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Tag Results for "Latin American Politics"

POLL: Chilean Presidential Race Would Head to Runoff

Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei would face each other in a runoff vote if Chile's presidential election were next weekend, according to results of the Ipsos poll released Tuesday. continue reading »

General Elections Underway in Paraguay

Paraguay is holding general elections on Sunday, with the presidency, vice presidency, congressional seats, governorships and other posts up for grabs. continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto met over the weekend in Lima with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss the state of bilateral relations. continue reading »

President Hugo Chavez Silences Opponent by Canceling His Political Speech on TV

Television coverage of a speech by opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was interrupted Monday when incumbent head of state Hugo Chavez commandeered Venezuela's airwaves continue reading »

Colombian V.P. in Medically Induced Coma to Prevent Brain Damage

The medical staff treating Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon for the stroke he suffered earlier this week is keeping him in an induced coma to avert brain damage, the Reina Sofia Clinic said. continue reading »

President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay May Have Fathered a SECOND Child During his Time as a Bishop

In 2006, Fernando Lugo, then a Catholic bishop, announced he planned to leave the priesthood to run for President of Paraguay, but it seems skeletons in his holy closet may be coming out. After winning the Presidential race in 2008 and continue reading »

Protest Held in Mexico by Mothers of “Disappeared”

Hundreds of mothers and other relatives of the "disappeared" held a protest in this capital on Thursday - Mother's Day in Mexico - to demand justice. continue reading »

Suspicious Details Regarding the Arrest of Prominent Cuban Dissident

The opposition Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation denounced the fact that dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, who spent eight years in prison as one of the "Group of 75," was arrested on Wednesday in Havana. continue reading »

VP Joe Biden’s First Leg of Latin America Trip is Visit with Mexico’s Felipe Calderon

Mexican President Felipe Calderón met with US Vice-President Joseph Biden, currently on a working visit to Mexico City, at the official Los Pinos residence today. continue reading »

President Hugo Chavez Confirms Recurrence of His Cancer, Remains Optimistic

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he will undergo more radiation therapy after confirming that the tumor that was removed from his body on Feb. 26 in Havana was a "recurrence" of the cancer he was diagnosed with last June. continue reading »

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Released from Hospital, Resumes Presidential Duties

Bolivian President Evo Morales on the weekend left the hospital in the central city of Cochabamba where he had been admitted suddenly 24 hours earlier, and specialists attending him said that he is in "very good health," the government-run media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Vice President of Paraguay Assures Country ‘Gifting’ Energy to Argentina

Federico Franco, Vice President of Paraguay, maintains that the expansion of Yacyretá, a binational dam and hydroelectric power plant, will depend on the annulment of debt with Buenos Aires as well as business with Uruguay. continue reading »

U.S Government Officials Meet with Honduran President Lobo

Senior U.S. government officials met with the president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, and the president of the Honduran Congress, Juan Orlando Hernandez, on January 18 to review security continue reading »

Secretary of Argentina Pres. Nestor Kirchner Says: I was His Lover & Ready to Spill State Secrets

Despite the fact that seemingly, in certain circles of Argentine politics the affair between the late Nestor Kirchner and his secretary Elisabeth Miriam Quiroga was public knowledge, it is not until now that the Argentine news magazine "Noticias" lifted the lid on the pot, and allowed its contents blow over. continue reading »