Frances Martel

Frances Martel

Articles by Frances Martel

North Korea Tells Citizens Biden Is President in Passing Mention

Communist-run media in North Korea — the only legal means of accessing information in the country — mentioned the fact that the United States has a new president for the first time in an article published Saturday, referring to President Joe Biden’s certification as the election winner in passing.

In a photo taken on January 21, 2021, officials of the Pyongyang City Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) pose for a photo holding a newspaper carrying a report made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Eighth Congress of the WPK at an office in …

‘Let Us Break the Chains’: Cuban Priests Urge Rise Against Communism

A coalition of 15 Catholic priests working in Cuba defied the Communist Party and decades of Vatican distance from Cuban politics to publish a letter this weekend urging the Cuban people to “co-involve” themselves in their own liberation from communism and work to “break the chains” of the Castro regime.

View of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Santiago de Cuba, eastern Cuba on September 29, 2018. (Photo by ADALBERTO ROQUE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP via Getty Images)

China Celebrates Wuhan Lockdown a Year Later — While Fighting Dozens of Outbreaks

The Chinese Communist Party began early celebrations for the anniversary of allegedly successful lockdowns imposed on millions of people in “heroic” Wuhan, the home city of the Chinese coronavirus, on Saturday, amid a resurgence of the virus in some of the country’s biggest cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 1: (CHIHA OUT) People release balloons into the air to celebrate the new year on January 1st, 2021 in Wuhan, Hubei Province,China.Wuhan With no recorded cases of community transmissions since May 2020, life for residents is gradually returning to normal.(Photo by Getty Images)

Venezuela’s Maduro Cheers Trump Departure: ‘We Beat Him!’

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro celebrated the departure of outgoing American President Donald Trump during a nationwide broadcast Wednesday, appearing to claim some responsibility for his electoral defeat by declaring, “We beat him!”

CARACAS, VENEZUELA - JANUARY 14: President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro (C) gestures along with the First Lady Cilia Flores (L) and Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello Rondon (R) as they arrive to the President's annual address to the nation at the National Constituent Assembly on January 14, 2020 in Caracas, …

Pakistan Threatens to Jail Americans for 10 Years for ‘Blasphemy’

The government of Pakistan recently threatened two American Muslims with prison sentences of up to ten years if they did not take down a U.S.-based “blasphemous” website — a threat one of those targeted told Breitbart News on Tuesday represented “an unprecedented and entirely new frontier of digital policing that Pakistan is trying to impose.”

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the nation outside the Prime Minister Secretariat building in Islamabad on August 30, 2019. - Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed to continue fighting for Kashmir until the disputed Himalayan territory was "liberated" as thousands rallied across Pakistan on August 30 in mass demonstrations protesting …

‘Good Riddance!’ China Celebrates Trump Departure

Chinese government media effusively celebrated the departure of outgoing President Donald Trump on Wednesday, describing the anti-communist leader as “negative and destructive” and exclaiming, “good riddance!”

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave as they make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on November 26, 2019. - Trump is heading to Florida for a rally and to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at his …

Hospitals in Brazil’s Amazon Region Capital Run Out of Oxygen

Hospitals in Manaus, the regional capital of Brazil’s Amazonas deep in the eponymous rain forest, began reporting shortages of oxygen Thursday, reportedly forcing doctors to inject dying Chinese coronavirus patients with morphine to ease the pain of asphyxiation.

An oxygen tank is seen as Juan Carlos Lara, 59, a patient with COVID-19, is taken inside a security capsule, on an air ambulance transferring him from Iquitos to the Intensive Care Unit of the Rebagliati Hospital, in Lima, on September 01, 2020. - A small air ambulance is helping …

Report: Afghanistan Lets Go 10 Chinese Caught Building Fake Uyghur Terror Cell

The human rights magazine Bitter Winter reported on Wednesday that the government of Afghanistan deported ten Chinese nationals last week initially accused of engaging in terrorist activity, but later believed to be attempting to create a fake Uyghur terrorist cell to defame the ethnic group.

thnic Uyghur members of the Communist Party of China carry a flag as they take part in an organized tour on June 30, 2017 in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. Kashgar has long been considered the cultural heart of Xinjiang for the province's …

China: W.H.O. Should Research Origin of Coronavirus in Other Countries

China’s National Health Commission, its top public health authority, urged the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) on Wednesday to investigate the origin of the Chinese coronavirus – which first began infecting humans in Wuhan, China – in other countries.

A member of a Chinese honor guard wears a face mask as he stands guard on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. China said Tuesday the number of infections from a new virus surpassed 20,000 as medical workers and patients arrived at a new hospital and President Xi …

Ugandan Dictator on Outcry over Social Media Shutdown: ‘Uganda Is Ours’

Yoweri Museveni, who has been “president” of Uganda for nearly 35 years, accused foreign social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook of attempting to “come and play around with our country” amid a presidential election campaign in remarks Tuesday following his ban on the sites.

Newly re-elected president Yoweri Museveni, in power since three decades, gestures as he speaks during a press conference at his country house in Rwakitura, about 275 kilometres west of the capital Kampala on February 21, 2016.

Cuba Accuses U.S. of ‘Biological War’ After Terror Designation

Granma, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba, accused the United States on Thursday of “biological war” against the island after the State Department announced this week that Cuba would return to its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The first US-to-Cuba cruise ship to arrive in the island nation in decades glides into the port of Havana, on May 2, 2016. The first US cruise ship bound for Cuba in half a century, the Adonia -- a vessel from the Carnival cruise's Fathom line -- set sail from …