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Why Are The U.S. and Russia Clashing Over Venezuela?

Washington Post – There was an unexpected twist Tuesday evening as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s attempted uprising against President Nicolás Maduro’s government appeared to be sputtering out. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Maduro was set to flee Venezuela — but that...

Gauido Declared Himself President After Pence’s Call

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself Venezuela’s Interim President after he received a call on Tuesday from the United States Vice President Mike Pence, who pledged Washington’s support for Guaido, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. The report comes a few days after US...

US approves return of non-emergency personnel to Nicaragua

The United States on Wednesday approved the return to Nicaragua of non-emergency personnel and diplomats’ family members after they were pulled from the country during weeks of deadly anti-government protests. U.S. Embassy in Managua The US Embassy UU in Managua expects to resume routine visa services,...

Mexico’s President-elect Says Nobody Can Threaten His Country With Border Wall

Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said presumably referring to United States President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall that Mexico will not be threatened under his administration. "Our goal is to make Mexico a powerful country… Nobody will threaten us that they...

Melania Trump moved by tale of six-year-old Costa Rican boy abandoned in the Arizona desert

Melania Trump was visibly moved by the tale of a six-year-old Costa Rican boy found abandoned in the desert in Arizona, during her visit in Arizona Thursday to visit border patrol facilities. US Border Patrol agents came across the boy on Tuesday, June 20, just...

Honduran Dad Forcefully Split From Family Takes His Own Life

A Honduran father committed suicide in a Texas jail after being separated from his wife and child by U.S. immigration agents upon entering the country. He apparently suffered a breakdown and killed himself the day after being taken away from his family, according to...

Mysterious New Spy Radar Appears in Cuba

A new “signals intelligence” facility appearing in satellite imagery of Bejucal, Cuba, over recent months is capable of signal interception, ballistic missile monitoring and tracking objects in outer space, but analysts are puzzled about who provided the financing to build the facility. Signals intelligence is...

US Govt Financed El Salvador Police Units Accused of Illegal Execution – Reports

The United States government has provided millions of dollars as well as weapons to the Salvadoran elite police units that are accused of illegally executing alleged criminals, the CNN broadcaster reported on Wednesday, citing multiple sources. The US actions may come under worldwide scrutiny as...

US Easing of Gun Export Controls Could Send New Wave of Arms to Latin America

(Insightcrime.org) US President Donald Trump has proposed a new reform that would ease firearm export controls for US weapons manufacturers, which could increase the already high number of US-sourced firearms used in criminal activities in Latin America. The proposal, published May 14, would shift authority...

Financial Experts: US Will Fail to Undermine China-South America Free Trade Deal

Financial experts discussed remarks by Argentine Ambassador to China Diego Ramiro Guelar, who said recently that talks about a possible free-trade deal between China and South America’s major economies could start as early as next year. Following the Summit of the Americas held in Lima,...

Nicaragua Reiterates Support to Cuba in Campaign Against US Blockade

Nicaragua’s National Assembly reiterated its support for Cuba in the international campaign to condemn the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States Government has maintained for more than half a century. This pronouncement took place during a meeting between the president of the...

Cocaine Consumption On the Rise? Think Again

Colombia's coca cultivation boom is not only being blamed for increased cocaine consumption in the United States, it is also being held responsible for an alleged growth in local demand in Colombia. But the evidence doesn't stack up. And these unsubstantiated notions are being...

Morales: Trump, KKK Promoter, Can’t Lecture Latin America

Bolivia's President Evo Morales says the U.S. President Donald Trump “cannot teach democracy and freedom to Latin America because he promotes the racism and xenophobia of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK)”, a white supremacist, right-wing group created in the 19th century in the United...

The Big Challenge of the NAFTA Renegotiations

After months of feverish lobbying by industry to save the 23-year-old pact, renegotiations of the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) begin today between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Canada is worried that Donald Trump will keep his protectionist promises, triggered by his election...

Mexican Companies Shows Their Nerves As NAFTA Renegotiations Near

Renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement begin today (August 16) between Mexico, the United States and Canada, with each of the countries’ major exports hanging in the balance. While it is true that not all companies risk major changes, such as tariffs that...

Costa Ricans In U.S. Concerned Of Trump’s Immigration Proposal

The Middletown, New York, Times Herald-Record reported some locals decrying U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration proposal includes a statement by Monica Miranda, president, and CEO of The Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc., a nonprofit that connects people to community resources like pre-kindergarten classes and immigration...

Why Nicaragua and Trump Are Not Allies Despite Both Opposing the Paris Agreement

So US President Donald Trump has gone ahead and decided to quit the Paris agreement on climate change. The United States is one of only three countries around the world who have refused to agree to the deal, the others being Syria and Nicaragua....

Argentina Closes Deals with US on Tourism, Lemon Imports and Declassified Documents

(Q24N) The impact of the meeting between Argentina President Mauricio Macri and United States President Donald Trump this week is already taking shape, as new policies and information have come to fruition regarding the past and future relationship of the two nations. Lemon imports The province of...

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...

Trump’s Refugee Ban Could Affect Cuban Doctors Fleeing

Cuban doctors apply for parole to the United States while waiting for their visas to be processed. (Tijuana Press) TODAY CUBA – The executive order signed by US President Donald Trump banning refugees could also affect Cuban doctors who have applied for entry through “parole” into the United...

Paraguay And Costa Rica Draw

QSPORTS - Costa Rica and Paraguay opened their Copa America campaigns with a testy goalless draw that saw more cards than scoring chances. In hot conditions in Orlando, the mood was set inside the first 20 seconds when Costa Rica's Yeltsin Tejeda was booked for...

Colombia leads, US lags, in global drug policy reform

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos is a world leader in trying to reform global drug policy. But when he spoke at the recent United Nations drug summit and tallied his supporters, the US delegation was nowhere to be seen. Indeed, the top...

Brother Obama: Cuba Doesn’t Need ‘Empire’ For Anything

(Q24N) In an article published in La Granma, Fidel Castro blasts the first visit of a U.S. president to Cuba in 88 years, saying Cuba doesn’t need the empire to give them anything. "Our efforts will be legal and peaceful, because our commitment is...

Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

QCOSTARICA (DigitalJournal) Cuban leader Fidel Castro has broken his silence on a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, implicitly endorsing it even as he expressed an abiding distrust of his old foe. The 88-year-old revolutionary icon had said nothing since last month's surprise agreement, raising...

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