Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega has the bad habit of stealing things. He lives in a house he stole in 1979, at the end of Sandinista rule. And now he wants to steal the country he runs as a surly dictator. He’ll have to be driven out of both.
The fear – the big fear – is that something will happen in the war in Ukraine and suddenly it will turn into a nuclear confrontation between Russia and the United States.
PRZEMYSL, Poland – In only 40 miles of road, all of the horrors of war are in plain sight.
LEOPOLIS, Ukraine – Nothing like a war to learn geography, history and how fragile we are. I’ve spent the past few days watching thousands of Ukrainians fleeing the brutal Russian invasion. But it is the children who literally broke my heart.
Sometimes a cruise ship can be hell. Its certainly true of the Diamond Princess, docked outside Yokohama, Japan, since Feb. 4. Roughly 3,500 people, of which around 1,000 are crew members, remain quarantined and will not be permitted to leave the ship until Feb.
The images were heartbreaking. One showed at least six children dead, their eyes still open, after a chemical weapons attack killed more than 100 people earlier this month in northern Syria’s Idlib Province. In another image, a distraught father carried the bodies of his dead twins. Many more showed children barely moving, clinging to life with each breath.
ROME — One person with a cellphone can save so many lives.
“In this war, there were neither winners nor losers,” said Timochenko, one of the leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, after a peace deal was announced this summer between FARC and the Colombian government.
I recently spoke with Berta Isabel Zúñiga, daughter of the late Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres, via satellite from Washington.
On Fridays, people are allowed to line up to touch the statue of Christ in Madrid’s historic Basilica of Jesus of Medinaceli. And every Friday, the lines are always long.