Cuba is set to undergo a historic shift this week, elevating a relatively unknown Communist Party official to replace retiring President Raúl Castro. But who is Miguel Díaz-Canel? And what does his ascension to the top of Cuba's government mean for a country that has been run by the Castro brothers for nearly 60 years?Add your comment!
A group of Colombian rebels active on the Ecuadorian border has sent a “proof of life” video of a kidnapped couple, the Ecuadorian government said, the second kidnapping by the group this month.Add your comment!
With Latin America’s three most populous countries voting for president this year, it’s easy to overlook the election in landlocked Paraguay (population 7 million) that takes place on April 22.Add your comment!
Under the heading of 'Betrayal' Fury as UK's bid for application to fish near the Falklands is Snubbed', Cyril Dixon from the Express reports that the head of South Georgia Fisheries company, Rupert Street will be going to the High Court in London to seek a judicial review on the decision which denied his company fishing licenses in South Georgia Islands.4 comments
Theresa May is to call for concrete measures to ensure girls in Commonwealth countries spend at least 12 years in education. The prime minister will pledge £212m, which Downing Street said would allow almost one million more girls to go to school.Add your comment!
A decision on whether the Prince of Wales should succeed his mother as head of the Commonwealth is expected later this week, Downing Street says. Britain backs Queen Elizabeth's son and heir, Prince Charles, to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said, The Guardian reported.Add your comment!
The UAE’s new floating hotel, Queen Elizabeth 2, will be opening its doors to the public soon, and ahead of the big day, some images have emerged of what the refurbished cruise ship will look like inside. The once world-renowned ocean liner that sailed the oceans for years, also known as QE2, has just gone through 2.7 million man-hours of transformation and is now permanently docked at Mina Rashid in Dubai.Add your comment!
A group of homelessness activists briefly occupied on Monday the seaside apartment at the heart of the corruption case that saw ex-president Lula da Silva imprisoned earlier this month. About 30 members of the Homeless Workers' Movement and other leftist activists got into the triplex apartment in Guaruja, near Sao Paulo, hanging placards from the balcony in support of Lula.3 comments
Shadowy criminal gangs operating in Rio de Janeiro are the chief suspects in last month's murder of Marielle Franco, a prominent black rights activist and city councilor, a government minister said on Monday.20 comments
Argentina’s central bank would raise interest rates if inflation does not fall “a lot” beginning in May to a level consistent with its 2018 target for a 15% rise in consumer prices, central bank Governor Federico Sturzenegger said on Monday.1 comment