Odebrecht Accounts Blocked in Venezuela in Corruption Probe

Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is at the center of a corruption scandal spanning 12 countries. (Reuters/Rodrigo Paiva)

Rachel Boothroyd-Rojas (VA) : Bank accounts in Venezuela belonging to the construction giant Odebrecht were officially frozen on Wednesday pending ongoing investigations by the country’s Public Prosecution into corruption allegations. Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is at the center of a corruption scandal spanning 12 countries. (Reuters/Rodrigo More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Venezuelan Leftist Movements Criticise CNE Registration Process

Rachel Boothroyd-Rojas (VA) : Venezuelan leftist parties have denounced a new CNE registration process, which they view as a veiled attempt to clamp down on small political organisations in the South American country.  The More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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Venezuela’s Socialism Gone Totalitarian? Rodriguez Condemns Brazilian FM for Meeting Borges

nsnbc : Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned the Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra for meting with the speaker of Venezuela’s National Assembly Julio Borges. Rodriguez accused her More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Strategic Move: Colombia’s ELN Moves Into Some Former FARC Territories

nsnbc : With official peace talks between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), the leftist guerrilla admits that it is moving into some formerly FARC controlled areas. ELN spokesmen stress More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Venezuela: PDSV Administration Supports Second Round of Dialog with MUD

The PDSV administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced its support for a second round of dialogue with the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) which holds a majority in the National Assembly. Courtesy More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Colombian Government and ELN Launched Official Peace Talks

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Colombian government and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) launched official peace talks in Ecuador’s capital Quito. Peace talks were initially scheduled to start in More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Colombia: Santos Tasks Post-Conflict Cabinet With Implementation of Peace Accord

nsnbc : Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos nominated members of a so-called peace cabinet within the cabinet. The ministers are tasked with coordinating and implementing the peace accord between the State and More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Colombia A Banana Republic No More? Chiquita, Dole and Del Monte Face Charges for Crimes Against Humanity

nsnbc : Several companies including Chiquita, Dole and Del Monte may face charges for crimes against humanity and possibly war crimes-related charges in Colombia as part of the country’s transitional justice More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Colombia’s ELN Released Ex-Congressman Odin Sanchez

nsnbc : Colombia’s leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) released ex-Congressman Odin Sanchez, thus fulfilling the last precondition for the start of official peace talks with the government on February 7 More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Pulled the Plug on Colombia’s Magdalena River Project

nsnbc : Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui bank has pulled the plug on financing Colombia’s Magdalena River navigability project with $250 million. The bank’s decision came after the Colombian government, on More...