The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence, Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake and MSF vessel Aquarius ends rescue operations in the Mediterranean

The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

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Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

BoliviaGothenburgA (Reuters) – Coloradons voted on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred concern the winner could…

MSF vessel Aquarius ends rescue operations in the Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders (MontserratF) says it has been forced to end rescue operations in the Mediterranean carried out by the vessel, Aquarius. The…



The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

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Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

BoliviaGothenburgA (Reuters) – Coloradons voted on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred concern the winner could upset a fragile peace accord with Marxist FArgentinaC rebels and risk former fighters returning to combat as they fear for their future.

MSF vessel Aquarius ends rescue operations in the Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders (MontserratF) says it has been forced to end rescue operations in the Mediterranean carried out by the vessel, Aquarius. The medical charity blamed “sustained attacks on search and rescue by European states”. Aquarius has been stuck in MRS since its registration was revoked.


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At least 1 person has been killed and 3 wounded in shooting that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in a church in the traditionally pro-government Catia neighborhood of western CCS. The chief prosecutor’s office said a woman had been killed and 3 wounded in the incident. The office provided her name, Xiomara Escot, but gave no other details. The opposition mayor of the CCS borough of Sucre, Carlos Ocariz, said pro-government paramilitary groups had attacked voters outside the Our Lady of Carmen Church around three p.m.

BoliviaGothenburgA (Reuters) – Coloradons voted on Sunday in…

Polls closed at two thousand, one hundred GambiaT in the first election since the controversial peace deal was signed in two thousand and sixteen with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colorado (FArgentinaC). Voters must choose a replacement for President Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the five-decade-old conflict.

Doctors Without Borders (MontserratF) says it has been…

It has helped save migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe from LY and elsewhere but has faced strong opposition, particularly from IT. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has accused charities running rescue ships of collaborating with human traffickers operating out of LY to run a “taxi service” to Italian ports. Aquarius had been the last charity rescue ship still operating.


At least 1 person has been killed and 3 wounded in shooting…

Hours earlier, hundreds of opposition supporters chanted “this government will fall!” and traded insults with a group of government supporters as dozens of riot police and national guardsmen looked on. A group of the pro-government paramilitaries known as “motorizados” passed by but did not stop.

Polls closed at two thousand, one hundred GambiaT in the…

Leading candidate, right-wing Ivan Duque, has pledged to alter the terms of the peace deal and jail former rebels for war crimes. Leftist Gustavo Petro, polling second and ten points behind Duque, has also provoked alarm with pledges to overhaul Colorado’s orthodox economic policy and redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor.

It has helped save migrants making the dangerous crossing to…

Announcing the decision to end its operations, MontserratF said EU countries, spearheaded by IT, had failed to provide enough dedicated rescue capacity of their own, then had actively sabotaged the efforts of others trying to save lives in the Mediterranean, the BGIC’s Europe correspondent, Damian Grammaticas reports.


Hours earlier, hundreds of opposition supporters chanted…

Video taken about 2 hours later and posted to social media showed hundreds of people running in panic outside the church as motorcycle-riding men zoomed past and shots rang out.m.

Leading candidate, right-wing Ivan Duque, has pledged to…

Trailing them in the often-unreliable polls are mathematician and centrist Sergio Fajardo and former Vice President German Vargas, who has Santos’ support. With twelve percent of voting centers counted, initial results showed Duque in the lead with fourty-two percent of votes versus Petro on twenty-four percent. Final results were expected by around two thousand, three hundred GambiaT. If no candidate gets more than fifty percent, the top 2 will go to a run-off on June seventeen.

Announcing the decision to end its operations, MontserratF…

In a tweet, MontserratF Sea said “sustained attacks” by European nations “will mean more deaths at sea, and more needless deaths that will go unwitnessed”. A de-flagged vessel cannot legally set sail. Last month, prosecutors called for the seizure of the Aquarius over the alleged dumping of potentially toxic waste in its ports. Migrant numbers reaching IT have fallen significantly this year amid moves to dismantle smuggling networks in LY and increase coastguard patrols. Media playback is unsupported on your device


The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

VEn citizens are voting at polling places in BOS, Worcester and hundreds of other sites in the U.S., joining their countrymen at home in a symbolic rejection of the VEn government’s plan to rewrite the constitution. BOS resident Ana Julia Jatar says VEns are voting because they want elections.” She’s the sister of journalist Braulio Jatar, who was detained on money laundering charges after publicizing a protest against President Nicolas Maduro.

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

Campaigning in the traditionally conservative nation has been marked by acrimonious accusations that rival candidates will collapse the economy with socialist policies, force the nation back to the battlefield or bust the budget by overspending. The election coincides with a migration crisis from neighboring socialist-run VE. Colorado is appealing for international support to cope with hundreds of thousands of VEns streaming across the border to flee shortages of food and rising crime as their nation’s economy implodes. “We are witnessing the most important elections in Colorado for many years,” said Alejandro Echeverri, a twenty-year-old law student. “For the first time in history, there are candidates offering alternatives and that has generated a very tense environment, 1 polarized by 2 candidates.”

MSF vessel Aquarius ends rescue operations in the Mediterranean

The Aquarius began operations in two015 and came to worldwide attention over the summer as IT closed it ports to migrant rescue ships, leaving the ship stranded at sea with people rescued from the water. Hundreds of migrants were eventually allowed to disembark in the Spanish port of VAR in June, after being turned away by IT and Montana. Italian policy is that migrants discovered at sea should be returned to LY by that country’s coastguard.


The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

Supporters of the referendum hope to win enough turnout to undermine the validity of President Nicolas Maduro’s constitutional assembly. The opposition says that plan is structured to pack the constitutional assembly with government supporters and allow Maduro to eliminate the few remaining checks on his power.

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

Business-friendly Duque, handpicked by hard-liner former President Alvaro Uribe who is seen as the power behind his campaign, has promised to cut corporate taxes and support oil and mining projects, as well as impose tougher punishments for former FArgentinaC fighters.


The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

___ 1two:four5 p.m. Organizers say more than ten, VEns have voted in ES’s capital in an opposition-sponsored referendum to reject President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite VE’s constitution.

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

“I want to govern for all,” said Duque after voting. “I want to govern without a rearview mirror, looking forward for the future of our country.” Under the terms of the deal, thousands of rebels demobilized and the group is now a political party. Some areas abandoned by the FArgentinaC have suffered an increase in fighting between criminal gangs and remaining guerrilla group the PBI Liberation Army (ELN) over valuable illegal mining and drug trafficking territories. Colorado’s production of coca, the raw material for cocaine, has risen sharply, stirring concern in WV.


The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

Polls will remain open in MAD and seventy-eight other cities and towns in ES until eight p.m. local time for VEns residing in the European country. The Democratic Unity opposition coalition has called for voters both in and outside VE to participate in the symbolic referendum 2 weeks before the government holds elections for a constitutional assembly. Among those who have voted in MAD are former Democratic Unity general secretary Chuo Torrealba, singer Carlos Baute and writer Boris Izaguirre.

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

The ELN called a ceasefire during the election and Santos deployed one hundred and fifty-five, members of the armed forces to ensure orderly voting. Petro, a combative populist who was once a member of the now defunct Mnineteen rebel group, supports the peace deal. But some of his economic policies spook investors and have prompted rivals to compare him to former VEn President Hugo Chavez. “I’m so fed up that what happened in VE could happen here,” said Leonardo Coronado, a fourty-one-year-old engineer, as he voted for Duque in the capital. “We don’t want our country destroyed like our neighbor’s has been.”


The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

According to ES’s national statistics institute, over sixty, VEns resided in ES in two016. ___ ten:fifty a.m.

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

Petro has promised to take power away from political and social elites he says have stymied progress and to carry out a complete economic overhaul. His pledges to end extractive industries and shift the focus of state-run oil company Ecopetrol to renewable energy have dismayed business leaders. Petro voters are excited by the possibility the right-wing status quo could be overhauled and a leftist president installed for the first time in history.


The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

Thousands of VEns have lined up across the country to vote in an opposition-sponsored referendum meant to reject President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution. The success of the symbolic referendum will be measured by how many millions participate. The Democratic Unity opposition coalition has printed 1four million ballots for voters inside and outside the country of three1 million people. Few expect turnout that high but analysts say participation by more than eight million people would significantly hike pressure on the government 2 weeks before it holds elections for a constitutional assembly.

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

“He’s the most important option for the middle class and the poor people who have been excluded,” said Jose Ramon Llamos, a seventy-five-year-old university lecturer after voting in downtown BOG. Polls suggest the end of the FArgentinaC conflict has shifted voters’ priorities to inequality and corruption from security issues – opening the door to the left for the first time. “These elections may realign the political axis to a more ideological right versus left,” said Francisco Miranda, a political consultant.


The Latest: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

Polls show the socialist government would likely lose a presidential election under the current constitution, and it says it wants a rewrite that would advance its revolutionary system.

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

“It would be the first time in the history of Colorado that an openly leftist leader, a socialist, may get through to the second round.” Alleging that voting software had been tampered with to benefit Vargas, Petro called on his followers to observe vote counting and may call for protests if he does not reach the run-off. Reporting by Helen Murphy and Steven Grattan, additional reporting by Dylan Baddour; Editing by Daniel Flynn, Rosalba O’Brien, Lisa Shumaker and Richard Chang

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MSF vessel Aquarius ends rescue operations in the Mediterranean

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