Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Freedom of Speech in Ecuador

Rafael Correa is Ecuador's president since January 15th 2007. He is smart and very well educated. He earned a Master of Science in Economics and PhD in economics. He published several books and scientific articles. He considers himself a Christian, humanitarian leftist. During his term Ecuador's public and external debt have decreased considerably leaving Ecuador with relatively small debt now. However because of defaulting on $3.2bn in global bonds in 2009, Ecuador cut itself off from capital markets and multilateral lenders such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. To date, Correa’s administration has succeeded in reducing high levels of poverty, indigence, and unemployment. He is known as confrontational, but also as bona fide. So what's the full story on freedom of speech in Ecuador?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Otto Pérez Molina - President-elect of Guatemala

Otto Pérez Molina (Partido Patriota) won the 2011 presidential elections in Guatemala with 53.74% of the votes and voter turnout 60.83% in the second round. He beat Manuel Baldizón (Libertad Democrática Renovada, LIDER, a centrist political party founded in 2010), who got a 46.26% of the votes. Security, combating violence, impunity and social programs played an important role in the campaigns. To be able to interpret the new situation in Guatemala we have to look at Guatemala's history and study the past of Otto Pérez Molina...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Something Smelly in Nicaragua...The Rigging of the Fraudulent 2011 Elections in Nicaragua Unveiled

Daniel Ortega - Red thumb up!
I did blog already here about FSLN pre-election fraud on the November 2011 Nicaragua presidential elections. It's not the first time that election fraud occurred in Nicaragua. The 2008 Municipal election fraud had serious consequences; lots of foreign economic aids were suspended.   After 100 % of the votes of this year's elections were counted, the Electoral Council said that Ortega had 62.46% of the vote and the Liberal Party's Fabio Gadea had 31%. While Ortega won the 2011 elections with a staggering 62.46 % of all votes, I would like to point out here all irregularities and suspected fraud. For a start, here is what all accredited and unaccredited, domestic and foreign observers had to say about the elections:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oil Production in Venezuela and Colombia

While Venezuela's oil reserves are immense, its oil production is seriously decreasing for years now. On the other hand Colombia's oil production is increasing rapidly. This topic has been covered by most mainstream media, like Washingtonpost, LAtimes and many others. But what's the real in-depth story behind this remarkable phenomena?