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Venezuelan Opposition Begins Collecting Signatures to Recall Maduro

April 28, 2016 | 3 comments

Starting Wednesday, the Venezuelan opposition has been collecting signatures to request a referendum that would put an end to Nicolas Maduro’s presidency, not unlike the one held in 2004 when Hugo Chavez was president.




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Resounding “NO” to Nicaragua Canal Land Expropriations

April 26, 2016 | No Comments »

Once again they left their lands in order to defend them and demonstrate their rejection of the expropriations involved in the Nicaragua Grand Canal project, packed with more doubts than certainties.




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Why Does Nicaragua Want 50 Russian Tanks?

April 26, 2016 | 3 comments

The Nicaraguan Army confirmed that the country acquired a considerable lot of military equipment and weaponry from Russia, among them T-721B1 tanks, as part of a plan to “modernize” of the military institution




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SOS for Nicaragua’s Great Lake

April 25, 2016 | No Comments »

Residents of the communities around Lake Cocibolca (Lake of Nicaragua) share the same concern: the water level of the lake is dropping and they fear that “climate change” will dry it up completely, as happened to the Tisma wetlands and to the dam at Las Canoas.




Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
Is the U.S. Backing Rousseff’s Ouster in Brazil? (video)

April 20, 2016 | No Comments »

Early next month, Brazil’s Senate will vote on whether to put Rousseff on trial on allegations of manipulating budget accounts. On Tuesday, Rousseff said attempts to impeach her constituted a “coup” and an “original sin.”




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Rousseff Closer to Impeachement in Brazil

April 18, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has a thorny uphill battle ahead in the Senate to avoid being burned at the stake of ” impeachment “, notes Ana Maria Pomi of dpa news.




Cubans at the Panamanian-Costa Rican border.
More than a Thousand Cubans Bust into Costa Rica from Panama

April 13, 2016 | No Comments »

At least a thousand Cubans forced their way today into Costa Rica at its southern border with Panama. They demand the right to transit towards the United States, their final destination, reported dpa news.




National Council for the Defense of the Earth presents their proposed bill to repeal the canal legislation.
Over 28,000 Signatures against Nicaragua Canal Law

April 12, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Francisca Ramirez, a farmer from La Fonseca, Nueva Guinea, said that the rural residents would exhaust all national legal channels to demand the repeal of law 840. “We’re going to continue to insist, and we’ll issue an ultimatum, because we’re prepared to hold work stoppages if they don’t listen.




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Venezuelan Supreme Court Declares Amnesty Law Unconstitutional

April 11, 2016 | No Comments »

The Supreme Court (TSJ) of Venezuela declared unconstitutional the Law of Amnesty and National Reconciliation, approved by the opposition majority in the National Assembly in an attempt to free a group of imprisoned political prisoners.




Cubans stuck in Panama.  Photo: from the cubanosenpanama FB page.
Cubans Continue to Mass on the Panama – Costa Rica Border

April 11, 2016 | No Comments »

The ongoing migration crisis continues in Central America with more than 2,000 Cubans stranded on the border of Panama with Costa Rica. The current situation follows that of 8,000 Cubans who reached United States, their final destination, in recent months.