After making it through the dangerous Darien Gap, Ripon, a migrant, reunites with grantee Nadja Drost in Brooklyn.
While Armenian forces have handed territories back to Azerbaijan it may be a long time before civilians return to them safely, with hundreds of miles of frontline to de-mine and evidence of war crimes.
Ethnic Armenian forces handed over two regions to Azerbaijani control as part of a Russia-brokered armistice that ended the six-week war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
New clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia have erupted over the control of Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict, which has been going on for over three weeks, has devastated the region, killing hundreds of soldiers and dozens of civilians.
Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to battle over Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory and enclave of ethnic Armenians. This week, Russian officials pushed the two countries for a cessation of hostilities—but so far the effort to broker peace has been unsuccessful.
Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to a limited cease-fire on Saturday after warring for two weeks for control over Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict killed hundreds of soldiers and dozens of civilians.
Hundreds of lives have been lost since fighting broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh. Simon Ostrovsky reports on what could become a regional war.
Despite arrests and intimidation, anti-Lukashenko rallies continue. In response to the unrest, Belarus ordered a sweeping media crackdown, and many journalists were stripped of credentials.
Protests in Belarus continue two weeks after an election denounced as fraudulent by the U.S., the EU, and the opposition. Now, leaders of that opposition movement have been summoned for questioning.
Post-election protests in Belarus continue into their second week as workers are divided over whether to strike and exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya calls for a new vote.
On August 9, 2020, Belarusian voters went to the polls for a surprisingly competitive presidential election. Simon Ostrovsky reports on the fallout and the rising tide of protests against strongman Alexander Lukashenko.
The remote Darien Gap cuts across Central America, serving as a critical but perilous path for migrants desperate to make the journey north. Many people fleeing poverty, persecution, and violence feel it’s their only option.