Five World Presidential Elections to Watch in 2019

With 2018 in the rear-view mirror, some of the world’s largest, most influential, and most volatile states prepare to elect their heads of government this year. Below, five countries whose presidential races – or attempts at hosting presidential races – will help shape the political impact of 2019.

Hezbollah's militia never disarmed after Lebanon's devastating 1975-90 civil war and is the country's most powerful armed force

State Warns: Hezbollah Flooding Peru, Bolivia with Terrorist Assets

WASHINGTON, DC — Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah has established “large caches of military equipment and explosives” in Bolivia and deployed jihadis to Peru, the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) top counter-terrorism official Nathan Sales cautioned lawmakers on Wednesday.

Timeline of Venezuelan president 'drone attack'

Six Arrests in Venezuela After Alleged Assassination Attempt on Maduro

Venezuelan police announced six arrests on Sunday with the promise of more to come following an alleged assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro using explosive-laden drones. Maduro ally President Evo Morales of Bolivia accused the U.S. government of masterminding the plot, a charge swiftly denied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton.

The UN Security Council voted unanimously to condemn North Korea's latest missile test, but with no new sanctions resolution imminent the US may take unilateral steps

U.N. Security Council Calls Emergency Session Over Jerusalem

The UN Security Council will meet on Friday in an emergency session to discuss the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the council’s leadership announced Wednesday.


Two Men Find Plane’s Black Box 31 Years After Crash

Two men from Boston who set out on a journey to find the wreckage of a plane that crashed 31 years ago have recovered the black box and recently got clearance to hand it over to investigators.

Latinos for Donald Trump in Anaheim (Associated Press)

Study: Latinos Live Forever, ¡Para Siempre!

A UCLA study of seven ethnic groups concluded that Latinos age more slowly than the other ethnic groups analyzed. “Latinos live longer than Caucasians, despite experiencing higher rates of diabetes and other diseases. Scientists refer to this as the ‘Hispanic

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Bolivian Woman Arrested for Alleged Facebook Baby Sale

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian officials say they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other for buying it after placing a “want ad” on Facebook.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader: We Support Those Who ‘Confront Imperialist Bullies’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei told Bolivian President Evo Morales that Iran supports whoever confronts bullying powers like the U.S., an Iranian newspaper reported on Tuesday. President Morales praised Iran for inspiring and supporting Bolivia’s resistance to Western domination. In a


Brazilian Magazine Accuses Bolivia’s President, VP of Being ‘Narcos’

Brazilian magazine Veja is confirming and adding to a story that surfaced last week implicating Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, Vice President Álvaro García Linera, and a number of close confidantes in the running of an elaborate cocaine trafficking operation from the highest levels of government.


Pope Francis Pops into Burger King to Prepare for Mass

With a whopper of a crowd waiting out in the Christ the Redeemer Square in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Pope Francis slipped into a nearby Burger King restaurant Thursday to change into his liturgical vestments for Mass.