Tag: Democracy

Loved and decried, El Salvador’s populist leader is defiant

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — In the narrow, gang-controlled alleys of the Las Palmas neighborhood, struggling Salvadorans are untroubled by actions of their president...

6 months after Capitol assault, corporate pledges fall flat

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As shockwaves spread across the country from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, corporate America took a stand against...

Closed US Capitol is somber backdrop this Independence Day

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WASHINGTON — As it has been for nearly 16 months, longer than any time in the nation’s history, the U.S. Capitol is closed to...

Pro-democracy protests continue to rock Eswatini kingdom

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JOHANNESBURG — The South African government has urged calm and restraint in Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, which has been engulfed by pro-democracy protests...

Aquino, Philippine ex-leader who challenged China, is buried

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MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III was buried in austere state rites during the pandemic Saturday with many remembering him for...

UN proposal seeks arms embargo and democracy in Myanmar

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly is expected to approve a resolution calling on Myanmar’s junta to restore the country’s democratic transition and...

The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy’s most exclusive club

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WASHINGTON — Angela, Boris, Emmanuel, Justin, Mario, Yoshihide and a relative newcomer: Joe. ...

China’s silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong

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HONG KONG — For years, China has quashed any discussion on the mainland of its bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen...

‘Tracked for life’: China relentless in erasing Tiananmen

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BEIJING — The ruling Communist Party’s deadly 1989 crackdown on the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests never ended for Fan Baolin, who served 17 years...

AP Interview: Michigan official warns of democracy threats

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LANSING, Michigan — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson serves as the chief election official in Michigan, working alongside nearly 1,700 local officials who administer...