Latin America

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August 8, 2017

The Knife Daily Cut – North Korea | Chicago | Franklin | Israel

North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency said on Monday that sanctions approved by the United Nations on Saturday were a “violation” of the country’s “sovereignty.” KCNA said the sanctions were the result of a U.S. plan “to isolate and stifle” North Korea and the country would “not put” its “self-defensive nuclear deterrent on the negotiating […]

July 31, 2017

Venezuela’s election: Is the spin really necessary?

Venezuelans voted on Sunday to allow President Nicolas Maduro to create a new legislative body called a “Constituent Assembly,” or “la constituyente,” which will have the power to rewrite the country’s constitution. Voters were asked to elect 545 members for the assembly from a list of 6,000 candidates. The election did not give Venezuelans an […]

July 13, 2017

Brazil in the news: Three ways the media slanted Lula’s conviction

On Wednesday, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering. He was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. Lula has denied the charges. His lawyer Cristiano Zanin Martins said Lula will appeal the sentence on the grounds that the evidence provided by the defense […]

April 26, 2017

Trump and NAFTA: How the media created drama out of very little news

The United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to a statement from the White House. The statement was released after U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The White House statement said, […]

September 16, 2016

Protesters march in Mexico City, call for president’s resignation

Thousands of Mexicans carried out a protest in Mexico City on the evening of its Independence Day on Thursday, calling for the resignation of president Enrique Peña Nieto. The New York Times reported protesters marched peacefully, chanting, “¡Fuera Peña!” (“Peña out!”) along Paseo de la Reforma, a major avenue near the Zócalo, the main square […]