8 February 2016 7:34
The Hamas Movement has expressed its appreciation to Venezuela's ambassador to the UN, Rafael Ramirez, for calling on members of the Security Council to visit the besieged Gaza Strip. In a press release on Sunday, Hamas said that such delegation is welcomed to visit Gaza to closely see the humanitarian suffering of its population and work on ending the unjust...
6 February 2016 15:30
Throughout the week, the security team of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been involved in a series of incidents with protesters in several countries of Latin America during a region-wide trip. Protesters denounced the war against the Kurds waged by Turkey and the support Erdogan has given to terrorist groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS in Syria and...
6 February 2016 14:17
Colombia has announced the first deaths from complications caused by the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is sweeping across the Americas.
Colombia’s National Health Institute (INS) said on Friday that three Zika-infected patients perished after developing a rare neurological disorder referred to as the Guillain-Barre syndrome, AFP reported.
Cases of the syndrome, which sees the immune system attacking the nervous system, have climbed concurrent with...
23 January 2016 11:01
Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly has rejected a presidential decree for "emergency powers" amid a slumping economy.
The development came on Friday during a parliamentary debate in which the ruling party and opposition parliament members accused each other of pushing the country to bankruptcy.
Venezuela’s opposition block took over control of the country’s Congress in December 2015 for the first time since 1999.
President Nicolas Maduro’s...
16 January 2016 12:48
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has declared a 60-day nationwide economic emergency as his embattled government tries to tackle a deepening economic crisis.
The announcement on Friday came hours before Maduro delivered a much-anticipated state of the union address.
In his speech, Maduro promised to continue his statist economic model in the face of hardships he attributed to lower oil revenues and capitalist...
9 January 2016 10:05
Security forces in Mexico have recaptured notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after a fierce gun battle, six months after his second escape from a maximum security prison in the country.
“Mission accomplished: We have him,” Mexico’s President Pena Nieto announced on Friday in a Twitter message, claiming personal credit for the arrest.
“I want to inform all Mexicans that Joaquin...
8 January 2016 7:11
Venezuela’s army has announced “absolute loyalty” to President Nicolas Maduro, amid a standoff between the socialist government and the opposition-controlled parliament, which is seeking to oust him.
General Vladimir Padrino, the defense minister and chief of armed forces, said on Thursday that the country’s military was resolute in its support for Maduro.
“The president is the highest authority of the state and...
7 January 2016 13:30
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced a major cabinet reshuffle in an attempt to tackle the country’s economic woes.
Maduro on Wednesday named Luis Salas, a professor at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela, as vice president for the economy. Salas was also named head of the newly-established Ministry for Productive Economy.
“We are facing a new economic emergency; and in the coming...
31 December 2015 12:39
The Supreme Court in Venezuela has barred four incoming lawmakers from taking office, effectively blocking the two-thirds majority that the opposition won in recent legislative elections.
The decision came on Wednesday in response to a legal challenge filed by supporters of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela against vote irregularities.
28 December 2015 9:55
Brazil still refuses to accept an Israeli ambassador as he was a settler leader in the occupied West Bank, prompting Tel Aviv to threaten Brasilia of a downgrade in diplomatic relations.
Brasilia's decision to reject Dani Dayan four months after his appointment has angered Tel Aviv and prompted it to announce on Sunday that it would press on the left-leaning government...
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