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August 2017
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Spain Maintains Level 4 Security Alert

The Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said that it was decided to maintain the level of alert at 4, on a scale of 5 The Spanish government has decided today to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 following Catalonia terror attacks, but to reinforce security measures at the same time in tourist areas […] Continue reading

China Replaces Venezuela as Cuba’s Main Trade Partner

China replaced Venezuela as Cuba’s main trading partner in 2016, with an exchange of over 2.585 billion USD, due to the South American country’s deep economic crisis, which has reduced bilateral trade with the island by 70% since 2014, according to official statistics from the Cuban government. Continue reading

Bolivia to Set Up Rapid-Reaction Groups in the Border With Chile

Bolivian authorities are monitoring the area and announced the increase of controls and checkpoints in coordination with the Armed Forces The National Customs Office of Bolivia (ANB) will set up this month the first fixed immediate reaction camp, to fight the smuggling activities and reinforce the control operations in the border with Chile. According to […] Continue reading

Mass Homage in Spain to Barcelona Terror Attack Victims

With lengthy applauses, after a minute's silence, thousands of people have paid tribute today to the victims of two recent terror attacks that shook the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils. Continue reading

Ecuador: Lenin Moreno, the Troubling Successor to Rafael Correa

Over recent weeks, Ecuadorian President Moreno has emphasized his standing apart from his predecessor Rafael Correa, in two areas especially: economic politics and anti-corruption strategy. Continue reading

Lula Wins Six Points in Vote Intention for Presidential Election

According to a poll carried out by the DataPoder360 institute, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva has strengthened his leadership in the race to the 2018 election Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has won six percentage points over the past few weeks in vote intention, thus strengthening his leadership in the race to […] Continue reading

Montreal Celebrates “Pride at Work” 7th Anniversary

The 7th anniversary of the “Pride at Work” organization was celebrated on Wednesday August 8th, at the Desjardins shopping complex located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, as part of the week’s program of activities for Gay Pride, This organization provides training to employers with the objective of encouraging their recognition of “LGBT” (“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender”) employees, as an important part of society’s diverse and effective work force. Continue reading

Venezuela Regional Elections Moved up to October

The all-powerful Venezuelan Constituent Assembly, approved on Saturday to move up the elections for governors scheduled for December 10 to October 10. The opposition coalition inscribed its candidates for the regional elections, but faces criticism fro... Continue reading

Trump Launches New Threat against Venezuela

As if the threat of a war with North Korea isn’t enough, US President Trump, said on Friday that he is not discarding the “military option” against the regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. Continue reading

Canadian Diplomats in Cuba also Victims of Mystery Illness

The mysterious “incidents” that affected US diplomats in Cuba also struck the Canadian embassy, the BBC reports. Justin Trudeau’s government announced on Thursday that at least one of its diplomats has suffered “unusual symptoms” during their stay in Havana, similar to those reported by US officials. Continue reading

Maduro’s Anti-electoral Trap

Two people never tell how something happened in the exact same way. One person accentuates certain facts, the other person accentuates others. Therefore, I am going to go out on a limb and say the following: the way a story is told says more about the ... Continue reading

Venezuela: ANC Ratifies Nicolás Maduro as President

The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has ratified Nicolas Maduro as a president of Venezuela for fully complying with all his constitutional duties and obligations The decision was announced last night by ANC First Vice-President, Aristobulo Isturiz, who recognized, on behalf of the highest constitutional body, that Maduro has fulfilled his obligations, ‘attending the mandate granted […] Continue reading

Air Europa Pilots Ask to Avoid Venezuela

The pilots of Air Europa asked the Spanish airline to stop flying to Venezuela, as other European companies did, or to prevent crews from having to spend the night in the country, the SEPLA pilots' union said on Friday. Continue reading

US Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials

The United States today imposed sanctions on eight more Venezuelan officials, all related to the recently installed Constituent Assembly and among whom is the older brother of the late President Hugo Chavez. Continue reading

ALBA-TCP Rejects Illegal U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela

The ALBA-TCP final declaration was presented by the organization’s Secretary General David Choquehuanca Speaking during the Sixth Extraordinary Meeting of the ALBA-TCP Political Council, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros reaffirmed that together member states “will fight for the defense of the unity of the peoples of the Greater Homeland.” He thanked the Bolivarian Alliance for […] Continue reading

Seventeen Countries Condemn Democratic Rupture in Venezuela

Seventeen American countries have condemned the “democratic rupture of Venezuela's democratic order” and said that they will not recognize measures that the recently-elected Constitutional Assembly adopts in this country, because of “its illegitimate nature". At the same time, the ALBA alliance gave its full support to President Maduro. Continue reading

Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risks Factors for Mortality

Loneliest people are 50 percent more likely to die under any circumstances, as lack of personal relationships affects their health in dissimilar ways, according to a research published on Plos Medicine. Continue reading

Turkish Customs Officers Seize 123 Kilos of Cocaine on Cargo Ship

Turkish customs officers have seized about 123 kg of cocaine aboard a Liberian-flagged cargo ship and arrested seven suspected drug traffickers at southern Mersin port, according to the Customs and Trade Ministry A written statement said the drugs were found Saturday stashed away in 102 plastic bags inside a shipping container filled with bananas loaded […] Continue reading

No Foreign Inspection of Military Sites, Says Iranian Brigadier General

The Iranian Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh has affirmed that this Persian nation will not allow any foreign country to inspect its military sites under any circumstances The Iranian Hispantv website reported today that Hayizade responded to some reports by US media about Trump administration’s plan to push for a more intrusive and regular inspection of […] Continue reading

Security Forces Hunt for Venezuelan Military Base Attackers

Venezuelan security forces were still looking for a supposed rebel group today who had attacked a military base in the center of the country and had managed to get a hold of weapons. Continue reading

Venezuela Commanders says they Defeated a Weekend Uprising against Maduro

Venezuelan military and government officials said on Sunday they had quashed an uprising against President Nicolas Maduro by a rebel group, which took place in a fort in the center of the country and reportedly left seven detainees, including the leade... Continue reading

The Latest: FBI: Investigation ongoing into mosque blast

The Latest: FBI: Investigation ongoing into mosque blast
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a reported explosion at a Minnesota mosque (all times local): 5:50 p.m. An…
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Venezuela: The Axe Falls on the Attorney General

The National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, a plenipotentiary body controlled by the ruling party, today in its first action dismissed Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz, a leading voice in recent months of those opposed to the policies of Presiden... Continue reading

Maduro Installs his Constituent Assembly amid Wave of Rejection

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, was installed his Constituent Assembly today as a plenipotentiary body, amid the rejection of the opposition and a group of countries, to which the Vatican joined. It will begin legislating tomorrow Saturday. Continue reading

Dmitri Peskov: US Sanctions Myopic and Illegitimate

Russian Press Secretary, Dmitri Peskov, has termed the US sanctions policy against his country as ”myopic, illegitimate and with no perspectives” and reiterated the principle of defense of Russian national interests Speaking to the press, Dmitri Peskov denounced the illegality of the US actions, as well as its negative after-effects for Russia and other nations. […] Continue reading

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly, Maduro’s Controversial Gamble

The National Constituent Assembly promoted by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, with the mission of virtually reestablishing the Republic, will be instated on Friday in what will be a great political wager full of risks amid accusations of votes bei... Continue reading