The Nevada caucuses took place on Feb. 23 with Donald Trump winning by an overwhelming majority. Marco Rubio took home second, which may prove to be a fatal blow for the Ted Cruz campaign. The Democratic primary will take place in South Carolina on Feb. 27.
President Barack Obama reasserted his power to nominate someone to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia in the wake of his death. The White House vetted Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to fill the seat. Republicans represented by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say they won’t hold a confirmation hearing until the next president is elected, but Obama said he will not back down in his efforts to send a candidate to the Senate.
Ramón Castro, brother to Cuban revolutionaries Fidel and Raúl Castro, died on Feb. 23 at the age of 91. Although less well-known than his brothers, Ramón assisted his brothers in their revolutionary efforts and was a founder of the Communist Party of Cuba.
Austria agreed with nine Balkan states on ways to address the refugee crisis. Their major goal is to reduce the flow of migrants coming from Greece. The 10 countries also set forth standards for the information required for migrants’ entry into their countries.