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Mexico leftist leads presidency race, PRI hopeful struggles: poll

January, 17 2018 (Reuters) MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The leftist front-runner for Mexico’s presidency has retained his lead ahead of this year’s election while the ruling party hopeful failed to gain traction during the festive season and slipped back slightly, a poll showed on Wednesday. Former Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the [...]

Ex-gang members in El Salvador fear more crime if TPS ends

January, 17 2018 (CNN) San Salvador, El Salvador (CNN)It’s not every church service that includes homilies about Pablo Escobar and Al Capone. But at a church in El Salvador, the message of sin and redemption is tailored to a different kind of parishioner: reformed members of the notorious gangs in the Central American nation. “Did [...]

Source: Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot killed by police

January, 15 2018 (CNN) Oscar Perez, a Venezuelan police pilot accused of stealing a helicopter and using it to attack the country’s Supreme Court in June, was killed Monday in Caracas, a government official told CNN. The high-ranking member of the Venezuelan government asked to remain anonymous. CNN has not been able to independently confirm [...]

Mexican journalist killed amid wave of violence against media

January, 13 2018 (Reuters) MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A journalist was killed on Saturday in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, adding to a wave of violence in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media workers. Carlos Dominguez was murdered Saturday afternoon in the city of Nuevo Laredo, state officials said in a [...]

EU likely to hit Venezuelan officials with sanctions: diplomats

January, 17 2018 (Reuters) BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Seven senior Venezuelan officials are likely to face European Union sanctions from next week, including the country’s powerful chief justice, diplomats said, as the EU seeks to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to resolve a political crisis. The travel bans and asset freezes, which EU ambassadors are set to [...]

Mexico leftist leads presidency race, PRI hopeful struggles: poll

January, 17 2018 (Reuters) MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The leftist front-runner for Mexico’s presidency has retained his lead ahead of this year’s election while the ruling party hopeful failed to gain traction during the festive season and slipped back slightly, a poll showed on Wednesday. Former Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the [...]

Source: Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot killed by police

January, 15 2018 (CNN) Oscar Perez, a Venezuelan police pilot accused of stealing a helicopter and using it to attack the country's Supreme Court in June, was killed Monday in Caracas, a government official told CNN. The high-ranking member of the Venezuelan government asked to remain anonymous. CNN has not been able to independently confirm [...]

Ex-gang members in El Salvador fear more crime if TPS ends

January, 17 2018 (CNN) San Salvador, El Salvador (CNN)It's not every church service that includes homilies about Pablo Escobar and Al Capone. But at a church in El Salvador, the message of sin and redemption is tailored to a different kind of parishioner: reformed members of the notorious gangs in the Central American nation. "Did [...]

Controversy in Peru over Fujimori Pardon Continues: Prime Minister Accused of “Secret Deal”

January, 10 2018 (Panampost) Controversy continues in Peru following the pardon issued by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to former President Alberto Fujimori, who was charged with crimes against humanity in 2001. The opposition party Nuevo Perú has since presented a constitutional accusation against Prime Minister Mercedes Aráoz. The leftist caucus said that both Aráoz and [...]