The Havana Reporter. Your news source in Cuba
The Havana Reporter. Your news source in Cuba
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 investigation into the Panama Papers has as many secrets as the number of individuals from anonymous societies hiding fortunes, according to news releases.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.