Andres Oppenheimer: U.S. wins rare diplomatic battle in Latin America

June 10, 2013 3:46 pm0 comments

Source: Miami Herald BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER AOPPENHEIMER@MIAMIHERALD.COM Something very unusual happened at the 34-country Organization of American States (OAS) annual foreign ministers’ meeting last week: the United States and Mexico won a diplomatic victory over authoritarian populist governments that wanted a free hand to suppress human rights monitors and critical […]

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Argentina’s Elected Autocracy

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By Jaime Daremblum May 30, 2013 Back in September, Argentines held massive nationwide rallies to protest the autocratic abuses, economic failures, and rampant corruption of President Cristina Kirchner. Two months later, they held even bigger demonstrations. And on April 18, they held their largest protests yet, with roughly two million people marching in cities and towns […]

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Para el papa Francisco, los corruptos son “el anticristo”

June 4, 2013 8:13 am0 comments
Para el papa Francisco, los corruptos son “el anticristo”

Fuente: La Nación CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (EFE).- El papa Francisco afirmó hoy que los corruptos son “el anticristo”, porque hacen daño a la Iglesia y son “un peligro, ya que son adoradores de sí mismos, sólo piensan en ellos y consideran que no necesitan de Dios”. El Sumo Pontífice hizo […]

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Ecuador: Stability but at what price?

May 30, 2013 10:04 am0 comments
Ecuador: Stability but at what price?

Source: BBC News By Irene Caselli Ever since Nelson Zapata started shining shoes in the shadow of Ecuador’s presidential palace 33 years ago, 13 heads of state have ruled this Andean country. One acting president lasted just six days. A few managed to complete their terms. Two were ousted by […]

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Argentine prosecutor: Iran infiltrating continent

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Argentine prosecutor: Iran infiltrating continent

Source: Miami Herald  By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA Associated Press The Argentine prosecutor who charged a handful of former Iranian officials with masterminding the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center accused Iran on Wednesday of “infiltrating” South America and setting up intelligence networks to carry out more terrorist attacks in […]

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Venezuela e Irán relanzan vínculo en Teherá

May 29, 2013 9:45 am0 comments

Source: Inforbae  El ministro de Exteriores iraní, Ali Akbar Salehi, aseguró este martes que las relaciones entre Irán y Venezuela están “profundamente enraizadas”, durante una reunión en Teherán con el vicecanciller venezolano David Velásquez, en el que fue el primer encuentro bilateral tras la muerte del ex presidente Hugo Chávez. En […]

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Venezuela’s election aftermath

May 25, 2013 1:42 am0 comments

Source: The Economist  As political and economic crises deepen, the army waits in the wings May 11th 2013 | CARACAS | WITH a narrow and disputed election victory last month and an accelerating economic crisis, the man who succeeded Hugo Chávez as Venezuela’s president got off to an inauspicious start. Now Nicolás Maduro’s […]

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Miami Workers Bribed, and Shortchanged, Venezuelan Banker, U.S. Says

May 22, 2013 5:30 pm0 comments

Source: The New York Times <nyt_byline> By WILLIAM NEUMAN <nyt_text> <nyt_correction_top> CARACAS, Venezuela — There may be no honor among thieves, but there certainly is no shortage of chutzpah. First came the hefty kickbacks that employees at a Miami brokerage office pledged to pay María de los Angeles González, a Venezuelan […]

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Venezuela opposition releases recording it says suggests Cuban meddling in country’s politics

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Source: The Washington Post  CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s opposition on Monday released an audio recording that it said contains a prominent member of the ruling party discussing political strategy with a Cuban intelligence officer. Opposition lawmaker Ismael Garcia said the recording captures a phone conversation between state TV personality Mario […]

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Otto Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger: Ecuador’s Correa: A continued assault on freedom

May 2, 2013 7:45 pm0 comments
Otto Reich & Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger: Ecuador’s Correa: A continued assault on freedom

BY OTTO J. REICH AND EZEQUIEL VÁZQUEZ-GER | MIAMI HERALD International media and human-rights organizations have condemned the fiery leftwing leader of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, for conducting a comprehensive and ruthless assault on the news media. After his reelection in February, and following the death in March of his ally […]

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