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A riot policeman is seen crossing a burned barricade, during a protest against the re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on January 20, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)
21 Jan 2018 07:09

Opposition supporters clash with police in Honduras as protests continue over election results

Islam Times - Police and protesters have clashed in Honduras’ capital and across the Central American country, amid growing discontent over the disputed re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

 
This file photo, taken on July 13, 2017, shows former Venezuelan police officer Oscar Perez participating in an anti-government protest in Caracas on July 13, 2017. (By AFP)
16 Jan 2018 07:41

Five arrested, others killed in operation to nab Venezuela former police pilot

Islam Times - Venezuela says five members of a “terrorist cell” linked to a police pilot who has defected and who attacked the country’s Supreme Court during anti-government unrest last year, have been arrested and several others have been killed in an operation.

 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (C) arrives at the Buenavista “Territorial Area for Training and Reinstatement of FARC” in the Mesetas municipality, Meta department, Colombia on January 14, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
15 Jan 2018 08:12

UN urges Colombian ELN rebels to stop attacks

Islam Times - Colombia’s ELN rebel group must cease attacks and restart peace talks with the government to end more than a half-century of war, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid renewed violence after the end of a ceasefire between the two sides.

 
Hondurans stage mass rally to demand ouster of president
7 Jan 2018 08:47

Hondurans stage mass rally to demand ouster of president

Islam Times - Tens of thousands of people in Honduras have staged a protest rally in the country’s second-largest city against the re-election of incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez, whose victory is beset by vote fraud allegations.

 
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, June 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
6 Jan 2018 11:34

Maduro says his patience with US has run out

Islam Times - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has censured United States sanctions on four former and current Venezuelan government officials, warning that the incumbent US president and his administration in Washington has “exhausted his patience.”

 
People hold a protest against Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s humanitarian pardon to Peru’s jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, in Lima, December 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
26 Dec 2017 07:18

1000s protest pardon of former dictator Alberto Fujimori in Peru

Islam Times - Thousands of people have marched in the Peruvian capital of Lima and other cities to protest the presidential pardon of the country’s ailing ex-strongman Alberto Fujimori, in what many view as part of a political deal to avert the impeachment of the current president.

 
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (photo by AFP)
26 Dec 2017 07:13

Canada expels Venezuela diplomats in reciprocal move

Islam Times - Canada has decided to revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s ambassador and chargé d’affaires in the country, reciprocating a similar move earlier by Caracas.

 
Peru’s president pardons ex-leader Fujimori, citing his health
25 Dec 2017 10:00

Peru’s president pardons ex-leader Fujimori, citing his health

Islam Times - Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has granted a medical pardon to former strongman, Alberto Fujimori, who was behind bars for corruption and rights abuses, triggering protests in the capital, Lima.

 
The president of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez (C), speaks at a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, December 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
24 Dec 2017 07:49

Venezuela decides to expel Brazil, Canada top diplomats

Islam Times - The Venezuelan government has decided to expel the top diplomats of Brazil and Canada over accusations of meddling in Venezuela’s domestic affairs.

 
U.S. Imposes Oil Blockade to Force Venezuela into Default
11 Nov 2017 06:30

U.S. Imposes Oil Blockade to Force Venezuela into Default

Islam Times - The U.S. is betting on the default of Venezuela affecting its financial credibility and hampering its debt repayments.

 
Bolivians participate in a protest rally against President Evo Morales’ potential bid for re-election, in La Paz, on October 10, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
11 Oct 2017 05:53

Bolivians protest Morales’ potential bid for another term

Islam Times - People have rallied across Bolivia to protest a new proposal by President Evo Morales’s party that could pave the way for him to run for a fourth consecutive term in 2019.

 
Bolivians mark Che Guevara’s 50th death anniversary
10 Oct 2017 09:14

Bolivians mark Che Guevara’s 50th death anniversary

Islam Times - Thousands of Bolivians have held a gathering to pay tribute to late guerrilla leader Ernesto Che Guevara, a revolutionary icon in Latin America.

 
The Cuban Embassy in Washington (File photo)
4 Oct 2017 05:48

Trump expels 15 Cuban diplomats from US over mysterious health attacks

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from the country, escalating his response to a series of mysterious health “attacks.”

 
Former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva addresses supporters during a demonstration at Generoso Marques Square in Curitiba, Brazil, on September 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
1 Oct 2017 09:12

Brazil’s Lula ahead in poll despite graft conviction

Islam Times - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has taken the lead in polls before the 2018 presidential election despite a corruption conviction that could bar him from running.

 
Venezuelan Army to Defend Country amid US Threats: President Maduro
29 Sep 2017 13:30

Venezuelan Army to Defend Country amid US Threats: President Maduro

Islam Times - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country's armed forces to ready to defend the country’s sovereignty and people amid threats by US.

 
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza
28 Sep 2017 03:52

Venezuela Chides Trump for Acting Like World’s Emperor

Islam Times - Venezuela’s Foreign Minister has accused United States President Donald Trump of acting like “the world’s emperor”.

 
Venezuelan government representative Vicente Diaz (C-with spectacles) arrives at the Foreign Ministry in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, to meet with opposition leaders to resume talks, September 14, 2017. (AFP photo)
27 Sep 2017 06:34

Venezuela opposition boycotts talks with Maduro government

Islam Times - Venezuela’s opposition has announced that it will not attend planned talks with a government delegation in the Dominican Republic, saying the other side has failed to meet its promises regarding human rights and elections.

 
U.S. Ties Noose Around Neck Of Venezuela’s Economy
23 Sep 2017 07:30

U.S. Ties Noose Around Neck Of Venezuela’s Economy

Islam Times - The U.S.A. is applying increasing pressure on Venezuela, a country that, in accordance with the way the Pentagon has carved up the world, falls within the “jurisdiction” of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom).

 
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza speaks in Caracas on August 12, 2017 during a meeting with members of the diplomatic corps. (Photo by AFP)
20 Sep 2017 05:18

Venezuela FM reacts to Trump’s anti-Caracas remarks in UN speech

Islam Times - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has reacted to US president’s UN speech, stressing that his country does not accept "threats from President Trump or whomever in this world."

 
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza speaks at a press conference in Caracas on September 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
16 Sep 2017 08:42

Venezuela denounces Trump’s planned crisis talks as ‘rival dialog’

Islam Times - Caracas has censured as “rival dialog” US President Donald Trump’s planned talks with Latin American leaders on the political crisis in Venezuela, days after the government and opposition resumed reconciliation negotiations.