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London politicians tell UK government not to use EU workers as bargaining chip


LONDON European Union workers are the "lifeblood" of London, with sectors such as health and construction reliant on their labour, and so they should be guaranteed the right to stay after Brexit, politicians from the British capital said on Tuesday.

Israel bans Human Right Watch worker, accuses group of peddling pro-Palestinian line 24 Feb 2017

JERUSALEM Israel has denied a work permit to a Human Rights Watch researcher, accusing the group of serving as Palestinian propagandists in a move the U.S.-based organisation called an "ominous turn".


Cuba says it foiled plot to destabilise country, slams dissidents and OAS 23 Feb 2017

HAVANA Communist-ruled Cuba on Wednesday said it had foiled a serious plot aiming to destabilise the country by preventing the chief of the Organization of American States travelling to the island to attend an award ceremony organised by dissidents.


Ecuador presidential election goes to runoff between leftist, ex-banker 22 Feb 2017

QUITO Ecuador's presidential election will go to an April runoff between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral body said on Tuesday, after a nail-biter first round over the weekend. | Video


Ecuador transgender people vote for first time according to chosen gender 19 Feb 2017

QUITO/GUAYAQUIL Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their chosen gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation.


'Venezuela is not a democracy' Argentina's Macri tells Spanish media 18 Feb 2017

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's President Mauricio Macri used some of his harshest language yet against Venezuela's socialist government in comments to Spanish media published on Saturday ahead of his trip to Madrid.


Ecuador opposition candidate vows to remove Assange, denounce Venezuela 17 Feb 2017

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador Ecuador's lead opposition candidate is offering a sharp break with ten years of leftist rule in the Andean country, vowing to remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the nation's London embassy, speak out against Venezuela's socialist government, and likely renegotiate debts with China.


Venezuela opposition parties fear election ban as Socialists dig in 17 Feb 2017

CARACAS Venezuela's government is pushing forward with measures that could exclude some opposition political parties from future elections, potentially paving the way for the ruling Socialists to remain in power despite widespread anger over the country's collapsing economy.


Venezuela aims to block CNN Spanish-language service on internet 16 Feb 2017

CARACAS Venezuela's socialist government said on Thursday it would seek to block CNN's Spanish-language service online after pulling it off the airwaves in anger at its coverage of the South American nation.


Ex-banker and leftist Correa ally vie in Ecuador election 16 Feb 2017

GUAYAQUIL/QUITO, Ecuador An ally of Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa and a conservative ex-banker are battling to become the next president in Sunday's election in the face of corruption scandals and a lacklustre economy.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?


Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article