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Looting rocks Nicaragua as protest death toll rises
23 Apr 2018 06:21

Looting rocks Nicaragua as protest death toll rises

Islam Times - Looting erupted in the Nicaraguan capital on Sunday (April 22) amidst a mounting death toll in the Central American crisis over social security reform.

23 Apr 2018 06:18

Conservative Benitez wins Paraguay presidency

Islam Times - Paraguay’s Mario Abdo Benitez, who represents the country’s long-dominant Colorado conservatives, was elected as president on Sunday, landing the top job in one of Latin America’s poorest countries.

Outgoing Cuban President Raul Castro (R) raises the arm of Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel after he was formally named by the National Assembly, in Havana, on April 19, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
21 Apr 2018 12:12

Russia, China congratulate Cuba on election of new president

Islam Times - Russia and China have congratulated Cuba on the election of Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new president succeeding Raul Castro in the Caribbean island nation, wishing to continue to expand ties with Havana.

Brasilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waves to supporters in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil on April 6, 2018. (AFP)
7 Apr 2018 04:39

Brazil's Lula defies prison order, creating standoff

Islam Times - Brazil's former President Luiz InacioLula da Silva defied a judge's order to turn himself in to police on Friday and start serving a 12-year prison sentence for bribery that would likely end his hopes of regaining the presidency.

A banner demanding imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, condemned in second-instance on corruption charges is pictured, in Brasilia on April 04, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
5 Apr 2018 07:09

Brazil's Lula closer to prison after Supreme Court votes

Islam Times - Brazil's former president and current election front runner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva looked increasingly likely to face prison Wednesday after a key judge on the divided Supreme Court voted against allowing him to delay a sentence for corruption.

United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein delivers a press conference on a report on Venezuela at the UN Offices in Geneva, August 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
10 Mar 2018 07:02

Maduro calls UN rights chief ‘US-backed tumor’

Islam Times - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has called the United Nations human rights chief a US-backed puppet and a “tumor,” saying he has no right to criticize the way the Latin American country is managed.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shows the document after signing the electoral guarantee agreement between the government and opposition presidential candidates, at the National Electoral Council (CNE) headquarters in Caracas on March 2, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
3 Mar 2018 07:24

Venezuela, opposition agree to delay presidential election, respect results

Islam Times - The Venezuelan government and a number of opposition parties have reached an agreement, which postponed the presidential election by less than a month and requires the contenders to respect the results.

The Venezuelan “Petro” – Towards a New World Reserve Currency?
26 Feb 2018 04:29

The Venezuelan “Petro” – Towards a New World Reserve Currency?

Islam Times - As this article goes to print, Globovision TV quotes Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announcing the launch of a new cryptocurrency, the “Petro Oro”. It will be backed by precious metals. The launch of the new cryptomoney is scheduled for the next week. No details of quantities offered ...

China’s ‘New Silk Roads’ Reach Latin America
24 Feb 2018 05:35

China’s ‘New Silk Roads’ Reach Latin America

Islam Times - A sharp, geoeconomic shift took place last month in Santiago, Chile at the second ministerial meeting of a forum grouping China and the 33-member Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

Evo Morales
13 Feb 2018 03:44

Bolivian President Slams US Military Meeting in Colombia

Islam Times - Bolivian President Evo Morales rejects the “suspicious presence” of Kurt W. Tidd, head of the US Southern Command, in the Colombian town of Tumaco on Sunday, officially in order to “counter security threats.”

18 killed as Venezuela army takes control of wildcat mine
12 Feb 2018 12:27

18 killed as Venezuela army takes control of wildcat mine

Islam Times - At least 18 people were killed at an illegal gold mine in southern Venezuela during clashes with security forces looking to take control of the area, an official said Sunday.

Genocide Washington Style – Venezuela Next?
10 Feb 2018 06:47

Genocide Washington Style – Venezuela Next?

Islam Times - Why does nobody dare to pronounce the term “Genocide” in connection with the Washington committed atrocities around the globe? – If there is one nation that is guilty of mass-murder it is the United States of America and her Zionist handlers.

President Maduro
7 Feb 2018 05:07

Venezuelan Government Ready for Peace Pact with Opposition

Islam Times - The Venezuelan government says it is ready to sign a peace deal with the opposition to end the country's political turmoil.

China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying
4 Feb 2018 12:54

China Blasts US for Disrespecting Latin American Countries

Islam Times - China has accused the US of disrespecting Latin American countries after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned against excessive reliance on economic ties with China.

Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro
28 Jan 2018 04:46

Venezuela Expels Spanish Envoy, Rejects Interference of Imperialist Powers

Islam Times - The Venezuelan government has expelled the Spanish ambassador to Venezuela Jesus Silva Fernandez declaring him "Persona Non-Grata" due to "interventions" and "the continuous aggression" committed by the Spanish government against the South American country and infringing "on the sovereignty ...

French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by AFP)
27 Jan 2018 09:57

French president urges more sanctions, pressure on Venezuela

Islam Times - French President Emmanuel Macron has called for increasing European Union (EU) sanctions on Venezuela, just over a week after the 28-nation bloc, which has sided with the Latin American state’s opposition in its anti-government struggles, slapped a fresh series of bans against Caracas.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seen during a public event in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 23, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
24 Jan 2018 07:12

Maduro ‘ready to rerun for office’ in April

Islam Times - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro says he is ready to stand for re-election following a move by the government-allied Constituent Assembly to call for an early presidential election.

Venezuela Denounces US for Seeking Maduro Overthrow
24 Jan 2018 05:43

Venezuela Denounces US for Seeking Maduro Overthrow

Islam Times - Venezuela has rejected false accusations and the repeated assaults by the U.S. authorities against the government of Nicolás Maduro and accused Washington of pursuing regime change.

Venezuelans take part in a protest against the shortage of food in the capital Caracas on December 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 Jan 2018 08:04

Venezuela condemns EU sanctions against seven officials

Islam Times - The government of Venezuela has harshly criticized the European Union for imposing sanctions on the country’s senior officials, saying the move shows the bloc is serving the interests of the United States.

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.