European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean

Latin American and Caribbean nations should aspire to a bloc like the European Union, Mexico’s president and other leaders said at a summit on Saturday, in a bid to wrest influence away from the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS). For years, a few of the region’s leftist standard-bearers who attended the gathering of theContinue reading “European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean”

GIEI: Bolivia Coup Responsible for Massacres, Torture, Racism

The Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI-Bolivia) has released its report on the human rights violations of 2019. The report found that the Bolivian coup regime was responsible for massacres, torture, summary executions, and that right-wing violence had a particularly racial and religious character.   The GIEI was formed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights,Continue reading “GIEI: Bolivia Coup Responsible for Massacres, Torture, Racism”

US seen as bigger threat to democracy than Russia or China, global poll finds

Belief in importance of democracy high in 53 sampled countries but inequality and big tech companies seen as biggest threats The US faces an uphill task presenting itself as the chief guardian of global democracy, according to a new poll that shows the US is seen around the world as more of a threat toContinue reading “US seen as bigger threat to democracy than Russia or China, global poll finds”

Bolivia’s ex-President Anez arrested in ‘coup’ probe

Jeanine Anez, who succeeded Evo Morales as interim president for a year in 2019, has denounced the move as “political persecution.” Bolivian police have arrested former interim President Jeanine Anez on charges of terrorism, sedition and conspiracy, a government minister said Saturday. Anez replaced ex-President Evo Morales in November 2019 when he fled the country amid widespreadContinue reading “Bolivia’s ex-President Anez arrested in ‘coup’ probe”

Bolivia probes deaths of 35 endangered condors

Bolivian environmental authorities on Sunday announced an investigation into the apparent poisoning of 35 Andean condors in a rural community, one of the most devastating such cases for the endangered species. “It is an irreparable injury to our nature and the species,” the environment and water ministry said. Deputy environment minister Magin Herrera confirmed 35Continue reading “Bolivia probes deaths of 35 endangered condors”

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