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Venezuela: New assembly approves treason trials for opposition

August, 30 2017 (BBC) Venezuela's new constituent assembly has unanimously voted to put opposition leaders on trial for treason. The assembly said it would pursue those it accuses of supporting US economic sanctions against the country. Washington approved the measures last week in response to what it called the "dictatorship" of President Nicolás Maduro. President [...]

Venezuela Attorney General Breaks Silence over Maduro Corruption and Cabello-Odebrecht Links

August, 24 2017 (Panampost) The legitimate attorney general of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega, who fled after the persecution of the regime of Nicholas Maduro, arrived in Brazil to participate in a summit of corruption prosecutors; there she revealed information about Venezuelan corruption, specifically commenting on Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht‘s corrupting influence in the Andean country, and [...]

Victims of Sonic Attack in Cuba Could Suffer Permanent Brain Damage

August, 24 2017 (Panampost) The “sonic attack” on United States and Canadian diplomats in Havana, Cuba may have caused more than hearing loss, CBS reported this week. The May attacks, that have only recently been made public, also caused brain damage. CBS, claiming to have access to the medical reports of the case, said a [...]

Colombia’s chief prosecutor failed to mention 300kg of FARC gold: rebel leaders

August, 24 2017 (Colombia reports) Colombia’s demobilized FARC guerrilla group on Thursday claimed the prosecutor general intentionally omitted reported the content of a list of assets the rebels surrendered for victim compensation. Prosecutor General Nestor Humberto Martinez on Wednesday decried that much of the assets reported by the FARC were “useless” while others were not [...]

Brazil’s Lula on the rise, but comeback likely out of reach

MACEIÓ, Brazil (Reuters) - Thousands have turned out to see leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his marathon bus tour of impoverished northeast states, the region where Brazil’s first working-class leader was born and where he has maintained the most support. Rural workers whose lives improved dramatically with Lula’s social programs swarmed [...]

As Socialism Destroys Venezuela, Only Its People, Not U.S. Military, Can Restore Democracy

August, 23 2017 (Huffpost) President Donald Trump has turned into the warmonger he criticized when running against Hillary Clinton. He just announced a major escalation in America’s combat role in Afghanistan. Previously he or his administration threatened North Korea, continued military involvement in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, warned of a potential naval confrontation with Beijing [...]

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 [...]