Last week president Maduro, using special powers granted to him by an enabling law, approved two new laws that strengthen the role of the communes and communal councils in the state structure.
THROUGHOUT the worst crisis of Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency, caused by the disappearance of 43 students in September, his inner circle has sought to project an image of calm. What is needed, said a confidant, is reflection on how to reduce lawlessness, not acting “just for the sake of acting”.
It was a bit depressing to hear the results of a study of 34 digital media natives during the Third Latin American Forum of Digital Media and Journalism.
Elections in the Southern Cone of the continent have once more given victories to progressives.
Nearly five years ago, authorities in Cuba arrested an American government subcontractor, Alan Gross, who was working on a secretive program to expand Internet access on the island. At a time when a growing number of officials in Washington and Havana are eager to start normalizing relations, Mr. Gross’s continued imprisonment has become the chief obstacle to a diplomatic breakthrough.