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Montevideo, March 24th 2019 - 05:08 UTC

Tag: dictatorship

  • Monday, February 25th 2019 - 09:51 UTC

    What are the next steps for Guaidó after the failed humanitarian operation?

    Guaido arrived to Bogotá and was received with honors as head of State on Sunday.

    “I will return by the airport,” responded the leader of the Venezuelan National Assembly and proclaimed the president in charge, Juan Guaidó, during a press conference in the border city of Cúcuta, Colombia. And is that after the end of the failed humanitarian operation that failed to internalize the oil country tons of food and medicine, many wonders how Guaidó will concretely return to Venezuela.

  • Tuesday, February 5th 2019 - 09:07 UTC

    European allies bend to join 'gringo empire' approach

    Juan Guaidó, president of the National Assembly recognized as interim president by some countries

    The decision to promote Juan Guaidó as a rival president to Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela was clearly made in Washington, not in Caracas. The speed with which U.S. allies in the Americas and western Europe recognised Guaidó’s claim on Jan. 23 to be the legitimate president of Venezuela would not have been possible without a lot of prior coordination — and a lot of pressure by the Trump administration.

  • Monday, December 31st 2018 - 12:23 UTC

    Venezuela: Maduro regime will be a “facto government” since 2019

    The term of office (2019-2025) will not be recognized by the opposition or the international community when it considers the elections of May 20 to be “fraudulent”

    Academics of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) debated between December 20 and 26 on the constitutional end of Nicolás Maduro's office term between 2014-2019 and propose three clear lines against the question of the oath of office on the 10th of January. The new period (2019-2025) won't be recognized by the International Community.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 14:30 UTC

    Macri urges Mercosur to take action against “Venezuelan dictatorship”

    Macri described the Maduro rule as “a dictatorship that carried out a fraudulent electoral process.”

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri Tuesday launched an appeal in Montevideo to find solutions to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and called for the “return of democracy” in that country. He delivered that speech during the Mercosur summit where he is to take up the bloc's rotating presidency from host Tabaré Vázquez.

  • Tuesday, October 9th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Abduction of newborns in Spain under Franco comes to light

    The court did find that Vela was responsible for abducting Madrigal in 1969, faking her birth by her adoptive parents and forging official documents.

    A Spanish court has ruled that a doctor stole a newborn child nearly five decades ago, one of many abducted during Spain’s 20th-century dictatorship. But the court cleared Eduardo Vela because the statute of limitations had expired.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 23:10 UTC

    The Uruguayan Foreign Ministry describes the number of immigrants arriving in the country as “never seen before”

    “The Secretariat of the Refugee Commission is completely overwhelmed,” said the Minister of Human Rights, while “acts of discrimination and xenophobia in Uruguay” are emerging.

    Immigration to Uruguay, Argentina and Chile has exploded exponentially in recent years. It is receiving an “unprecedented” daily requests for refuge in the southern country, according to the Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dianela Pi, who explained to MercoPress that “There are acts of discrimination and xenophobia that are emerging in Uruguay as never before” as a result of the migratory phenomenon. This wave comes mostly from citizens of Venezuelan origin.

  • Saturday, May 26th 2018 - 18:23 UTC

    'Storms' and arrests among Venezuelan Armed Forces; more tortures and political prisoners

    President Maduro ordered the military high command that the Armed Forces must sign a document of “loyalty” to the regime.

    After the presidential election in Venezuela on May 20, in which President Nicolás Maduro was re-elected, a wave of arrests has been reported among Venezuelan military in several parts of the country. As well as releases and new arrests of civilians and soldiers for political reasons.

  • Saturday, March 17th 2012 - 07:18 UTC

    Brazilian judge dismisses first dictatorship era case involving an Army officer

    Colonel Sebastiao Curio Rodrigues de Moura, 77, commanded troops in the Amazon region

    Brazilian judge dismissed the first charges ever brought against an army officer over crimes committed during the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, dealing a blow to rights groups and victims' families.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2011 - 17:17 UTC

    Uruguayan Army “will not tolerate or cover up” murderers within its ranks

    General Pedro Aguerre and other officers making the announcement

    The Uruguayan Army will not “accept, tolerate or cover up for” murderers and criminals within its ranks, said Commander General Pedro Aguerre speaking to the media about the discovery of the remains of teacher and journalist Julio Castro disappeared after being detained by soldiers in 1977.