Bolivia in power void with exit of Morales and would-be successors

World / Politics Nov 12, 2019

Bolivia in power void with exit of Morales and would-be successors

Crowds of jubilant foes of former President Evo Morales celebrated in the streets Monday after the embattled Bolivian leader stepped down following weeks of massive protests, but the resignation of every constitutionally designated successor left unclear who will take his place and how. Angry supporters ...

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

World Jun 27, 2019

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the ...

No Cuban troops in Venezuela, diplomat from Havana tells AP

World May 2, 2019

No Cuban troops in Venezuela, diplomat from Havana tells AP

Cuba has no troops in Venezuela and engages in no security operations there but maintains the right to military and intelligence cooperation with its ally, a top Cuban diplomat said Wednesday. Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, Cuba's director-general of U.S. affairs, told The Associated Press in ...

Sudanese protesters defy curfew to demand new military rulers quit

World / Politics Apr 12, 2019

Sudanese protesters defy curfew to demand new military rulers quit

Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations on Friday. Protest leaders dismissed the transitional military council formed by top brass after ...