Thousands of people in Peru protest Alberto pardon in Lima

December 29, 2017 11:00 pm
Thousands of people in Peru protest Alberto pardon in Lima

Thousands of people in Peru have taken to the streets of the capital, Lima, in the largest protest rally yet since the Christmas Eve pardon of former authoritarian president Alberto Fujimori by the current president. Angry protesters rallied in Lima on Thursday, carrying signs that read “Justice cannot be negotiated,” […]

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After Canada, Brazil expels Venezuela’s top diplomat

December 27, 2017 11:00 am
After Canada, Brazil expels Venezuela’s top diplomat

Venezuela’s chargé d’affaires in Brazil, Gerardo Antonio Delgado Maldonado (L) (file photo) Following in Canada’s footsteps, Brazil has decided to expel the top Venezuelan diplomat in the South American country in retaliation for a similar move by Venezuela. Venezuela over the weekend expelled Brazilian Ambassador to Caracas Ruy Pereira and Canadian […]

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Thousandsof people protest pardon of former dictator Alberto Fujimori in Peruvian capital of Lima

December 26, 2017 1:30 am
Thousandsof people protest pardon of former dictator Alberto Fujimori in Peruvian capital of Lima

Thousands of people have marched in the Peruvian capital of Lima and other cities to protest the presidential pardon of the country’s ailing ex-strongman Alberto Fujimori, in what many view as part of a political deal to avert the impeachment of the current president. Over 5,000 people took part in […]

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Canada expels Venezuela diplomats in reciprocal move

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Canada expels Venezuela diplomats in reciprocal move

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (photo by AFP) Canada has decided to revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s ambassador and chargé d’affaires in the country, reciprocating a similar move earlier by Caracas. Venezuela’s Ambassador to Canada Wilmer Barrientos Fernandez and its chargé d’affaires, Angel Herrera, were stripped of their […]

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Guatemala becomes first country to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds after US

December 25, 2017 2:29 am
Guatemala becomes first country to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds after US

This file picture taken on September 19, 2017 shows Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales addressing the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York. (Photo by AFP) Guatemala has announced that it will be moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds, making it […]

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Venezuelan government decides to expel Brazil, Canada top diplomats

December 24, 2017 2:16 am
Venezuelan government decides to expel Brazil, Canada top diplomats

The president of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez (C), speaks at a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, December 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Venezuelan government has decided to expel the top diplomats of Brazil and Canada over accusations of meddling in Venezuela’s domestic affairs. Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly […]

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US ‘decided’ Honduras presidential election winner: Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla

December 23, 2017 5:30 pm
US ‘decided’ Honduras presidential election winner: Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla

Honduran opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla addresses the media after the US backed the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez despite allegations of fraud by the opposition, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, December 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Salvador Nasralla, the Honduran leftist presidential candidate, has admitted that he was defeated in […]

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Cuban President Raul Castro to step down in 2018

December 22, 2017 2:38 am
Cuban President Raul Castro to step down in 2018

Cuban President Raul Castro gestures while giving a speech during the tenth and last regular session of the National Assembly of Popular Power, at the Convention Palace in Havana, Cuba, on December 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his […]

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Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski survives impeachment bid

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Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski survives impeachment bid

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2-L) is pictured after speaking at the Peruvian National Congress in Lima, Peru, on December 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pulled off a surprise victory against the opposition’s bid to force him from power as a graft scandal rocks Latin […]

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Honduras government of President Juan Orland Hernandez rejects new election, unrest continues

December 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Honduras government of President Juan Orland Hernandez rejects new election, unrest continues

The government of Honduran President Juan Orland Hernandez has flatly rejected calls to repeat the presidential election that saw him re-elected, as unrest continues in the country over alleged irregularities in the poll. “The only other elections there are going to be in this country will be on the last […]

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Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defies opposition ultimatum to resign

December 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defies opposition ultimatum to resign

A handout picture distributed by the Peruvian presidency shows President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski addressing the nation on television on December 13, 2017. (Via AFP) Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski late Thursday rejected demands he resign, brushing aside an opposition ultimatum to step down or face impeachment over allegations he received […]

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President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party wins 90 percent of municipalities in Venezuela

December 11, 2017 3:30 pm
President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party wins 90 percent of municipalities in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Venezuela’s governing Socialist Party has won more than 300 of the 335 mayorships in local elections, a victory that strengthens the hand of its leader, President Nicolas Maduro, in next year’s presidential race. Speaking to supporters in a Caracas square shortly before midnight on Sunday, the […]

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Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

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Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

The president of the Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) David Matamoros addresses the media on December 3, 2017 in Tegucigalpa.(Photo by AFP) Honduras’ electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes Sunday, saying that results were “extremely consistent with original data for the presidential election two […]

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Vote counting finishes in Honduras, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has more votes

December 5, 2017 12:58 pm
Vote counting finishes in Honduras, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has more votes

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks to the press in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, December 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The electoral tribunal in Honduras has finished counting votes in the country’s contentious presidential election after more than a week, with incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez having received more votes in the […]

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Honduran government gives security forces more power to suppress post-election unrest

December 2, 2017 11:00 pm
Honduran government gives security forces more power to suppress post-election unrest

The supporters of Honduran presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance against Dictatorship coalition Salvador Nasralla clash with security forces during protests demanding the final results of the weekend presidential poll, in the capital, Tegucigalpa, on December 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The government in Honduras has suspended certain constitutional guarantees […]

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Venezuelan government, opposition resume crisis talks in Dominican

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Venezuelan government, opposition resume crisis talks in Dominican

Former President of Spanish government Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (C-L) Dominican President Danilo Medina (C) and Dominican Republic’s Foreign Relations Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado (C-R) take part in a meeting between representatives of the Venezuelan government and members of the opposition, at the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santo […]

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