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Ecuadorian Maria Fernanda Espinosa to Chair UN General Assembly

The foreign minister of Ecuador will become the first Latin American woman to hold this position The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, will be soon the first Latin American woman to head the UN General Assembly, a position for which she was elected this June with 128 votes. With that support, the first Latin … Continue reading

Video Games Addiction is New Health Problem, Says WHO

The fact of spending too much time playing videogames qualifies as a mental health problem, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today Therefore, classifying this addiction as a separate disorder will help governments, families and medical personnel to monitor and be better prepared to detect the symptoms, said WHO when presenting the new edition of … Continue reading

Lopez Rivera Urges UN to End U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico

Oscar Lopez Rivera was imprisoned for more than 36 years in the United States for his independence ideas Independence activist Oscar Lopez Rivera said today that the UN and its General Assembly must take into account as soon as possible Puerto Rico’s case and put an end to the colonialism imposed by the United States. … 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

Most Nicaraguan Enterprises Against National Strike

Most of the micro, small and medium enterprises, engine of the Nicaraguan economy, rejected a 24-hour national strike called by opposition sectors ‘That call seems inadequate, harmful to the development of the economy; what we want is to work, to eliminate the barriers (roadblocks), the damage we have is very great,’ said the Vice President … Continue reading

Bolivia President Pays Official Visit to Russia

Evo Morales will discuss relevant bilateral issues with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin The Bolivian president will develop a large working agenda in Russia, including economic, cultural and technical-military cooperation, Russian Ambassador Vladimir Sprinchan announced. The invitation to President Morales is not only for the opening of the soccer world cup, it is a good … 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

Lula’s Already Spent Two Months in Political Prison

The former dignitary was imprisoned on April 7, after the Porto Alegre court of appeals ordered the early execution of the sentence Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva today completes two months of political imprisonment in the Superintendency of the Federal Police (FP) in Curitiba, on the eve of the national launch of … 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

Mourning in Guatemala for Victims of Volcan de Fuego

In light of the magnitude of the disaster, President Jimmy Morales decreed three days of national mourning to pay tribute to the victims killed by mudslides Guatemala’s flags were hoisted at half-mast today due to the tragedy caused by the eruption of Volcan de Fuego, one of the most powerful events over the past few … 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

Violence Continues in Nicaragua Despite Call for Peace

On Wednesday, at least five people were reported dead, about thirty injured, and attacks on public institutions and a radio station Violence persists today in Nicaragua despite the call for peace and the government willingness to keep the national talks that return stability to the country, plagued by vandalic right-wing groups that seek to sow … 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

OECD Warns About Eventual Trade War

According to the European organization, predicted economic growth might be affected by commercial tensions and the possibility of a trade war The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) today rose its predictions for economic growth in the world for this year and 2019, while it warned about the potential dangers of an eventual trade … Continue reading

Colombia Presidential Candidates in Heated Debate

The candidates discussed several issues like the fight against insecurity, but had different viewpoints on the Special Peace Justice (JEP) and the transparency of the elections Seventy-two hours before the presidential elections in Colombia, all five candidates participated in a heated debate with marked contradictions in such issues as the electoral guarantees and justice in … Continue reading

Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles Dies

The Cuban-origin terrorist passed away in Florida, where he had lived freely despite constant denunciations of his criminal activities The terrorist of Cuban origin Luis Posada Carriles passed away today in the U.S. state of Florida, where he had lived freely despite constant denunciations of his criminal activities and several extradition requests against him. The … Continue reading

Gunmen Attack Reported in Jalisco, Mexico

A high-ranking state official and 13 other people were wounded in an attack staged by gunmen in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, state prosecutors said Jalisco Labor Secretary Luis Carlos Najera, who once served as the state’s attorney general, was slightly wounded in the hand during Monday’s attack. ‘I was out of the country … Continue reading

Nicolás Maduro Re-elected with 67.7% of the Votes

The re-elected president stressed that this victory marks the beginning of a new period of consolidation of Chavista power in social, political and economic terms Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros, candidate for the Frente Amplio de la Patria, was reelected this Sunday for a second term as head of the South American nation. Peace and … 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

Chilean Bishops Resign Due to Sex Abuse Scandal

According to Chilean media, it was found that evidence disappeared and Pope Francis described the events of criminal acts The recurring Chronicle of a Death Foretold that Gabriel García Márquez bequeathed us flew in the last hours with the Amen of the Vatican, with hardness and verticality. In the hands of Pope Francis himself, the … Continue reading

Venezuela Ready for Elections, Authorities Said

According to the National Electoral Council (CNE), during the Sunday elections, 14,638 polling places and 34,143 voting booths will be opened throughout Venezuela The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela has created the conditions for holding the presidential and legislative council elections on May 20th, said president of CNE Tibisay Lucena. In a press conference … 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

US-Mexico Relations in Times of Definition

Mexico has offered to the Donald Trump administration an institutional relationship of mutual benefits and respect Relations between Mexico and the United States are at a time of definition, according to Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who called here to prevent differences from affecting those ties. The decisions to be made by the two governments in … Continue reading

Venezuelan Opposition Might Arrange Single Candidacy

Four of the opposition candidates are speaking of arranging to present a single candidate Four Venezuelan opposition candidates participating in the country’s campaign for the May 20 general elections speak today of arranging to present a single candidate, although none of them declines in favor of the other. Canditate Henri Falcon, candidate of Avanzada Progresista … Continue reading

DPRK Announces Closure of Nuclear Test Center

This decision seeks to deny the rumours about the malfunction of the test site The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will dismantle its nuclear test site in Punggye-ri in May during a public broadcast, the presidency of South Korea announced today. According to Government Spokesman Yoon Young-chan, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un plans to invite … Continue reading