Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hernández, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either left intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical … Read more

Iran, Venezuela sign 20-year cooperation plan during Maduro visit | Oil and Gas News

Tehran, Iran – Iran and Venezuela have signed a 20-year “cooperation road map” during a state visit by President Nicolas Maduro to Tehran as the two oil-rich countries reeling under US sanctions pledged to boost bilateral ties. The Venezuelan president met his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, a … Read more

Colombia’s presidential race will decide if it goes the way of Venezuela

“My political awakening came in the late 1960s when I saw my father cry over the death of Argentine revolutionary leader Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara,” recalls Gustavo Petro, former “urban guerrilla” and hard-left candidate who could become Colombia’s next president. and turn the country into another Venezuela. The runoff presidential election set for June 19 is … Read more

In blow to Biden, Mexico president to skip Americas Summit

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that he will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to the US ′ efforts to rally governments to work together to address surging migration in the hemisphere. López Obrador had been leading a chorus of mostly leftist … Read more

Mexican president confirms he’ll skip Summit of the Americas

LOS ANGELES (AP) – When leaders gather at the Summit of the Americas this week, the focus is likely to veer from policy issues – migration, climate change and galloping inflation – and instead shift to something Hollywood thrives on: the drama of the red. carpet. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that … Read more

Biden scrambles to avoid Americas Summit flop in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) – When leaders gather this week in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas, the focus is likely to veer from common policy changes – migration, climate change and galloping inflation – and instead shift to something Hollywood thrives on: the drama of the red carpet. With Mexican President Andrés Manuel … Read more

On Venezuelan roads, old cars prevail, break down everywhere

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – A 1983 Chevrolet C-10 pickup is the workhorse of Argenis Ron’s party equipment rental business. He uses it to haul chairs, tents and tables to gatherings all across Venezuela’s sprawling capital. The once-white paint is slightly yellowish and the body shows a bit of rust, a few dings. The odometer was … Read more

Biden risks troubled Americas summit in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON (AP) – While President Joe Biden travels in Asia, his administration is scrambling to salvage next month’s summit focused on Latin America. The Summit of the Americas, which the United States is hosting for the first time since the inaugural event in 1994, has risked collapsing over concerns about the guest list. Mexican President … Read more

Mexico president threatens to skip Americas Summit

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico’s president said Tuesday that he would not attend next month’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles if the Biden administration excludes Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. – adding his voice to increasing warnings of a boycott by some leaders across the region. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been saying … Read more