Colombian Government Released Two ELN Prisoners Ahead Of Peace Talks

Ex-Congressman Odin Sanchez to be released on February 2.

nsnbc : The Colombian government released two prisoners of the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) ahead of the launch of official peace talks on February 7. The ELN for its part, must free former Congressman Odin Sanchez on February 2. The government will, in return, pardon two additional ELN prisoners. Ex-Congressman Odin Sanchez to be released More...

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Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is at the center of a corruption scandal spanning 12 countries. (Reuters/Rodrigo Paiva)
By nsnbc On Friday, January 27th, 2017

Venezuela Preparing to Make Arrest in Odebrecht Case

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim (VA) : Venezuelan authorities announced Thursday they were preparing to press charges against an unnamed suspect in the Odebrecht scandal. Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is at the center More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, January 27th, 2017

ICC Chief Prosecutor Bensouda Threatens With Intervention in Colombia

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) said the court will intervene and prosecute cases if Colombia’s transitional justice system, established More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, January 26th, 2017

THE WALL: Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Scraps Summit with US President Trump

nsnbc : Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, on Thursday, announced that he had “scrapped” s planned summit with his US American counterpart Donald Trump over disputes about border control and More...

Latin American and Caribbean leaders gather in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the fifth CELAC summit. (Prensa Presidencial)
By nsnbc On Thursday, January 26th, 2017

CELAC Voices Solidarity with Venezuela in Face of US Interventionism

Jeanette Charles (VA) : The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and social movements reiterated their solidarity with Venezuela this week calling for the repeal of former US President Barack More...

In March 2016 the Colombian government and the ELN met in Caracas, Venezuela, announce the launch of official peace talks in May 2016.
By nsnbc On Friday, January 20th, 2017

Colombian Government – ELN Peace Talks To Begin February 7

nsnbc : The government of Colombia and the leftist ELN agreed to finally launch official peace talks on February 7. The parties agreed the ELN releases ex-Congressman Odin Sanchez and others and that the government More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Venezuela’s PSUV Implements Semi-Fascist “Security Initiative”

nsnbc : The administration of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the implementation of a new “anti-crime strategy”. While containing social elements aimed at preventing violent crime, More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Venezuelan Authorities Detain Opposition Legislator on Charges of Terrorism

Jeanette Charles (VA) : Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami confirmed Wednesday that opposition assembly member representing the Popular Will Party (Voluntad Popular), Gilber Alexander Caro Alfonzo was arrested More...

Miranda state governor and opposition politician Henrique Capriles Radonski will appear before the Comptroller General’s office on Thursday in connection to the Odebrecht corruption case (Anthony AsCer Aparicio).
By nsnbc On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Capriles Summoned by Venezuelan Comptroller General for Odebrecht Case

Rachel Boothroyd-Rojas (VA) : The opposition state governor for Miranda, Henrique Capriles Radonski, has been summoned to appear before the Venezuelan Comptroller General’s office this Thursday in connection More...

By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Promises Of 50% Minimum Wage Hike Amidst Venezuela’s Runaway Inflation

nsnbc : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proudly announced a50 percent increase in the country’s national minimum wage in 2017. However, those struggling to survive on minimum wage will hardly see any benefits More...