LATAM POLITICS TODAY-Cuba sanctions 381 anti-government protesters

Human rights groups, the U.S. government, and the European Union say the trials have lacked transparency and have repeatedly called for the release of those sentenced. U.S. slaps visa curbs on nearly 100 people who undermined Nicaragua's democracy WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Antony Blinken said today the United States would impose visa restrictions on 93 more people believed to have undermined democracy in Nicaragua following last year's re-election of President Daniel Ortega. Those targeted by the visa measures include judges, prosecutors, national assembly members and interior ministry officials, Blinken said.


Reuters | Updated: 14-06-2022 02:11 IST | Created: 14-06-2022 02:11 IST
LATAM POLITICS TODAY-Cuba sanctions 381 anti-government protesters

The latest in Latin American politics today: Cuba sanctions 381 anti-government protesters

HAVANA - Cuba says it has sanctioned 381 people, largely with jail sentences, for participating in last summer's anti-government protests, the Communist-run island's largest since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution. Human rights groups, the U.S. government, and the European Union say the trials have lacked transparency and have repeatedly called for the release of those sentenced.

U.S. slaps visa curbs on nearly 100 people who undermined Nicaragua's democracy WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Antony Blinken said today the United States would impose visa restrictions on 93 more people believed to have undermined democracy in Nicaragua following last year's re-election of President Daniel Ortega.

Those targeted by the visa measures include judges, prosecutors, national assembly members and interior ministry officials, Blinken said. Brazil's Bolsonaro says he didn't ask for Biden's help to win October election

BRASILIA - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said this morning he did not ask his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden for help to defeat his leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in this year's election. "There is no such thing," Bolsonaro said in a radio interview, following a Bloomberg report claiming he had. He met with Biden for the first time last week during the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.

Brazil police and searchers say no bodies found in hunt for British journalist ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil - Brazilian police and indigenous search teams dismissed media reports that they had found the bodies of a British reporter and a Brazilian indigenous expert, dashing hopes of a quick resolution in the week-old case.

On Sunday, police said search teams had found the belongings of freelance reporter Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, a former official at federal indigenous agency Funai, in a creek off the river where they were last seen on June 5. FARC dissident leader killed in military operation in southwestern Colombia

A top FARC dissident in southwest Colombia, accused of car bomb attacks, drug trafficking and assassinating social leaders, has been killed in a military operation, the country's president said. The death of Leider Johany Noscue, alias "Mayimbu", for whom the government was offering a $256,000 reward, occurred in a mountainous area in the Cauca region.

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