Latin America

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno speaks during an interview with local press at Carondelet Palace in Quito on December 6, 2018, after Ecuadorean Vice-President Maria Alejandra Vicuna resigned. - Moreno said conditions met for Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London. (Photo by RODRIGO BUENDIA / AFP) (Photo credit should …

Maduro Accuses Ecuador of ‘Nazi Persecution’ Against Venezuelans

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro accused Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno of using “Nazi persecution” tactics to vet Venezuelan refugees in his country following the gruesome murder of a pregnant Ecuadorian woman and her child by her estranged Venezuelan boyfriend.

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Brazil: Bolsonaro Promises to Fire ‘Communist’ Government Employees

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s chief of staff Onyx Lorenzoni told reporters following a cabinet meeting Thursday that Bolsonaro intends to fire any “communists” who work for the government currently, contending that those holding opposing ideological views to the new government cannot properly execute its goals.

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China Brags: Brazil’s Bolsonaro Wants ‘Better and Better’ Ties with Beijing

China’s state media reported Thursday that Ji Bingxuan, Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s special envoy to Brazil for the inauguration of conservative President Jair Bolsonaro, delivered a personal letter from Xi to the new president and received “warm greetings” to send back to Beijing.

Supporters of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro take part in a rally along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo Brazil on October 21 2018. - Barring any last-minute upset, Brazil appears poised to elect Jair Bolsonaro, a populist far-right veteran politician, as its next president in a week's time. (Photo …

Bolsonaro Takes Helm in Brazil: ‘Our Flag Will Never Be Red’

Brazil inaugurated Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right conservative who campaigned on a platform of smaller government and fighting socialism, as its president on Tuesday. In his first speech in office, Bolsonaro urged Brazilians to “dream” while remaining vigilant of the threats of socialism.

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Venezuela: Migrant Crisis Triggers Decline in Murder Rate

The murder rate in Venezuela fell over the course of 2018 after many violent criminals joined the millions of people fleeing the crisis-stricken country, according to a report from the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (OVV) published Thursday.

Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro gives his thumb up after casting his vote during the general elections, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 7, 2018. - Polling stations opened in Brazil on Sunday for the most divisive presidential election in the country …

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Hails Ties with Israel

Brazil’s incoming president Jair Bolsonaro pushed back against critics and feted burgeoning ties with Israel Thursday, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his way to Brasilia for the new leader’s swearing in.

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Crash of the Pink Tide: Latin America Continues Shift Rightwards in 2018

Latin America has continued its shift towards right-wing, anti-socialist leaders in the year 2018, electing new administrations in Colombia, Brazil, and Chile to change the political climate of a continent dominated by left-wing governments in the 21st century so far.

A Cuban inmate remains in his cell at the maximum security 'Combinado del Este' prison, in Havana, on April 9, 2013. Cuban authorities organized a visit for the international media --the only one in the last nine years-- to the biggest prison in Cuba, to show the press the prison …

142 Political Prisoners to Spend Christmas Behind Bars in Cuba

The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights has identified at least 142 prisoners of conscience who will remain imprisoned this Christmas under the communist Castro regime, which resolutely denies the existence of any political prisoners on the island.

Venezuela lifts opposition lawmakers' immunity for drone 'attack' trial

Venezuela Invades Guyana to Block Exxon Mobil Oil Exploration

The Venezuelan Navy illegally entered the waters of Guyana this weekend and forced a ship contracted by Exxon Mobil to conduct oil research in the area to vacate, claiming that Guyana’s permission to explore its sovereign territory was not enough for the ship to be legally present in the water.

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro meets with Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat of the Assembly of Cuban Resistance to discuss fighting communism, Rio de Janeiro, 12/20/2019

Bolsonaro Meets Cuban Resistance: Vows Brazil’s Support Against Communism

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro welcomed Cuban exile leader Dr. Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat in his Rio de Janeiro home Wednesday to discuss the “atrocities” of the communist Castro regime and how Brazil will lead the region in the struggle against the international left during his tenure.

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Cuban Hospital Denies Entry to Man for Wearing U.S. Flag Shorts

A Cuban man denounced the communist regime in a video published Tuesday, alleging that his local hospital prevented him from entering to visit his ailing pregnant wife because he was wearing shorts emblazoned with the American flag.

Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino (2-L) is pictured after the arrival of two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic long-range heavy supersonic bomber aircrafts at Maiquetia International Airport, just north of Caracas, on December 10, 2018. - Venezuela and Russia will hold joint air force exercises for the defence of the South …

Russia Announces Military Base in Venezuela

Venezuelan news agencies, citing the Russian state outlet TASS, reported on Monday that the socialist dictatorship has agreed to allow Moscow to establish a military base on the island of La Orchila in the Caribbean Sea, the first such base since the end of the Cold War.

Workers fired for selling 15,000 apples to one client in Cuba

Cuba Blames Trump for Bread, Egg, Meat, and Rice Shortages Before New Year

Cuba’s second-in-command, President Miguel Díaz-Canel, issued remarks Sunday blaming “the impact of the embargo, which has strengthened under the Trump administration,” for nationwide shortages of bread, eggs, and other basic good as Cubans prepare to celebrate the new year and the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks at the National Electoral Council (CNE) headquarters in Caracas, during the ceremony in which he was proclaimed as re-elected President for the term 2019-2025, on May 22, 2018. - Venezuela said Tuesday it was the victim of a 'political and financial lynching' after the United …

Venezuela’s Maduro: John Bolton Personally Ordered a Hit on Me

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday accused U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton of personally plotting his assassination, claiming the governments of Colombia and Brazil had joined the conspiracy against him.

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Russia Places Nuclear-Capable Bombers in Venezuela

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Monday that it has placed two nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers in Venezuelan territory, less than a week after Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro paid a visit to Moscow to secure key investment in his regime.

Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a campaign rally in the district of Ceilandia in Brasilia, on September 5, 2018. - Brazil will hold presidential elections on October 7. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP) (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bolsonaro: Brazil Has ‘an Obligation’ to Help Latin America Fight Communism

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told a crowd at an assembly of Latin American conservatives in his native country this weekend that he feels, as Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil has an “obligation” to fight the leftist regimes in Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and elsewhere.