A man walks past a wall of messages of support for the ongoing protests against the military coup in Yangon on Feb. 11.

Why Convicting Trump is Key to Biden’s Foreign Policy

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Protesters walk past a burning barricade as opponents of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse demonstrate on Jan. 15 in Port-au-Prince to demand his departure from power.

Political Crisis in Haiti Poses Challenge for Biden’s Democracy Push

The State Department sides with President Jovenel Moïse on when his term should end.


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A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag at a barricade during a protest against the government's economic policies in Santiago on Oct. 29.

Latin America’s Protests Are Likely to Fail

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Tearing down all barriers to migration isn’t crazy—it’s an opportunity for a global boom.

Demonstrators gathered in front of the White House to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to terminate temporary protected status for citizens of Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 9. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

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The under secretary of state feared that canceling the temporary protected status for some immigrants would be a blight on U.S. foreign policy.

President Donald Trump attends a luncheon with U.S. and African leaders at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2017 in New York. (Brendan Smialowski      /AFP/Getty Images)

African Ambassadors to Convene in Wake of Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Outburst

U.S. diplomats worry the president’s comments will set back relations. Others wonder why it took the “shithole” comment to get Washington to finally notice Africa.

A child receives the second dose of the vaccine against cholera in Saut d'Eau, in the Central Plateau of Haiti, on 17 September 2014. The UN has launched its second phase of the vaccinationcampaign against cholera which was initiated and implemented by the Haitian authorities as part of the broader framework of the national plan for the elimination of cholera in the country. The campaign aims to vaccinate 200,000 people living in the communes where the disease persists in particular the department of Artibonite, Central and West.  AFP PHOTO/Hector RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Won’t Pay a Penny For U.N. Cholera Relief Fund in Haiti

Washington set to reject the U.N. chief’s latest appeal for money to tend to Haiti’s cholera victims.

Brazilian soldiers (Brazil leads a mission of UN peacekeepers here) patrol a camp for survivors of the January 2010 quake in Haiti which killed 250,000 people, on February 28, 2013 in Port-au-Prince. The UN has had a huge mission in Haiti helping the impoverished country with its political strife and the impact the devastating 2010 quake. Hundreds of thousands are still living rough in squalid makeshift camps, and they now face rampant crime, a cholera outbreak and the occasional hurricane. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Peacekeepers Ran a Child Sex Ring in Haiti

It’s the latest country where blue helmets have sexually abused those they’re supposed to protect.

Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), listens during an interview in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. "There will be a way for Iran to play a constructive role" in global fight against terrorism and the threat posed by the Islamic State, said Ban.

With an Eye on South Korea’s Presidency, Ban Ki-moon Seeks to Burnish his U.N. Legacy

The outgoing U.N. secretary-general touts his support for climate change and gay rights, regrets failures from Haiti to North Korea, and calls Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a liar.

Health personnel are disinfected November 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince. Haitian health officials said at least 1,344 people have died from a worsening cholera epidemic that has ravaged the country since mid-October.  The capital city Port-au-Prince, seen as being particularly at risk of widespread infection because of the crowded and unsanitary conditions endured by tens of thousands of people sheltering in squalid, makeshift tent cities, has seen a total of 77 cholera deaths, officials said.   AFP PHOTO/Hector Retamal (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Rights Expert to U.N. Chief: It’s Not Too Late to Say Sorry to Haitians for Cholera

U.N. rights rapporteur Philip Alston says the refusal to accept legal responsibility for cholera epidemic is a "disgrace" for the U.N.


Death Toll In Haiti Spikes As Hurricane Matthews Arrives In the U.S.

President Obama tells those in harm's way to evacuate ahead of the storm.

People try to cross the overflowing La Rouyonne river in the commune of Leogane, south of Port-au-Prince, October 5, 2016.

Haiti and the eastern tip of Cuba -- blasted by Matthew on October 4, 2016 -- began the messy and probably grim task of assessing the storm's toll. Matthew hit them as a Category Four hurricane but has since been downgraded to three, on a scale of five, by the US National Hurricane Center.
 / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Sends Marines to Haiti as Florida Braces for Hurricane Matthew

The category 4 storm left a path of destruction across the Caribbean as it heads toward the eastern United States.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - NOVEMBER 21: A person suffering from symptoms of cholera is carted to the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) cholera treatment center in the slum neighborhood of Cite Soleil on November 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Haiti continues to deal with a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 1,100 with thousands more sick. Doctors say it is caused by poor sanitary conditions that make the bacteria easy to transmit through contaminated water or food.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.N. Mulls Compensation for Victims of Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic

After years of denial, the U.N. now acknowledges it bears ‘moral responsibility’ for introducing the deadly disease into Haiti.

TOPSHOT - Illegal migrants sit on the dock at the Tripoli port after 115 migrants of African origins were rescued by two coast guard boats at sea when their boat started sinking off the Libyan coast on April 11, 2016.  / AFP / Mahmud TURKIA        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Black People Must Help Africa Develop

The marginalization of blacks in America won’t end until we have a first-world African nation to lift up our people.

First Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea visit U.S. troops at Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25th March 1996. (Photo by )

Hillary the Hawk: A History

From Haiti to Syria, the Democratic candidate’s long record suggests she’s looking forward to being a war president on day one.

Haitian Provisional President Jocelerme Privert speaks after receiving a special commission's investigative report on the 2015 Haitian election at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, on May 30, 2016. The commission proposes rerunning the presidential election of 2015. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawless Leaders Threaten Haiti’s Future

U.S. policymakers and Congressional appropriators should not stand by as a de facto government takes root in Port-au-Prince.

Supporters of ruling party candidate, Jovenel Moise, of PHTK political party, march in Port-au-Prince, on January 28, 2016 to give their support to the candidate and to protest against the possible installation of a transitional government.
The demonstrators demand the continuation of the electoral process that was scheduled for Sunday January 24. Haiti's electoral authority postponed the planned January 24th presidential run-off amid mounting opposition street protests and voting fraud allegations. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 2011: A young boy sits by his familiy's makeshift home at a tent camp, where 55,000 displaced Haitians are living on the grounds of what was the Club de Petionville January, 2011 in Port au Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images)

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