Articles by Elisha Maldonado

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China Arrests Another Dissident, Zhu Yufu, on Subversion Charges

Veteran dissident has been indicted by Chinese authorities on charges of attempting to subvert the state for writing a poem urging people to gather to defend their freedoms, his lawyer said Tuesday, the latest in a string of indictments or trials of popular dissidents this year.

Mubarak Trial: Defense Makes Opening Statements

The defense began its case Tuesday in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who, according to the prosecution, is complicit in the killing of hundreds of protestors during last year's uprising against his regime.

Iran Doesn’t Deserve Any More Chances

Let's from the get-go point out the obvious: Iran does not, even in the slightest, have any intention of quitting its attempts to acquire nuclear weapons. And why should they? No one is stopping them.

Haitians Mark Second Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake

In makeshift churches and at mass grave sites, Haitians congregated Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake that ravaged the country, killing roughly 300,000 people and leaving more than 1.5 million homeless.

Nigeria Imposes Curfew Amid Fuel Subsidies Protests

Following the call for a nationwide strike and mass rallies to protest a controversial government decision to end fuel subsidies, the northern Nigeria's Kaduna State government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in an attempt to prevent further break down of violence.

Italian Minister Malinconico Quits Over Ethics Scandal

In a rather quick turnaround, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's new government has been forced to deal with its first ethics scandal as a top official resigned after reports alleged he accepted paid holidays in a luxury Tuscan hotel while serving under a previous center-left administration.

Ahmadinejad, Chavez Team Up in Venezuela, Defend Nuclear Program

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad started his four-nation Latin American tour Sunday with a pit stop in Venezuela for a powwow with his ally, President Hugo Chavez, who defended his counterpart by saying Iran is facing U.S. warmongering threats amid tensions over its nuclear program.

Mandela's African National Congress Celebrates 100 Years

In a stadium packed with tens of thousands of dancing revelers, South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday, amid accusations that it has not delivered on its promises since taking power in 1994, namely resolving outstanding issues with poverty and unemployment.

Joran Van Der Sloot Confesses to Murder in Peru

Dutchman Joran van der Sloot on Friday said he would sincerely confess to killing a Peruvian woman in 2010, a plea strategy aimed at reducing his eventual prison sentence. As a result, a Peruvian judge postponed his murder trial to Wednesday.