Venezuela: Music and Daring against Maduro

April 22, 2017 | No Comments »

In the two weeks of protests in Venezuela against President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which continued on Saturday, there has been more than smoke, arms and shields: there has also been room for the language of nonviolence to the point of nudity and creativity.

Cuba and Morocco Reestablish Diplomatic Relations

April 21, 2017 | No Comments »

Cuba today reestablished diplomatic relations with Morocco, which had been broken in 1980, following the expulsion of the Cuban ambassador from Rabat. The agreement came days after the private visit of King Mohamed VI and his family to the Cuban capital where they booked the entire 96-room Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana.

General Motors Leaves Venezuela after Factory Confiscation

April 20, 2017 | 4 comments

US automaker General Motors (GM) announced today the cancellation of its operations in Venezuela after denouncing the confiscation of one of its plants by the government of Nicolas Maduro.

Brazilian Justice Calls for Investigating Lula over Cuba Projects

April 19, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Brazilian prosecutors seek to investigate former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, accused of corruption, in connection with the Odebrecht corporation’s construction operations in Cuba, reports the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper quoting secret court documents.

Maduro Gets Support in Havana from his Allies

April 11, 2017 | 2 comments

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) backed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday in his confrontation with the Organization of American States (OAS). The meeting of the ALBA Political Council was held behind closed doors in Havana.

Mexico to Grant Residency to Nearly 600 Cubans

April 8, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The Mexican government has begun a process to regulate and grant residence permits to 588 Cubans who were stranded in the border state of Tamaulipas with the United States, after that country changed its immigration policy for Cubans.

OAS Declares “a Violation of the Constitutional Order” in Venezuela

April 3, 2017 | No Comments »

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved today by consensus a resolution in which it expressed “its deep concern about the serious unconstitutional alteration of the democratic order” in Venezuela, which was opposed by that country and Bolivia.

Bolivia Cancels OAS meeting on Venezuela and 18 Countries Protest

April 3, 2017 | 2 comments

A group of 18 countries today protested the decision of Bolivia, the current president of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), to suspend the extraordinary meeting convened for Monday to address the Venezuelan crisis without consulting the rest of the Member States.

Lenin Moreno Ahead in Ecuador Presidential Elections

April 2, 2017 | 2 comments

The governing party candidate, Lenin Moreno, is close to becoming the new Ecuadorian president, according to preliminary data released by the National Electoral Council (CNE) with 94.18 percent of the votes counted today, dpa reported. The CNE indicated that 51.07 percent of valid votes correspond to Moreno and 48.93 so far to the conservative Guillermo Lasso.

Ecuador Elects its Next President Today

April 2, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Lenin Moreno, a socialist, and Jorge Glas, Ecuador’s current vice president, form the ticket supported by the governing Alianza País movement, proposes a continuity of the policies implemented in 10 years under the administration of President Rafael Correa. Guillermo Lasso, a conservative, and Andres Paez, a Social Democrat, is the formula supported by the right-wing groups, which advocate change in all orders in the Andean country.