The outgoing president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, confessed that he fears a left-wing military coup in Venezuela, “and if it happens the defense of democracy will go to hell.”
For days, I’ve been hearing comments about protests in Nicaragua that seem suspiciously ill-intentioned. Since I know Cuban leaders adore Daniel Ortega, frequently praising and paying tribute to him and his administration – I decided to conduct a search for news or opinion pieces about Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal project published in Cuba. My intention was not to dispel any doubts, but to reaffirm my confidence in our press.
The Cuban state telecommunications monopoly, ETECSA, reached an agreement with a US company to restore direct communications between the two countries, informed the official government media on Friday. The possibility of cheaper phone calls and internet service may be around the corner.
US House of Representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi concluded her last day of meetings in Cuba on Thursday, heading up a nine-member congressional delegation visiting the island. On Friday she issued the following press release.
In difficult or decisive moments of his administration, former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez would visit his mentor Fidel Castro. History appears to repeat itself with his hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro, who made an unannounced trip to Havana to meet with the Cuban leader on Tuesday February 17.
On January 31, as many as 150,000 people rallied in Madrid to show support for the Podemos party, which translates into “We can.” Podemos only became an official party last March, but a recent poll by El País found 28 percent of the population supports the party…
According to the Central Bank of Venezuela, Venezuela’s new exchange market, to be governed by unregulated supply-and-demand mechanisms, began operations Thursday with a rate below that of the black market, DPA reported. The market opened with an exchange rate of 170.03 Bolivars to the dollar.
A group of Senate Democrats and Republicans introduced a bill today to end the trade embargo on Cuba, following the recent diplomatic thaw between Washington and Havana, reported dpa.
A hearing at Guantanamo Bay, for suspects accused of collaborating in planning the 9/11 attacks, was suspended after the defendants identified one of their torturers among the official court translators.