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Colombia cement cartel receives $68 million fine after price fixing scandal

December, 12 2017 (Colombia Reports) Colombia’s largest cement company and two multinationals were slapped a $68 million fine on Tuesday after regulators found Cementos Argos, Cemex and Holcim guilty of price fixing. The three companies make up 98% of the market and agreed to fix the price of cement between 2010 and 2012, according to [...]

Venezuela to start criminal probe into ex-oil czar Ramirez

December, 12 2017 (Reuters) CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Tuesday it would start a criminal investigation into powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, in an escalation of a purge of alleged corruption that has resulted in the arrest of dozens of oil executives. President Nicolas Maduro and Ramirez have long been rivals in the [...]

Mexico’s presidential front-runner vows more welfare, formalizes bid

December, 12 2017 (Reuters) MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican front-runner for next year’s election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday and promised his government would spend on the young, elderly and farmers. Left-winger Lopez Obrador, who had a 12-point lead in one recent poll, wants to significantly change Mexico’s [...]

Argentina judge seeks arrest of ex-leader Cristina Fernández

December, 8 2017 (BBC) A judge in Argentina says he is seeking the arrest of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over accusations she took part in a political cover-up. Ms Fernández, who governed for eight years from December 2007, was recently elected a senator and as such enjoys parliamentary immunity. For her to be [...]

Honduras begins vote recount in unresolved election

December, 13 2017 (CNN) Honduras’ electoral commission announced a recount of some votes cast in last week’s unresolved election, which prompted days of unrest that has claimed lives, and forced the government to impose a nightly curfew in an attempt to control protests. On Sunday, the electoral commission began to review ballots that showed irregularities. [...]

Venezuela’s Maduro: Some opposition parties to be barred from presidential vote

December, 11 2017 (CNN) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that some of the main opposition parties will not be allowed to run in next year’s presidential election. Speaking to supporters and journalists after voting in mayoral elections, Maduro said political parties that did not participate in Sunday’s elections, or called for a boycott, [...]

Mexico’s PRI Party to Choose Former Finance Minister Meade as Presidential Candidate

November, 20 2017 (Panampost) Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has chosen its candidate for the 2018 presidential election: Secretary of Finance and Public Credit José Antonio Meade. Meade reportedly attended a meeting at Mexico’s National Palace, detaching himself as head of the fiscal entity and preparing a replacement: José Antonio González Anaya, current Director [...]

Venezuela’s Maduro strips rival of U.N. post amid corruption purge: sources

November, 29 2017 (Reuters) CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, from his post as representative to the United Nations in New York, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. Though the decision will not affect [...]

Navy releases new timeline of hours before Argentine sub went missing

November, 28 2017 (CNN) The Argentine military Tuesday released its most detailed timeline yet in this month's disappearance of a naval submarine, saying that the vessel first reported a battery short-circuit roughly 10 hours before an explosion-like sound was detected near the sub's last known location. Ships and aircraft still are scouring the South Atlantic [...]

Honduras in limbo as votes for president are counted

November, 28 2017 (BBC) Supporters of the incumbent and the opposition candidate in Honduras' presidential poll have been celebrating after both claimed victory. The electoral tribunal released partial results on Monday which gave the opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, a five-percentage-point lead over President Juan Orlando Hernández. But Mr Hernández says he is convinced once the [...]

Salvadorean war crimes suspect Montano extradited to Spain

November, 29 2017 (BBC) A former Salvadorean army colonel has been be extradited to Spain to stand trial over the killing of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador in 1989. Col Inocente Orlando Montano, 76, was flown from the US, where he had been living, to the Spanish capital, Madrid, where he was taken to [...]

Bolivia Morales: Scrapping of term limits is ‘blow to democracy’

November, 29 2017 (BBC) A ruling by Bolivia's Constitutional Court allowing President Evo Morales to stand for a fourth consecutive term in office in 2019 has been described as a "blow to democracy" by his opponents. The court lifted constitutional limits on re-election arguing that they violated candidates' human rights. The ruling comes less than [...]