Alahednews Alahednews Venezuela Expels US Envoys in Response to Sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of two top US diplomats in Caracas in retaliation for a new round of sanctions over Venezuel Venezuela’s Elections: Nicolas Maduro Re-Elected President for Second Term Current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected for a second term in office Cuban Airliner with 110 on Board Crashes near Havana A Cuban airliner with 110 passengers on board crashes near Havana, 3 passengers survived. Mexico Lashes Out At Trump for «Animal» Comment Mexico has blasted Trump for calling some illegal immigrants ’animals’. Nicaragua’s Pension Reform Plan: 10 Killed in Violent Opposing Protests Violent protests against a proposed change to Nicaragua’s pension system left at least 10 people dead over two days. Cuba: New President to Swear In, Replace Raul Castro Cuban President Raul Castro is retiring on Thursday, handing over the rule to his right hand man Miguel Diaz-Canel. Brazil: Twenty Dead in Attempted Breakout from Santa Izabel Prison A number of inmates at a jail in the northern Brazilian city of Belem died during an attempted mass breakout. Mexico Prison Riot: 7, Including 6 Policemen Killed in Violence Seven people including at least six police were killed in a prison riot in eastern Mexico. Venezuela: Presidential Election Postponed till May The snap presidential election in Venezuela scheduled for 22 April was pushed back by a month. Venezuela: President Maduro Announces another Cryptocurrency Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that his government was preparing to launch a new gold-backed cryptocurrency token next week. Venezuela: Presidential Vote Set for April 22 Venezuela’s electoral council set April 22 as the date for a controversial presidential election Venezuela: Maduro Ready to Seek Re-Election in 2018 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he was willing to run in the forthcoming presidential election in the country that might be held before Guatemala’s President Increasingly Isolated at Home Guatemala’s recognition of Trump’s decision leaves President Morales with his stock falling at home. Raul Castro to Step Down As Cuba’s President Cuba’s Raul Castro is to step down as the country’s president in April 2018. Chile: Conservative Pinera Wins Runoff Election Chilean billionaire Sebastian Pinera will return to power as president next year, according to virtually complete results from a Sunday runoff electio Chile: Protest Outside US Embassy against Trump’s Al-Quds Move Chileans staged a large rally in Santiago in protest at US Trump’s recognition of al-Quds as the ‘capital’ of the ‘Israeli’ entity. Ecuador President Stripped of Ruling Party’s Chairman Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno was ousted from his post as the chairman of the ruling PAIS Alliance party, the party announced on Wednesday. Mexico Prison Riot: 13 Inmates Dead as Police Put Down Unrest Mexican security forces used lethal force to put down a prison riot in clashes. Colombia FARC Group Officially Registers Its Political Party The FARC movement in Colombia had officially registered its political party. Venezuela President: Army Must Prepare to Counter US «Threats» Venezuela’s President reminded his army of their obligation to defend the country. Venezuelan President: Trump is «The New Hitler» Venezuela’s President called his US counterpart ’the new Hitler’ of international politics. Mexico Earthquake: At Least 224 Dead after Powerful Quake The 7.1 magnitude earthquake 120km from Mexico City killed more than 224 people. Hurricane Maria to Become Major Storm near Caribbean Islands The Caribbean braces for major new hurricane bringing dangerous storm and life-threatening floods. Mexico Earthquake: Thousands of Homes Wrecked, Death Toll at 91 A massive earthquake off southern Mexico that killed at least 91 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two million people Mexico Earthquake: Death Toll Rises to 61 as Hurricane Katia Hits Gulf Coast The death toll from Mexico’s powerful earthquake rose to 61 as Hurricane Katia made landfall.