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U.S.: Misery of democracy

U.S.: Misery of democracy

The second debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the chilling demonstration of insubstantiality, frivolity and even vulgarity that characterizes the political system of the United States.

Colombia is a mirror

Colombia is a mirror

The world was struck dumb by the news that the Colombians had rejected the peace accord reached between the government and the FARC-EP guerrillas. But the truly transcendental fact is that more than 60 percent of the registered voters chose not to vote and turned away from the process.

Colombia: In search of Plan B

Colombia: In search of Plan B

On several occasions, during the weeks prior to the plebiscite, Colombian President Santos said that he didn’t have a Plan B in case voters said “No” to the peace accord, so great was his confidence that the vote would culminate in support for the negotiations with the FARC.

U.S. reveals and shares dark secrets with southern nations

U.S. reveals and shares dark secrets with southern nations

The Obama administration has been declassifying state secrets and sharing them with selected Latin American governments, The Washington Post disclosed Sunday. The purpose, says the Post, is to mend fences with other countries and advance the cause of human rights.

Evo Morales: ‘Our counternarcotics model is better without the Americans’

Evo Morales: ‘Our counternarcotics model is better without the Americans’

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Tuesday that he does not fear the U.S. Department of State’s condemnation based on the yearly White House report claiming Bolivia does not do enough to combat the drug trade.

Trump and Peña Nieto clash on the wall issue

Trump and Peña Nieto clash on the wall issue

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, said the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, lied about the border wall during the meeting both held in Mexico City on August 31.

‘The humiliation is now complete’

‘The humiliation is now complete’

Mexicans across the board were really, really mad because their president, Enrique Peña Nieto, stood by silently, impassive, neither denouncing the idea of a wall nor demanding an apology from Donald Trump for his insults against Mexicans.

Mujica: Dilma was deposed for rejecting corruption

Mujica: Dilma was deposed for rejecting corruption

Former Uruguayan President José Mujica said that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, elected in 2014, was deposed because she resisted the pressure to protect politicians accused of corruption. “What happened in Brazil was a coup d’état. Call it what you will, but that’s what it was,” Mujica said.

Rousseff: ’This story does not end here … we will return’

Rousseff: ’This story does not end here … we will return’

Dilma Rousseff entrenched herself as soon as she received confirmation that she had been dismissed from the presidency of Brazil on Wednesday. With a 61 to 20 vote count against her, the Senate approved the dismissal of Rousseff for budgetary irregularities, charges which she always denied.

Cuba issues statement on Dilma Rousseff’s ouster

Cuba issues statement on Dilma Rousseff’s ouster

A “soft coup,” as radical changes to the right are called nowadays, has just been staged in Brazil with the ouster of elected President Dilma Rousseff. What has just happened is worrisome because coups can be soft at first…

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