10 Amazing Places to Visit in Latin America

IN PICTURES: teleSUR highlights some of Latin America’s most incredible sites.

 teleSUR | September 27, 2017

Latin America has some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders, some that are well-known and some that are hidden treasures.With cultures dating back thousands of years and a biodiversity rivaling any other in the world, Latin America provides awe-inspiring destinations.
Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world at 979 meters.
Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world at 979 meters. Photo:EFE

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FARC, the letters mean more now in Colombia

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Granma | September 14, 2017

The red rose and initials of the new Alternative Communal Revolutionary Forces identify the party which has been established by Colombia’s major former guerilla army. Photo: theguardian.com

Alternative Communal Revolutionary Forces (FARC). This is the name of the new political party with which former Colombian guerillas are looking to enter the country’s political arena, maintaining the initials they used fighting in the mountains, plains, and jungles for more than 50 years, as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

The name chosen goes beyond formalities and sends a clear message about the group’s objectives following the historic peace agreement signed in Havana last year.Read More »

Uruguayan and Spanish Groups Denounce US Venezuela Threat

teleSUR | 16 August, 2017

Members from several organizations and parties express solidarity with the Venezuelan government

Members from several organizations and parties express solidarity with the Venezuelan government | Photo: Frente Amplio
Representatives call for the international community to work “within the framework of the most unrestricted fulfillment of respect for human rights”.

Deputies from Uruguay’s ruling party have rejected the threat of possible U.S. military intervention against Venezuela as alluded to by President Donald Trump last week.

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Western Media ‘Irresponsible’ on Venezuela: Brazil’s Rousseff

teleSUR | August 11, 2017

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff | Photo: EFE
The leftist Brazilian leader said that biased coverage of Venezuela is intended to facilitate certain political outcomes. 

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said during a BBC interview that Western media outlets are covering political issues taking place in Venezuela in an “irresponsible” manner.

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Evo Morales: “Now is the best time to unite”

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Granma | July 21, 2017

Photo: Sergio Alejandro Gómez

MANAGUA.— President Evo Morales arrived in Managua on July 19, to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution alongside the Nicaraguan people, and interact with participants to the 23rd meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum, which brought together leftist parties and movements from the region, through July 18.Read More »

Cuba Expresses Solidarity for Nicolas Maduro and Lula da Silva

teleSUR | July 14, 2017 Cuban President Raul Castro at the country

Cuban President Raul Castro at the country’s National Assembly on July 14, 2017 | Photo: AFP

President Raul Castro has repeated Cuba’s support for the Venezuelan government as it faces “an unconventional war” led by “imperialism” and the country’s “oligarchy” in a bid to topple President Nicolas Maduro with a coup.Read More »

Colombian Communist Party, FARC Seek 2018 Election Alliance

teleSUR | July 14, 2017

Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (L) and the Communist Party of Colombia (R).

Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (L) and the Communist Party of Colombia (R). | Photo: AFP – PCC

The Communist Party of Colombia, PCC, and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, announced on Thursday that both groups will seek to create a political alliance ahead of the country’s 2018 elections.

The decision was revealed at the opening of the 22 Congress of the PCC, which was attended by several FARC members, AFP reported.

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Bolivia denounces death threats against Evo Morales

Granma | July 04, 2017

LA PAZ.— Bolivian Minister of Communications Gisela López, on July 3, denounced death threats against President Evo Morales, posted on the social network Twitter.

During a press conference, López condemned the offensive and racist texts recently posted on the @evoespueblo account by a user named Exorcismo Bebé.

The Minister also criticized a message by an individual named Saimon which contained the following warning: “Evo, watch out, you’re dead.”Read More »

Venezuela: “Terrorists” Torch 50 Tons of Food as ex-National Guard Chief Indicted

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Laying down of arms by Colombia’s FARC-EP guerrillas completed

Granma | June 30, 2017

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos shakes the hand of Jean Arnault, head of the UN mission, with FARC-EP leader Rodrigo Londoño, alias Photo: EFE

On June 27, the Colombian people experienced one of the most important days of its history, with the completion of laying down of arms on the part of the Revolutionary Armed Forces- People’s Army (FARC-EP), in the Buenavista area, located in the municipality of Mesetas en Meta.

The first words of the ceremony were spoken by the head of the UN mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault, who emphasized that since August of 2016, the bilateral ceasefire has been fully respected and a total of 7,132 individual weapons have been received in the area.Read More »