The Newsmakers

Venezuela’s dwindling democracy?

Nicolas Maduro’s party stormed to victory at local elections this weekend. Then he immediately set his sights on next year's presidential race, by announcing a ban on the opposition. The socialist leader said any party that boycotted the latest vote would disappear from the political map. That means three of his four biggest opponents could be out of contention. It's just the latest chapter in Venezuela's political saga, where Maduro has overseen an economy in freefall, violent protests and a shortage of food and medicine. For his critics, this latest move is evidence he's a dictator. Yet his supporters continue to hold him up as a hero. So which is it?

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Russia’s outlawed opposition?

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Cambodia crackdown

Cambodia crackdown

ANC’s new era, Austria’s contentious coalition and Trump’s Russia ‘collusion’?

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Will winter be a turning point in the Ukraine conflict?

Will the Iran crackdown ever be investigated?

Will the Iran crackdown ever be investigated?

Can a state of emergency solve Honduras' gang violence?

Can a state of emergency solve Honduras' gang violence?

How far will China's COVID-19 protests go?

How far will China's COVID-19 protests go?

Can a ceasefire bring peace to DRC?

Can a ceasefire bring peace to DRC?

Scotland Independence Referendum | France's Church Abuse Scandal

Scotland Independence Referendum | France's Church Abuse Scandal

Why is the Myanmar junta releasing prisoners now?

Why is the Myanmar junta releasing prisoners now?

How far can North Korea go?

How far can North Korea go?

Who will be Malaysia's next PM after an inconclusive election?

Who will be Malaysia's next PM after an inconclusive election?

Could Trump be US president for a second time?

Could Trump be US president for a second time?

Will Iran's death sentences affect the anti-government protests?

Will Iran's death sentences affect the anti-government protests?

Did the Ukraine conflict overshadow this year's G20 summit agenda?

Did the Ukraine conflict overshadow this year's G20 summit agenda?

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