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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.

Fidel Castro speaks during a July 2014 meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
26 Nov 2016 06:39

Cuba’s Fidel Castro dies

Islam Times - The legendary leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, has died, the Cuban president and his brother has announced. He was 90.

A Colombian protester holds the national flag and a white flag symbolizing peace during a march for peace in Bogota, on November 15, 2016.
23 Nov 2016 07:14

Colombia govt. ready for revised deal with FARC

Islam Times - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says a new version of a peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, will be handed to the parliament for endorsement.

(L to R) The Vatican
12 Nov 2016 06:18

Venezuelan govt., opposition resume tense talks to resolve crisis

Islam Times - The Venezuelan government and its opposition rivals have resumed tense, Vatican-backed talks to resolve the stalemate over dealing with the country’s economic crisis and food shortages.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife Rosario Murillo wave after voting in the capital, Managua, during the presidential election on November 6, 2016.
7 Nov 2016 08:13

Ortega set for landslide win in presidential vote: Electoral board

Islam Times - A preliminary vote count shows that Nicaraguan incumbent President Daniel Ortega is set to win a third consecutive term in office.

Venezuela’s Communes Form the Front Line of a Difficult Revolutionary Struggle
5 Nov 2016 06:12

Venezuela’s Communes Form the Front Line of a Difficult Revolutionary Struggle

Islam Times - Every commune is different, George Ciccariello-Maher says in Building the Commune, but “the coffee is always too sweet, and the process is always difficult, endlessly messy and unpredictable in its inescapable creativity”.

No, Donald Trump is Not Hugo Chávez
29 Oct 2016 04:31

No, Donald Trump is Not Hugo Chávez

Islam Times - It's become a popular argument for political pundits with a solid command of junior-high school Spanish and a shaky command of history: Trumpism is the “Latin-Americanization of U.S. politics,” as an author in Foreign Affairs puts it.

100s rally in Brazil to urge imprisonment of ex-president Lula
24 Oct 2016 06:43

100s rally in Brazil to urge imprisonment of ex-president Lula

Islam Times - Hundreds of people have rallied in Brazil’s Sao Paulo to demand the imprisonment of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for alleged corruption.

24 Oct 2016 04:59

Opposition-led Venezuela congress plans to bring Pres. Maduro to trial

Islam Times - Venezuela's National Assembly has vowed to prosecute Nicolas Maduro for what it described as “violating democracy” after electoral officials suspended a recall referendum campaign that opposition parties had mounted against the South American country’s leader.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro meet in Tehran on October 22, 2016.
23 Oct 2016 07:37

Imagination that US Is Unbeatable Is Big Mistake: Iran Leader

Islam Times - Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran says the illusion that that the US is unbeatable is a big mistake.