The El Salvadoran governing FMLN candidate, Salvador Sanchez, has apparently won a razor thin victory over rightwing ARENA’s Norman Quijano with 99.9% of the 10,445 polling places reporting. The preliminary results show Sanchez with 50.11%.
In a growing demonstration of intolerance of public protests that don’t come from their governing parties, the administrations in Venezuela and Nicaragua both sent out the riot police on Saturday to impede the passing of International Women’s Day marches.
A new contingent of 4,000 Cuban doctors is currently arriving in Brazil adding to the 7,400 already working in the “More Doctors” program of President Dilma Rousseff. Back in January the Brazilian ambassador in Havana had announced his country’s intention to raise the number of Cuban doctors in the program to 11,000.
Having thus far withstood nearly a month of protests, some of which that ended in violence with 20 dead, hundreds injured and hundreds of arrests, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has gone full circle in his threats and retractions regarding the CNN network.
Back when I was still living in Cuba, white-skinned women were generally the ones fortunate enough to be able to climb the social ladder set up by the Cuban “de-evolution” – by marrying or becoming the lovers of “bigwigs” or high government officials.
The government of Cuba agreed today to start negotiations with the European Union (EU) to reach a bilateral agreement, which could mark a rapprochement between the 27-member block and the Caribbean island after decades of minimal relations.
Raul Castro dismissed Wednesday his Minister of Culture, Rafael Bernal, after two years in office; no reason was given. Bernal was immediately replaced with the current deputy minister, Julián González Toledo, 52.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced today the severance of relations with Panama after accusing President Ricardo Martinelli of conspiring against the country and seeking foreign intervention via the OAS.
Cuban President, Raul Castro arrived in Venezuela on Wednesday morning to participate in the tribute on the first anniversary of the death of President Hugo Chavez, the official media reported on the island.
The return of former Cuban government spy Fernando Gonzalez Llort and the crisis in Venezuela and the Ukraine have eclipsed the tragic news of the partial building collapse that took place at Havana’s central bus terminal, injuring two women (one of whom suffered a cranial fracture and is currently in serious condition).