Venezuela's outgoing National Assembly on Thursday tapped a judge who is hated by the opposition for jailing politician Leopoldo Lopez as the next human rights ombudsman in the increasingly hostile aftermath of legislative elections.
If the newly elected Venezuelan National Assembly votes to cancel that country's program of subsidized oil sales to Caribbean and Central American nations, the United States will not be able to substitute U.S. oil for Venezuelan oil, a senior U.S. official warned this week.
The incoming government of Argentine president Mauricio Macri is about to receive its first financial boost from overseas, which according La Nacion sources could be in the range of 8 billion dollars.
Argentine president Mauricio Macri outlined on Thursday his administration's foreign policy during the message to Congress when he stressed, with an overall non specific commitment, we believe in the unity and cooperation of Latin America and the world, and in strengthening democracy as the only possibility to solving the problems of diverse societies.
Business friendly Mauricio Macri was sworn in on Thursday as Argentina's new president pledging an open and transparent government and issuing a call for unity among Argentines, leaving aside useless confrontation and arrogance, and putting all emphasis on learning the art of agreement.
Corruption among members of Brazil's Congress is 'across the board', involves most parties and the whole system, and as such the recent beginning of impeachment proceedings against president Dilma Rousseff is no exception.
Amid large-scale atrocities and widespread abuses across the world, Human Rights Day should rally more concerted global action to promote the timeless principles that we have collectively pledged to uphold.
By Graham Bound, London - Mauricio Macri: I roll the syllables of that rather pleasantly alliterative name over my tongue as I draw him into one of my columns for the first time.