When Everything Falls Apart


By Alexandra Ulmer and Corina Pons CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition on Saturday slammed a state of emergency decreed by President Nicolas Maduro and vowed to press home efforts to remove the leftist leader this year amid a grim economic crisis.

Brazil Record Against the Government, reaches the Streets


By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Record protests against President Dilma Rousseff have all but guaranteed her impeachment by pushing hesitant lawmakers from Brazil’s biggest party to favor her ouster, party sources said on Monday. The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), the biggest partner in Rousseff’s governing coalition, is poised to vote against her in…

RUBIO: NO EXCHANGE OF AMBASSADORS WITH VENEZUELA WITHOUT PROGRESS ON HUMAN RIGHTS, POLITICAL PRISONERS, ELECTIONS 


   Following this past weekend’s meeting between a senior Obama Administration official and Diosdado Cabello, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly who is reportedly under U.S. investigation for drug trafficking, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues, urged Secretary…