China Replaces Venezuela as Cuba’s Main Trade Partner

August 18, 2017 | 1 Comment »

China replaced Venezuela as Cuba’s main trading partner in 2016, with an exchange of over 2.585 billion USD, due to the South American country’s deep economic crisis, which has reduced bilateral trade with the island by 70% since 2014, according to official statistics from the Cuban government.

Ecuador: Lenin Moreno, the Troubling Successor to Rafael Correa

August 16, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Over recent weeks, Ecuadorian President Moreno has emphasized his standing apart from his predecessor Rafael Correa, in two areas especially: economic politics and anti-corruption strategy.

Maduro Pops into Cuba to Honor Fidel’s Birthday

August 16, 2017 | 2 comments

HAVANA TIMES – Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro flew into Cuba on Tuesday for a belated tribute to the late Fidel Castro on the 91st anniversary of his birth on August 13, 1926, reported the official Cuban government website Maduro was accompanied by Cuban president Raul Castro on a visit to the cemetery in Santiago […]

Montreal Celebrates “Pride at Work” 7th Anniversary

August 15, 2017 | No Comments »

The 7th anniversary of the “Pride at Work” organization was celebrated on Wednesday August 8th, at the Desjardins shopping complex located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, as part of the week’s program of activities for Gay Pride, This organization provides training to employers with the objective of encouraging their recognition of “LGBT” (“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender”) employees, as an important part of society’s diverse and effective work force.

Venezuela Regional Elections Moved up to October

August 13, 2017 | No Comments »

The all-powerful Venezuelan Constituent Assembly, approved on Saturday to move up the elections for governors scheduled for December 10 to October 10. The opposition coalition inscribed its candidates for the regional elections, but faces criticism from its supporters, as it had already denounced a fraud in the July 30 Constituent Assembly election, in which it did not participate.

Trump Launches New Threat against Venezuela

August 12, 2017 | 14 comments

As if the threat of a war with North Korea isn’t enough, US President Trump, said on Friday that he is not discarding the “military option” against the regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

Canadian Diplomats in Cuba also Victims of Mystery Illness

August 11, 2017 | 2 comments

The mysterious “incidents” that affected US diplomats in Cuba also struck the Canadian embassy, the BBC reports. Justin Trudeau’s government announced on Thursday that at least one of its diplomats has suffered “unusual symptoms” during their stay in Havana, similar to those reported by US officials.

Maduro’s Anti-electoral Trap

August 11, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Two people never tell how something happened in the exact same way. One person accentuates certain facts, the other person accentuates others. Therefore, I am going to go out on a limb and say the following: the way a story is told says more about the people telling the story than about what actually happened in the first place.

Air Europa Pilots Ask to Avoid Venezuela

August 10, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The pilots of Air Europa asked the Spanish airline to stop flying to Venezuela, as other European companies did, or to prevent crews from having to spend the night in the country, the SEPLA pilots’ union said on Friday.

US Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials

August 9, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The United States today imposed sanctions on eight more Venezuelan officials, all related to the recently installed Constituent Assembly and among whom is the older brother of the late President Hugo Chavez.