Capitol Hill Cubans: Sen. Bob Menendez regarding the arrest of Cuban pro-democracy leader (VIDEO)

June 12, 2012 10:39 am0 comments
Capitol Hill Cubans: Sen. Bob Menendez regarding the arrest of Cuban pro-democracy leader (VIDEO)

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on the Senate floor regarding the arrest of Cuban pro-democracy leader Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” pursuant to his testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Related PostsLatin America’s Evildoers and Their Enablers (Feb 19, 2014) More Light on Cuba-North Korea Connection (Oct 12, 2013) Andres […]

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Rep. Smith Holds Hearing on Case of American Jacob Ostreicher: “The U.S. State Department’s Inadequate Response to Human Rights Concerns in Bolivia”

June 7, 2012 8:51 am0 comments
Rep. Smith Holds Hearing on Case of American Jacob Ostreicher: “The U.S. State Department’s Inadequate Response to Human Rights Concerns in Bolivia”

“The U.S. State Department’s Inadequate Response to Human Rights Concerns in Bolivia: The Case of American Jacob Ostreicher” Africa, Global Health and Human Rights Subcommittee Excerpts of Remarks by Chairman Chris Smith June 6, 2012 Good morning, and thank you for joining us for this extremely important hearing to examine […]

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Judge Afiuni’s Lawyer Arrested by National Guard in Venezuela

June 6, 2012 10:19 am0 comments
Judge Afiuni’s Lawyer Arrested by National Guard in Venezuela

Jose Amalio Graterol, who is  currently  the attorney of the Judge Maria de Lourdes Afiuni, was arrested on Monday by National Guards in Venezuela. Graterol was working on a case in a court near the city of Caracas where he refused to initiate a trial without his client’s presence. For that reason, […]

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Top Iranian Official’s Visit to Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua & Ecuador Showcases Tehran’s Expanding Activities in Western Hemisphere, Says Ros-Lehtinen

June 5, 2012 3:25 pm0 comments
Top Iranian Official’s Visit to Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua & Ecuador Showcases Tehran’s Expanding Activities in Western Hemisphere, Says Ros-Lehtinen

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement concerning a top Iranian official, Ali Saeidlo, who is on a tour of Latin American nations including Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Ecuador, to promote the next Non Aligned Movement summit to be […]

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AFP: Iranian vice president visits Ecuador

May 31, 2012 8:06 am0 comments

QUITO — Iranian Vice President Ali Saeedlu said Wednesday he delivered an invitation from Iran’s president to his Ecuadoran counterpart to visit Tehran for the Non-Aligned Movement summit in August. Saeedlu, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s deputy for international affairs, told reporters after meeting with President Rafael Correa at the Carondelet presidential […]

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Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa takes another public jab at the private press

May 30, 2012 7:27 am0 comments
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa takes another public jab at the private press

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has launched another attack on the “corrupt” private press, publically tearing up a copy of newspaper La Hora [1] and calling for Ecuadorians to boycott the non-state media, reported the news agency AFP [2]. “We can achieve a citizen boycott of this press. We have 80% of popular support,” announced the left-wing […]

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The Daily Star: Venezuela delivers diesel to Syria

May 23, 2012 8:15 am0 comments
The Daily Star: Venezuela delivers diesel to Syria

BEIRUT: Syrian oil minister Sufian Alao said on Wednesday a Venezuelan oil tanker with 35,000 tonnes of diesel had docked in Syria a day earlier and another was being prepared. “A Venezuelan tanker carrying 35,000 tonnes of diesel docked in Syria yesterday and Venezuela is preparing another tanker which will […]

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Press Release of Senator Lugar: Lugar calls to suspend Argentina from G20

May 14, 2012 5:26 pm0 comments
Press Release of Senator Lugar: Lugar calls to suspend Argentina from G20

Press Release of Senator LugarLugar calls to suspend Argentina from G20 Monday, May 14, 2012 Last Friday, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN) introduced S.Res.457, which expresses the sense of the Congress that the Republic of Argentina’s membership in the G20 should be conditioned on its “adherence to international norms of […]

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El Universal: Ex judge to reveal to the US ties of Venezuelan gov’t with drug trafficking

May 10, 2012 10:26 am0 comments
El Universal: Ex judge to reveal to the US ties of Venezuelan gov’t with drug trafficking

Former judge of the Criminal Chamber , Supreme Tribunal of Justice, Eladio Aponte is in the United States, in contact with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and will speak publicly on the links between members of the Venezuelan government with drug trafficking and corruption, a senior US official told AP on […]

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Fox News: Rubio, Menendez and Other Pols Press IKEA on Cuba Prison Labor Issue

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A number of leading Cuban-American politicians demanded Tuesday a meeting with the North American head of the home furnishing giant IKEA, after a German newspaper uncovered documents that allege the company used Cuba prison labor to manufacture some of its furniture in the 1980s. According to the German broadsheet Frankfurter […]

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