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, ...

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 ...

Business / Tech Aug 15, 2018

Cubans cheer as free internet goes nationwide for a daylong test

Cuba's government said it provided free internet to the communist-run island's more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service. Cuba is one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries. State-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA announced ...

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Business / Tech Jul 17, 2018

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries. Journalists at state-run news outlets were among ...