Venezuela’s Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino, has slammed comments made by U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who mused about the possibility of an internal military coup that would topple Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Flanked by high ranking members of Venezuela’s military, Padrino said: “Members of the armed forces radically reject such deplorable remarks that constitute a vile act of interference… When you invite the armed forces to overthrow the government, you’re showing a lack of respect.”
After his remarks, Padrino read an official statement expressing continued support for Maduro.
The turmoil seen in the North, during 2017, confirmed that regional unity and integration are essential for Latin American and Caribbean nations, in their efforts to continue advancing along the path of development in peace.
As a Presidential candidate in 2016, the Republican tycoon Donald Trump defended aggressive policy against migrants and announced the building of a wall on the border with Mexico as one of his campaign promises.
Since entering the White House, Trump has refused to renew permits and visas that protect millions of Latin Americans and Caribbeans residing in the United States and, although he has not yet secured the funds, he remains committed to completely closing the Southern border, forcing migrants to take even more dangerous routes.
Pope Francis ratified Monday his intention of declassifying Vatican’s archives on Uruguay’s military dictatorship, a process promoted by Pope Francis for a year.
“The holy father renewed his commitment to the declassification of the archives and expressed his support and solidarity for the human rights groups of the country,” said Uruguay’s new representative of the Vatican Mario Cayota to Telam., commenting his meeting with Pope Francis last Friday.
As part of the final stop in his tour of Europe, Bolivian President Evo Morales has met with Pope Francis in the Vatican. There, they discussed his country’s campaign demanding access to the Pacific Ocean.
Los gobiernos de América Latina han comenzado a expresar su oposición a los Estados Unidos: el decreto formal del presidente Donald Trump de que la embajada de los EE. UU. En Israel se trasladará de Tel Aviv a Jerusalén.
Ernesto Guevara, more commonly known as “Che,” was Argentine by birth but was a committed internationalist.
After helping successfully lead the 1959 Cuban Revolution and participating in African liberation struggles, he created a guerrilla army in Bolivia where he attempted to implement the foco theory of guerrilla struggle.
Although he was captured and executed by U.S.-backed Bolivian soldiers in 1967, Che remains a symbol of resistance, determination and hope for a better world.
teleSUR takes a look at the 50th anniversary of his assasination and events commemorating his legacy.
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday accused the United States of funding opposition groups with at least US$4 million to destabilize his government.
“According to e-mails, between 2006 and 2009, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) poured at least four million dollars into separatist movements” in four of the nine regions of the country, said the left-wing leader.
In 2008, authorities of the Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando and Tarija departments, which make up the Media Luna region, carried out referendums in order to form autonomous governments. The referendum organizers, according to Morales, were connected to separatist efforts.
He then noted on his personal Twitter account that Washington had paid this money to the opponents “who have committed terrorist acts in order to divide us (in 2008).”
Realizamos un análisis de los informes de WikiLeaks, donde se demuestra cómo EEUU patrocinó el separatismo en Bolivia.
At the end of 2008, Morales expelled former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia Philip S. Goldberg as well as all personnel from the Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA, accusing them of conspiring against his government.
The White House had denied these charges and responded by expelling Bolivian Ambassador to the United States Gustavo Guzman.