Venezuela and Nicaragua, Differences & Similarities

March 18, 2017 | No Comments »

Almagro’s Double Standards with Venezuela and Nicaragua.  Accuses Maduro of violating the Inter-American Diplomatic Charter, while praising agreement with Ortega By Wilfredo Miranda Aburto   (Confidencial) HAVANA TIMES — A day after Luis Almagro proposed to suspend Venezuela from the Organization of American States (OAS), claiming that Nicolas Maduro’s government had violated the Inter-American Democratic […]

On the Horizon for Venezuela

March 17, 2017 | 2 comments

The international community hems and haws about how to exert more effective pressure and collective sanctions on the ever more authoritarian Venezuelan regime. The democratic opposition can’t seem to unite around a common strategy to force the government back on the democratic and electoral path. Meanwhile, the regime of Nicolas Maduro, entrenched in power and corruption, dedicates itself to smothering Venezuelan civil society even further.

Venezuela Accused of Violating the Entire Democratic Charter

March 14, 2017 | 3 comments

“The facts leave no room for doubt: Venezuela violates all the articles of the Inter-American Democratic Charter,” said the Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro said in the document.

Why Teen Girls Rose Up at a Guatemalan Children’s Home

March 10, 2017 | 5 comments

“It wasn’t because they didn’t like how the food tasted.” A story of abuse by Guatemalan authorities that led to an uprising of teenage girls on International Women’s Day that ended with at least 37 burnt to death at a government Home for Children.

National Mourning and Protests in Guatemala after 34 Teen Girl Deaths in a Fire

March 10, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The number of teenage girls who died as a result of the fire which broke out on Wednesday at a government -run shelter in Guatemala, has risen to 34 while the country officially begins a three day national mourning period.

Evo Morales Back in Bolivia, but Will Return to Cuba for Operation

March 8, 2017 | 1 Comment »

President Evo Morales returned to Bolivia yesterday, after receiving medical treatment in Cuba. The leader announced on Monday, in Havana, that he would return to Havana in early April for a small surgical intervention because of a nodule in his throat.

Raul Castro Visits Evo Morales in a Havana Hospital

March 5, 2017 | 2 comments

Cuban President Raul Castro and his Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez visited Bolivian President Evo Morales on Saturday at a hospital in Havana where he is recovering from a viral disease.

Colombia’s FARC Guerrillas Begin Weapons Hand Over

March 3, 2017 | No Comments »

The FARC guerrilla soldiers began to hand over their weapons to the United Nations on Wednesday, in compliance with the peace agreement they signed with the Colombian government on November 24, 2016.

Ecuador Will Have a Runoff Election

February 21, 2017 | No Comments »

The president of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, announced today that according to the trend there will be a second round of elections in Ecuador between candidates Lenin Moreno of the ruling party and Guillermo Lasso of the opposition.

Ecuador Elections Still in Limbo

February 20, 2017 | No Comments »

Results in the presidential elections in Ecuador on Sunday are still inconclusive. With 87.5 % of the votes counted at 6:30 a.m. local time, the government coalition candidate Lenin Moreno was ahead with 39.09% of the vote over his closest rival Guillermo Lasso with 28.28%.