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Hungary: 94 Migrants in Detention Launch Hunger Strike

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s immigration and asylum office says 94 of 102 asylum-seekers detained in a closed reception center have launched a hunger strike, demanding to be set free.

Nicolas Maduro and Pope Francis

Dissidents, Vatican: Venezuelan President Stood Up Pope to Avoid Human Rights Criticism

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, facing a tidal wave of international criticism over human rights violations and hunger strikes by his nation’s most famous prisoners of conscience, canceled a visit to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. Both dissidents and Vatican sources have told multiple Spanish newspapers that the cancelation, ostensibly due to a “cold,” actually occurred out of fear of being embarrassed on a public stage.