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Kuczynski, the “Lima Group”, Venezuela and the Eighth Summit of the Americas Panama (Panama) | 7 July 2018
“The Venezuelan President will not set foot on our soil or enter the air space of Peru”. This is what the President of Peru, correction, former President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, declared just a little while ago. Trapped in a scheme of international corruption which binds him to the now famous “Odebrecht Case”, Kuczynski will not attend the Summit of the Americas scheduled to take place in Peru mid-April. For Julio Yao, the Panaman and Diplomatic Analyst, the resignation of the Peruvian President, which occurred only a few hours ago, is endangering the manoeuvre plotted around the so-called Lima Group against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, whose President, Nicolas Maduro, playfully asked this Thursday, in a televised appearance: “Who then is going to receive me in (...)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil and Lula: Between sovereignty, constituent power and might Panama (Panama) | 6 April 2018
There is nothing new about what is happening today in Brazil where President Dilma Roussef was impeached by the Senate and “Lula” da Silva, the former president who is aspiring once again to be elected president, is very soon to be put in jail. There is no novelty because other Latin American leaders have been removed from power in this way, violating popular sovereignty. This method is being applied, perhaps with greater finesse, throughout the rest of the world. Thus it was used in Iran – when the former president Mahmud Ahmadinejad tried to stand in the Presidential elections – and in France, where the candidacy of a former Prime Minister was blown to bits by a series of accusations and judicial proceedings taken against him only days of the Presidential Elections. In each of these instances, the Judicial System was manipulated to work against People’s (...)