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In this Tuesday, April 13 photo, people rally outside of the Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, during a rally to support voting rights and end voter suppression.

In Georgia, faith leaders are asking corporate executives to condemn laws restricting voting access – or face a boycott. In Arizona and Texas, the clergies have assembled outside the state capitols to decry what they view as voter-suppression...
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

MOSCOW (AP): Associates of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on Sunday for massive protests in the heart of Moscow and St Petersburg on Wednesday, saying Navalny’s health is deteriorating severely during a hunger strike....
Female prsioners wave goodbye to their fellow inmates following their release from Chikurubi prison on the outskirts of Harare on Saturday.

HARARE (AP): Zimbabwe has begun releasing about 3,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty aimed at easing congestion to reduce the threat of COVID-19 in the country’s overcrowded jails. About 400 prisoners were released from Chikurubi prison and...

WASHINGTON (CMC): The World Bank has launched an early replenishment process of the International Development Association (IDA) to support Caribbean and other countries in their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and transition to “green, resilient...

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC): Parliament is due to hold its first sitting on Wednesday next week following this week’s legislative elections, but there remains confusion as to who will head a new government in this British overseas territory...

PORT AU Prince, Haiti (CMC): The United States says it is looking forward to working with the new prime minister of Haiti, Claude Joseph, who has pledged to continue efforts for the staging of a referendum and the organisation of new elections in...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The Guyana government Friday denied as “mischievous and malicious” reports on social media that a councillor had died after he had been administered the COVID-19 vaccine. A statement issued by the Ministry of Health said...

HAVANA (AP): Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement Friday...

President of the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) Dr Lynden Rose is encouraging citizens to report justices of the peace (JPs) operating in breach of the code of conduct to the office of the custos in their parish. “In terms of how...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Former secretary general of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, Dr Patrick Gomes, says “very tough negotiations will be necessary depending on the priorities of countries and regions” as he welcomes...
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