By Ambassador Otto Reich – Foreign Policy – Shadow Government – February 18, 2014 “All that it takes for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke. Bassil Da Costa was a first-year student in one of Venezuela’s universities. Distressed about deteriorating freedoms in […]
Source Miami Herald by Andres Oppenheimer The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is doing great things in...
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva llegó el lunes por la noche a la capital cubana, donde convalece el mandatario de Venezuela, Hugo...
(Reuters) – Brazil is urging Venezuela’s government to hold elections as quickly as possible if President Hugo Chavez dies, senior officials told Reuters on Monday, a major intervention by Latin America’s regional powerhouse that could help ensure a smoother leadership transition in Caracas. Brazilian officials have expressed their wishes directly […]Read more ›
The Supreme Court in Brazil has sentenced a former top aide of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to 10 years and 10 months in jail. Jose Dirceu, 66, was found guilty of setting up an illegal scheme that used public funds to pay coalition parties for political support. Dirceu […]Read more ›
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SAO PAULO – Close to 9,000 Brazilian troops are heading to its borders with four neighboring countries as part of a big two-week anti-crime operation. Army, navy and air force personnel have been deployed along Brazil’s frontiers with Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay, the Defense Ministry said on its website […]Read more ›
Venezuela was officially welcomed into the Mercosur trade bloc Tuesday, giving that nation’s leader Hugo Chavez a long-awaited political prize and strengthening links among the region’s agricultural and energy powerhouses. The inclusion of Venezuela also deepens a political rift within the South American trade group. Paraguay, which long blocked Venezuela’s […]Read more ›
CARACAS, Venezuela – During a trip to Brazil, Venezuela President Hugo Chávez joining the South American trade bloc Mercosur will be a boon for Venezuela and should help the country’s businesses boost international sales. Chávez urged Venezuelan business leaders, some of whom are concerned about reducing tariffs, to support the […]Read more ›