Daily Archives: March 28, 2016

India | Obama in Cuba: How “Political Prisoners” Hit the Corporate International Media Headlines

ARNOLD AUGUST   Sunday, March 27

In the course of President Obama’s visit to Cuba on March 20–22, 2016, the issue of supposed Cuban “political prisoners” took centre stage in Cuba–US relations for at least 24 hours in much of the international mainstream media.

Venezuela | Brazil Gov’t Shakeup Near as Rousseff Opponents Hint at Rupture

The impeachment process against the president could gain ground if the PMDB, in a coalition with Rousseff’s PT, decides to break with the ruling party.

A political crisis continues to swirl around the government in Brazil, as the PMDB party, the country’s largest political force divided over attempts to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, is expected to definitively decide Tuesday whether to break their coalition with the ruling PT party, officials announced Monday.

Bangladesh court upholds Islam as religion of the state

David Bergman |

Bangladesh’s High Court on Monday rejected a 28-year-old petition calling for the removal of a constitutional provision recognising Islam as the official religion of the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.