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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]