Canada calls for second round in Bolivia

The government of Canada rejected the elections held in Bolivia and requested a second round.

Canada criticized the serious irregularities during the election that saw Evo Morales get re-elected.

The Canadian government urged the parties to hold new elections and avoid violence and polarized rhetoric.

Opposition candidate Carlos Mesa, who accused Morales of fraud, said he would not accept the results of the  Organization of American States (OAS) vote recount.

He explained that the OAS negotiated the audit with Morales without consulting either the opposition or the citizens.

The authorities reported that clashes between supporters of the government and opponents left two dead from gunshot wounds.

False testimony against Bolsonaro

The prosecutor investigating the murder of Marielle Franco suggested that the witness who involved Jair Bolsonaro either lied or made a mistake in his statement.

Attorney Simone Sibilio denied that the former policeman implicated in the councilwoman's murder asked to visit the Brazilian president hours before committing the crime.

She testified, according to telephone records, that former agent Élcio Queiroz did not ask the doorman of President Bolsonaro's building to put him on the phone.

On the contrary, he asked him to call another neighbor of the building, Ronnie Lessa, the alleged shooter that took the life of the councilwoman.

Jair Bolsonaro, reported that they tried to involve him in a scandal to ruin his career and make him resign from his post.

Opponent of Cuban communist regime dies

The death of an opponent who has spent more than 40 years in the prisons of Cuba's communist regime was confirmed.

Armando Sosa Fortuny, 78 years old, died on Monday, Oct. 30,  in the prison ward of the Provincial Hospital of Camagüey, where he had been hospitalized since August.

His health problems were complicated by diabetes and cerebral ischemia.

Cuban Democratic Board of Directors Secretary Orlando Gutierrez Boronat regretted his death and described it as a new crime of the Cuban regime.

Alejandro Gonzalez Raga, of the Cuban Human Rights Observatory, said that the political prisoner should have been paroled long ago.

U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart recalled that today, recognized activists are still imprisoned for the 'crime' of daring to express their opposition to the regime.

Burning churches and temples in Chile

The wave of vandalism in Chile includes the burning and destruction of temples and churches, both Catholic and Evangelical.

The reconstruction of Valparaiso's cathedral alone will cost some $27,000. 

This is not much compared to the $2 million  that the recovery of the Catholic chapels and evangelical temples burned in Araucanía will entail.

In downtown Santiago, vandals set fire to the entrance of the Church of the Sacramentinos, declared a historic monument in 1991.

Also in downtown Santiago, recording studios and two offices of the Ministry of Communications GRACIA TV were attacked.

Observers said these are direct attacks on religious freedom, and that several groups are taking advantage of the chaos of the protests against Sebastián Piñera's government to carry out their extreme leftist agenda.