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Social Movements Stand with Lula Ahead of His Court Testimony

Numerous legal petitions and appeals have been submitted to try to overturn Lula’s sentence but all have failed so far Social movements accompanied by Brazilian political leaders waited for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday outside the Federal Police Superintendency in Curitiba, to accompany him on his first time out of prison in … Continue reading

Ecuador: Jorge Glas Back to Prison from Hospital

On hunger strike since Oct. 22 to protest his transfer to the maximum security prison outside of Quito, Glas was transferred early Tuesday to Wednesday to the hospital Doctors at the Carlos Andrade Marín Hospital in the Ecuadorean capital Quito released former Vice President of Ecuador, Jorge Glas, who was transferred back to the maximum … Continue reading

Ecuador Government Rejects Lawsuit by Julian Assange

For the founder of WikiLeaks the Ecuadorean president had already decided to end his asylum but had not yet officially given the order Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s lawsuit was rejected Monday by an Ecuadorean court after the whistleblower sued the government over violation of his fundamental rights as amid his stay in the country’s London … Continue reading

Berta Caceres’s Family Denounces Removal of Lawyer from Trial

The trial for the accused in Berta Caceres murder resumed Tuesday without the presence of the lawyer for the victim’s family Berta Caceres, an indigenous Lenca and the winner of the prestigious Goldman environmental prize, fought for years against the construction of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric plant on the Gualcarque River, a project led by … Continue reading

Donald Trump Alerts US Military about Migrant Caravan

The US president also said that his government would begin cutting aid to the migrants’ home countries in retaliation President Donald Trump said in a tweet Monday that he had alerted the U.S. military and federal border authorities that a U.S.-bound migrant caravan from Honduras was a national emergency while announcing that his administration would … Continue reading

Assange Files Charges against Ecuador Government

This comes nearly seven months after Ecuador threatened to remove protections for Assange, and to essentially restrict his access to the rest of the world WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit accusing the Ecuadorean government of violating his fundamental rights, his lawyer told a news conference Friday. This comes nearly seven months after Ecuador threatened … Continue reading

Chile ‘Not Obligated’ to Negotiate with Bolivia over Sea Access, ICJ

Bolivian President Evo Morales gave a press release shortly after the ruling and vowed to continue the fight for sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean The International Court of Justice in The Hague Monday delivered its ruling on the dispute between Bolivia and neighbor Chile on access to the Pacific Ocean in which the court said that Chile “has … Continue reading

Cuban President’s to TeleSUR: We Are Not a Threat to Anyone

In his first interview with a press media after being elected as the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel addressed transcendental national and international issues in Telesur Commenting his first four months in office, Cuban President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez told in an exclusive interview with teleSUR that the U.S. blockade definitely still consisted in the … Continue reading

Lopez Obrador Promises Increase in Science, Technology Budget

The Mexican President-elect also offered to increase the number of state-sponsored scholarships President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) will investigate a budget increase for Mexico’s science and technology, the future head of state said Wednesday. “In the best case scenario, we can guarantee that the contribution in the budget for science and technology will increase,” said AMLO, … Continue reading

Wildfires Killed Dozens in Greek Resort

Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 74 people including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames The inferno was Greece’s deadliest since fires devastated the southern Peloponnese peninsula in August 2007, killing dozens. Officials said it broke out in the town of … Continue reading

Thailand Rescued Kids and Coach Back Home

The 12 boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach were discharged from a hospital in the northern province of Chiang Rai Thailand’s rescued youth soccer team that spent over two weeks trapped in the flooded Tham Luang cave complex made their first public appearance on Wednesday shortly after being released from the hospital. … Continue reading

Putin, Trump Talk for Over Two Hours in Helsinki

Trump called the private talks with the Kremlin leader a “good start” Donald Trump met one-on-one with Vladimir Putin behind closed doors Monday in a long-awaited summit overshadowed by the U.S. president blaming his own country’s past “foolishness and stupidity” for the two powers’ hostile ties. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks … Continue reading

Mass Protests Awaits Donald Trump in UK

Shortly after Trump landed Thursday, the Amnesty UK unfurled “Donald Trump: Human Rights Nightmare” on Vauxhall Bridge, opposite the U.S. Embassy Mass protests are expected to greet the U.S. President, Donald Trump on his visit to the U.K. as he begins his official four-day tour Thursday. According to the Guardian, shortly after Trump landed Thursday, … Continue reading

Erdogan Takes Oath after Presidential Re-election

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president Monday as the country’s political system transitions from parliamentary one to a presidential one After taking the oath and stressing that he would respect the country’s constitution and maintain rule of law and democracy, Erdogan was handed his presidential credentials by Acting Parliament Speaker Durmuş Yılmaz. Launching … Continue reading

Nicaragua Resumes Talks with IHRC Mediators

The dialogue had been suspended when opposition demanded President Daniel Ortega step down before finishing his term in 2021 The Nicaraguan government and opposition have resumed Monday the national dialogue to stop the violence that has killed almost 200 people in two months. The talks counted with the participation of a team from the Inter-American Commission … Continue reading

Ecuador: Parliament Rejects Prosecution of Rafael Correa

With 83 affirmative votes, two against and 13 abstentions, the prosecutor’s request against the former president was declared inadmissible The National Assembly of Ecuador has declared as ‘inadmissible’ a request by the Attorney General’s Office to investigate former President Rafael Correa in connection with the kidnapping of former Ambassador Fernando Balda. After Judge Daniella Camacho requested the initiation of criminal proceedings against Correa, … Continue reading

Colombia: ELN Announces Unilateral Ceasefire During Elections

Colombia’s largest guerrilla, the National Liberation Army (ELN), Monday announced a unilateral five-day truce Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), Monday announced a unilateral five-day truce to facilitate the development of the second round of presidential elections, a decision it described as a sign of the group’s will for peace. The announcement … Continue reading

Guatemala’s Head of Disaster Agency Faced with Accusations

Politicians are questioning whether or not the evacuation order was relayed to persons living in the surrounding area clearly Opposition politicians in Guatemala are calling on Sergio Cabanas, the national coordinator for the Disaster Reduction agency, or Conred, to step down accusing him of failing to heed early warnings about a possible eruption at the … Continue reading

China Announces New Drug for HIV Treatment

The drug is injected weekly and has been shown to have fewer side effects than many other HIV treatment methods The world’s first long-acting fusion inhibitor treatment for HIV has been developed and approved for use in China, after years of studies and trials. The China Food and Drug Administration approved the domestically developed drug … Continue reading

Mariano Rajoy Ousted as Prime Minister After No-Confidence Vote

Parliament passes a vote of no confidence in ruling People’s party over corruption scandal Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced out of office after a no-confidence vote was passed in the country’s parliament. Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez, who lead the motion after Rajoy’s party was implicated in a corruption scandal, is likely to … Continue reading

Assange Must Comply with Conditions to Preserve Asylum

Speaking in an interview Ecuador President Lenin Moreno said that Julian Assange’s actions were a cause of concern for the government Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno says his country will respect Julian Assange‘s right to asylum but only if the Wikileaks founder “respects the conditions” his government has put in place for him to continue his … Continue reading

Venezuelans Elect President, Regional Legislative Councils

The polls are expected to close at 6:00 p.m. local time but those who are waiting to vote will be allowed to cast their vote beyond the set time Voting centers opened throughout Venezuela Sunday when more than 20 million citizens vote to elect president and members of the regional legislative councils in a festive mood … Continue reading

Cuba: Plane Crashes Near Havana International Airport

The plane was flying from Havana to the eastern Cuban province of Holguin, with 113 persons on board A Boeing 737 hired by Cubana de Aviacion Airtlines crashed shortly after takeoff from Cuba’s Jose Marti airport Friday. According to officials, the flight was heading to the Cuban city of Holguin and may have had over … Continue reading

Antonio Hamilton Mourao Might Join Presidential Run in Brazil

Mourao joined the Brazilian Labour Renewal Party (PRTB) days before the deadline, which would allow him to run for president in the October’s general elections Antonio Hamilton Mourao, a reserve general in Brazil’s military, has joined the Brazilian Labour Renewal Party (PRTB) days before the deadline, which would allow him to run for president in … Continue reading

Another Two People Kidnpped at the Ecuador-Colombia Border

According to Ecuadorian governmental sources, the kidnapping might had taken place last Wednesday or Thursday Cesar Navas, Ecuador’s Interior Minister, has confirmed another kidnapping has taken place on the country’s northern border with Colombia. During a press conference Tuesday, Navas said Walter Patricio Artizala Vernaza, who goes by the alias “El Guacho” and has been … Continue reading

South African Struggle Icon Winnie Mandela Dies

During Nelson Mandela’s 27-year incarceration, Winnie  campaigned tirelessly for his release and for the rights of black South Africans South Africa‘s Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid stalwart and wife to Nelson Mandela when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, died Monday, her personal assistant Zodwa Zwane said. She was 81. During her husband’s 27-year incarceration, Madikizela-Mandela campaigned tirelessly for … Continue reading