Latin America

Latin America
Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Groundbreaking of Chinese-backed Nicaragua Canal commences

The canal wiill have 172-mile (278-km) canal, due to be operational by around 2020,

Protesters, skepticism did not stop the administration of President Daniel Ortega. Project seeks to reshape country's poor economy,

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 - 04:36 UTC

Evo Morales' estate 12.67 percent higher than in 2012

Evo Morales' estate below half a million US dollars

President's affidavit before the State's General Comptrollership raises questions on how he amassed 437,787 US dollars. Opposition says he should have turned poorer, living on a public servant salary.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 08:42 UTC

Colombian nationals to be deported from Venezuela

Bogota's Eldorado airport has the biggest international checkpoint on the country.

Fourth time in 2014, always amid allegations of “inhuman and degrading ” treatment. Ombudsman monitoring situation, offering assistance to those involved

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 09:04 UTC

Unilateral FARC truce allegedly in force

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wants to end the war with FARC

Colombia's armed forces suffer 10 fatal casualties, several others wounded and one missing in clashes with rebels. Negotiations continue unaltered in Havana.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 08:41 UTC

Cuba’s Coast Guard sinks boat carrying 32 refugees who were trying to reach Fla.

One refugee missing after attack by Cuban Coast Guard

Survivor says her husband went missing. The other occupants were shipped back to the island. Women and children freed, men still in custody.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Evo: Pope to visit Bolivia in 2015

Evo Morales has faith in the Pope.

With Francis' new role in international affairs, Morales sounded confident Holy See will do its part in feud with Chile, but made no specific mention of it.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Movies from Argentina, Venezuela make Oscar shortlist

Wild Tales of Argentina and Venezuela's make first cut in the race for Foreign Language Oscar award.

Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes) and The Liberator (Libertador) will have to go through yet another selection phase January 15 before earning full nomination to vie for the most-wanted statuette

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 08:15 UTC

Santos government rejects FARC truce

 The government of President Juan Manuel Santos cannot accept FARC's truce unless certain conditions are met.

Not until a peace deal is achieved will Colombia accept the proposal to bring in other countries, ICRC to monitor ceasefire

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

CFK yearns UK 'will agree to talk about Malvinas', praises US-Cuba accord

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez says it took the US 53 years to admit Fidel Castro was right.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner wishes the United Kingdom would agree to discuss the issue of the Malvinas (Falklands) just like US, Cuba talked over their differences

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 07:58 UTC

New gameboard for Maduro after US-Cuba reconciliation

Nicolas Maduro hasn't so far taken up the gauntlet from what US-Cuba resumption of ties actually brings along.

Analysts agree that the Venezuelan president will need to put aside some of his anti-imperialist jargon and socialist practices to stay in play.

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