US pulls all staff from Venezuela as Maduro blames blackout on ‘demonic’ Trump plot

March 18, 2019

In a televised nationwide address, commander says White House ordered this attack and calls on public to mount active resistance The United States has said it will withdraw all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela as Nicolas Maduro accused Donald Trump of masterminding a “demonic” plot to force him from influence by tweeted. Maduro’s political foes and many specialists belief the calamitous nationwide blackout that struck last Thursday- and has yet…


Bolsonaro paramilitary ties in spotlight after photo with murder suspect

March 14, 2019

A photograph of Brazils president with a suspect in the murder of Rio councillor Marielle Franco has raised perturbing questions Brazil’s far-right chairman, heavilya ballad satirising the president’s supposed criminal ties. But those concerns intensified the coming week when arrested on Tuesday for the 2018 assassination of the Rio councillor Marielle Franco. Jornal O Dia (@ jornalodia) Publicacao teria sido feita em outubro, mes de eleicao presidencial. #RiodeJaneiro #BolsonaroMarch 12,…


Brazil battles fake news ‘tsunami’ amid polarized presidential election

November 6, 2018

The countrys electoral court ordered Facebook to remove is linked to 33 fake news stories targeting a vice-presidential candidate As Brazil nears the climax of its most bitter and polarized election in recent history, professors and digital activists fighting to stem a rising tide of fake report say that accurate coverage of awareness-raising campaigns risks being drowned out by the sheer volume of lies being spread on Facebook and WhatsApp….


The Brazilian group scanning WhatsApp for disinformation in run-up to elections

October 18, 2018

When a story goes viral, initiative assigns it to a journalist to investigate if it is fake or not Voting machines rigged by Venezuela; suspicious connections with George Soros; elderly conservatives beaten up by left-wing activists; a candidates name spelled out in massive letters across a soy field these are just a few of the viral WhatsApp and Facebook posts that have been investigated by Comprova, an initiative to fight…


‘Stop this disaster’: Brazilian women mobilise against ‘misogynist’ far-right Bolsonaro

October 16, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro, who has called women idiots and issued taunts about rape, could be the next president. For the 2.5m women who joined a new Facebook group, something had to be done He has mocked women as tramps, as let alone equal pay. Within weeks he could be crowned president of a country that is home to 108 million of them. But with Brazils highly polarized 7 October election looming,…


Revealed: Russias secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

October 10, 2018

Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the UK, the Guardian has learned. A tentative plan was devised that would have seen the WikiLeaks founder smuggled out of Ecuadors London embassy in a diplomatic vehicle and transported to another…


Nicols Maduro’s plan for Venezuela adds bewilderment to despair

September 20, 2018

Many Venezuelans fleeing abroad are adamant peaceful solution is no longer possible Day after period the crowds flock to the Expresos Flamingo bus terminal in Caracas to begin checking out of their disintegrate nation. Some carry their earthly possessions in suitcases or backpacks, others plastic bags including ocean and snacks for the long journey ahead. All share a dogged determination to flee. ” Food became so expensive that for months…


Jair Bolsonaro: tropical Trump who hankers for days of dictatorship

September 16, 2018

The far-right Brazilian presidential candidate injured in a knife onslaught is an ex-paratrooper knows we flogging out at females, black, lesbian and indigenous people and foreigners Jair Bolsonaro, who has been zil’s next chairman is a polarising figure in an unpredictable election campaign. He has praised Pinochet, expressed support for torturers and called for political opponents to be shot, deserving him labelof” the most misogynistic, hateful elected official in the…


Fleeing Venezuelans face suspicion and hostility as migration crisis worsens

September 14, 2018

Ecuadorian border town struggling to cope with exodus driven by economic collapse and political turmoil Nicolas Maduro has belittled the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing in the different regions of the Andes as gullible” slaves and beggars” duped into scrubbing foreign toilets by enemies of the Bolivarian revolution. The United Nations said 2.3 million people, more than 7% of Venezuela’spopulation, have left the country since 2015, with most heading…


The story of a recovery: how hurricane Maria boosted small farms

August 17, 2018

Puerto Ricos small-scale farms aided by outside groups such as #chefsforpuertorico have grabbed a post-disaster given an opportunity to challenge the islands import-reliant food economy Nestled between a compound factory and sparkling blue ocean baby-sit a wonderland fitted with rowdy goats, sturdy passionfruit flowers and tiny chive bloom flowers that when bitten, erupt with garlicky flavor 50 times more potent than their size. That this farm in Manati, Puerto Rico,…


Venezuela: Maduro critic rejects ‘absurd’ claim he plotted to kill president

August 10, 2018

Julio Borges, living in refugee in Colombia, assaults Maduro as other opposition leaders say apparent assassination entreat was legitimate A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader has repudiated “absurd” claims he was part of an alleged bid to assassinate president Nicolas Maduro, as other members of the anti-Maduro resistance movement cheered what they called a legitimate and humbling ten-strike on a tyrannical regime. In Venezuela’s supreme court ordered Borges’ arrest on Wednesday,…


Brazil: judge shuts border to Venezuelan migrants fleeing hunger and hardship

August 7, 2018

Judge replies entryway “of migrants ” suspended until conditions for humanitarian reception are created activists called it absurd A judge in Brazil has blocked Venezuelans from entering the border state of Roraima as local authorities hardened their posture against the flood of migrants fleeing hunger and hardship in their home country. Judge Helder Barreto said he had suspended the entryway of Venezuelan immigrants until the preconditions for a” humanitarian reception”…


Mexico election: historic landslide victory for leftist Amlo

July 11, 2018

Baseball-loving nationalist who counts Jeremy Corbyn as a pal will be the new president A baseball-loving leftwing nationalist who has vowed to crack down on dishonesty, draw rein Mexico’s war on drugs and rule for the poorest of the poor has been elected president of Latin America’s second-largest economy. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a silver-haired 64 -year-old who is best known as Amlo and called Lopez Obrador to offer his…


Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

June 28, 2018

US Border Patrol allows reporters to inspects but does not allow pictures or interviews at maintaining facility housing offsprings as young as four Inside an old-fashioned warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of enclosures created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of sea, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as…


Rule of law ‘virtually absent’ in Venezuela, UN report says

June 23, 2018

Government forces-out carry out assassinates with impunity, with credible, scandalizing the reporting of extrajudicial killings of young men Government security forces in increasingly authoritarian tactics as Venezuela’s economy has spiralled deeper into recession and hyperinflation, fuelling discontent and stimulating hundreds of thousands to emigrate in the past year. About 125 people died in Read more: https :// world/ 2018/ jun/ 22/ venezuela-rule-of-law-virtually-absent-un-report


Say hello to Justin Trudeau, the world’s newest oil executive | Bill McKibben

June 15, 2018

The Canadian “ministers ” presents himself as a climate hero. By promising to nationalise the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he uncovers his true self In case anyone meditated, this is how the world purposes: with the cutest, progressivest, boybandiest president in the world proceeding amply in the cistern for the oil industry. Justin Trudeau’s government Sign up to receive the latest US sentiment articles every weekday I was in Vancouver two…


Argentina agrees to $50bn loan from IMF amid national protests

June 9, 2018

Outcry as country requests assistance from international lender after peso plummets The International Monetary Fund has stepped in to shore up the Argentinian economy with a $50 bn( PS37bn) loan agreement. Argentina requested assistance from the international lender of last resort on 8 May after the peso weakened aggressively in an investor exodus from emerging markets. As part of the bargain, which is subject to IMF board approval, the government…


Bitcoin Is One of the Few Things Surging in a Sea of Losses

May 22, 2018

financial markets, Bitcoin is still flashing green. The biggest cryptocurrency climbed as much as 5.4 percent Tuesday to $9,412, the highest since March 7. Bitcoin has gained 20 percentage in the past week and 37 percent in April, on track for its better month because it record-breaking December. Bitcoin is rebounding from its worse are beginning to a year ever, as it slumped more than 50 percent during the first…


Instagram Will Now Let People Share Info From Apps Like Spotify

May 14, 2018

Instagram is get a new feature that’s straight out of Facebook’s past. The photo-sharing app, owned by Facebook Inc ., will be allowed people post knowledge from apps immediately to their Instagram Stories, which last-place for 24 hours. For lesson, while listening to a song on Spotify, someone would be able to tell their Instagram friends what title or album it is. People will also be able to directly share…