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Trump Administration Upholds Obama Donation Offer To Costa Rica To Combat Drug Trafficking

Trump Administration Upholds Obama Donation Offer To Costa Rica To Combat Drug Trafficking

Q COSTA RICA – Washington, with Donald Trump at the helm, is keeping its pledge for police equipment to deal with drug trafficking that Barack Obama offered Costa Rica last August. President Luis Guillermo Solis on Friday received confirmation by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during a meeting at the White House. The day before, […]

Getting Rid of ‘Bad Hombres?’ Deport El Chapo, His Lawyer Says

Getting Rid of ‘Bad Hombres?’ Deport El Chapo, His Lawyer Says

Q24N – The lawyer of infamous Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman is asking President Donald Trump to deport his client back to his home country from the US. Earliert this month attorney Jose Luis Gonzalez Meza stood outside of the Mexican Attorney General’s office in Mexico City and hoisted a banner that read: “Mr. […]

Trump’s Support of the Venezuelan Opposition Is a Breath of Fresh Air from the White House

Trump’s Support of the Venezuelan Opposition Is a Breath of Fresh Air from the White House

The Trump administration’s clear position on Venezuela is a welcomed change from the moral ambiguity of his predecessor. (The Daily Signal) TODAY VENEZUELA, By Jackson Ventrella –  Lilian Tintori understands the Venezuelan regime for what it is: corrupt, criminal, and evil. Her husband, Leopoldo López, was stripped of his political rights when President Hugo Chávez […]

‘What If Mom Doesn’t Come Home’

‘What If Mom Doesn’t Come Home’

Q COSTA RICA – Parents of children, U.S. citizens, who immigrated illegally to the United States fearing deportation under the Trump administration are seeking advice in securing care for their children in the event both are removed from the United States. A report by Reuters says the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles […]

A warning from Latin America: Trump is opening the door to military rule

A warning from Latin America: Trump is opening the door to military rule

(Q24N) America’s military is having its day in the sun. On February 27, President Donald Trump published a proposed new federal budget boosting military expenditure by 10% while drastically reducing funding for the arts, education, environmental protections and social programs. He also recently appointed three military men to high-level cabinet positions – retired general James […]

As US closes borders, thousands of Haitian refugees trapped in Mexico lose hope

As US closes borders, thousands of Haitian refugees trapped in Mexico lose hope

(Q24N) A United States federal court has blocked President Donald Trump’s January 27 executive order barring citizens from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the US, but the impacts of the travel ban are already being felt at the nation’s borders. The suspended order halts general refugee admissions for 120 days and Syrian admissions until […]

Trump Administration Stumbles On Mexico Message

Trump Administration Stumbles On Mexico Message

(Q24N) United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly held meetings with Mexican Government officials Thursday in Mexico City, during which they promised not to use the army to attack undocumented immigrants, or disrespect their other rights, but were then later contradicted by the President. Donald Trump was giving […]

Australia May Not Take Central American Refugees in Costa Rica in U.S. Deal

Australia May Not Take Central American Refugees in Costa Rica in U.S. Deal

Q COSTA RICA – The 200 Central American refugees offered temporary protection in Costa Rica and to be taken in by Australia, are getting caught up in a political row between Australia and the United States. Last July Costa Rica agreed with the U.S. to temporarily host up to six months 200 refugees of the […]

Nicolas Maduro Warns Trump to Back Down from Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro Warns Trump to Back Down from Venezuela

I do not want to fight with Donald Trump, Venezuela wants respectful relations,” Maduro said, “but if they attack us, we are not going to remain silent.”(ACN) TODAY VENEZUELA – Nicolás Maduro advised US President Donald Trump to “open his eyes” about the policies he is “imposing” against Venezuela. In a television broadcast, Maduro referred […]

Trump calls on Venezuela To Release Jailed Opposition Leader

Trump calls on Venezuela To Release Jailed Opposition Leader

Donald Trump took to Twitter to call on the Venezuelan government to release political prisoner Leopoldo López. Alongside his message he posted a picture of himself with Lilian Tintori, Mike Pence and Marco Rubio TODAY VENEZEULA – President Donald Trump has called on the Venezuelan government to release political prisoner Leopoldo López, following a meeting […]

Trump’s Plan to Tackle Latin America’s “Bad Hombres” Bluster, No Substance

Trump’s Plan to Tackle Latin America’s “Bad Hombres” Bluster, No Substance

Q24N (Insighcrime.org) Donald Trump has targeted organized crime and drug cartels in a new executive order, but beyond the tough talk and bluster there is little to suggest the new US president has any serious strategy to tackle Latin America’s “bad hombres.” On February 9, Trump signed three law and order executive orders, one aimed […]

Trump Is Basically The American Berlusconi!

Trump Is Basically The American Berlusconi!

(Q24N) Orlando D’Adamo, Universidad de Belgrano  – How is Donald Trump like the leader of Spain’s Podemos movement, a long-haired, left-wing university professor named Pablo Iglesias? It’s tempting to say he’s not. It’s quite another thing to compare Trump and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Aside from language and birthplace, Trump is basically the […]

History Shows President Trump Will Face Legal Challenges To​ Detaining Immigrants

History Shows President Trump Will Face Legal Challenges To​ Detaining Immigrants

(Q COSTA RICA) OPINION – Practically everyone I talk to these days shows an air concern of what will be their future in Trump’s America. And without fail, ask my opinion of what will happen. As if I have the answer. I don’t. This past week’s news reports of Costa Ricans being turned away by […]

U.S. Embassy Clarifies Fake News About Nicaraguans Visa

U.S. Embassy Clarifies Fake News About Nicaraguans Visa

The U.S. Embassy in Managua. Photo LA PRENSA/Uriel Molina TODAY NICARAGUA – A fake news report circulating this Wednesday caused buzz among Nicaraguans in which it ensure that U.S. President Donald Trump had signed an executive order eliminating the visa for Nicaraguans to travel to the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Managua quickly clarified […]

Will Trump Double Down on Drug War Capitalism with Plan Colombia?

Will Trump Double Down on Drug War Capitalism with Plan Colombia?

Plan Colombia from Semana.com TODAY COLOMBIA (Telesur) Saturday (February 4) marks the 16th anniversary of Plan Colombia, a multi-billion dollar U.S. counternarcotics and counterinsurgency military aid package given to Colombia under President Bill Clinton. It also marks one year since Presidents Barack Obama and Juan Manuel Santos announced Plan Colombia 2.0, rebranded “Paz Colombia” in honor […]

How the United States’ stricter visa requirements affect Colombians

How the United States’ stricter visa requirements affect Colombians

  The United States has changed its visa requirements on Wednesday. Here is how this affects Colombians wanting to visit the North American country. According to the US Embassy in Colombia website, effective immediately, interviews will now be required in all cases, except: Diplomatic and official visa applicants from foreign governments and international organizations (categories: […]

U.S. Offers Mexico To Take On “Bad Hombres”

U.S. Offers Mexico To Take On “Bad Hombres”

(Q24N) US President Donald Trump offered aid to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in the fight against drug trafficking, according to the transcript of the call that both leaders held last Friday, which was initially misrepresented as a threat of military invasion. According to the text obtained by CNN, President Trump‘s words were: “You have […]

If The World Leaders Were Hipsters

If The World Leaders Were Hipsters

Through the eyes of  Isreali  illustrator Amit Shimoni, we are able to see iconic leaders of our times as modern-day hipsters. “I often find myself thinking about the differences between these world’s greatest leaders, their beliefs and motivations, and our self-centered generation,” says Shimoni. “The ‘Y’ generation is constantly looking at fashion and style as […]

Donald Trump Can Mark a Turning Point in US History of Meddling in Latin America

Donald Trump Can Mark a Turning Point in US History of Meddling in Latin America

(Q24N) There is a growing expectation among analysts, diplomats and politicians regarding president elect Donald Trump’s policy toward Latin America. Some fear that Latin America will become even more disaffected or that there will be a shift toward protectionism that reduces our foreign trade. Others, on the contrary, have positive expectations, especially in terms of […]

“Donald Trump Is Good News For Cuba”, Opposition Leader Argues

“Donald Trump Is Good News For Cuba”, Opposition Leader Argues

TODAY CUBA – Opponent to the Cuban government Antonio Rodiles said the victory of Republican Donald Trump is good news for his country. “Donald Trump is good news for Cuba,” he said in an interview with the newspaper El País. Rodiles said Trump’s presidency will end two years of indolence toward the events taking place in Cuba. “I thought […]

Conrad Black: Donald Trump Understands America In Ways Smug Canadians Can’t

Conrad Black: Donald Trump Understands America In Ways Smug Canadians Can’t

Q24N – Former media baron Conrad Black, who once through Toronto-based Hollinger Inc. held control of Costa Rica’s newspaper La Republica, had this to say about Donald Trump in the article “Conrad Black: Donald Trump understands America in ways smug Canadians can’t” published in Canada’s National Post. La República was the only Hollinger owned Latin […]

How Will Trump’s Pick for U.S. Homeland Security Chief Impact Latin America?

How Will Trump’s Pick for U.S. Homeland Security Chief Impact Latin America?

(Q24N) – Insightcrime.org – United States President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to lead the US Department of Homeland Security. InSight Crime analyzes what positive and negative effects his appointment may have on the region. President-elect Trump will nominate Marine veteran John Kelly to take charge of the US Department of […]

Trump’s Offensive Against Undocumented Migrants Will Fuel Migration Crisis

Trump’s Offensive Against Undocumented Migrants Will Fuel Migration Crisis

Q24N (IPS) – “Donald Trump will not stop me from getting to the U.S.,” said Juan, a 35-year-old migrant from Nicaragua, referring to the Republican president-elect who will govern that country as of Jan. 20. Juan, who worked as a street vendor in his country and asked that his last name not be mentioned, told […]

Trump, A Concern For Cuba

Trump, A Concern For Cuba

Are the new US-Cuba relations in jeopardy under Donald Trump? TODAY CUBA NEWS – During a visit to Florida 24 hours before Election Day, now President-elect Donald Trump pledged he would “stand with the people of Cuba and Venezuela in their fight against oppression” and that he would “bring jobs and education … to Puerto […]

What a Trump Presidency Means for Latin America Organized Crime

What a Trump Presidency Means for Latin America Organized Crime

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org- In the wake of Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the US presidential election, InSight Crime considers the impact his administration could have on security and organized crime in Latin America. Trump will hold the top office alongside a Republican-dominated Congress, as the party maintained a majority in both the Senate and House of […]

10 Pro Tips To Help Donald Trump Become A Great ‘Third-World’ Dictator

10 Pro Tips To Help Donald Trump Become A Great ‘Third-World’ Dictator

(TICO BULL by Rico) I wanted to share this great article by Tim Rogers, former editor of The Nicaragua Dispatch, The Nica Times and others and currently Fusion’s senior editor for Latin America. Tim was born a gringo to well-meaning parents, but would rather have been Nicaraguan. In his article published on Fusion.net on October […]