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Brazilian President Michel Temer gestures during the Latin American Investment Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 31, 2017.
12 Mar 2017 04:06

Ghosts made me move out of presidential palace: Brazil’s President Temer

Islam Times - Brazilian President Michel Temer says “ghosts” and bad vibes made him relocate from his luxury residence in the capital city Brasilia.

Members of the National Electoral Council count votes in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, on February 21, 2017.
22 Feb 2017 11:43

Ecuador to hold presidential runoff vote in April

Islam Times - Ecuador’s presidential election has effectively gone to a runoff, with the race being between the ruling party’s candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative Guillermo Lasso.

Handout photo released by the Colombian Presidency’s press office shows President Juan Manuel Santos (R) meeting FARC-EP leftist guerrillas during his visit to a transition zone in La Carmelita, Puerto Asis municipality, Putumayo department, February 20, 2017.
21 Feb 2017 07:42

Ex-Colombian FARC rebels to begin disarmament

Islam Times - Colombia’s president says nearly 7,000 former rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) group have reached designated demobilization zones throughout the country, where they will start laying down their arms under a landmark peace deal with the government.

Lenin Moreno, the presidential candidate of the governing party in Ecuador, flashes the victory sign to supporters at a hotel in Quito, Ecuador, February 19, 2017.
20 Feb 2017 07:33

Ecuador presidential race likely headed for runoff

Islam Times - Ecuador’s presidential election may be heading toward a runoff as neither of the two leading candidates has garnered enough votes for an outright win so far.

US Deports 117 Cubans Since Policy Change
19 Feb 2017 08:54

US Deports 117 Cubans Since Policy Change

Islam Times - US authorities have deported more than one hundred Cubans since changing immigration policy as part of new relations with Cuba.

Venezuela – Washington’s Latest Defamation – To Bring NATO to South America?
19 Feb 2017 08:45

Venezuela – Washington’s Latest Defamation – To Bring NATO to South America?

Islam Times - The Trump Administration has just accused Venezuela’s newly appointed Vice-President, Tareck El Aissami, of being involved in drug trafficking, thereby dishing out the usual criminal spiel – illegal sanctions against a foreign dignitary with travel bans and asset seizures. This is Washington’s ...

16 Feb 2017 07:22

Venezuela shuts down CNN, calling it 'instrument of war'

Islam Times - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says CNN is an “instrument of war” after his country pulls the network’s Spanish-language channel off the air.

28 Jan 2017 09:56

Look to South America not US: Bolivia to Mexico

Islam Times - As Mexico-US ties sour over the new US administration’s controversial anti-immigration policies, Bolivia urges Mexico to turn to the South American countries rather than Washington, citing capitalism’s demise.

Trump Won’t Be Worse Than Obama: Venezuelan President
17 Jan 2017 12:04

Trump Won’t Be Worse Than Obama: Venezuelan President

Islam Times - The President of Venezuela says the incoming president of the US could not be worse than the outgoing one.

Nicolas Maduro delivers the annual presidential speech at the Supreme Court of Justice in the capital, Caracas, January 15, 2017.
16 Jan 2017 07:06

Maduro claims is committed to dialog with opposition

Islam Times - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says he remains committed to dialog and is ready to resume talks with the opposition to resolve matters in the country.

Inviting NATO to Fight “Organized Crime”, A Menace for Latin America
5 Jan 2017 05:57

Inviting NATO to Fight “Organized Crime”, A Menace for Latin America

Islam Times - Imagine, Mr. Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, Nobel Peace Laureate 2016, for achieving a Peace Agreement with the FARC “rebels” (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) – this same peace-loving Mr. Santos is inviting NATO to his country ...

The photo shows Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguay
29 Dec 2016 05:07

Uruguay’s former dictator Gregorio Alvarez dies at 91

Islam Times - General Gregorio "El Goyo" Alvarez, the last military dictator in Uruguay who ruled the country from 1981 to 1985, has died at the age of 91.

Head of the Venezuelan opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) Jesus Torrealba shows a letter during a press conference in Caracas on Dec. 26, 2016.
27 Dec 2016 09:33

Venezuela opposition demands concessions to resume talks

Islam Times - Venezuela's opposition says it will not return to a Vatican-brokered dialog with President Nicolas Maduro's government unless major concessions are offered.

Docs Show US Wanted to Rig Election in Ecuador to Prevent Left-Wing Victory
20 Dec 2016 04:10

Docs Show US Wanted to Rig Election in Ecuador to Prevent Left-Wing Victory

Islam Times - While leftist Jaime Roldos Aguilera went on to become Ecuador's president, he was later killed in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances.

Venezuelan National Guard personnel stand guard behind a barrier on the Simon Bolivar bridge on the Colombian border with Venezuela, on December 12, 2016.
13 Dec 2016 07:06

Venezuela closes border with Colombia over currency smuggling

Islam Times - Venezuela’s president has ordered a three-day closure of the border with Colombia in a bid to fight “mafias” involved in currency smuggling amid soaring inflation in the South American state.

5 Dec 2016 08:28

Fidel Castro's ashes interred in Santiago de Cuba

Islam Times - The ashes of Cuba’s iconic revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, have been interred at a cemetery in the southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba after tearful Cubans bid farewell to him in great numbers.

Brazilians protest against Congress vote on anti-graft probe
5 Dec 2016 08:25

Brazilians protest against Congress vote on anti-graft probe

Islam Times - Thousands of people have poured into the streets of Brazilian cities, including Rio de Janeiro, to express their opposition to alleged attempts by scandal-plagued Congress to shut down a huge anti-graft probe.

29 Nov 2016 08:12

Brazil opposition seeks Temer probe, impeachment

Islam Times - A Brazilian opposition party has filed a petition for the impeachment of President Michel Temer over allegations of his involvement in an influence-peddling scandal.

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29 Nov 2016 05:54

Fidel Castro: 1926-2016  

The photo taken on June 15, 2016, shows Brazilian President Michel Temer, right, and General Secretary of the Brazilian Presidency Geddel Vieira Lima speaking during a meeting with party leaders of the National Congress at Planalto Palace in Brasilia.
26 Nov 2016 06:42

Brazilian President Temer's ally resigns amid corruption scandal

Islam Times - Brazilian President Michel Temer's ally and prominent minister has quit over an influence-peddling scandal in another blow to the new government.