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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Raul Castro Endorses Ecuador’s Ruling Party Candidate Lenin Moreno

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Raul Castro Endorses Ecuador’s Ruling Party Candidate Lenin Moreno

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.

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PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega Biography

PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega Biography

Manuel Antonio Noriega Morena was born February 11, 1934, Panama City, Panama. Continue reading Manuel Noriega Biography.

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PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega in Coma

PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega in Coma

“He has a major brain hemorrhage and is in serious condition,” Manuel Noriega daughter Lorena Noriega told reporters outside the Santo Tomas hospital.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Charged in Corruption Case

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Charged in Corruption Case

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been indicted with charges of corruption including through benefiting a family friend with public contracts.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot to Probe Ministers, Senators for Graft

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot to Probe Ministers, Senators for Graft

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.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Opens Migrant Defense Centers at US Consulates

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Opens Migrant Defense Centers at US Consulates

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.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: ‘Fighting Must Go On’: Kelly Martinez Says

COLOMBIA POLITICS: ‘Fighting Must Go On’: Kelly Martinez Says

“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.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Delays Process to Unseat Him

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Delays Process to Unseat Him

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.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Hugo Chavez Most Popular President

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Hugo Chavez Most Popular President

Chavez is also perceived as being Venezuela’s most democratic president, with 51 percent of the vote, and the country’s most efficient president, with 57 percent of the vote.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Rejects Trump Taxes on Mexican Imports

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Rejects Trump Taxes on Mexican Imports

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto´s government has expressed strong opposition to any such move.

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PERU POLITICS: Kuczynski Tells Trump He Favours Bridges to Walls

PERU POLITICS: Kuczynski Tells Trump He Favours Bridges to Walls

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.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Hardenes Opposition to Trump

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Hardenes Opposition to Trump

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.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Bristles at ‘Hostile’ Trump Deportation Rules

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Bristles at ‘Hostile’ Trump Deportation Rules

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.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Alexandre de Moraes Approved for Supreme Court

BRAZIL POLITICS: Alexandre de Moraes Approved for Supreme Court

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.”

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Trans Ecuadorians Vote for First Time

ECUADOR POLITICS: Trans Ecuadorians Vote for First Time

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.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Lenin Moreno Biography

ECUADOR POLITICS: Lenin Moreno Biography

Lenín Voltaire Moreno Garcés was born on March 19, 1953, in Nuevo Rocafuerte, Orellana Province, Ecuador. Read Lenin Moreno Biography.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Election Update: Lenin Moreno Within Striking Distance of Winning First Round

ECUADOR POLITICS: Election Update: Lenin Moreno Within Striking Distance of Winning First Round

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.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri, Trump Discuss Venezuela in Call

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri, Trump Discuss Venezuela in Call

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and U.S. President Donald Trump shared their “concern” over Venezuela in a phone call, Macri’s spokesman said.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Guillermo Lasso Vows to Remove Wikileaks Assange

ECUADOR POLITICS: Guillermo Lasso Vows to Remove Wikileaks Assange

Conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso is the opposition’s frontrunner in Sunday’s presidential election.

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GUATEMALA POLITICS: Jimmy Morales Rejects Coup Rumors

GUATEMALA POLITICS: Jimmy Morales Rejects Coup Rumors

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.

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