Ecuador revokes citizenship of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The court’s decision nullified Assange’s status as a naturalized citizen of Ecuador, which was granted to him in December 2017 by then-President Lenín Moreno. Carlos Poveda, Assange’s lawyer in Ecuador, told CNN that he would appeal the ruling. Assange, an Australian, spent nearly seven years holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London protected by … Read more

Exclusive: Leaked documents reveal death threats, roadblocks in Haiti assassination investigation

“Hey clerk, get ready for a bullet in your head, they gave you an order and you keep on doing shit,” read the July 16 text, one of several death threats sent to court clerks assisting Haiti’s investigation into the murder of former President Jovenel Moise, according to official complaints filed with Haitian police and … Read more

Canada’s first Indigenous governor general is installed

Simon is the first Indigenous person to serve as the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II in Canada and commander-in-chief of the Canadian Armed Forces. It is a largely ceremonial role although the Queen must approve the appointment after seeking recommendations from the Canadian government. “I am inspired by the historic nature of this moment, … Read more

Fear stalks Haitians as their murdered president is buried and gangs terrorize the capital

Stories of abduction, lethal attack and indiscriminate destruction are endless in Haiti’s seaside city of Port-au-Prince, where everyone seems to know someone who barely made it out alive — and where many did not, in what rights organizations describe as a particularly dangerous year even before the assassination of former president Jovenel Moise drew the … Read more

Canada surpasses US vaccination rate as country prepares to reopen its borders

According to Health Canada, nearly 70% of Canadians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, putting the country very close to the 75% threshold that public health authorities say is needed to approach herd immunity. “We’ve seen record levels of vaccination, Canada is leading the world in terms of first doses and we’ve … Read more

Haiti’s acting prime minister to step down amid power struggle after president’s assassination

The deal brings to a close days of negotiations between the two men over who would lead the Caribbean nation. Joseph has led the country since the shocking assassination of president Jovenel Moise on July 7, emphasizing a need for stability in the Caribbean nation. Henry, who had been nominated to the premiership days before … Read more

Illegal gold miners threaten fragile way of life, deep in Amazon rainforest

Dressed in traditional headdress, faces decorated with paint, this indigenous community prepares its bows and spears to defend their land against garimpeiros — illegal gold miners looking for glimmers of gold in this vast and rich territory. Fernando, one of the Yanomami leaders, told CNN on a recent reporting trip to the riverside Palimiu settlement … Read more

Thousands of children from Canadian schools for indigenous communities may be buried in unmarked graves, officials say

But survivors of the school say they didn’t need forensic proof to know that hundreds of children went missing in Kamloops. And this week, new scientific evidence supported what indigenous elders in the Canadian province of British Columbia call the “Knowing.” In an emotional presentation by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation on Thursday, officials … Read more

The assassination of Haiti’s president is the latest challenge for CNN Heroes serving their nation

Three CNN Heroes shared their stories of the new danger and uncertainty they are now facing in the days since Moise’s killing. Since 2007, Patrice Millet has been using soccer to educate children in some of Haiti’s poorest slums. Millet, a 2011 CNN Hero, founded Foundation Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours (Foundation of Our Lady of … Read more

Head of security at Haiti’s presidential residence in police custody

Dimitri Herard, who is the head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace, had been questioned at the Inspector General’s office on Wednesday, then transferred to a police station in Port-au-Prince, according to associate Carl Martin, who said he is coordinating Herard’s legal defense team. When Herard asked the police why he was … Read more