Six Months of Morales Government In Guatemala

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Six Months of Morales Government In Guatemala

Six months after coming to power, the Jimmy Morales government shows signs of declining authority and is proving the theory that this political „outsider“ never had a serious plan for Guatemala.

Ecuador Recovers from Earthquake

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Ecuador Recovers from Earthquake

The joint efforts of government, the private sector and the general population have ensured that the Ecuadorian coastal region severely damaged by an earthquake last April 16, is recovering from the consequent destruction.

Extended Panama Canal Now Open For Business

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Extended Panama Canal Now Open For Business

The Chinese COSCO Shipping Panama container vessel has made the first historic megaship crossing of the Panama Canal, an event that will have a significant impact on the world trade.

Disabled People Fight For Inclusion

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Disabled People Fight For Inclusion

Particularly affected by poverty, unemployment and social, economic and political exclusion, millions of differently abled persons are demanding that their situation no longer goes unnoticed, a demand that is gaining support within the United Nations.

Natural Disasters Inflict Multi-Million Dollar Losses on Latin America

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Natural Disasters Inflict Multi-Million Dollar Losses on Latin America

More than 67 million people were affected by natural disasters between 2003 and 201 and losses surpassed $34 billion, accounting for one quarter of the total global impact of natural phenomena, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) revealed in a recent report.

Brazil: Impeachment Goes Full Speed Ahead

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Brazil: Impeachment Goes Full Speed Ahead

Haste threatens to leave its mark on the political trial process initiated in the Federal Senate against Brazil’s constitutional president Dilma Rousseff, with case rapporteur Antonio Anastasia intent on wrapping everything up within 90 days.

Venezuelan Government Ensures Peace amid Call for Revocation Referendum

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Venezuelan Government Ensures Peace amid Call for Revocation Referendum

With the objective of defending peace and the constitution, the Venezuelan executive asked the Electoral Power to take part in the process taking place these days in Venezuela amid a call for a revocation referendum.

Peru Seeks to Break Draw Between Neo-Liberal Hopefuls

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Peru Seeks to Break Draw Between Neo-Liberal Hopefuls

As the final electoral round on June 5 looms in Peru, neoliberal presidential hopefuls, Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, have been engaged in an exchange of attacks and shunts in bids to get ahead in opinion polls.

Cristina Fernández with the People’s Front

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Cristina Fernández with the People’s Front

Former Argentinean President Cristina Fernández as broken the silence by reappearing on the public scene, where she stirred up the politics, gave strength to er supporters, worried the ruling party, revived the opposition and launched the idea of the need for a People’s Front.

The Panama Papers Scandal

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
The Panama Papers Scandal

The investigation into the Panama Papers has as many secrets as the number of individuals from anonymous societies hiding fortunes, according to news releases.

Brazilian President Defends Constitutionality

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Brazilian President Defends Constitutionality

BRASILIA._ Elected by more than 54.5 million Brazilians to do a second term in office until 2018, President Dilma Rousseff has made it clear during the past few days that she will not resign from her post under any circumstances.

Peru to Elect First Woman President

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Peru to Elect First Woman President

The final debate between the 12 Peruvian presidential candidates, most of whom represent no real choice, seemed to confirm what those who foresee a probable run off between two women have said that the South American nation will soon elect its first female president.

Justice Is All Lula Asks For

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Justice Is All Lula Asks For

BRASILIA.- So far prevented from taken the role of minister of the Dilma Rousseff cabinet due to a judicial decision, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva demanded justice for all Brazilians and full respect for democracy.

Labour Elected to Govern a Crime and Austerity Weary Jamaica

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Labour Elected to Govern a Crime and Austerity Weary Jamaica

The Jamaican Labour Party (JLP) have been re-elected to govern under the watchful eye of an electorate seduced by promises of prosperity, but fed up with the crime, poverty and austerity imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Little Progress in Haiti’s Political Crisis

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Little Progress in Haiti’s Political Crisis

SANTO DOMINGO._ Very little progress has being made in terms of the political crisis in Haiti, despite the changes that have taken place there since February 6 when interim President Jocelerme Privert replaced President Michel Martelly in office.

“No” Vote Wins in Bolivia with Narrow Margin

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
“No” Vote Wins in Bolivia with Narrow Margin

LA PAZ_ The No vote on the constitutional referendum held in Bolivia prevailed with a narrow margin, after a campaign marked by a dirty war intended to damage the image of President Evo Morales.

Russia Central To Peace In Syria

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Russia Central To Peace In Syria

Russia has reaffirmed its leading role in peace efforts for Syria, with the establishment of a conflict resolution center in the in the Arab country’s Jmeimín Air Base, just 24 hours after signing an agreement with the United States.

A Sign of Regional Integration

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
A Sign of Regional Integration

The Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held in late January in Ecuador demonstrated that the pro-integration bloc is the right mechanism for coping with the challenges and conflicts that might appear in the region.

Evo Morales Praises Revolution’s Achievements in Ten Years

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
Evo Morales Praises Revolution’s Achievements in Ten Years

LA PAZ._ President Evo Morales highlighted the transformations made by the Bolivian government throughout his ten years in power, having turned one of the poorest South American countries into the one with the highest growth rate in the region, for the benefit of the people and with the consequent reduction of poverty.

Citizens’ Revolution Transforms Ecuador

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Citizens’ Revolution Transforms Ecuador

QUITO- The Citizens’ Revolution, a political project that in the words of its leader, president Rafael Correa, has transformed Ecuador into a leading nation, has completed nine years in power.

Venezuela, New Scenes

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Venezuela, New Scenes

The opposition alliance Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (Democratic Unity Roundtable, MUD) won the majority of seats at the recent parliamentary elections, which were held in a peaceful atmosphere. This result shows new scenes for the Bolivarian Revolution.

Russia and Cuba Enter New Phase of Cooperation

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Russia and Cuba Enter New Phase of Cooperation

The co-presidents of the Russia-Cuba Intergovernmental Commission and delegations from the two governments have set the course for the agenda that defines the immediate future of bilateral relations.

Despite Obstacles, Peace Lies on the Colombian Horizon

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Despite Obstacles, Peace Lies on the Colombian Horizon

BOGOTÁ.- After almost three years of talks and an agreed conclusion date between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, a peace process which has made progress but still confronts contradictions, is now at a definitive stage.

Argentina Makes A Right Turn

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Argentina Makes A Right Turn

BUENOS AIRES._- Some 2.8 percent of voters in Argentina guaranteed the win of conservative candidate Mauricio Macri, with the country now swerving to the right with a narrow margin and ending 12 years of a nationwide popular project.

Colombia Peace Talks Continue Despite Disagreements

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
Colombia Peace Talks Continue Despite Disagreements

HAVANA._ In spite of disagreements over crucial issues under debate, representatives from Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the government continue holding peace talks in Havana with the objective of bringing the armed conflict in the South American country to an end.

The Fate Of Venezuela’s Revolution To be Decided in Elections

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
The Fate Of Venezuela’s Revolution To be Decided in Elections

CARACAS.- On December 6 , more than 19 million Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect 167 National Assembly deputies and thus decide the fate of their nation and its Bolivarian Revolution.

Bilateral Commission Cuba – USA: A Complicated Task

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Bilateral Commission Cuba – USA: A Complicated Task

The topic of the relations between Cuba and the United States will again take the ‘public floor’ for various reasons, among them being the start of the work of a commission that will analyze the pressing topics of the bilateral agenda.

Cuba-U.S. Relations: The Next Step

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
Cuba-U.S. Relations: The Next Step

The visit by Secretary of State, John Kerry, to Havana on August 14 to preside over the official opening of the North American Embassy, signaled the commencement of a new era in Cuba-U.S relations.

Havana Dwellers contributed to U.S. Independence

Published on: Vol.14, 2015
Havana Dwellers contributed to U.S. Independence

In times when relations between Cuba and the United States are thawing from a long freezing process, not many on both sides of the Florida Strait know the surprising story that joined the then Spanish ‘posession’ with the struggle of the 13 North American colonies for its Independence.

Cuba and Asia Consolidate Ties

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Cuba and Asia Consolidate Ties

Despite the vast distance between them, Cuba has, over the course of the last 50 years, fostered relations with Asia and continues to deepen these links to the same extent that it does with other regions.

Progress Despite Differences

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
Progress Despite Differences

Marked by profound differences and a more than fifty-year long stand off, Cuba and the United States are advancing towards the resumption of diplomatic relations and cooperation on matters of mutual interest.

Relations Beneficial to Both Sides

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Relations Beneficial to Both Sides

Since Cuban president Raúl Castro and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama announced their decision to reestablish diplomatic relations last December 17, there has been an overflow of enthusiasm that encompassed almost the whole world.

Blockade Against Cuba Impacts US Business Interests

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Blockade Against Cuba Impacts US Business Interests

Anyone with an interest in keeping up to date on the United States economic blockade against Cuba need not look beyond the difficulties facing U.S. businesses interested in taking advantage of the recent developments between both countries.

US Blockade Against Cuba Still to Be Lifted

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
US Blockade Against Cuba Still to Be Lifted

A strange cocktail of hope and uncertainty abounds globally about what the future might hold in store for Cuba–U.S. relations, following announcements last December 17 by both governments of their decision to restore diplomatic relations.

On a Long Road To Normalization

Published on: Vol.4, 2015
On a Long Road To Normalization

The announcements of last December 17 by Cuba and The United States about the reestablishment of diplomatic ties, broken by Washington in 1961, created great expectations in both countries.

Normalizing Ties May Ease International Tensions

Published on: Vol.3, 2015
Normalizing Ties May Ease International Tensions

Recent developments in Cuba-U.S relations, which represent the first steps on the long road to normalization, may be beneficial not only to the people and administrations of both countries, but to the international community as a whole.

Blockade Still Very Much in Force

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Blockade Still Very Much in Force

Towards the end of 2014 the United States and Cuba announced an end to more than 50 years of fractured relations, but the main issue is still to be solved: lifting the economic, commercial and financial blockade against the island.