News Wire | July 27, 2023 Archive

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Niger’s Army Command Declares Support for Military Coup

By Boureima Balima and Moussa Aksar | Reuters

Niger’s army command on Thursday declared its support for a coup instigated the previous day by soldiers of the presidential guard, saying its priority was to avoid destabilizing the country.

El Salvador Plans Mass Trials for Those Imprisoned in Gang Crackdown

By Marcos Alemán | Associated Press

New rules passed by El Salvador’s congress Wednesday will allow courts to try accused gang members in mass trials, in an effort to expedite tens of thousands of cases for those detained under the country’s crackdown on street gangs.

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