Former Ecuadorian autocrat President Rafael Correa, a fugitive avoiding his corruption convictions in Belgium, claimed on Wednesday that the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was a “right-wing plot” to “affect” the electoral performance of his party’s candidate, Luisa González.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro paid the government of São Paulo about $184,000 in fines on Wednesday for not wearing a mask.
Argentine presidential front-runner Javier Milei affirmed his commitment to a reduction in the size of the government on Tuesday evening.
Brazilian radical leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said on Monday that he hopes to see more American investments in Brazil’s green energy projects one week after failing to invite President Joe Biden to an environmental summit despite Biden pledging $500 million to Lula’s Amazon fund.
The seven remaining presidential candidates in Ecuador’s upcoming election held a debate on Sunday under the shadow of the assassination of the eighth, Fernando Villavicencio, who was gunned down less than a week ago outside a campaign event.
Argentine libertarian economist Javier Milei won first place in Sunday’s nationwide presidential primary with 30 percent of the votes.
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo criticized one of his “heroes,” Brazilian radical leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on Thursday over the latter allegedly not doing enough to protect the Amazon Rainforest during a regional summit.
Fernando Villavicencio, the presidential candidate in Ecuador assassinated on Wednesday, had denounced death threats for months.
Fernando Villavicencio, the Ecuadorian presidential candidate assassinated on Wednesday, had a long history of anti-China positions.
Unknown gunmen killed presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio – running on a strong-on-crime, anti-corruption, anti-China platform – on Wednesday night before a massive crowd outside of a campaign event in Quito, Ecuador.
The U.S. Embassy in Haiti was closed on Tuesday due to nearby gunfire in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Haiti has been torn by gang violence and near-anarchy ever since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July 2021.
Brazil failed to invite the United States to participate in the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) summit beginning on Tuesday – a notable omission given that President Joe Biden pledged 2.5 billion Brazilian reais ($500 million) to Brazil’s Amazon Fund this year.
Communist state security officials issued a summons to a three-year-old girl, Leadi Kataleya Naranjo, demanding she present herself for an interrogation on Tuesday or face criminal charges of contempt.
Brazilian radical leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed a decree over the weekend that authorizes the purchase of electricity from neighboring Venezuela, a nation plagued with daily blackouts as a result of years of gross socialist mismanagement.
Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro demanded that European countries outlaw Quran-burning protests on his television show Con Maduro Más on Monday, claiming governments who respect free speech are “indirect accomplices” in blasphemy.
The Venezuelan state-owned CVG Ferrominera Orinoco iron company informed its workers this week that it would distribute a provision of mortadella luncheon meat to workers as an “incentive for production” reward in lieu of proper wages and better working conditions.
A soccer player in Costa Rica was killed by a crocodile last week after jumping off a bridge into waters known to be infested with the killer reptiles.
An organization tracking civil unrest in Cuba documented 589 protests on the island against the communist regime in July.
CARACAS – Venezuela’s oil exports rose in July to the highest levels in almost three and a half years thanks to new supply contracts and increased oil shipments by California-based Chevron, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
A majority of Cubans want to leave their country, according to an anonymous poll published by the independent pollster agency Cubadata on Monday.
Illegal Chinese fishing boats are plundering some of the Brazilian Amazon’s most fertile fishing grounds, sweeping up a wide variety of species including endangered fish, and significantly harming the national fishing trade, a local mayor told the Argentine news outlet Infobae in a report published Tuesday.
The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) reports that five million Haitians do not get enough food every day, and two million of them are on the verge of starvation.
Bolivia’s Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta announced Monday that the nation’s socialist president, Luis Arce, will attend the upcoming BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, hoping to join the China-led trade bloc.
Nicolás Petro Burgos, son of Colombian far-left leftist President Gustavo Petro, was arrested on Saturday along with his ex-wife Daysuris Vásquez Castro as part of a probe into alleged money laundering and illicit enrichment linked to Gustavo Petro’s presidential campaign.
Kenyan Foreign Minister Alfred Mutua said Sunday that his government will lead the long-discussed multinational intervention force in Haiti and send a thousand police officers to “train and assist the Haitian Police to restore normality in the country and protect strategic facilities.”
The Nicaraguan communist regime has been funding itself with remittances sent home by Nicaraguans who it banished or forced to flee, turning them into a crucial economic resource, a report published by the Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa on Friday revealed.
One crucial, albeit tacit element in the Venezuelan socialist regime’s narrative is that it needs to portray itself as the hero of its own skewed story.
El Salvador’s Congress approved reforms that will allow courts to conduct mass trials for tens of thousands of detained gang suspects.
Bolivian Defense Minister Edmundo Novillo disclosed on Tuesday details pertaining to the cooperation agreement his country signed with Iran last week amid national security concerns from Argentina regarding growing Iranian influence in the region.
The Cuban Communist Party staged a pre-dawn observance featuring extended speeches by its leaders on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s failed terrorist attack on the Moncada barracks, an event the communists observe as the beginning of 1959 coup that ousted President Fulgencio Batista.
Brazilian Senator Luis Carlos Heinze introduced a bill on Monday that seeks to suspend the new “Responsible Gun Control” decree issued by radical leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva last week.
The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, declared a state of emergency in three of the country’s provinces on Monday following a wave of violence over the weekend that left several dead, including Mayor of Manta Agustín Intriago.
Climate activists projected a “Climate Clock” on the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, over the weekend, claiming that the world has “less than six years left” to stop climate change and avoid “catastrophic scenarios.”
Brazil’s President Lula da Silva signed a “Responsible Gun Control” decree this weekend to further restrict civilian access to firearms.
Chilean far-left President Gabriel Boric defended on Thursday the need to limit economic dependence on China during an encounter with representatives of French business.
Brazil’s President Lula dismissed Chilean counterpart Gabriel Boric as a “hasty young man” for demanding Latin American leaders condemn Russia for invading Ukraine.
On Wednesday’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Laura Richardson defended the U.S. buying oil from Venezuela by stating that when it comes to countries that want to deepen their ties to China, “you don’t turn away.
CARACAS, Venezuela – Spain extradited the former head of Venezuela’s military intelligence, Hugo Carvajal, to the United States on Wednesday after a Spanish high court ordered his immediate extradition on Tuesday.
The official TikTok account of the presidency of Colombia posted a video over the weekend using footage from the upcoming film Barbie to invite Colombians to the federal government’s July 20 Independence Day celebrations.
The Maracaibo Environment Institute warned over the weekend that roughly 40 percent of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela’s largest lake, is contaminated with Microcystis cyanobacteria, locally referred to as verdín (“greenery”).