17 | 02 | 2020

During this rainy season, generally defined as May through October, the lack of precipitation continues to be evident. Reservoirs are well below capacity and underground water sources are falling as compared to previous months. In addition, high temperatures are causing increased evaporation. These factors are limiting water availability for the population, agriculture, industry and service providers, thus implying the need for serious efforts to minimize usage, as has been reiterated by the National Institute of Water Resources.

Cuba’s Meteorology Institute forecasts indicate that the current situation of severe drought and limited hurricane activity will continue through the end of the year. This scarcity of rainfall will...

Film maker and nature activist Alexandra Costeau in Ecuadorian jungle. Foto: ANDES (CC BY-SA 2.0)Film maker and nature activist Alexandra Costeau in Ecuadorian jungle. Foto: ANDES (CC BY-SA 2.0)The Ecuadorian Attorney General’s Office rejected on Tuesday the decision of the Appeals Court of the Columbia’s District (Washington) which ordered Ecuador to pay 96 million dollars to the oil company Chevron in a case it claims infringement of the Bilateral Investment Agreement with the US and affirmed it analyzes options to appeal the ruling and make it void.

“The Appeals...

Ceremony in Venezuelan embassy in Berlin, Germany. Foto: EmbajadaCeremony in Venezuelan embassy in Berlin, Germany. Foto: EmbajadaThis Tuesday, July 28, across several regions of the world the 61st anniversary of the birth of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was commemorated.

In the Cuartel de la Montaña (Mountain Barracks), where the remains of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution lie, huge numbers of Venezuelans paid tribute to him, according to reports from Prensa Latina.The tribute was led by the...

Ceremony in Santiago de Cuba. Foto: Miguel Noa Menéndez / CubadebateCeremony in Santiago de Cuba. Foto: Miguel Noa Menéndez / CubadebateJust as the Centenary Generation embraced the emancipatory ideas of the patriots who waged Cuba’s wars of independence, and held these ideas close as they assaulted the Moncada Garrison that July 26, of 1953, today representatives of younger generations of Cubans enter what is now a school led by the hands of those men who risked their lives to win freedom that morning of St. Anne’s...

Raúl Castro. Foto: Studio RevoluciónRaúl Castro. Foto: Studio RevoluciónSpeech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the closure of the National Assembly of People’s Power Eighth Legislature’s Fifth Period of Ordinary Sessions, in the Havana Convention Center, July 15, 2015, Year 57 of the Revolution (Council of State...

FARC-EPWith the purpose of:

- Strengthening the confidence of Colombian men and women in the peace process and trust between delegations;

- Expediting the construction of agreements on all remaining aspects of the Agenda of the General Agreement; and

- Creating conditions for the implementation of the Final Bilateral Cease of fire and Hostilities (Sub-point 1 of item 3 “End of Conflict" of the...

FARC-EPThe Central High Command of the FARC-EP reports that sub-lieutenant Cristian Moscoso Rivera, who belongs to Jungle Brigade No. 27 of the Sixth Division of the National Army, as a result of combats between the FARC and the Army in the town Lebanon on the road to Mansoyá - Santana (Putumayo), is in hands of Front 32.

He is lightly wounded and is being given the necessary medical...

FARC's speakers in Havana. Foto: FARC-EPFARC's speakers in Havana. Foto: FARC-EPYesterday, the FARC-EP announced their sixth unilateral ceasefire for one month, to be started on the 20th of July 2015. Here is the full communiqué in English:

Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, July 8, 2015

We welcome and integrally embrace the call made yesterday in Havana by the guarantor and accompanying countries at the peace talks. We welcome the express request by the...

My fellow Belizeans,

As we look forward to a new year, we must also take a time to reflect on the achievements of the past and in  that light, we must take measures to ascertain that the mistakes we have made in the past, teaches us to not repeat the same in the future.

Whilst there can be many memorable moments from the past year, we were rudely awakened by the execution of one of our...

Welcome brothers and sisters, welcome Belizeans from far and wide, to all the people who traveled to show support for our fallen brother, friend, son, Belizean Patriot, Special Constable Danny Conorquie.

I want to start off by sharing my most sincere condolences with the grieving family of this brave young man. A man who died protecting the country he loved.

As we gather here, it is with deep...

As of 1st January 2014, the People’s National Party has merged with The Belize People’s Front.

The Belize People’s Front is a grassroots people’s movement, one that seeks to empower the people, by having them take an active part in governance. This movement is led by Nancy Marin and Wil Maheia.

Says Maheia, “The PNP has been in existence since XXXX. We have fought many elections both national...

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