Some hid their experiences after being scapegoated for surviving the shipwreck.
In today's Top of the Word: Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league; Russian dissident Alexei Navalny hospitalized after third week of hunger strike; New Zealand and Australia create two-way travel bubble with quarantine-free travel.
A popular program for reuniting Cuban families in the US has been on pause since 2017. Now, many families are asking the Biden administration to restart it.
Six years after the death of Fidel Castro, his brother and fellow leader of the island's 1959 revolution, Raúl Castro, is being watched to see if he fulfills his commitment to give up the reins of the only political organization permitted in the country of 11 million people.
Discussions with the government ended with accusations that artists were 'paid by North American agencies' – an age-old way to discredit dissent. But these protests are homegrown.
Russia opened 70 vaccination facilities in Moscow on Saturday as the country begins its COVID-19 vaccination campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus. And, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will take control of the country’s National Assembly — the last major branch of government out of his grasp — after his political alliance claimed victory. Also, the National Academy of Sciences said in a report that “directed pulsed radio frequency energy” was likely the cause of illnesses among American diplomats in Cuba and China.
If confirmed, Alejandro Mayorkas would be the first immigrant and the first Latino to serve as DHS secretary.
Neither of the main presidential candidates — incumbent Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden — speak directly to Ayuso's most pressing issue: getting rid of the prison system.
Notable violators were among the countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council, as Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to earn a three-year term starting Jan. 1. Independent monitors have paused new enrollment in an Eli Lilly study testing an experimental, antibody cocktail. Also, Lebanon and Israel have begun indirect talks mediated by the US over their disputed maritime border.
After a day as a hurricane, Tropical Storm Marco brought a surge of high water to the Louisiana coast on Monday, setting the stage for Tropical Storm Laura to enter the Gulf of Mexico and move toward the same stretch of US coast later in the week, most likely as a hurricane.
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