrutia, a former diplomat, with the hopes of registering another candidate at a later date. The coalition further...

Venezuelan Government Arrests Opposition Leaders Allegedly Involved in Criminal Activity

What Happened:  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and members of his circle have been the target of plots that could have left them injured or dead, according to government officials who answered questions on the arrests of more than 30 people, including human rights attorneys and staffers for the opposing presidential candidate. International aid groups and the U.N. have claimed that these...

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The Evolving Policy of South Africa in the DRC

As South Africa heads to its very important general elections next month, recent words from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signal a potential change in South Africa's approach to their military intervention in the...

Philippines Receives First Batch of BrahMos Missile

The Acquisition The Philippines Armed Forces (AFP) received its first Brahmos super-sonic anti-ship missile today, April 19th, after arriving from Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 aircraft. This deal began in 2017 and was approved in...

French Bank to Face Lawsuit Over Alleged Assistance in Sudan Genocide

A US judge has ruled that BNP Paribas, a French bank, is to face a lawsuit for allegedly assisting Sudan's previous dictatorship in carrying out the Darfur Genocide, as well as other abuses in...