Maduro elected to UN Human Rights Council
The questionable socialist regime of Nicolás Maduro was elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Venezuela obtained the position, despite being investigated by this same council for serious human rights violations.
For weeks now, a special commission created by the council itself has been studying complaints about torture, disappearances, and other crimes committed by the Venezuelan regime.
However, despite strong opposition from countries in the region and the United States, the U.N. accepted Venezuela's totalitarian government into the council.
The U.N. also ignored the report of its high commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, who castigated Maduro's forces for causing thousands of violent deaths.
Millions of citizens reject the re-election of Evo Morales in Bolivia
Millions of Bolivians took to the streets to reject the controversial re-election of Bolivian President Evo Morales.
The Bolivian people organized massive meetings, called "cabildos," to remind Morales that he voted 'no' to his re-election in 2016.
That is why the people are proposing not to recognize him as president in case he wins again.
They point out that Morales is running for his fourth consecutive term this Sunday, even though the constitution only allows a maximum of two.
Some opponents also denounced acts of repression by Bolivian authorities, and asked for a national disaster declaration for the burnt forests.
Capture of drug trafficker unleashes crime wave
A wave of criminal violence and chaos rocked Mexico after the capture of the son of “El Chapo” Guzmán.
The capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, Culiacán, was seized Thursday by drug traffickers who carried out intense shootings and blockaded streets.
It all began when agents of the National Guard were attacked from a house.
After repelling the attack, they arrested several people, identifying one of them as Ovidio Guzmán López, the wanted son of "El Chapo."
Alerted by the news in the media, the members of the Sinaloa cartel descended en masse and surrounded the place.
They also began to vandalize and spread panic throughout the city, finally forcing law enforcement to free the criminal for everyone’s safety.
Public Safety Secretary Cristobal Castañeda estimated the number of wounded at 21, without specifying the number of dead.
Brazil's coastal oil is Venezuelan
Brazil confirmed that the oil that appeared on its beaches is of Venezuelan origin.
The president of state environmental agency 'Ibama' Eduardo Bim assured that the analyses confirmed that the crude was extracted in Venezuela.
He also pointed out that the cause of the massive spill and those responsible for it are not known at the 4time of this broadcast.
Since the beginning of September, Brazil has been investigating the appearance of oil on the coasts of nine northwestern states, which has caused damage to the area's ecosystem and to tourism.
At the time, the Brazilian government activated a clean-up operation that brought together 1,700 environmental agents and 50 employees of Petrobras.