Articles by: Rodrigo Pence

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defies opposition ultimatum to resign

December 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defies opposition ultimatum to resign

A handout picture distributed by the Peruvian presidency shows President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski addressing the nation on television on December 13, 2017. (Via AFP) Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski late Thursday rejected demands he resign, brushing aside an opposition ultimatum to step down or face impeachment over allegations he received […]

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President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party wins 90 percent of municipalities in Venezuela

December 11, 2017 3:30 pm
President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party wins 90 percent of municipalities in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Venezuela’s governing Socialist Party has won more than 300 of the 335 mayorships in local elections, a victory that strengthens the hand of its leader, President Nicolas Maduro, in next year’s presidential race. Speaking to supporters in a Caracas square shortly before midnight on Sunday, the […]

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Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

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Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

The president of the Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) David Matamoros addresses the media on December 3, 2017 in Tegucigalpa.(Photo by AFP) Honduras’ electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes Sunday, saying that results were “extremely consistent with original data for the presidential election two […]

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Vote counting finishes in Honduras, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has more votes

December 5, 2017 12:58 pm
Vote counting finishes in Honduras, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has more votes

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks to the press in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, December 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The electoral tribunal in Honduras has finished counting votes in the country’s contentious presidential election after more than a week, with incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez having received more votes in the […]

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Honduran government gives security forces more power to suppress post-election unrest

December 2, 2017 11:00 pm
Honduran government gives security forces more power to suppress post-election unrest

The supporters of Honduran presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance against Dictatorship coalition Salvador Nasralla clash with security forces during protests demanding the final results of the weekend presidential poll, in the capital, Tegucigalpa, on December 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The government in Honduras has suspended certain constitutional guarantees […]

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Venezuelan government, opposition resume crisis talks in Dominican

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Venezuelan government, opposition resume crisis talks in Dominican

Former President of Spanish government Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (C-L) Dominican President Danilo Medina (C) and Dominican Republic’s Foreign Relations Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado (C-R) take part in a meeting between representatives of the Venezuelan government and members of the opposition, at the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santo […]

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Violence erupts in Honduras as vote results remain unclear

December 1, 2017 9:38 am
Violence erupts in Honduras as vote results remain unclear

Police in Honduras have violently clashed with the supporters of the main opposition presidential candidate, Salvador Nasralla, who has alleged that the vote results are being manipulated by his rival, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez. Nasralla’s supporters poured onto the streets on Thursday and remained outside the electoral court’s headquarters […]

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About 300,000 protest proposed tax, pension reforms in Argentina

November 30, 2017 9:13 am
About 300,000 protest proposed tax, pension reforms in Argentina

Hundreds of thousands of Argentinean people have flocked to the streets in the country’s capital of Buenos Aires to express discontent over government-proposed labor, tax, and pension reforms. An estimated 300,000 protesters gathered outside the Argentine Congress in central Buenos Aires on Wednesday, denouncing what they called President Mauricio Macri’s […]

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Venezuelan authorities arrests former oil minister, ex-PDVSA chief

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Venezuelan authorities arrests former oil minister, ex-PDVSA chief

This photo taken on September 22, 2017, shows former Venezuelan oil minister Eulogio Del Pino. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan authorities have arrested two former bosses of the country’s giant oil industry on accusations of helping a coup plot. Former oil minister Eulogio del Pino and Nelson Martinez, the ex-chief of […]

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Honduras in limbo as election results suddenly shift

November 29, 2017 1:48 am
Honduras in limbo as election results suddenly shift

The president of the Electoral Supreme Court of Honduras (TSE), David Matamoros, speaks during a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on November 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Honduras was in a state of limbo on Tuesday as presidential election results began to trickle in after a 24-hour delay, with a […]

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