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Venezuela's assembly rejects Nicolas Maduro's legitimacy as president

World / Politics Jan 6, 2019

Venezuela's assembly rejects Nicolas Maduro's legitimacy as president

Venezuela's opposition-controlled but toothless National Assembly declared Nicolas Maduro's presidency illegitimate on Saturday, calling on the military to support efforts to "restore democracy." The United States, which has sanctioned Venezuelan officials and entities, hailed the legislature as "the only legitimate and last remaining democratically elected ...

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 ...