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%.

Trump Demands Release of Venezuela Opposition Leader

February 15, 2017 | 2 comments

Donald Trump met in Washington today with Lilian Tintori, the wife of the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, and demanded his release from prison. The already cool US-Venezuelan relations are now rapidly deteriorating.

CNN Booted From Venezuelan Airwaves

February 15, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) today confirmed the enforcement of a punishment against the US television network CNN, and ordered the suspension of news channel broadcasts throughout the country.

Venezuela Denounces “Aggression” against Vice-president El Aissami

February 15, 2017 | No Comments »

The Venezuelan Government denounced on Tuesday the US’ “severe aggression” against the executive vice-president Tareck El Aissami, when he was blacklisted by the Department of the Treasury for alleged drug trafficking activities.

US Puts Venezuelan VP on its Narco List

February 14, 2017 | No Comments »

The United States on Monday blacklisted Venezuela’s Vice-President, Tareck El Aissami, for drug trafficking, which promises to open up a new front for conflict in Latin America in Donald Trump’s just over three weeks in power.

Venezuelan Opposition Asks for Elections as a Basis for Dialogue with the Government

February 11, 2017 | No Comments »

Venezuelan opposition groups announced on Friday that they have presented a document to facilitators in the dialogue process with the Government, repeating their conditions for a possible agreement, which include holding elections to overcome the national crisis.

Venezuela: Maduro Transfers Important Powers to his VP

January 30, 2017 | No Comments »

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has transferred 15 of his powers to Vice President Tareck El Aissami, including the ordering of expropriations and the promulgation of decrees authorized by the Executive.

The Democratic Left Have a Candidate for Ecuador’s Presidential Elections

January 18, 2017 | No Comments »

As we’re so used to having just one media outlet in Cuba which only mentions President Correa in Ecuador, very few Cubans know that there is a coalition of 24 left-wing and center parties and groups, called the National Agreement for Change, which is made up of the Democratic Left Party, the indigenous Pachakutik movement and the Popular Unity Party, among others, which are taking part in the election campaign leading up to the presidential elections which will take place on Sunday February 19.

The Massive Extortion of Cubans in Venezuela

January 13, 2017 | 7 comments

Carmelo Mesa Lago: “I have calculated that Venezuela pays an average of 10,600 euros per month (127,200 per year) for every Cuba professional, there is a secret subsidy which the Cuban government receives, which only pays a small fraction of this to its doctors.” We take a look at how the government to government deal seems to work.