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The President Is Trapped

The Atlantic - For his entire adult life, and for his entire presidency, Donald Trump has created his own alternate reality, complete with his own alternate set of facts. He has shown himself to be erratic, impulsive, narcissistic, vindictive, cruel, mendacious, and devoid of...

U.S. Offers US$15 Million Reward For The Arrest of Nicolas Maduro

The US Government on Thursday filed charges for "narco terrorism" (drug terrorism) against Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and offered US$15 million for any information leading to his capture. "I have a message for senior chavismo officials: the party is ending," Ariana Fajardo Orshan, Attorney General...

Colombian President Meeting with Donald Trump

Colombian President Iván Duque met with U.S. president Trump n the Oval Office at the White House on Monday. In brief remarks, the two leaders reaffirmed the relationship between the countries and talked about humanitarian issues in Venezuela. Colombia and the United States have been...

Venezuela Is the Eerie Endgame of Modern Politics

Last month, Juan Guaidó appeared in Washington in the role of political totem. Venezuela’s main opposition leader—the man who is recognized by that country’s National Assembly, millions of his fellow citizens, and several dozen foreign countries as the rightful president of Venezuela—was one of...

Opinion: Is it fair to compare Trump with Chavez?

A series of announcements aimed at Latino voters launched by a Democratic group has created a stir when comparing President Trump with dictators Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, Nicolás Maduro and Augusto Pinochet. The comparison is exaggerated, but it raises some valid questions. The announcements, announced...

U.S. renews tariff threat on Brazil and Argentina

(From CNN) U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday that the US will "restore" steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing a "massive devaluation of their currencies." "Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies. which is not good...

Would ousting Trump rebuild the country’s faith in government? Lessons from Latin America

The House of Representatives has opened an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But what happens if a president is impeached? The vice president would take his place, but other parts of the government continue unchanged. Partisan polarization can be magnified in the process. Many...

U.S. New Asylum Ban Will Have an ‘Enormous’ Human Impact

On Wednesday, the (U.S.) Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration may implement a policy barring the majority of asylum-seekers from Central America—even though the rule is still making its way through the courts. The policy requires migrants who pass through other countries before reaching...

Fidel Castro Warned Us Of Climate Change

It was on June 12, 1992, in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, when Fidel Castro presented a brief but masterful speech during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Those present applauded, including a few heads of state who weren’t too happy with what...

March in Caracas Against US Blockade

Authorities of the National Government accompanied Venezuelans dmeonstrating their commitment and loyalty to the legacy of Commander Hugo Chavez and freedom from the blockade caused by U.S. President Donald Trump during mobilizations in Caracas Wednesday. On Wednesday, the streets of Caracas were once again filled...

Trump Invites Costa Rica To Sign Immigration Agreement

The United States will promote negotiations to reach migratory agreements with El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama, in line with the seal last week with Guatemala, to curb irregular migration from Central America, a senior US official said. Interim US National Security Secretary Kevin...

Mexico not ready for safe third country agreement with U.S.: ambassador

(Reuters) - Mexico is not ready to sign a safe third country agreement with the Trump administration regarding asylum seekers at their shared border, the Mexican ambassador to the United States said on Thursday. Martha Barcena, speaking at an event in Washington, said the United...

U.S. cuts hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico. The plan...

Huawei-Costa Rica “will continue to provide security updates” of its brand of smartphones

Are Huawei smartphones the most favorite brand in Costa Rica? But more important, will the hundreds of thousands of users of Huawei samrtphones in Costa Rica be affected by the recent ban in the United States? According to Centralamericadata.com, Huawei and Apple brands represent around...

‘Don’t get comfortable’: Trump says CA migrants will be ‘sent home’

U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Democrats to vote for his immigration reform to fix the ‘National Emergency' on the United States border with Mexico, saying that migrants from Central America - "the bad 'hombres,' of which there are many, are being detained...

Trump Accuses Central American Migrants As “Thugs” and “Criminals”

US President Donald Trump has accused immigration from Central American entering the United States from the Mexico border of perpetrating crimes and stirring up violence and denounced his country’s asylum program as a "scam". In Las Vegas on Saturday, speaking at an event, Trump underscored...

Costa Rica and Central America is an extension of Mexico?

Rico's TICO BULL - “Trump Cuts Aid to 3 Mexican Countries”was the on-screen banner for an episode of “Fox & Friends” on Sunday during a segment on the Trump administration’s cut of hundreds of millions of dollars of promised foreign aid to help Honduras,...

“I’ll fix it” Donald Trump Tells Guaido’s Wife

United States President Donald Trump blames the actions of previous administrations have led to the current crisis in Venezuela and promised Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, in a meeting at the White House that would...

Best buddies? Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro tries to woo Donald Trump.

Are United States President Donald Trump and his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, about to become best buddies? And does this mean Trump is developing a soft spot for the South American country? There certainly are signs that seem to suggest this. Bolsonaro has been wooing...

Venezuela’s Maduro mocks Trump; vows to never surrender

Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro vowed to defend the nation’s independence with his life during a speech before thousands of supporters Saturday in Caracas, calling the opposition against him a “small group of dummies” who “can’t think for themselves.” Supporters of Nicolas Maduro cheer during a...

Opinion: How Super Trump Keeps His Power

Rico's TICO BULL - U.S. President Donald Trump has shown us he is utterly shameless (absence of remorse and empathy) and inconsistent on any topic. He is extremely gifted at manipulation and deflating his opposition. It's a big joke for him, he's always trying...

Donald Trump Employed illegal Tico Workers To Build N.J. Golf Club, Reveals ‘The Washington Post’

On Friday, the Washington Post published a damning report of the full scope of how the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey went out of its way to employ undocumented immigrants for years, many of whom were from the town of Santa...

Invasion unlikely, but fever builds in Venezuela, Reports

Caracas is a city where everyone knows the dominant political affiliation of each neighbourhood. Basically, the east belongs to the opposition, much of the west to the Chavistas. Many opposition supporters would be reluctant to venture into the poor barrios where President Nicolas Maduro can...

“Illegal” Tica Worker Was Present at The State of the Union Tuesday

Double talk. That is what Costa Rican Sandra Diaz thinks of U.S. President Donald Trump and his message to the world of expulsing Latin migrants and his controversial border wall with Mexico project. Diaz is one of the undocumented (illegal) that worked Trump's Mar de...

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Declares Himself President

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, with the support of the United States and many Latin American nations and prompting Nicolas Maduro to break relations U.S. and giving its personnel 72 hours to leave the country. Juan Guaido, President of...

Maduro: Venezuela Faces Coup Ordered by US, Lima Group Ahead of Inauguration

In a press conference delivered to local and international media, the president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that a coup against the country is underway. “A coup is underway, ordered from Washington (capital of the U.S.), ordered from the Lima Cartel (Lima Group), in...

Guatemalan Girl Dies of Dehydration in US Custody

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, who traveled to the United States with the Central American caravan, died of dehydration while in U.S. custody. She had been detained last week for crossing the U.S. border illegally. The girl and her father were detained by immigration authorities on...

Tica In America Illegally, and Employed by Trump

Sandra Diaz, 46, worked as a maid at the golf club owned by President Donald Trump, located in Bedminster, New Jersey, while in "an irregular" immigration status, that is, she was in the U.S. without papers. The Costa Rican woman who is now a legal...

Sanctions law against the government of Nicaragua will soon be in the hands of Trump

Next week, the United States Congress is expected to approve amendments to the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality (NICA) Act, and then it will pass to President Donald Trump to sign it. U.S. President Donald Trump will have ten days to sign the law that will approve...

“The strong U.S. reaction reflects a certain frustration”

Nicaragua’s former Foreign Minister, Francisco Aguirre Sacasa, says that U.S. president Donald Trump and the U.S. Senate offered the Government of Nicaragua the possibility of a “soft landing” to overcome the political crisis, but President Daniel Ortega “did not take advantage of a great...

Macri’s G-20 summit showcase in Argentina now mired in social unrest

BUENOS AIRES — For President Mauricio Macri, this weekend’s Group of 20 summit was supposed to showcase a confident, booming Argentina, re-energized by his pro-market policies that put the country’s longtime economic and political dysfunction in the rearview mirror. France’s President Emmanuel Macron, right, and...

Maduro Doesn’t Care That People Call Him a ‘Dictator’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that he was not a ‘dictator,’ but a ‘modest man’. © REUTERS / Miraflores Palace “I don’t care that people call me a dictator. Those who say I’m a dictator can go to hell. I know who I am...

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