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Lula da Silva Imprisonment: “As of Today, Lula Can not be a Presidential Candidate”

July, 11 2018 (Panampost) Although Brazil is in the same continent, both its language and the functioning of its judicial system can generate confusion among Spanish speakers. Now that former president Lula da Silva is in prison and there are calls for his release, there remain more questions than answers. While supporters of former president [...]

Lula da Silva Imprisonment: “As of Today, Lula Can not be a Presidential Candidate”2018-07-16T04:04:04+00:00

Cuba imposes tighter controls on nascent private sector

July, 10 2018 (Reuters) HAVANA (Reuters) – The Cuban government issued new controls on the island’s private sector on Tuesday, including restricting business licenses to one per person, reflecting its concern that market reforms have fueled wealth inequality, tax evasion and the black market. The regulations, which will take effect in December, had been expected [...]

Cuba imposes tighter controls on nascent private sector2018-07-16T04:01:36+00:00

Colombia’s ‘silent complicity’ in mass killings of social leaders

July, 10 2018 (Colombia reports) Amnesty International (AI) bashed Colombia’s authorities on Monday over their “silent complicity” in the increased violence against social leaders and human rights defenders. The international human rights group is the latest international body that expresses its concern over the wholesale killing of local leaders that has spiked during a peace [...]

Colombia’s ‘silent complicity’ in mass killings of social leaders2018-07-16T03:59:49+00:00

Mexico’s new leader wants a reboot with the US: How long will the honeymoon last?

July, 7 2018 (CNN) Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made his way to Mexico City’s National Palace as a passenger in a Volkswagon sedan, as photographers riding on the back seats of a swarm of motorcycles tried to capture an image of Mexico’s next president. Before the car could come to a full stop at the [...]

Mexico’s new leader wants a reboot with the US: How long will the honeymoon last?2018-07-16T03:57:37+00:00

El Salvador government rejects court ruling on kidnapped envoy

July, 12 2018 (BBC) El Salvador’s government has rejected a Supreme Court ruling ordering the president to testify about the disappearance of a South African ambassador to the country. Archibald Gardner Dunn was seized by armed men outside the embassy on 28 November 1979. Almost a year later, the left-wing rebel group Popular Liberation Forces [...]

El Salvador government rejects court ruling on kidnapped envoy2018-07-16T03:55:17+00:00

Nicaragua crisis: ’38 killed in bloodiest day’ – NGO

July, 10 2018 (BBC) Sunday was the deadliest day in Nicaragua since a wave of anti-government protests started in April, a local human rights group says. According to the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (Cenidh), 38 people were killed during clashes in three areas. Cenidh says 31 were anti-government protesters, four police officers and three [...]

Nicaragua crisis: ’38 killed in bloodiest day’ – NGO2018-07-16T03:53:40+00:00

Leftist holds wide lead in three polls ahead of Mexico president election

June, 27 2018 (Reuters) MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had a lead of more than 20 points and more than one-half of the vote ahead of the country’s election on Sunday, according to three final polls published on Wednesday. The former Mexico City mayor had between 51 percent and [...]

Leftist holds wide lead in three polls ahead of Mexico president election2018-07-03T15:50:11+00:00

Colombia to resume aerial fumigation of coca, this time with drones

June, 26 2018 (Colombiareports) Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday said that his country will use drones to return to the aerial fumigation of coca, the base ingredient of cocaine. The country’s government and court banned aerial fumigation in 2015 after complaints that the aircraft that were used were hardly precise and that the [...]

Colombia to resume aerial fumigation of coca, this time with drones2018-07-03T15:40:21+00:00

Entire police force of Mexico town detained after mayoral candidate’s assassination

June, 25 2018 (CNN) The entire police force of a Mexican town in the state of Michoacán is being questioned in the assassination of a mayoral candidate, the office of the state’s attorney general told CNN on Monday. Fernando Angeles Juarez of the Party of the Democratic Revolution was killed Thursday morning by unknown gunmen. [...]

Entire police force of Mexico town detained after mayoral candidate’s assassination2018-07-03T15:37:25+00:00

President says to take “zero tolerance” policy as corruption costs Peru 3 bln USD annually

July, 3 2018 (xinhuanet) LIMA, June 27 (Xinhua) — Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said on Wednesday that the government will enforce a “zero tolerance” policy against corruption amid a spreading bribery scandal that has involved at least three former presidents. Speaking at a press conference, Vizcarra said corruption, which currently costs the South American country [...]

President says to take “zero tolerance” policy as corruption costs Peru 3 bln USD annually2018-07-03T15:34:26+00:00

Venezuela’s creditors working on eventual debt restructuring: source

June, 20 2018 (Reuters) Venezuela’s public and private creditors are working on how to one day restructure its debt, though U.S. sanctions make that impossible for now, a source close to the Paris Club of government creditors said on Wednesday. Crippled by a hyperinflationary economic crisis, the cash-strapped Venezuelan government and state oil company PDVSA [...]

Venezuela’s creditors working on eventual debt restructuring: source2018-06-22T16:40:35+00:00

Trucker strike lifts Brazil inflation to two-year high in mid-June

June, 21 2018 (Reuters) BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s inflation rate soared back to the central bank’s official target range in mid-June after a nationwide protest by truckers drove product shortages across the board, lifting consumer prices by the most in more than two years. Still, the short-term spike in prices was unlikely to drive the [...]

Trucker strike lifts Brazil inflation to two-year high in mid-June2018-06-22T16:37:48+00:00