CUBA: A total of 110 people were killed in a plane crash which occured close to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana last week (Friday 18 May). Ten pastors and their wives of an evangelical church were included in the fatalities.
The Boeing 737 plane of the company Aerolíneas Damojh crashed only minutes after taking off. Carlos Sáenz, regional director for the Church of the Nazarene in the region of Mesoamerica, confirmed that 10 couples of pastors of their church in the East district of Cuba were on that flight.
VENEZUELA: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been re-elected for a second 6-year term in office. According to Venezuela’s election board, Maduro took 67.7% of the vote with his closest rival coming second place with 21.2%. The veracity of the election is debated.
USA, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Mexico and Chile have said they do not recognize the results of the election.