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Colombian air force kills dissident Farc rebel leader

September, 28 2017 (BBC) A leader of a dissident Farc rebel group has been killed in the Colombian province of Guaviare, the country's ministry of defence has announced. The man, who used the alias Euclides Mora, was kicked out of the Farc last December with four other rebel leaders for not agreeing to the terms [...]

Brazil poll shows Temer approval plummets on new graft charges

September, 28 2017 (Reuters) BRASILIA (Reuters) - The approval rating for Brazilian President Michel Temer’s scandal-plagued government has sunk further since new corruption charges were brought against him, and 92 percent of Brazilians do not trust him, a new poll published on Thursday showed. The survey by pollster Ibope said the number of people who [...]

Espionage, Murder, Bribes: The Perilous Life of Journalists in Mexico

September, 19 2017 (Panampost) By Fernando Valdés In Mexico, freedom of expression is fully recognized by the law, and in day-to-day life it seems to be absolute; however, this is only true until the moment when truth clears the blurry line between what is political and what is criminal. Murder “Beware. They are coming for [...]

U.S. not ruling out possible oil embargo on Venezuela: Haley

September, 21 2017 (Reuters) NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday a range of options remained on the table, including a possible oil embargo, if Venezuela did not move to restore its democratic processes. “There’s a lot of support in Latin America to see Venezuela start to [...]

NEW STUDY ON WTC 7 COLLAPSE CHALLENGES GOVERNMENT FINDINGS

Septiembre, 11 2017 (Marketslant) If you think all this conspiracy theory stuff is just nonsense, we are with you. But the WTC 7 collapse still doesn't make sense to us. It has always had more in common with an opportunist insurance scam than a true collapse. But we are beyond looking deeper. Thankfully, some are [...]

Bolivia governing party challenges Morales’ term limit

September, 19 2017 (BBC) Lawmakers from Bolivia's governing Movement Towards Socialism party (MAS) have asked the Constitutional Court to allow President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term, despite the constitution preventing him from doing so. The move comes a year and a half after Bolivians voted against changing the constitution to remove term [...]

Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages

September, 18 2017 (Boingboing) Florida Power and Light's grid did not fare well under Hurricane Irma, despite the company's assurances that it had spent billions hardening its systems after 90% of its customers lost power to 2005's Hurricane Wilma. But one thing has changed since 2005: solar. Many of the FPL customers who are living [...]

Tempers fray as search for survivors winds down after Mexico quake

September, 21 2017 (Reuters) MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tempers frayed in Mexico City on Friday as the search for survivors amidst twisted rubble of collapsed buildings began to wind down three days after the country’s most deadly earthquake in a generation. The 7.1 magnitude quake leveled 52 buildings in the sprawling Mexican capital at lunchtime [...]

International Criminal Court Judge Criticizes Transitional Justice in Santos-FARC Agreement

September, 13 2017 (Panampost) International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda traveled to Colombia with several concerns about the implementation of the FARC disarmament treaty established with President Juan Manuel Santos’ administration, which has been criticized for slowness and an alarming number of extrajudicial executions. Bensouda’s agenda in the country included following up on the [...]

Mexican Far Left Candidate’s Tax Plan Is Unrealistic: Citigroup

September, 13 2017 (Panampost) Citigroup released a report following a meeting that its representatives and investors held with Mexico‘s left-wing leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO. In the statement, the bank expressed its doubts about the viability of the plan AMLO intends to implement should he become President in 2018. Analysts from [...]

Brazil police arrest JBS CEO Batista, plea deal in limbo

September, 13 2017 (Reuters) SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s federal police on Wednesday arrested the chief executive of JBS SA, the world’s No. 1 meatpacker, accusing him of insider trading ahead of a plea bargain he signed this year whose disclosure pummeled the company’s stock. Wesley Batista, who has been at the helm of JBS [...]