The top State Department official for Latin America said Thursday there is a growing consensus in the Western Hemisphere and elsewhere that democracy in Venezuela is in grave peril.
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Ukrainians are fleeing the cities that could be taken by the Russian army. Apartment prices have already dropped by as much as 50 percent in Kharkiv. Housing sales have increased in Odessa as well, even if compared to 2022