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Larry Luxner

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Miami native Larry Luxner, a veteran journalist and photographer, has reported from more than 100 countries in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia for a variety of news outlets. He lived for many years in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Washington, D.C., area before relocating to Israel in January 2017. Larry has been news editor of The Washington Diplomat since 2005.

Czech envoy: Gaza war is diverting attention from Russia’s aggression

In his new job, Czech Ambassador Miloslav Stašek seeks to strengthen US-Czech political and economic ties while defending two of his country’s staunchest allies—war-torn Ukraine and Israel—which are both fighting for their survival. And what concerns him the most, he said, is the political points Moscow scores from Israel’s relentless campaign to destroy Hamas terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

Chileans mark 50th anniversary of 1973 coup that overthrew Allende

On that day in 1973, a US-backed military coup violently overthrew the world’s first democratically elected socialist president, Salvador Allende. That led to the torture, murder and exile of an estimated 30,000 Chileans, as well as the establishment of a dictatorship under Gen. Augusto Pinochet that lasted until 1989.