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  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 22:24 UTC

    Miguel Díaz-Canel becomes the new president of Cuba: there is no chance of a Trojan horse

    The parliament ratified the former vice president with 99.83% of the votes. HO/AFP

    Miguel Díaz-Canel has been ratified on Thursday by the National Assembly of Cuba as the new president of the Council of State, the country's first leader in practice. The parliament ratified the former vice president with 99.83% of the votes of the deputies present. Diaz-Canel replaces the General Raúl Castro, who retires from power after 12 years at the head of the country. However, the new president clarified that Raúl Castro “will lead the most important decisions” for the country.

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  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 10:49 UTC

    Corruption and Venezuela in the agenda of a subdued Summit of the Americas

    “We should build a continent where citizens are first,” Peruvian president Vizcarra said. “We owe it to them. We owe it to their dreams.”

    Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra opened on Friday a subdued Summit of the Americas decrying widespread corruption and urging regional leaders to join forces in increasing transparency and boosting civil society. Addressing Western Hemisphere leaders in an auditorium where a number of seats were left notably empty, Peru's new president said that rather than accept corruption as a deep-seated scourge impossible to eliminate, governments should adopt concrete measures that prevent it from ever taking place.

  • Friday, April 13th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Photo of the year: Venezuelan Ronaldo Schemidt wins the World Press Photo

    José Víctor Salazar appears running surrounded in flames when being reached by a stream of gasoline. Ronaldo Schemidt / Agence France-Presse

    Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt received on Thursday the World Press Photo of the year in Amsterdam, one of the most prestigious in photojournalism, for a photograph shot in May 2017 during the protests in Venezuela while working for Agence France-Presse (AFP) . In the photograph a protester appears in flames, in front of a graffiti in which a weapon appears shooting at the word “peace”.

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    Maduro and cronies “grey listed” as suspects of money laundering and terrorism financing

    Maduro and more than 50 Venezuelan nationals are considered “high risk” for laundering money and financing terrorism, according to Panama

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro along with more than 50 Venezuelan nationals are considered “high risk” for laundering money and financing terrorism, according to an advisory issued by Panama's economy and finance ministry.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:01 UTC

    Lima Summit on as planned, says Peru's new president

    Martin Vizcarra, who took office on Friday after the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, said several leaders in the region have confirmed their participation in the April 13 and 14 Summit

    Martin Vizcarra explained he received supporting phone calls from various regional leaders for the April gathering. Maduro's invitation is a matter for the Foreign Ministry to decide.

  • Saturday, March 17th 2018 - 16:55 UTC

    Transparency International denounces “Venezuelan apartheid”

    In some cases, it has been denounced that the Homeland Card forces beneficiaries to vote under the supervision of some official authority

    NGO Transparency Venezuela denounced through a follow-up that the Carnet de la Patria (homeland card), identity document devised by the government of Nicolás Maduro, is a tool of social control that seeks, among other purposes, the loyalty to the ruling party at the polls.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 18:51 UTC

    Venezuela: close to fraudulent elections

    Despite the accusations made by the international community, the government is heading towards an election unilaterally called.

    Venezuela's National Assembly, with opposition majority, denounced on Wednesday the “undue” use of electoral material, noting that official papers that belongs to the National Electoral Council (CNE) was found in gambling centers to print bet vouchers and presented its final report about the investigation into the case of the ex-rebel agent, Oscar Pérez.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:35 UTC

    Venezuela postpones presidential election a month; ex Chavista challenges Maduro

     “Venezuelans want to get rid of Maduro, but not by killing each other in the streets,” Henri Falcon said, speaking at the election board in downtown Caracas

    Venezuela's national election board announced the vote slated for April 22 had been pushed back to the second half of May, with a final date to be specified later, after a pact between Maduro’s government and some opposition parties.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Venezuela Electoral Court admits it's not prepared to organize presidential and legislative on the same date

    “The CNE will decide on a later date for the legislative and municipal elections. We’re not prepared at this time to hold joint elections,” Lucena said.

    The president of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, dismissed the idea of holding legislative elections on the same day as the presidential election scheduled for April 22, as the ruling party has proposed.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 21:36 UTC

    OAS urges Venezuela to reconsider its electoral process

    The text of the resolution seeks to “urge the Government of Venezuela to reconsider the premature convocation of presidential elections”

    The Organization of American States (OAS) was meeting in Washington on Tuesday from 10:00 AM local time on the subject of Venezuela and “the latest events” that have occurred in the Caribbean country. 19 of the 24 members voted in favor of a resolution calling on Venezuela to postpone the elections scheduled for April.