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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Likens Harassment of Officials Abroad to Nazi Persecution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Likens Harassment of Officials Abroad to Nazi Persecution 0

“We are the new Jews of the 21st century that Hitler pursued,” Maduro said during the cabinet meeting. “We don’t carry the yellow star of David … we carry red hearts that are filled with desire to fight for human dignity. And we are going to defeat them, these 21st century Nazis.”

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MEXICO POLITICS: Journalists Mourn After Deadly Day

MEXICO POLITICS: Journalists Mourn After Deadly Day 0

Javier Valdez was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the northwestern state of Sinaloa while gunmen in Jalisco state killed a reporter at a small weekly magazine and critically wounded his mother, an executive at the family-run publication.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Anti-Maduro Protests Persist, Teenager Dies in Unrest

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Anti-Maduro Protests Persist, Teenager Dies in Unrest 0

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro accuses Anti-Maduro protesters of seeking a violent coup.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Ecuador Concerned By ‘Serious Lack of Progress’ in Assange Case

ECUADOR POLITICS: Ecuador Concerned By ‘Serious Lack of Progress’ in Assange Case 0

A woman, known as ‘SW,’ claims during his 2010 trip to Sweden, Assange initiated sex with her while she was asleep which is viewed as rape by Swedish’s law.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests 0

Venezuela’s neighbouring governments, in spite of their considerable internal discontent, have explicitly taken up the cause of the Venezuelan opposition.

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EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Violence Against Transgender Should Be Investigated: United Nations

EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Violence Against Transgender Should Be Investigated: United Nations 0

Seven transgender women have been killed in El Salvador, according to Geneva-based Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Made Illegal Payments in Chavez 2012 Election: Brazilian Reveals

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Made Illegal Payments in Chavez 2012 Election: Brazilian Reveals 0

Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is facing mounting unrest as his opponents take to the streets in growing numbers demanding overdue elections.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal 0

U.S.-Mexican trade relations have been strained by Trump’s repeated vow to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement if he cannot secure better terms for U.S. workers and industry.

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MEXICO POLITICS: 2016 Murder Exceeds Many Countries At War: Study

MEXICO POLITICS: 2016 Murder Exceeds Many Countries At War: Study 0

According to a report published that dealt a blow to President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto’s efforts to end a deadly drug war.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans Plan to Throw Feces During Anti-Government Rallies

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans Plan to Throw Feces During Anti-Government Rallies 0

Adan Chavez accused the opposition of choosing “a way of violence” by having been out for at least six weeks to demand the ouster of Maduro.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: National Guard Uses Tear Gas at Residential Home in Maracaibo

VENEZUELA POLITICS: National Guard Uses Tear Gas at Residential Home in Maracaibo 0

Venezuelan National Guard has thrown grenades with tear gas to the building of a residential home for children and elderly people in the city of Maracaibo, according to reports.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Army Fights Violence Surges Because of US Opium Demand

MEXICO POLITICS: Army Fights Violence Surges Because of US Opium Demand 0

“The increase of consumers for this type of drug in the United States has been exponential and the collateral effect is seen here,” Jesus Garcia said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Women Oppose to Maduro Proffering Roses to Security Forces Who Blocked Their Way

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Women Oppose to Maduro Proffering Roses to Security Forces Who Blocked Their Way 0

Tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched, proffering roses to security forces who blocked their way.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says 0

Lula, Brazil’s first working-class president who held the office between 2003 and 2011, faces five court cases related to Operation Car Wash that could bar him from running – something his supporters have branded a witch hunt.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Backers of Jailed Leopoldo Lopez Stage Prison Vigil

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Backers of Jailed Leopoldo Lopez Stage Prison Vigil 0

President Nicolas Maduro’s leftist government later issued a short video in which Lopez said he is fine, and officials accused Lopez’s family of stirring up a media frenzy to get attention.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Vote on Brazil Pension Reform Now Expected in Late May

BRAZIL POLITICS: Vote on Brazil Pension Reform Now Expected in Late May 0

“There is no way to vote it (on the floor) this week or next,” Maia told Brazilian news radio network CBN.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff 0

Prosecutors accused Jose Dirceu, who was released from jail pending an appeal, of taking 2.4 million reais ($755,880) in bribes from two engineering firms – UTC Engenharia SA and Engevix Engenharia SA.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro to Form New Constituent National Assembly

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro to Form New Constituent National Assembly 0

“I don’t want a civil war,” Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro told a May Day rally of his supporters in the capital, Caracas.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017 0

“I am anxious for an electoral process to be called,” Maduro told supporters on the live show, saying the election board, or CNE, first had to finish legalizing political parties.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Pope Francis to Venezuela: End Violence, Respect Human Rights

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Pope Francis to Venezuela: End Violence, Respect Human Rights 0

“I make a heartfelt appeal to the government and all components of Venezuelan society to avoid any more forms of violence, respect human rights and seek a negotiated solution …,” Pope Francis said.

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