• Francisco Marquez chats with his mother Maria Luz Lara-Marquez at family home in Del Mar, California, Thursday, Oct. 201.2016. The 30-year-old dual U.S. citizen spoke of his four-month incarceration in his native Venezuela, two days after he was freed and boarded a flight to join his parents in Southern California. He was arrested in June while taking part in a nationwide recall campaign against President Nicolas Maduro and accused of trying to foment violence. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

    Venezuelan activist moves to US after release from ‘dungeon’

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Francisco Marquez says he constantly heard screams from prisoners being beaten in neighboring cells. He once saw a dozen inmates handcuffed, forced to run naked for hours under the hot sun as punishment for a failed escape attempt.

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the opening of the third United Nations Habitat Conference, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The meeting kicked off in Quito on Monday with the goal of tackling haphazard growth and fostering livable, self-sustaining cities amid a boom in the global urban population. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Venezuela suspends recall campaign against President Maduro

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s electoral council said it was suspending a recall campaign against President Nicolas Maduro after courts annulled the signature collecting campaign in four states.

  • The Ecuadorian national flag flies outside their London Embassy, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Midway through releasing a series of damaging disclosures about U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his hosts at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London abruptly cut him off from the internet. The news adds another layer of intrigue to an extraordinary campaign. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Leaks put Assange at odds with Ecuador’s warming up to US

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is finding himself in open conflict with his Ecuadorean protectors as the group’s latest dump targeting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign runs afoul of the South American government’s goal of warming up to Washington.