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Maduro calls Trump ‘new Hitler’

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called U.S. President Donald Trump “the new Hitler of international politics” after Trump’s hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (September 19). Continue reading

19Sep/17

Buildings shake as strong 7.4 quake hits Mexico on anniversary of deadly 1985 tremor

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (MUTE) (REUTERS) – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday (September 19), shaking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending people fleeing into the street. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Awaiting Irma in the Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS (SEPTEMBER 07) (REUTERS) – Residents in the Bahamas were bracing for Irma which raged offshore vulnerable Haiti on Thursday (September 7) after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at the Turks and Caicos islands and Florida. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Venezuela’s computerized voting system fails to find president’s registration

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 30, 2017) (GOVERNMENT TV) – President Nicolas Maduro’s much-touted new voter identification failed to come up in the registry as he promoted the card on live national television on Sunday (July 30).

Maduro has promoted the Patria card ahead of the controversial election to elect Socialist allies to a constitutional super-body. The opposition is boycotting the election, saying it would allow him to dissolve the opposition-run Congress, delay future elections and rewrite electoral rules to prevent the socialists from being voted out of power in the once-prosperous OPEC nation.

The unpopular president went on state television to encourage Venezuelans to vote, admonishing them to remember to take their national identification cards and their new Patria voter ID cards.

After his card was scanned, the screen read ‘the person does not exist or the card has been cancelled.’

30Jul/17

Maduro casts ballot in controversial Venezuelan vote

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 30, 2017) (GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro cast his ballot on Sunday (July 30) for a constitutional super-body expected to hand sweeping new powers to ruling Socialist Party officials and potentially extend their unpopular rule in the convulsed OPEC nation. Continue reading

12May/17

In blow to Trump, GE backs NAFTA and plans growth in Mexico

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (MAY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – General Electric Co’s chief executive on Friday (May 12) praised Mexico as a big part of its future growth and said the company is “very supportive” of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that U.S President Donald Trump has threatened to ditch.
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07May/17

Cuba holds first transgender Mass

MATANZAS, CUBA (MAY 5, 2016) (REUTERS) – For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking.
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