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April 12, 2021

Mexico’s New Migrant Policy Adds to Biden’s Border Woes

By Mary Beth Sheridan | The Washington Post
President Biden hoped to put the brakes on a surge of U.S.-bound Central American families by relying on a Trump-era policy to return them to Mexico. But increasingly, this country is straining to cope with the influx. Mexico is now limiting the number of families it will allow back. That’s forced the U.S. government to accept most of them, as their numbers soar: About 53,000 members of family units were taken into custody in March, compared with 7,300 in January.

Africa

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April 12, 2021
Djibouti’s veteran ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh was reelected for a fifth term as president with more than 98 percent of the vote, according to provisional results announced early Saturday, after the election in the tiny but strategically important country was boycotted by the main opposition.

Chad Count Votes as Deby Seeks Sixth Term After 30 Years in Power

By Mahamat Ramadane & Joel Kouam | Reuters
Vote counting has started in Chad after a tense presidential election Sunday that is likely to see President Idriss Deby extend his three-decade rule, despite signs of growing discontent over his handling of the nation’s oil wealth.

Opinion

April 12, 2021

The Americas

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April 12, 2021
One year after the Honduran government paid $47 million for seven mobile hospitals to expand its bed space for the COVID-19 pandemic, only two are in use and two former government officials involved in their purchase are jailed on fraud charges.
A Mexican ruling party state candidate accused of rape, who later had his candidacy canceled by regulatory authorities on other grounds, said Sunday he will not allow elections in his home state unless he is allowed to run.

Opinion

April 12, 2021

Asia-Pacific

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April 12, 2021
Voters in Kyrgyzstan supported handing greater powers to the presidency in a referendum Sunday, confirming public trust in the populist head of state Sadyr Japarov, although the turnout was low.

Europe

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April 12, 2021
The executive committee of Germany’s Christian Democrats backed party chairman Armin Laschet on Monday as the conservative bloc’s candidate for chancellor at federal elections in September, party sources said.

Opinion

April 12, 2021

Middle East & North Africa

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April 12, 2021

Iran Vows Revenge for Alleged Israeli Attack on Nuclear Site

By Patrick Kingsley | The New York Times
The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, vowed revenge against Israel on Monday morning, a day after a blackout at an Iranian nuclear enrichment site was attributed to an Israeli attack.

Opinion

April 12, 2021

United States

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April 12, 2021

Mexico’s New Migrant Policy Adds to Biden’s Border Woes

By Mary Beth Sheridan | The Washington Post
President Biden hoped to put the brakes on a surge of U.S.-bound Central American families by relying on a Trump-era policy to return them to Mexico. But increasingly, this country is straining to cope with the influx. Mexico is now limiting the number of families it will allow back. That’s forced the U.S. government to accept most of them, as their numbers soar: About 53,000 members of family units were taken into custody in March, compared with 7,300 in January.

The Americas

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April 12, 2021

Mexico’s New Migrant Policy Adds to Biden’s Border Woes

By Mary Beth Sheridan | The Washington Post
President Biden hoped to put the brakes on a surge of U.S.-bound Central American families by relying on a Trump-era policy to return them to Mexico. But increasingly, this country is straining to cope with the influx. Mexico is now limiting the number of families it will allow back. That’s forced the U.S. government to accept most of them, as their numbers soar: About 53,000 members of family units were taken into custody in March, compared with 7,300 in January.
One year after the Honduran government paid $47 million for seven mobile hospitals to expand its bed space for the COVID-19 pandemic, only two are in use and two former government officials involved in their purchase are jailed on fraud charges.
A Mexican ruling party state candidate accused of rape, who later had his candidacy canceled by regulatory authorities on other grounds, said Sunday he will not allow elections in his home state unless he is allowed to run.

Opinion

April 12, 2021

Europe

News

April 12, 2021
The executive committee of Germany’s Christian Democrats backed party chairman Armin Laschet on Monday as the conservative bloc’s candidate for chancellor at federal elections in September, party sources said.

Opinion

April 12, 2021

Africa

News

April 12, 2021
Djibouti’s veteran ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh was reelected for a fifth term as president with more than 98 percent of the vote, according to provisional results announced early Saturday, after the election in the tiny but strategically important country was boycotted by the main opposition.

Chad Count Votes as Deby Seeks Sixth Term After 30 Years in Power

By Mahamat Ramadane & Joel Kouam | Reuters
Vote counting has started in Chad after a tense presidential election Sunday that is likely to see President Idriss Deby extend his three-decade rule, despite signs of growing discontent over his handling of the nation’s oil wealth.

Opinion

April 12, 2021

Middle East & North Africa

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April 12, 2021

Iran Vows Revenge for Alleged Israeli Attack on Nuclear Site

By Patrick Kingsley | The New York Times
The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, vowed revenge against Israel on Monday morning, a day after a blackout at an Iranian nuclear enrichment site was attributed to an Israeli attack.

Opinion

April 12, 2021

Asia-Pacific

News

April 12, 2021
Voters in Kyrgyzstan supported handing greater powers to the presidency in a referendum Sunday, confirming public trust in the populist head of state Sadyr Japarov, although the turnout was low.

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