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Russia says Venezuela crisis must be resolved peacefully

August, 10 2017 (Reuters) MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday stressed the need to resolve the crisis in Venezuela peacefully and without external intervention. "We are united in the need to rapidly overcome the disagreements that exist in that country exclusively in a peaceful manner, through national dialogue without any kind [...]

Brazil’s Most Popular Leader Has Been Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence

August, 10 2017 (Huffpoft) Lula da Silva and his Workers’ Party are an affront to the country’s traditional elite — which is itself mired in corruption — so they want to destroy him by any means necessary. “Former Brazil President Lula faces sixth trial for corruption,” ran the headline from Reuters last week. For almost [...]

U.S. Expels Cuban Diplomats After Alleged Sonic Device Strike On Americans In Havana

August, 10 2017 (Huffpost) Cuba says it’s investigating after reports that U.S. embassy staff has suffered hearing loss in the past six months. WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations by the United States that unspecified “incidents” caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, after two [...]

Venezuela Calls For Military Exercises To Prepare For Invasion After Trump Threat

August, 15 2017 (Huffpost) The unpopular Maduro has used Trump’s comments to reaffirm long-standing accusations that Washington is preparing a military attack. CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called for military exercises after U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of a possible armed intervention in the country, but Maduro insisted he still wanted [...]

Chief FARC-Santos Pact Negotiator to Run for President in Colombia

August, 9 2017 (Panampost) In the face of significant support from various sectors of the country, former peace negotiator Humberto de la Calle announced that he will be throwing his hat into the ring for the presidency of Colombia in 2018. This morning, on Wednesday, August 9, via his Twitter account, he made reference to [...]

Venezuela’s new assembly creates ‘truth commission’

August, 9 2017 (BBC) Venezuela's controversial constituent assembly has passed a law creating a "truth commission". The head of the assembly said the law was a "powerful instrument to stifle violence, hatred and intolerance". More than 120 people have been killed in the violence since anti-government protests began sweeping through the country on 1 April. [...]

Rafael Márquez: Mexico footballer denies drugs cartel link

August, 10 2017 (BBC) The Mexico national football team captain Rafa Márquez has denied US accusations that he has links with a drugs cartel. Mr Márquez said he would co-operate with investigations and has made a voluntary declaration to Mexico's attorney general. He was one of 21 people and 42 organisations singled out by the [...]

Tropical Storm Franklin menaces Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula

August, 7 2017 (CNN) Tropical Storm Franklin is strengthening over the Caribbean Sea, menacing Mexico with storm warnings and a hurricane watch issued for the Yucatan peninsula. The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for part of the eastern peninsula from Chetumal to Punta Allen. The National Hurricane Center said Franklin lay about [...]

U.S. Sanctions Eight More Venezuelans, Including Hugo Chavez’ Brother

August, 9 2017 (Huffpost) WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on eight more Venezuelan officials, including the brother of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, to punish them for their role in President Nicolas Maduro’s creation of a new legislative superbody, U.S. officials said. The United States targeted individual politicians [...]

Chilean Embassy in Venezuela Offers Protection from Regime to New Judges

August, 2 2017 (Panampost) The Chilean embassy in Venezuela is protecting two judges appointed by the Venezuelan opposition, who fear persecution from President Nicolás Maduro’s regime. Currently, the country’s embassy is hosting one other judge and a political opposition leader. Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz tweeted that the embassy took in the two justices who [...]

Cuban Dictatorship Claims U.S. Conspiring with OAS to Install Puppet Government in Venezuela

August, 1 2017 (Panampost) Cuban President Raúl Castro claimed there is an ongoing “international operation” against Venezuela following the implementation of Nicolás Maduro’s Constituent Assembly. His regime claimed that the US is plotting against Venezuela and ignoring the Chavista elections that were held Sunday, July 30. It also denounced US sanctions against Nicolás Maduro — [...]