Evelyn Raaska

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Has Venezuela's socialist revolution died with Chavez? | Venezuela

Three years ago Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer, but did his lifelong fight to establish an inclusive socialist state die with him?<p>Chavez's 17 years in power brought unprecedented social change to Venezuela, including gains in healthcare, education and a dramatic drop in extreme poverty. …

Hugo Chavez fails to overthrow Venezuela's government: archive, 5 February 1992

<b>5 February 1992:</b> Fourteen soldiers were reported killed on both sides and 300 rebels arrested<p>Rebel soldiers made a bloody bid for power in Venezuela yesterday but were driven back by loyal troops who twice saved the life of President Carlos Andres Pérez.<p>The defence minister, Fernando Ochoa Antich, …

'You won't get rid of me!' Venezuela's Maduro tells foes

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro insisted on Thursday his opponents would fail in a new push to oust him this year and end 17 years of socialist rule in the OPEC nation.<p>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro talks in front of the tomb of national hero Simon Bolivar during a …

Dueling protests: Venezuelans hold rival marches for and against President Maduro | Fox News

Hundreds of opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro held rival marches in Caracas on Saturday, with anti-government forces demanding Venezuela's leader step down and his sympathizers denouncing U.S. sanctions on some top officials.<p>The marches were animated but peaceful, unlike massive …

"Let Them Come For Me!" Maduro Defiant As Thousands Protest In Venezuela

Some Venezuelans aren’t happy with Nicolas Maduro, and it’s easy to see why.<p>Inflation in the socialist paradise is projected to run at a mind …

9 things you probably didn’t know about Venezuela

<b>1. Where is it?</b> South America.<p><b>2. How big is it?</b> Bit bigger than Texas.<p><b>3. Why should I be concerned?</b> Most of the cocaine consumed in the U.S. is sent …

Venezuela

Market Calls For 'Regime Change' In Venezuela

Regime change might be coming to Venezuela.<p>No, not “that” regime change of shock-and-awe geopolitics. More of a home-grown one born of economic crisis and failed policies of the Nicolas Maduro government. The opposition is gaining strength and it may not be long before something of political …

Venezuela

There's 'no bread' in Venezuela

Caracas (AFP) - At a popular east Caracas bakery, customers can buy Spanish olive oil, Italian tomato sauce and even American chocolates. But bread? Forget it.<p>Cardboard signs on the door warning of "No bread" have become increasingly common at Venezuelan bakeries.<p>Venezuela gets 96 percent of its …

Nicolás Maduro

I Went A Year Without Sex. Here's How It Changed My Life

On Valentine’s Day last year, I sat sobbing in my bathtub. I was sad to be single, wondering if I’d ever meet someone, and longing for a deeper …

How Ugandans Overturned An Election Day Social Media Blackout

An election day shutdown of mobile apps vital to communication and commerce became a lightning rod for angry, young voters, who found ways to keep tweeting.<p>When Ugandans went to the polls last Thursday in presidential and parliamentary elections, they participated in the most heavily-contested …

Guatemala: The Quest for Justice

Guatemala is one of the world's most violent countries. Over the past half century, it has endured a 36-year civil war, a genocide and a huge, ongoing wave of organized crime and drug trafficking.<p>Throughout the slaughter, killers have almost always been assured of getting away with murder. …

OPM sabía de mafias en aduanas hace 20 años (y las dejaba operar), según desclasificados

La búsqueda de la historia negra de los militares en el país ha sido desde hace años un trabajo lento y complicado. A cuentagotas han salido …

¿Por qué Otto Pérez no renuncia? Aquí, la respuesta

En la Guatemala de 2015, ya no puede un actor de poder solito botar a un presidente. Si lo quisiera sólo el Cacif pero no tuvieran respaldo popular y …

La ONU reitera apoyo al trabajo de Velásquez frente a la CICIG en Guatemala

La ONU reiteró hoy su apoyo al trabajo del colombiano Iván Velásquez al frente de la Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG, …

Involucrados en limpieza del lago pasan la noche en prisión

Las diligencias permitieron la detención de los señalados por el Ministerio Público (MP) y la Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala …

LAS MAFIAS, LA CICIG Y LA JUSTICIA EN GUATEMALA

Guatemala: ¿Qué es la CICIG?

Guatemala's Perez says Biden forced him to accept anti-corruption purge

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala’s jailed former president, Otto Perez, says he regrets bowing to U.S. pressure to extend the work of an anti-corruption unit that then toppled him from power and that it was U.S. Vice President Joe Biden who forced his hand.<p>Guatemala's former President Otto …

Ending Corruption in Guatemala

Aerial view during a protest against Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti for the recent corruption cases in the …

AQ Top 5 Corruption Busters: Iván Velásquez | AS/COA

Experts<p>Susan Segal<p>Eric Farnsworth<p>Ragnhild Melzi<p>Brian Winter<p>Nancy Anderson Bolton<p>Adriana La Rotta<p>Alana Tummino<p>Carin Zissis<p>Guillermo Zubillaga<p>Naki …

The Amazing Case That Proved Latin America’s Crackdown on Corruption Is For Real

<i>This article is adapted from our 1st print issue of 2016. For a look at our Top 5 Corruption Busters special feature, click here.</i><p>Guatemala? Really?<p>I …

Guatemala's Government Corruption: A Timeline - Newsy

Guatemala president weighs decision on UN commission investigating tackling crime, corruption

Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president implicated.<p>The wiretaps, raids and 20 arrests …

Guatemala vice-president steps down amid customs corruption scandal

President announces deputy has vacated her offices as ex-aide stands accused of orchestrating fraud worth millions<p>Guatemala’s vice-president has resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary and opened her up to an investigation.<p>A sombre president Perez …