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Cuban President Raul Castro on his recent visit to Caracas, backs Lenin Moreno, former vice president and candidate of Ecuador’s ruling Alianza Pais party.
Manuel Antonio Noriega Morena was born February 11, 1934, Panama City, Panama. Continue reading Manuel Noriega Biography.
“He has a major brain hemorrhage and is in serious condition,” Manuel Noriega daughter Lorena Noriega told reporters outside the Santo Tomas hospital.
Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been indicted with charges of corruption including through benefiting a family friend with public contracts.
Brazil’s Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot plans to ask the Supreme Court for authorization to investigate ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet and senior senators from his PMDB party for corruption as soon as this week, a source familiar with the plans said on Sunday.
Mexico opened legal aid centers at its 50 consulates across the United States on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under U.S. President Donald Trump.
“We’ll keep fighting with words and not arms,” said Kelly Martinez, at a mountaintop settlement in northern Colombia where around 160 FARC fighters have gathered to disarm.
President Michel Temer’s government expects a federal judge to recommend his removal for illegal campaign funding but believes it can stall a final decision by Brazil’s top electoral court until after he leaves office next year, aides said.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto´s government has expressed strong opposition to any such move.
Trump called Peru, a country of 30 million in South America, “a fantastic neighbour” and said it was an honour to have Kuczynski in the White House.
Mexicans are angry at Trump’s calls for U.S. firms not to invest south of the border, insults to immigrants and threats to make Mexico finance the border wall. The peso currency has weakened on concerns he will hurt Latin America’s No. 2 economy.
Trump, who took office last month, campaigned on a pledge to get tougher on the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, playing on fears of violent crime while promising to build the wall and stop potential terrorists from entering the country.
President Michel Temer’s nominee Moraes, who took leave as minister when he was nominated two weeks ago, vowed to be “absolutely independent and impartial.”
Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their affirmed gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation.
Lenín Voltaire Moreno Garcés was born on March 19, 1953, in Nuevo Rocafuerte, Orellana Province, Ecuador. Read Lenin Moreno Biography.
With eight candidates, Moreno was close to the threshold needed to avoid an April runoff and continue a decade-long period of leftist rule, just as South America is moving to the right.
Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and U.S. President Donald Trump shared their “concern” over Venezuela in a phone call, Macri’s spokesman said.
Conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso is the opposition’s frontrunner in Sunday’s presidential election.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales rejected rumors of a possible coup d’etat, shortly after his brother and elder son were sentenced to house arrest while being investigated for fraud.