Tag: democracy

South Africa police minister says they won’t allow rioters to make a ‘mockery of our democracy’

Police in South Africa are stepping up efforts to quell violence and looting that erupted around the country in the last few days. Seventy-two people have been killed and up to 1500 injured with hundreds of stores having been looted and destroyed following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. South Africa”s police minister, Bheki

Latin America Unrest Forces Biden to Confront Challenges to Democracy Close to Home

Venezuela, once one of South America’s most prosperous countries, is now one of its poorest, gutted by corruption and sanctions that caused its lucrative oil industry to decay. Mr. Maduro remains in power, with the help of Russian and Cuban backing. An estimated four million refugees have fled Venezuela since then, creating one of the

Brazil’s 2022 presidential vote will be between ‘fascism and democracy’, ex-leader Lula says

Brazil”s 2022 presidential election will be ballot between “fascism and democracy”, former leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told Euronews, as he mulls mounting a challenge against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Lula, 75, led the Latin American country between 2003 and 2010, introducing popular social measures that lifted millions out of poverty. But the Workers’

Opinion: Moïse’s assassination is a tragic reminder of Haiti’s unraveling democracy

A history of political upheaval, dictatorship and weak institutions, as well as endemic corruption have wracked Haiti for decades and stymied the consolidation of democratic rule and good governance. The country was already on edge following a protracted political crisis centered around the constitutionality of Moïse’s presidential term and a controversial proposal to overhaul the

Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest

HONG KONG — Seven of Hong Kong’s leading veteran democracy campaigners were found guilty on Thursday of unauthorized assembly, as Beijing’s campaign to quash the city’s opposition ensnared some of its most senior and well-recognized figures. Martin Lee, an 82-year-old barrister known as the “father of democracy” in Hong Kong, Jimmy Lai, 73, a media

Biden says US faces battle to ‘prove democracy works’ against China’s autocracy

The President underscored that the United States faces an unprecedented array of tests, with Beijing posing what might be the trickiest strategic challenge of all. As global freedoms ebb, groundbreaking technological shifts are disrupting economies and climate change is posing an existential threat, all while Moscow continues challenging the West and an increasingly aggressive Beijing