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Analysis: Latin American dictatorships strengthen relations with Iran

Analysis: Latin American dictatorships strengthen relations with Iran

The regimes of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela strengthened their geopolitical alliance with Iran during a "friendly tour" carried out by the Foreign Minister of the Islamic country Hosein Amir-Abdollahian. However, experts consider that Iran is not a reliable ally, since it is distanced from the international community and abuses its commercial relations with other nations to finance and carry out acts of terrorism....Read more >>


Argentina: The Puebla Group presents "Objetivo Cristina"

On May 2 in the framework of the 47th. Buenos Aires Book Fair and as the Puebla Group announced on its website, the book "Objective: Cristina. The Lawfare against democracy in Argentina». As the title indicates, the objective of this text is none other than to whitewash the image of Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, after having been convicted of embezzling the nation's treasury from her....Read more >>


Bolivia -- They reveal that there are 12 vehicles with reports of theft that were donated by the Government

The director of the Vehicle Search Group, Hugo Bustos, revealed that at least 12 vehicles with reports of theft in Chile were donated by the Government of Luis Arce and former President Evo Morales. ...Read more >>


Army prohibited paying tributes to General Prado, military regulation establishes honors

The coffin of General Gary Prado Salmón, author of the capture of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara in 1967, was escorted by passive service soldiers and not by soldiers, because the army prohibited paying homage. The Military Protocol and Ceremonial Regulation establishes funeral honors....Read more >>


Colombia: Petro hires former judge Garzón as "advisor against corruption"

The Government of Colombia has contracted the services of a Foundation managed by former judge Baltasar Garzón to advise it on the prevention and fight against corruption. Specifically, the agreement, of which economic details have not yet been revealed, links the Special Assets Society (SAE) of the Colombian Ministry of Finance with the Baltasar Garzón International Foundation (FIBGAR), having become official last February....Read more >>

Source: -- Prosecutors from 13 Ibero-American countries rejected Petro's attacks against prosecutor Francisco Barbosa

On the morning of Tuesday, May 9, 13 Ibero-American prosecutors signed a document in which they reject the attacks by President Gustavo Petro Urrego against the Attorney General of the Nation, Francisco Barbosa....Read more >>


Cuba -- Cubans cry out for freedom, regime distorts and denies protests

Despite the evidence, the images circulating on social networks in which a crowd of Cubans protested to demand "food and freedom", on Saturday night in the town of Caimanera, Guantánamo, the regime denies what happened and ordered a campaign to distort the protests....Read more >>]


Ecuador -- The unknowns and the dark side of the FTA between Ecuador and China

Quito should take note of the Peruvian case. Despite exports being monopolized by minerals, the Peruvian prospect of expanding sales to the Asian country with value-added products has undoubtedly been frustrated. The specific phytosanitary protocols that Beijing requires for each product has been one of the factors that has penalized the access of its agricultural products to the Chinese market....Read more >>


Honduras -- 65.1% of the population perceives that President Castro is being manipulated

One of the attitudes most questioned by Hondurans is regarding the level of political dependence that Castro has on her husband Manuel Zelaya and they showed it with 61.5 percent agreeing that she is manipulated by the former president....Read more >>


Interamerican Institute for Democracy-- Cuba and the future of an illusion

By our Director: José Azel

Some day the Cuban nation will form a new government for the Cuban state. Yet, the success of a free republic hinges on the civic virtues of its nation. Source:

Montaner's goodbye

By our Director: Beatrice E. Rangel

With the courage that few have, Carlos Alberto Montaner has said goodbye to his public, confiding to them that in the face of the advance of a degenerative disease he prefers to say goodbye with full faculties....Read more >>


Should we be afraid of artificial intelligence?

By our Director: Ricardo Israel

How scared (or calm) should we be? To begin with, it would help if the exaggerated optimism that accompanied computing in the 90s was not repeated, that only good things could come out of it, so there was not much regulation....Read more >>



Ortega dissolves and confiscates the Nicaraguan Red Cross | The most important news and analysis in Latin America | DW | 11.05.2023

Nicaragua dissolved this Wednesday (05.10.2023) the Nicaraguan Red Cross after accusing it of violating neutrality in the 2018 protests and replaced it with an agency attached to the government....Read more >>


222 former political prisoners have completed 90 days since they were exiled by order of Ortega

This Tuesday, May 9, 222 former political prisoners celebrate three months since they were exiled from Nicaragua to the United States by order of the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo....Read more >>


Nicaragua: Ortega disqualifies "for life" a renowned lawyer for political prisoners | The most important news and analysis in Latin America

The Judiciary controlled by the Sandinista regime ordered the "definitive suspension" of the jurist Yonarqui Martínez as a lawyer and notary, and ordered her to hand over her titles and protocols within 24 hours....Read more >>


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