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Cuban human rights and the hypocrisy of the media

The spectrum of human rights is wide. But what [the media] do is focus ... on the bad parts and ignore the good stuff.

Clemency for Puerto Rican nationalist raises question about jailed Venezuelan politician

In 2015, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro made a deal he probably doesn’t want to keep: He said he might free jailed political activist Leopoldo López if the United States would free Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López Rivera.

Colombia sets date for peace talks with ELN rebel group

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says formal peace talks will begin next month in Ecuador with the country's second-largest rebel group, the ELN.

The water-energy-food challenge

Can leaders at Davos solve these interconnected risks?

Creation of Special Commission to Reform Colombian System

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos created the Special Electoral Mission of Colombia (MEE) to propose recommendations to modernize and give a greater transparency to the Colombian electoral system.

How is cash aid used?

Cash transfer programs are meant to reduce poverty but their effectiveness depends on each country. 

US, Cuban interior ministry sign law-enforcement deal

In the wake of Donald Trump's presidential election victory, the Cuban government has launched a last-minute rush of deals with the Obama administration and U.S. businesses

Venezuela's new high value banknotes enter circulation

Venezuela has issued new larger denomination banknotes in response to the country's soaring rate of inflation.

Who are Trump’s cabinet picks?

These posts will require Senate confirmation but they have already caused controversy. 

Deciphering the new U.S. policies that affect Cuban migrants

From the streets of Havana to the Mexican border with the United States to South Florida, there was a new immigration reality Friday, the day after the Obama administration said Cubans would no longer be allowed to enter the United States without visas.

Opposition attacks Maduro over Supreme Court address

The Venezuelan opposition has accused President Nicolas Maduro of violating the constitution by delivering his annual state of the nation address before the Supreme Court.

Colombia, ELN rebels begin exploratory talks

Representatives of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), the Andean nation’s second-largest rebel group, met Friday in Ecuador to initiate contacts that are meant to lead to formal peace talks.

Colombia’s Santos to Name Retired General as VP

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that his choice to replace departing Vice President German Vargas Lleras is retired Gen. Oscar Naranjo

Venezuela Arrests 3 Opponents Amid Threat of Crackdown

Venezuela jailed three anti-government politicians in what the opposition denounced on Thursday as a new crackdown on dissent in the economically struggling country.

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