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Jair Bolsonaro's moment of truth arrives for struggling Brazil

World / Politics Dec 31, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro's moment of truth arrives for struggling Brazil

Brazil is about to experience its moment of truth with its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Tuesday as an untested leader vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption and ideological opposition to the left. The 63-year-old former paratrooper, long an obscure politician, ...

Cuban assembly approves draft of new constitution

World / Politics Dec 23, 2018

Cuban assembly approves draft of new constitution

Cuba's National Assembly on Saturday approved an update of the country's constitution, the final step before a national referendum expected to approve the new charter in February. The new constitution contains more continuity than change, although it recognizes the de-facto modernization of Cuban society over ...

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will target Venezuela and Cuba

World / Politics Dec 19, 2018

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will target Venezuela and Cuba

Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that he would take all action "within the rule of law and democracy" to oppose the governments of Venezuela and Cuba. Bolsonaro, who takes power Jan. 1, is a fervent anti-communist who has praised his country's 1964-1985 ...

Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Business Nov 2, 2018

Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Washington ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday with new measures aimed at disrupting the South American country's gold exports, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said. Bolton promised a tough stance by the Trump administration toward "dictators and despots near ...