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(CNN) President Joe Biden signed a new executive order Friday authorizing broad sanctions against those involved in perpetrating the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia as reports of atrocities continue to emerge from the Tigray region. Biden approved the executive order after the administration has "telegraphed for months that the parties need to change course," a second senior administration official said. Eritrean forces must withdraw from Ethiopia," Biden said. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle welcomed the new executive order. Robert Menendez - the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - and Chris Coons - who was dispatched by the Biden administration toward the beginning of the crisis to meet with Abiy.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Samantha Power, Democratic Sens, Robert Menendez, Chris Coons, Sen, Jim Risch, Michael McCaul, McCaul, Robert Godec, you've Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Amhara Regional Government, African Union, Agency for International Development, USAID, United Nations General Assembly, Lawmakers, Democratic, Senate Foreign Relations, Abiy, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Biden, Biden Administration, State Locations: Ethiopia, Tigray, United States, Ethiopian, Africa, Eritrea, New York
NUUK, Greenland (Reuters) - Greenland said on Wednesday it had agreed a new economic aid package with the United States which seeks to boost ties the world’s biggest island and strengthen U.S. military presence in the Arctic. The aid package from USAid worth $10 million announced on Wednesday is primarily aimed at development of Greenland’s mining sector, tourism and education. The package comes on top of a $12.1 million package announced by Washington last year, which drew some criticism from Copenhagen for creating division between Greenland and Denmark. Greenland, home to only 57,000 people but rich in natural resources, is a former colony and now an autonomous Danish territory. With an economy heavily dependant on fishing, the island relies on annual grants of around $600 million from Denmark.
Persons: Pele Broberg, Donald Trump, , ” Broberg Organizations: ., USAid, Reuters, Washington Locations: NUUK, Greenland, United States, U.S, . Washington, Nuuk, Copenhagen, Denmark
NUUK, Greenland, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Greenland said on Wednesday it had agreed a new economic aid package with the United States which seeks to boost ties the world's biggest island and strengthen U.S. military presence in the Arctic. The aid package from USAid worth $10 million announced on Wednesday is primarily aimed at development of Greenland's mining sector, tourism and education. The package comes on top of a $12.1 million package announced by Washington last year, which drew some criticism from Copenhagen for creating division between Greenland and Denmark. Greenland, home to only 57,000 people but rich in natural resources, is a former colony and now an autonomous Danish territory. With an economy heavily dependant on fishing, the island relies on annual grants of around $600 million from Denmark.
Persons: Pele Broberg, Donald Trump, Broberg, Jacob Gronholt, Pedersen, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: ., USAid, Reuters, Washington, Thomson Locations: NUUK, Greenland, United States, U.S, . Washington, Nuuk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ethiopian porters unload food aid bound for victims of war after a checkpoint leading to Tigray in Mai Tsebri town, Ethiopia June 26, 2021. REUTERS/StringerADDIS ABABA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region in recent weeks looted warehouses belonging to the U.S. government's humanitarian agency in the Amhara region, USAID's Ethiopia director said on Tuesday. War broke out in the mountainous region last November between Ethiopian troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the region. read moreThe Tigrayan forces and the federal government have repeatedly traded accusations of hampering the flow of aid. Reporting by Nairobi newsroom Writing by Duncan Miriri Editing by Maggie Fick and Grant McCoolOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Stringer ADDIS ABABA, Sean Jones, Abiy, Duncan Miriri, Maggie Fick, Grant McCool Organizations: REUTERS, Forces, Ethiopian, EBC, USAID, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Mai Tsebri, Ethiopia, Ethiopia's Tigray, Amhara, Afar, Nairobi
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris meets Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during a meeting at the Office of Government, in Hanoi, Vietnam, August, 25, 2021. Speaking in Hanoi, Harris said there was a need to increase pressure on Beijing over its maritime claims. On Tuesday in Singapore, Harris accused Beijing of coercion and intimidation to back unlawful claims in parts of the disputed the South China Sea. China, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan lay claim to parts of the waters. MARITIME SECURITY CO-OPERATIONThe vice president's offer to support Vietnam's increased maritime security included visits by U.S. ships and aircraft carriers, the White House official said.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Pham Minh Chinh, Evelyn Hockstein, Vietnam's, Harris, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vo Thi, Xuan, COVID, Chinh, Nandita Bose, James Pearson, Michael Perry Organizations: Vietnam's, Government, REUTERS, White House, United Nations Convention, U.S, China, Embassy, Senior White House, Pfizer, COVID, U.S . Congress, U.S . Coast Guard, USAID, U.S . Embassy, Thomson Locations: Hanoi, Vietnam, HANOI, South China, Singapore, U.S, Washington, Beijing, China, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Havana, Chinh Beijing, Chi Minh City, Asia
BILLIONS INVESTEDWhile foreign governments and aid groups evacuate thousands of people, they're leaving billions of dollars in projects hanging in the balance, much of it through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. Reuters GraphicsThe United States has allocated $145 billion towards Afghan reconstruction since 2002, a July 30 report from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction shows. On Friday a flight from Kabul landed in Islamabad with 350 evacuees, including employees from the World Bank Group and other international institutions. A World Bank internal memo viewed by Reuters confirmed that its Kabul-based staff, including Afghan employees, had been evacuated with their immediate families. The Asian Development Bank, also with extensive operations in Afghanistan, remains "committed to supporting Afghanistan’s economic and social development," the group said in a statement.
Persons: Yuri Gripas, al, Robert Crews, Michael McKinley, McKinley, Daniel Runde, David Malpass, Ryan Crocker, Crocker, David Lawder, Elizabeth Culliford, Andrea Shalal, Heather Timmons, Grant McCool Organizations: IMF, Bank, REUTERS, Stanford University, U.S . Agency for International Development, USAID, Cohen Group, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Trust Fund, Reuters, Afghan, Reuters Graphics Reuters, World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, United States, U.S, Taliban, CSIS, Carnegie Endowment, International, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Afghanistan, al Qaeda, New York, Washington, U.S, States, Kabul, Islamabad, Myanmar, COVID, United
Criminal gangs in Haiti have slowed down aid efforts trying to reach those injuries by the recent earthquake. On August 14, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, killing 2000 people and injuring 12,000. Haitians are getting so desperate for supplies and support that on Friday, 20 August, Reuters reported that an aid truck was looted. On August 14, Haiti was struck by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, killing 2000 people and injuring 12,000 people - 332 people are still missing. The aid effort has been further hampered by poor weather conditions inflicted by tropical storm Grace.
Persons: Grace, Jerry Chandler, they've, Ariel Henry Organizations: Service, UN Office, Humanitarian Affairs, Reuters, BBC, UNICEF, Haitian, USAID Locations: Haiti, Haiti's, Port, Grace
Sister Tsehaynesh Gebrehiwot attends to Aamanuel Merhawi, aged one year and eight months, who suffers from severe acute malnutrition, at the Wukro hospital, Tigray region, Ethiopia, July 11, 2021. REUTERS/Giulia Paravicini/File PhotoNAIROBI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - For the first time in nine months of war in Ethiopia's Tigray region, aid workers will this week run out of food to deliver to millions of people who are going hungry there, the head of the U.S. government's humanitarian agency said. War broke out in November between Ethiopian troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the region. On Thursday, the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate ceasefire and unrestricted aid access in Tigray. Abiy's spokesperson told a news conference last week that 277 trucks of aid have entered Tigray, without specify the time period in which the trucks entered.
Persons: Tsehaynesh Gebrehiwot, Aamanuel Merhawi, Giulia Paravicini, Samantha Power, Antonio Guterres, Power, Spokespeople, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy's, Billene Seyoum, Maggie Fick, Ayenat, John Stonestreet Organizations: REUTERS, USAID, U.S . Agency for International Development, Ethiopian, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Ethiopia, NAIROBI, Ethiopia's Tigray, Mekelle
Haiti, a country already reeling from the devastation of a deadly earthquake, was drenched on Monday by a tropical depression that brought heavy rains and winds. Heavy rain and strong winds whipped at the country’s southwestern area after nightfall, according to reports. People affected by Saturday's earthquake stand under the rain of Tropical Depression Grace at a refugee camp in Les Cayes, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Fore said in a statement that the tropical depression could exacerbate damage from the earthquake and complicate search and rescue efforts. Earlier Monday a different storm, Tropical Storm Fred, made landfall on the Florida panhandle in the United States.
Persons: Grace, Joseph Odelyn, Civil Protection, Jovenel Moïse, Les Cayes, Anthony Emile, ” Emile, Joe Biden, António Guterres, Henrietta Fore, Fred Organizations: National Hurricane Center, Civil, Associated Press, USAID, U.S ., U.S . Coast Guard, Port, Prince, United Nations, UNICEF Locations: Haiti, Tiburon, Miami, Hispaniola, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Les Cayes, Port, Les, Chile, Virginia, U.S, United States, Florida
Many across Afghanistan are racing to delete past online lives, fearing Taliban retribution, Wired reported. The Taliban retook Afghanistan last weekend in a blitz-style sweep of the country's major cities. According to a report in Wired, many across Afghanistan are rushing to erase their online lives, worried about photos and videos that promote education, or the work of non-governmental organizations. However, many Afghans need that information as evidence to present for visa applications as they try to flee the country. The report said Afghans are deleting foreign contacts from their phones and wiping data.
Persons: Hamid Karzai, Welton Chang, It's, couldn't Organizations: Wired, Service, Hamid, Human, USAID, CNN Locations: Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, US
Live Live Updates: Taliban Promise No Reprisal Killings, but Afghans Are Desperate to Escape A surge of U.S. troops restored order inside Kabul’s international airport a day after Afghans mobbed the runway in a frantic attempt to flee. Afghan security guards trying to maintain order as hundreds gathered outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. While the U.S. military on Tuesday restored order within Kabul’s international airport, it was unclear whether Afghans could make it there. In some areas of Afghanistan, women have been told not to leave home without being accompanied by a male relative, and girls’ schools have been closed. John F. Kirby, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said on Tuesday that U.S. citizens could again make their way to the Kabul airport.
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Death toll from Haiti's weekend earthquake rises to 1,941
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Members of a rescue and protection team clean debris from a house after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti August 15, 2021. Bodies continued to be pulled from the rubble, and the smell of death hung heavily over a pancaked, three-story apartment building. Earthquake assessments had to be paused because of the heavy rain, "and people are getting aggressive," Chandler said Tuesday. "We do not anticipate that the death toll related to this earthquake will be anywhere near the 2010 earthquake, where more than 200,000 people were killed," Charles told reporters. The rain and wind raised the threat of mudslides and flash flooding as Grace slowly passed over southwestern Haiti's Tiburon Peninsula before heading toward Jamaica and southeastern Cuba.
Persons: Storm Grace, Grace, ., Patience, Jovenel Moïse, Neighbor Joseph Boyer, Hatien, James Luxama, Luxama, Jerry Chandler, Chandler, Carl, Henry Petit, Frère, Randy Lodder, Sarah Charles, Charles, Jake Sullivan, John Morrison, Morrison, Frantz Codio, Codio, Etzer Emile, Emile Organizations: Civil Protection Agency, Christian, U.S . Agency, International Development's Bureau, Humanitarian, U.S . military's Southern Command, . Coast Guard, USAID, Coast Guard, U.S . Navy, White, Fairfax Co, U.S . Coast Guard, Officials, Lumiere, Quisqueya University Locations: Les Cayes, Haiti, Les Caves, Port, Cap, U.S, Honduras, Virginia, Jamaica, Cuba, Yucatan, Bonne, Les, Haitian
Afghanistan News: Reassurances From Taliban, but Fearful Afghans Look for the Exits A surge of U.S. troops restored order at the Kabul airport a day after Afghans mobbed the runway in a frantic attempt to flee. In some areas of Afghanistan, women have been told not to leave home without being accompanied by a male relative, and girls’ schools have been closed. American men and women would have been fighting and dying once again in Afghanistan.” Mr. Sullivan expressed sadness over the likely plight of women and girls in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Members of the Taliban at their first press conference after they took control of Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday. In some areas of Afghanistan, women have been told not to leave home without being accompanied by a male relative, and girls’ schools have been closed.
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KABUL — President Ashraf Ghani once promised to rebuild Afghanistan. On Sunday, he fled the country within hours of the Taliban entering the country’s capital Kabul, leaving behind a legacy of lofty but unfulfilled promises. But as president, that work suffered as Ghani dealt with the reality of the country's fractured politics. Known for his short temper, Ghani fell out with former President Hamid Karzai and left the government. Ghani’s team confirmed his departure to CNBC shortly after Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council said that the president had left Afghanistan.
Persons: Ashraf Ghani, Ghani's, Ghani, Alex Thier, Hamid Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah, Abdullah, Ashraf Ghani's, Sajjad Hussain, avideo, Al Jazeera, Bill Roggio, he'd, Roggio, wouldn't, Education Rangina, Muzafar Ali, Al, that's, Ahmed Mengli, Mushtaq Yusufzai, Chantal Da Silva Organizations: USAID, NBC, World Bank, U.S, CNBC, National Reconciliation Council, Getty, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Afghanistan's, Education Locations: KABUL, Afghanistan, country’s, Kabul, U.S, AFP, Al Jazeera, Peshawar, Pakistan, Toronto, Canada
Drone video captured the brutal devastation left behind by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti on Saturday. The Haiti Civil Protection Agency said Sunday that 13,694 homes were destroyed and 13,785 were damaged by the quake. Video shows damage near the epicenter in Les Caves, Haiti after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake. Jean Handy TibertSaturday's earthquake struck 78 miles west of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Haiti has been struggling to contain Covid-19 with few doctors and nurses vaccinated, so far, against the deadly virus.
Persons: Jean Handy Tibert, H2nG1a61HC —, Jovenel Moïse Organizations: Haiti Civil Protection Agency, . Geological Survey, USAID, ffxfirerescue, TF1, National Hurricane Center, Fairfax County Fire, Rescue Department of Virginia, U.S . Agency for International Development Locations: Haiti, Les, Les Caves, Port, Caribbean, USA, Fairfax County
LES CAYES, Haiti, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Doctors and aid workers rushed to get flights or transport to southwestern Haiti ahead of a storm on Monday to reach areas flattened by a major earthquake that killed at least 1,297 people and injured thousands more in the Caribbean nation. The areas in and around the city of Les Cayes suffered the biggest hit, putting enormous strain on local hospitals, some of which were badly damaged by the quake. Port-au-Prince airport on Monday was bustling with medics and aid workers, with domestic and private charter flights filled with humanitarian teams and supplies headed south. At Les Cayes airport, a steady stream of ambulances arrived, bringing the severely injured from nearby areas, a Reuters witness said. With the telephone network down in more remote areas and thousands injured, the death toll is expected to rise further, aid workers and officials said.
Persons: Jovenel Moise, Les Cayes, Ariel Henry, Alix Percinthe, Moise, Grace, Prince, Jerry Chandler, Chandler, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Samantha Power, Dave Graham, Daniel Flynn, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: Twitter, United Nations, U.S . Coast Guard, U.S, National Hurricane Center, Civil Protection Agency, United, United States Agency for International Development, USAID, Thomson Locations: Haiti, Caribbean, Les, Prince, Les Cayes, U.S, Hispaniola, Dominican Republic, Port, Jeremie, Colombia, United States
But with the scars of the last quake still visible in the Caribbean nation's capital Port-au-Prince, there are calls for the aid response to be different this time. MISSING AIDHaiti's government complained after the 2010 quake that aid was too slow to materialize. "Americans donated generously in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake to save lives - which is exactly what their donations did," it said. A major criticism of the 2010 response was that imports of foreign aid damaged Haitian farming and commerce. "I think it's going to get a lot less attention than the 2010 earthquake," he said.
Persons: Val, Jovenel Moise, Jonathan Katz, Katz, Barbara Feinstein, Feinstein, Bill Clinton, Jessie Woo, Moise's, Laura Gottesdiener, Dave Graham, Sarah Marsh, Kate Chappell, Daniel Flynn, Matthew Lewis Organizations: REUTERS, Val PORT, U.S . Agency for International Development, USAID, State Department, Defense Department, Haiti, U.S, Pentagon, Reuters, Latin, Tulane University, Twitter, Cross, Oxfam International, Disaster Emergency Management Agency, COVID, Thomson Locations: Les Cayes, Haiti, Estailove, Americas, U.N, Caribbean, Port, Latin America, Haitian, American, HAITI, Mexico, pullout, Afghanistan, Mexico City, Havana, Kingston
The 7.2-magnitude quake has claimed at least 304 lives, injured hundreds more and flattened churches, homes and government buildings. People look for survivors at a house destroyed following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes on Saturday. At the same time, Haiti must also brace for the likely impact of Tropical Storm Grace, which appears to be headed towards it and could bring heavy rains and strong winds early next week. In a statement issued following the disaster, President Joe Biden said he was "saddened by the devastating earthquake that occurred Saint-Louis du Sud, Haiti this morning." In a tweet, she said she was set to start a tournament next week and will be giving "all the prize money to relief efforts for Haiti."
Persons: STRINGER, Grace, Jovenel Moïse, Ariel Henry, Henry, Joe Biden, Louis du, Biden, Samantha Power, Naomi Osaka Organizations: U.S . Geological Survey, Reuters, Louis du Sud, NBC, USAID, United States Agency for International Development Locations: Caribbean, Cuba, Jamaica, Petit, U.S, Les Cayes, Haiti, Americas, Saint
Southwestern Haiti bore the brunt of the blow, especially in the region in and around the city of Les Cayes. People walk past a house destroyed following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti August 14, 2021. The quake send tremors traveling as far as Jamaica and Cuba, and countries in the region quickly offered help to Haiti. Through USAID, we are supporting efforts to assess the damage and assist efforts to recover and rebuild," said U.S. President Joe Biden. Long racked by political instability, Haitians have also suffered at the hands of international aid efforts and peace-keeping deployments during the past decade.
Persons: Les Cayes, Ariel Henry, Jovenel Moise, Ralph Tedy Erol, Henry, Louis du, Joe Biden, Long, Naomi Osaka, Kate Chappell, Sarah Marsh, Dave Graham, Daniel Flynn, Aurora Ellis Organizations: PORT, Haiti's, REUTERS, Louis du Sud, USAID, Oxfam International, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Caribbean, Haiti, Les, Port, Les Cayes, Jamaica, Cuba, Saint, Kingston, Havana
Residents walk past Adi Harush Refugee camp in Mai Tsberi town in Tigray Region, Ethiopia, June 26, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA, Aug 4 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), said on Wednesday during a visit to Ethiopia that she had raised her concerns about "dehumanising rhetoric" with authorities, amid war in the country's northern Tigray region. Her visit to the country, and to neighbouring Sudan, this week follows warnings from U.S. President Joe Biden's administration of punitive measures against the Ethiopian government if aid is unable to reach the Tigray region. read more"Dehumanising rhetoric hardens tensions and can historically accompany ethnically-motivated atrocities," Power said, adding she had delivered that message in a meeting with the country's Minister of Peace. War broke out in November between federal troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the political party that controls Tigray.
Persons: Adi Harush, Samantha Power, Joe Biden's, Power, Abiy Ahmed’s, Maggie Fick, Chris Reese, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Tiksa, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA, U.S . Agency for International Development, USAID, Ethiopian, country's, of, Thomson Locations: Mai Tsberi, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's, Sudan
REUTERS/Jose Cabezas/File PhotoWASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - Washington is sending USAID Administrator Samantha Power to Ethiopia this week while warning of punitive measures if aid is unable to reach the Tigray region, where hundreds of thousands of people are believed to be experiencing famine. Power is due to meet Ethiopia's national security adviser and hopes to meet Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a senior USAID official said. Washington hopes she will secure unhindered humanitarian access to Tigray. Ethiopian troops withdrew from most of Tigray in late June when the TPLF retook Mekelle. "All statements by Federal and Regional Government refer to the criminal enterprise that is TPLF and not the people of Tigray," a government-run Twitter account focused on Tigray tweeted this week.
Persons: Samantha Power, Jose Cabezas, Joe Biden's, Abiy Ahmed, Washington, Biden, Daphne Psaledakis, Mary Milliken, Howard Goller Organizations: United States Agency for International Development, Central American University, San Salvador , El, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, USAID, Ethiopian, Mekelle, Federal, Regional Government, Thomson Locations: El Salvador, San Salvador ,, San Salvador , El Salvador, Washington, Ethiopia, Tigray, Sudan, Mekelle, Addis Ababa
US Army/Specialist Daniel LoveShort timelines for reconstruction projects and short tours for the officials charged with executing them also undermined US efforts. Short timelines based on political imperatives are "dooming us to failure in countries like Afghanistan," Sopko added. Adrian CadizThroughout Sopko's tenure, SIGAR has raised concerns about the US-led train, advise, and assist mission for the Afghan military. A former commander of Combined Security Training Command of Afghanistan told SIGAR that "over half the fuel disappears," Sopko said. We will do this again, and we really need to think and learn from the 20 years in Afghanistan."
Persons: we're, John Sopko, Sopko, Daniel Love, Donald Rumsfeld, Jim Young, SIGAR, Sgt, Adrian Cadiz, doesn't, they're, MARCUS YAM, aren't, Joseph P, Collette, Patrick Semansky, isn't, Mohammad Najibullah, It's, Whitney Amstutz Sopko Organizations: Service, Afghanistan Reconstruction, Defense Writers Group, USAID, Special Forces, US Army, REUTERS, The Washington Post, Forward, US Air Forces Central Command, Security, Command, Kandahar Airbase, ANGELES, Getty, Contractors, Spc, Dover Air Force Base, Afghan, Soviet, Bagram, US Air Force, Staff Locations: Afghanistan, Helmand Province, Khandahar, Paktika province, Afghan, Kandahar, Delaware, Russia, Norway, Vietnam, Iraq
Juan Francisco Sandoval, who was removed by the Guatemala's Attorney General as head of the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI), speaks during a news conference in Guatemala City, Guatemala July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Luis EcheverriaWASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was pausing some cooperation with Guatemala's criminal prosecutor after last week's ouster of the head of an anti-corruption prosecution unit. Guatemala's Attorney General Maria Porras removed anti-graft fighter Juan Francisco Sandoval as head of the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI). The United States has sought to help Central American countries fight impunity for high-level law breakers. "We are watching closely for any additional actions that would undermine the rule of law or judicial independence in Guatemala," Porter warned.
Persons: Juan Francisco Sandoval, Luis Echeverria WASHINGTON, Jalina Porter, Maria Porras, Sandoval, Porter, Juan Luis Pantaleón, Pantaleón, Daphne Psaledakis, David Brunnstrom, Matt Spetalnick, Sofia Menchu, Cynthia Osterman, Richard Chang Organizations: REUTERS, United, . State Department, Public Ministry, United Nations, The State Department, U.S, Guatemalan Public Ministry, U.S . Agency for International Development, USAID, U.S . International Narcotics, Law Enforcement Affairs, Central, Thomson Locations: Guatemala City, Guatemala, United States, Washington
(CNN) More than a million children around the world have lost a parent to Covid-19, and a total of 1.5 million have lost either a parent, a grandparent who helped care for them or some other relative responsible for their care, a new study finds. "Covid-19 has created this urgent crisis affecting children in almost every nation," Dr. Susan Hillis of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Response Team, who worked on the study, told CNN. "For every two Covid-19 deaths, one child faces the death of a parent or caregiver." They used methods developed and validated years ago to estimate the number of children globally who would have been orphaned by AIDS to forecast the number of Covid-19 orphans. Plus, they added, "1,562,000 children experienced the death of at least one primary or secondary caregiver."
Persons: Dr, Susan Hillis Organizations: CNN, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, CDC, USAID, World Bank, University College London
FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Treasury building is seen in Washington, September 29, 2008. The White House said Steele, who currently directs a Stanford Graduate School of Business research initiative to promote more accountable capitalism and governance, will be nominated to serve as the Treasury’s assistant secretary for financial institutions. The White House also said that Judith Prior would be nominated to be first vice president of EXIM, where she now serves as a Senate-confirmed board member. She previously served for nearly seven years during the Obama-Biden administration at the Overseas Private Investment Corp, now known as the U.S. International Development Finance Corp, where she was vice president for external affairs. Tamara Cofman Wittes will be nominated to be assistant administrator for the Middle East at USAID, the White House said.
Persons: Jim Bourg, Joe Biden, Graham Steele, Steele, Sherrod Brown, Judith, Obama, Tamara Cofman Wittes Organizations: U.S . Treasury, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, U.S . Senate Banking, Export, Import Bank, U.S . Agency for International Development, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Stanford, Democratic, BlackRock Inc, Vanguard Group, State Street Corp, Biden, Overseas Private Investment Corp, U.S . International Development Finance Corp, East, USAID, Brookings Institution’s Center, Middle East, State Department Locations: Washington
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