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The vice-president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, Freddy Guevara, talks during a meeting in Caracas, July 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
18 Jul 2017 11:24

Venezuela opposition plans strike; US threatens action

Islam Times - Venezuela’s opposition has called for a general nationwide strike to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.

 
People take part in an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 15, 2017, on the eve of a symbolic “plebiscite” called by the opposition. (Photo by AP)
16 Jul 2017 10:14

Opposition holds symbolic vote in Venezuela

Islam Times - Venezuela’s opposition has run a symbolic, general vote aimed at assessing overall public sentiments toward constitutional reforms proposed by the government.

 
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
13 Jul 2017 08:10

Ex-Brazilian president sentenced to 9.5 years in jail

Islam Times - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for corruption and money laundering.

 
Peruvians protest against possible pardon of Fujimori
8 Jul 2017 10:16

Peruvians protest against possible pardon of Fujimori

Islam Times - Peruvians marched through the streets on Friday to urge President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski not to pardon the country’s former leader Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights violations.

 
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaks during a press conference in the framework of the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Cancun, Mexico, June 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
22 Jun 2017 07:12

Venezuelan foreign minister resigns to seek seat in planned Constituent Assembly

Islam Times - Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has stepped down from her post to run for a seat in the controversial new Constituent Assembly.

 
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez attends the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Cancun, Mexico, on June 20, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
21 Jun 2017 05:56

Venezuela dares US to send in Marines as crisis in the country continues

Islam Times - Venezuela has dared the US to “send in the Marines” after Washington tries to initiate a regional plan over the crisis in the country.

 
Cuba Blasts Trump over Double Standards, Sanctions
18 Jun 2017 06:10

Cuba Blasts Trump over Double Standards, Sanctions

Islam Times - Cuba has blasted US President Donald Trump’s decision Friday to roll back previous administration's policy of rapprochement and imposing new restrictions on Cuba using the pretext of human rights concerns, calling it a case of double standards.

 
Cuba’s President Raul Castro (C) talks with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales (R), and Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, are seen in a photo of the ALBA summit at the Revolution Palace in Havana, December 14, 2014. (By AP)
17 Jun 2017 07:25

Cuba, South America allies slam Trump’s policy rollback

Islam Times - Cuba has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for reinstating the anti-Havana travel and economic restrictions eased by the former Washington administration, decrying the measure as a “return to the coercive methods of the past.”

 
Panama’s Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd L) sign a joint communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations in Beijing on June 13, 2017.
13 Jun 2017 12:04

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, backs ‘One China’ policy

Islam Times - Panama breaks diplomatic ties with self-ruled Taiwan in favor of establishing formal relations with Beijing, in what is viewed as a diplomatic victory for China which regards Taiwan as a breakaway province.

 
A general view of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) session in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 7, 2017 (Photo by AFP)
10 Jun 2017 07:55

Brazil court votes not to oust President Temer

Islam Times - Brazil’s election court voted Friday against stripping President Michel Temer of his office in a major boost to his chances of beating a gathering corruption scandal.

 
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
10 Jun 2017 07:15

Venezuela Sets Date for Constituent Assembly Campaigns

Islam Times - Venezuelans are set to hold campaigns for the election of a Constituent Assembly set for July 30th in a bid to end the country’s political crisis.

 
Clashes continue between Venezuela police, protesters in Caracas
31 May 2017 12:20

Clashes continue between Venezuela police, protesters in Caracas

Islam Times - Huge protests continue rocking the Venezuelan capital of Caracas 60 days after people started taking to the streets with demands, including the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.

 
Demonstrators chant during a protest against Brazilian President Michel Temer calling for a new presidential election, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 13:32

Brazilians demand President Temer’s resignation

Islam Times - Demonstrators gathered at Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach on Sunday for a rally against Brazilian President Michel Temer that will feature musical performances from Brazilian artists, including Caetano Veloso and Criolo.

 
Tadeu Filippelli, a special adviser in Brazilian President Michel Temer
24 May 2017 05:59

Brazilian police nab presidential aide in World Cup probe

Islam Times - Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.

 
Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, May 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
21 May 2017 08:13

200,000 protesters march against Venezuela’s Maduro

Islam Times - More than 200,000 people in Venezuela have staged anti-government protests across the Latin American country, marking the 50th day of rallies against President Nicolas Maduro.

 
US Spent $49M for Venezuelan Regime Change Since 2009
20 May 2017 08:18

US Spent $49M for Venezuelan Regime Change Since 2009

Islam Times - The US has spent at least $49 million since 2009 to support right-wing opposition forces in Venezuela who are now in their seventh week of violent protests to oust democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro.

 
Venezuela
20 May 2017 05:25

Russia vows to send wheat to crisis-stricken Venezuela: Foreign Ministry

Islam Times - Russia has vowed to send several thousand tons of wheat each month to Venezuela in order to help ease the food shortage in the Latin American country.

 
Workers walk next to empty shelves in a supermarket after it was looted in San Cristobal, Venezuela on May 17, 2017. (Photos by Reuters)
18 May 2017 05:50

Venezuela sends troops to western region to stop looting amid protests

Islam Times - The Venezuelan government has announced that it is deploying soldiers to the country’s western region following a night of looting during anti-government protests.

 
Death toll from Venezuela unrest hits 42 as violence continues
17 May 2017 07:18

Death toll from Venezuela unrest hits 42 as violence continues

Islam Times - At least four people have died of gunshot wounds at separate protests in Venezuela, bringing the fatality toll from the recent unrest in the country to 42.

 
Towards a « Latino Spring »?
16 May 2017 09:34

Towards a « Latino Spring »?

Islam Times - Anxiety is growing in Latin America – the United States and the United Kingdom are preparing a « Spring » for them on the model of the « Arab Springs ».