COLOMBIAN MILITARY CONCERNED BY BIAS IN NEW FARC AGREEMENT

Nobember, 29 2016 (Panampost) Senator Thania Vega, of the Centro Democrático party and who is the wife of Colonel Alfonso Plazas Vega, spoke in an interview with the Colombian daily El Tiempo about the military’s concerns about the new government-FARC agreement that Congress will seek to approve this week. The senator affirms that the new [...]

COLOMBIAN MILITARY CONCERNED BY BIAS IN NEW FARC AGREEMENT2017-01-13T11:58:44+00:00

Colombians celebrate as peace deal is reached with Farc rebels

August 25, 2016 (BBC) Hundreds of Colombians have celebrated an historic peace accord between the government and left-wing Farc rebels, signed after 52 years of conflict. The announcement was broadcast live on Wednesday from Havana, Cuba, where peace talks have been held for almost four years. The conflict has killed an estimated 260,000 people and displaced [...]

Colombians celebrate as peace deal is reached with Farc rebels2017-01-13T11:58:47+00:00

Ecuadorians Collect 1.2 Million Signatures for Correa’s Reelection

August 17, 2016 (Panampost) Ecuador managed to collect over 1.2 million signatures supporting the proposal for a referendum that would allow President Rafael Correa to run again in 2017. After 45 days of collecting signatures, the movement gave the National Electoral Council (CNE) the results in northern Quito. It reportedly exceeded the minimum percentage required for a referendum, which is eight percent, by [...]

Ecuadorians Collect 1.2 Million Signatures for Correa’s Reelection2017-01-13T11:58:48+00:00

Bolivia opens ‘anti-imperialist’ school to counter US

August 18, 2016  (BBC) The Bolivian President Evo Morales has opened a new military defence academy, which he says will offer courses to counter the influence of the United States in the developing world. Mr Morales said its aim included the study of imperialism and its consequences. He said it would counteract the Army School of [...]

Bolivia opens ‘anti-imperialist’ school to counter US2017-01-13T11:58:48+00:00

Impeachment proceedings against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff: What’s up?

May 11,2016 – (CNN )It's enough to make even the most seasoned political pundit's head spin. The mess that is Brazil's political situation took a surprising twist when the new chief of the lower house of Congress said Monday that he wanted to strike down impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff. The move angered and bewildered many. [...]

Impeachment proceedings against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff: What’s up?2017-01-13T11:58:55+00:00

Colombia’s Santos names new cabinet for peace and post conflict

April 25,2016 – (Reuters) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos named a new cabinet on Monday to strengthen his government as peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels enter their final phase and as the economy struggles with slumping oil revenue and increasing inflation. Santos said the new line-up would be "a cabinet of peace" and "one [...]

Colombia’s Santos names new cabinet for peace and post conflict2017-01-13T11:58:56+00:00

Brazil heads for worst recession since 1901, economists forecast

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil’s economy will contract more than previously forecast and is heading for the deepest recession since at least 1901 as economic activity and confidence sink amid a political crisis, a survey of analysts showed. Latin America’s largest economy will shrink 2.95 percent this year, according to the weekly central bank poll [...]

Brazil heads for worst recession since 1901, economists forecast2017-01-13T11:59:05+00:00

Ex-President of Argentina Is Sentenced in Embezzlement Case

BUENOS AIRES — Carlos Saúl Menem, the former Argentine president, was convicted and sentenced on Tuesday to more than four years in prison for overseeing the embezzlement of public funds to pay bonuses to government officials during his presidency in the 1990s. A court in Buenos Aires handed down the sentence of four and a [...]

Ex-President of Argentina Is Sentenced in Embezzlement Case2017-01-13T11:59:09+00:00

An Exploding Pension Crisis Feeds Brazil’s Political Turmoil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — When Rosângela Araújo turned 44, she decided that she had worked long enough. So Ms. Araújo, a public school supervisor, did what millions of others in their 40s and 50s have done in this country: She retired, with a full pension. “I had to take advantage of the benefit that was [...]

An Exploding Pension Crisis Feeds Brazil’s Political Turmoil2017-02-15T07:41:15+00:00

How Colombia’s Judge Already Won Guatemala’s Elections

Guatemala’s presidential run-off is Sunday, but the country has already elected the winner: Ivan Velasquez, the soft-spoken Colombian judge who manages the United Nations-backed anti-impunity watchdog, the CICIG. The official candidates -- Jimmy Morales and Sandra Torres -- are waging a relatively civil, if unremarkable campaign for the October 25 vote. Morales, a comedian-turned presidential [...]

How Colombia’s Judge Already Won Guatemala’s Elections2017-01-13T11:59:13+00:00

U.S. blocks some anti-drug funds for Mexico over human rights concerns

MEXICO CITY — In a setback for its multibillion-dollar effort to help Mexico fight its drug war, the U.S. State Department has decided that Mexico failed to reach some human rights goals, triggering a cutoff of millions of dollars in aid. The move, which has not been reported previously, affects a small portion of the [...]

U.S. blocks some anti-drug funds for Mexico over human rights concerns2017-01-13T11:59:13+00:00

Glencore Pain Is Windfall for Bond Traders in Peru Miner Volcan

Volcan's bonds jump after Glencore cuts zinc production Lima-based Volcan is Latin America's biggest zinc miner Glencore Plc’s woes have become a boon for bond investors in Latin America’s biggest zinc producer. Peru miner Volcan Cia. Minera SAA’s $600 billion of notes due in 2022 have returned 1.3 percent since Oct. 8, when Glencore, the world’s largest producer [...]

Glencore Pain Is Windfall for Bond Traders in Peru Miner Volcan2017-01-13T11:59:13+00:00