Post Tagged with: "Latin America"

FIFA panel bans 3 former officials for life

November 21, 2017 8:00 pm
FIFA panel bans 3 former officials for life

FIFA’s ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday. The latest officials to be hit by FIFA bans are Richard Lai, the former Guam […]

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Human rights advocate gunned down in Mexico

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Human rights advocate gunned down in Mexico

Silvestre de la Toba, a human rights advocate, who was gunned down in the northern state of Baja California Sur, Mexico, on November 20, 2017. (File photo) A top Mexican human rights advocate and his son have been killed in an attack in northern Mexico. Silvestre de la Toba was killed […]

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Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez eyes reelection amid gang crackdown

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Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez eyes reelection amid gang crackdown

Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez delivers a speech during his closing electoral campaign rally in Tegucigalpa on November 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) After a first term during which he hit back at violent gangs terrorizing much of Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernandez is seeking reelection on Sunday with promises […]

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European Union approves sanctions against Venezuela

November 13, 2017 12:09 am
European Union approves sanctions against Venezuela

EU headquarters in Brussels The European Union (EU) has imposed a series of new economic sanctions on Venezuela, stepping up pressure on the government of President Nicolas Maduro which the bloc blames for the political crisis gripping the Latin American state. Foreign ministers of the 28-member bloc agreed without debate to […]

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Mercedes Formula One team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

November 11, 2017 1:47 am
Mercedes Formula One team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

Team members of Mercedes work in the Valtteri Bottas’ car during first practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, November 10, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Armed robbers held up a Mercedes Formula One team minibus outside the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit in Sao Paulo on Friday night but […]

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declares 1.5 billion barrel oil and gas discovery

November 4, 2017 11:40 am
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declares 1.5 billion barrel oil and gas discovery

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday state oil company Pemex has made a “major” oil and gas discovery with an estimated 1.5 billion barrels of crude equivalent, its largest onshore find in 15 years. The new field, dubbed Ixachi-1, is located in the eastern state of Veracruz near existing […]

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declares 1.5 billion barrel oil and gas discovery

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declares 1.5 billion barrel oil and gas discovery

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday state oil company Pemex has made a “major” oil and gas discovery with an estimated 1.5 billion barrels of crude equivalent, its largest onshore find in 15 years. The new field, dubbed Ixachi-1, is located in the eastern state of Veracruz near existing […]

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Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

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Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

Presidential candidates to the next elections in February 2018, attend the debate in the prison of La Reforma, in Alajuela, San Rafael, November 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Seven candidates to become Costa Rica’s next president went behind bars to hold an unusual debate in a prison where they answered […]

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Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

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Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

Presidential candidates to the next elections in February 2018, attend the debate in the prison of La Reforma, in Alajuela, San Rafael, November 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Seven candidates to become Costa Rica’s next president went behind bars to hold an unusual debate in a prison where they answered […]

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United Nations, Colombia sign major anti-cocaine pact

November 3, 2017 10:26 pm
United Nations, Colombia sign major anti-cocaine pact

Colombia’s Labor Minister Rafael Pardo Rueda (L), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov (R) and Colombia’s director of Agency of Renovation of Territory Mariana Escobar (C) sign an agreement to help eradicate coca plantations in Colombia, November 3, 2017, at the UN offices in […]

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