VIDEO from “Democracy Now!”: Roundtable on Mixed Legacy of Hugo Chávez and Future of Venezuela

This morning, Democracy Now! ran a 50-minute roundtable surrounding the death of Hugo Chávez and where Venezuela goes from here. Here is the entire segment: “With the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez after a two-year fight with cancer, we host a roundtable discussion on a revolutionary leader whose democratic-socialist policies not only transformed his […]

  • Mar 6, 2013
  • 10:24 AM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Dead at 58

Multiple reports have confirmed that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has died today due to health complications that resulted from his fight with cancer. He was 58 years old. Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro announced Chavéz’s death less than an hour ago. According to Maduro, Chávez died at 4:30 pm local time. Chávez, admired by many […]

  • Mar 5, 2013
  • 5:24 PM

VOXXI Posts Story About “Humourous” Hugo Chávez Cancer Pictures and the “Funny Side of Things”

Is mocking someone with cancer funny? If you are on the Internet the last two months, there have been thousands of tweets and memes that have made fun of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who is dying from cancer. That is bound to happen, and most of the content being shared is pretty tasteless. However, does […]

  • Mar 1, 2013
  • 6:14 PM

The Life and Legacy of Ricardo Flores Magón (OPINION)

A hundred years ago today, the life of Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magón was extinguished at the age of 48. A leader of Mexico’s early anarchist movement and a catalyst of the Mexican Revolution, his ideas still reverberate on both sides of the border.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 5:48 PM

UN Set to Vote on Sanctions Against Haitian Gang Leader

The U.N. Security Council planned to vote Friday on a resolution that would demand an immediate end to violence and criminal activity in Haiti and impose sanctions on a powerful gang leader.

  • Oct 21, 2022
  • 10:10 AM

New Claims Against Ex-Miami Congressman Hired by Venezuela

A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government not only did no apparent work but also channeled a large chunk of the money to a yacht company on behalf of a fugitive billionaire, according to new allegations in a civil suit.

  • Aug 22, 2022
  • 11:41 AM

Ex-Rebel Takes Oath as Colombian President in Historic Shift

Colombia’s first leftist president was sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feuds between the government, drug traffickers, and rebel groups.

  • Aug 8, 2022
  • 10:31 AM

In Blow to Biden, Mexico President to Skip Americas Summit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that he will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to the U.S.’ efforts to rally governments to work together to address surging migration in the hemisphere.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 5:31 PM

Biden Hoping to Avoid Summit of the Americas Flop in LA

With Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador topping a list of leaders threatening to stay home to protest the exclusion by the host United States of authoritarian leaders from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, experts say the event could turn into an embarrassment for U.S. President Joe Biden.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 10:33 AM

Colombia Legalizes Medically-Assisted Suicide

Colombia’s constitutional court legalized medically-assisted suicide in a ruling Wednesday, making it the first country in Latin America to do so. Euthanasia has been legal in Colombia since 1997.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 11:18 AM

Mexican President Tours Central America and Cuba

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured Central America and Cuba, from May 5th to the 8th, as part of his government’s strategy to strengthen relations with the Latin American countries.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 11:30 AM

The Race Is On in Brazil

The next elections in Brazil take place in October, and campaign season has already begun. Candidates are forging alliances and coalitions and preparing their political agendas. Once enemies, the former president and current presidential candidate, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from the Workers’ Party (PT), will have as his running mate Geraldo Alckmin, the former […]

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • 1:09 PM

White House: Venezuela Frees 2 Detained Americans

The Venezuelan government has freed two jailed Americans, including an oil executive imprisoned alongside colleagues for more than four years, as it seeks to improve relations with the Biden administration amid Russia’s war with Ukraine, the White House announced Tuesday night.

  • Mar 9, 2022
  • 1:41 PM

Venezuela’s Guaidó, Opposition Seek to Unite Under Big Tent

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition was reenergized recently by an unexpected gubernatorial victory in the home state of the late President Hugo Chavez. Now it is trying to use that momentum to bring its divided factions together and launch yet another attempt to topple his political heirs.

  • Feb 11, 2022
  • 2:40 PM

Leftist Xiomara Castro Wins Honduran Presidential Election After Rival Concedes

Honduras’ ruling party conceded defeat Tuesday in presidential elections held two days earlier, giving victory to leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro and easing fears of another contested vote and violent protests.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 3:44 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: U.S. Gives Up on Mending Ties With Bukele

The interim U.S. ambassador to El Salvador will leave her post this week, citing the Bukele administration’s lack of interest in crossing “a bridge” of dialogue, as well as El Salvador’s refusal to extradite senior MS-13 leaders wanted on terrorism charges and concerns about the proposed “foreign agents law.”

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • 11:38 AM

Children Awaiting Transplants Victims of Venezuela’s Crises

Except for a few charity-aided cases, poor Venezuelan children have not received organ or bone marrow transplants since 2017. Dozens of children have died since, including 25 this year, according to a parent organization.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 5:16 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Nicaragua’s Caudillo ‘Wins’ Again

Neither the United States nor the European Union recognized the results from yesterday’s presidential elections in Nicaragua, which Daniel Ortega claims to have won with 75 percent of votes even though independent election observers reported a participation rate of 19 percent.

  • Nov 8, 2021
  • 6:01 PM

Three Free Must-Watch Documentaries on Venezuela

These documentaries on the pre-Chavismo era in Venezuela -completely free and available on YouTube- offer important background information on the current political and economic crises in the South American nation.

  • Oct 6, 2021
  • 11:31 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Thousands Defy Bukele on El Salvador’s 200th Birthday

El Salvador, in Brief: Mass protests gripped San Salvador on Central America’s bicentennial anniversary of independence, marking a new phase for the opposition to President Bukele’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Bukele accused the international community of financing the protests to undermine his government.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 5:49 PM

Ex-Rebel Capitalizes on Colombia Unrest by Showing Restraint

MIAMI (AP) — As the streets of Colombia smolder amid the biggest anti-government unrest in decades, a former rebel leader who would undo antinarcotics cooperation with the U.S. is looking to capitalize on the growing discontent and ride it to the presidency next year.

  • May 17, 2021
  • 5:34 PM

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