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Chronicle of the Tour of Mexico’s First Female Indigenous Presidential Candidate

By Noé Pineda on November 7, 2017

Photo: Desinformémonos

Something subtle happens when the spokeswoman of the Indigenous Council of Government travels through the Zapatista communes or caracoles in the state of Chiapas. (more…)

Sandinistas Sweep Nicaragua Municipal Elections

By Katherine Hoyt on November 8, 2017

The results of Nicaragua Municipal Elections on Sunday affirmed that voters credit the Sandinista party for the country’s stability and economic progress. (more…)

Washington Takes another Step Back in Relations with Cuba

By Sergio Alejandro Gómez on November 9, 2017

Josefina Vidal, photo: Minrex

Washington’s announcement of new measures which restrict travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba and business with certain state entities, are proof of the “serious setback” in bilateral relations that has taken place under the Trump administration, (more…)

Brazil’s Congress Rejects Corruption Charges against President Temer

By Cristiane Sampaio  on October 26, 2017

Photo: Luis Macedo

Brazilian lawmakers rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer on Wednesday evening, which would have allowed the Supreme Court to try him for bribery and obstruction of justice. (more…)

Puerto Rico Cancels $300 Million Trump Crony Electrical Grid Rebuild Contract

By Harvey Wasserman on October 30, 2017

Photo: Caleb Nunez

The swampish saga would be hard to invent. In early October, Puerto Rico’s Energy Power Authority awarded a $300 million tax-funded contract to reconstruct the island’s hurricane devastated power grid to a two-person, (more…)

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