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The promise and perils of Bolsonaro’s Brazil 2019-04-22 07:14:20Behind the populist tweets, important reforms are taking shape

Argentina’s growing poverty raises tough questions for IMF 2019-04-22 06:00:25Necessary social spending could increase the deficit and once again spook the markets

Garcia’s death highlights Peru corruption scandal 2019-04-19 00:01:06Former president was one of five accused of graft as country tries to clean up politics

Week ahead: US GDP, earnings, Turkey 2019-04-18 18:10:02

Argentina: desperate times 2019-04-18 12:47:50Mauricio Macri is behaving more and more like his reviled predecessor

Brazil’s rainforest warriors ready to battle Bolsonaro 2019-04-18 00:00:35Indigenous people fear new president plans to encroach on their land

US targets Maduro with new measures against Cuba 2019-04-17 17:41:55Venezuela’s central bank also sanctioned as Trump administration ramps up pressure

Ex-Peruvian president García dies after shooting himself 2019-04-17 12:28:39Police had arrived to arrest the well-known politician as part of a corruption investigation

Argentina unveils price controls to tame inflation 2019-04-17 12:22:40President Mauricio Macri takes steps to rebalance economy after currency crisis

Argentina’s foreign exchange regime is broken 2019-04-17 06:18:41It must be fixed before it is too late

Venezuela receives first delivery of Red Cross emergency 2019-04-16 23:44:14President Nicolás Maduro relents and allows shipment amid call not to politicise event

US museum backs out of gala honouring Brazil's 2019-04-15 20:17:20

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Mexican President Says New Airport Construction to Start 2019-04-24 15:49:46Construction at a military base that is slated to host the Mexican capital's new commercial airport will begin next week, President Andres Manuel Lop

Diplomats Walk Out as Venezuela Hits US in 2019-04-24 14:56:53Several dozen diplomats walked out from the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday to protest a speech by Venezuela's foreign minister, who denounced U.S. c

EU Envoy: Trump Cuba Policy Worries European Companies 2019-04-24 13:29:11The Trump administration's crackdown on business with Cuba's communist government is causing unprecedented concern among European companies on the i

Disaffected Venezuelan Military Tell of Rising Desertions to 2019-04-24 13:24:25Venezuelan military personnel are deserting to Colombia and Brazil in growing numbers, refusing to follow orders to repress protests against the gover

Despite US Pressure and Sanctions, No End in 2019-04-23 23:37:00Three months after the U.S. intensified efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the autocratic socialist leader remains in power. As VOA&

Venezuelans Seek Joy Amid the Chaos 2019-04-23 20:21:21A night at a bar is interrupted by a power outage, going to a baseball game is prohibitively expensive, and a trip to a nearby beach requires months o

Brazilian Court Reduces Sentence of Ex-President da Silva 2019-04-23 19:20:53Brazil's second-highest court reduced the sentence of incarcerated former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday, opening the possibility he

Venezuelan Opposition Envoy Addresses OAS 2019-04-23 19:15:50A Venezuelan opposition envoy addressed the Organization of American States from his country's seat Tuesday, the first time it has happened in the tw

Tencent Invests in Argentine Mobile Banking Startup 2019-04-23 18:25:54Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings has invested in Argentine mobile banking service Uala, which also counts George Soros and Point72 Ventures LLC amo

Bishop Critical of Nicaragua's Ortega Leaves for Vatican 2019-04-23 16:29:50A Roman Catholic bishop who has been outspoken in his criticism of President Daniel Ortega over Nicaragua's political standoff left the country Tuesd

Brazilian Markets Boosted as Pension Reform Vote to 2019-04-23 15:39:19Brazil's government reached a deal with lawmakers on Tuesday paving the way for a congressional committee to vote on its key pension reform bill late

Argentines Return to Europe to Escape Economic Uncertainty 2019-04-23 15:24:40Tomas Ruiz embraced his father one last time at the Buenos Aires airport before he boarded a plane in search of a new life in Ireland. His sister rece

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Kaiser Foundation poll: Most Americans favor health coverage New! 2019-04-25 13:07:40 Most Americans say they don't want the Supreme Court to overhaul the entire Obama-era Affordable Care Act -- especially its coverage for pre-existin

IRS: After major U.S. tax changes, average refund New! 2019-04-25 12:28:12 In all, the federal government paid $261 billion in refunds this year -- the first since President Donald Trump's tax code reform law took effect.

Florida public defender withdraws from Nikolas Cruz trial New! 2019-04-25 12:10:40 Because confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz is entitled to $430,000 from a life insurance policy, he no longer needs a public defender, South Flo

Another beef recall pushes U.S. total to 166,000 New! 2019-04-25 11:39:46 A Chicago meat processor is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of ground beef over possible E. coli infection that may be linked to a recent outbreak

DOJ: Prison populations fall with crime rate as New! 2019-04-25 10:48:03 The prison and jail populations have dropped 10 percent over the last decade, showing that changing attitudes on crime and sentencing are working, ex

Federal agents raid home, office of Baltimore Mayor New! 2019-04-25 10:35:17 Federal agents raided the home and City Hall office of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Thursday.

Tornado kills 2 in Louisiana, damages LA Tech 2019-04-25 10:14:25 Two people were killed in rural Louisiana when a tornado tore through the town of Ruston with 160-mph winds early Thursday.

Boy Scouts denies shielding sex abusers in 'perversion 2019-04-25 08:47:51 Responding to new accusations involving the sexual abuse of children, the Boy Scouts of America has said it hasn't shielded the names of any abusers

Irish regulators examine Facebook over storage of passwords 2019-04-25 07:38:41 Ireland's Data Protection Commission said Thursday it's opened an investigation into Facebook over its storage of passwords that will look for viol

Former VP Joe Biden joins 2020 presidential race 2019-04-25 07:08:27 Former Vice President Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign Thursday, joining a growing Democratic field seeking to unseat President Dona

5 years after crisis began, Flint working to 2019-04-25 05:48:44 Five years after a change that exposed tens of thousands in Flint, Mich., to contaminated water, the city hopes to finish inspecting and replacing pr

Prosecutors: U.S. Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court 2019-04-25 04:56:38 A former Coast Guard officer accused of plotting to kill liberal politicians and commentators also targeted two Supreme Court justices, prosecutors s

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Peru's ex-president shoots himself during arrest bid 2019-04-17 13:29:20Former Peruvian President Alan García died Wednesday after shooting himself in the head moments after police attempted to detain him amid corru

Trump's head of homeland security Kirstjen Nielsen resigns 2019-04-07 19:18:10US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the front-line defender of the administration's controversial immigration policies, resigned on Sund

Venezuelans protest as Guaido declares 'definitive' escalation 2019-04-07 02:34:43Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday launched what he promised will be a "definitive" escalation of pressure to force the country's

Congress votes to end US support for Yemen 2019-04-04 20:28:01US lawmakers voted Thursday to end military support for the bloody Saudi-led war in Yemen, dealing a harsh bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump and takin

France dismisses US opposition to tax on tech 2019-04-04 12:40:48French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday that France would stick to plans for a tax on digital giants such as Facebook and Apple, despite

The Bolivarian Militia: Meet the Venezuelans on a 2019-04-04 08:02:52The political standoff in Venezuela continues between Nicolas Maduro's government and self-proclaimed president Juan Guiado. The regime still has con

Fear, blame and anti-vaxxers: Measles makes a comeback 2019-04-04 05:39:42In Rockland County, New York, a state of emergency has been declared over an outbreak of measles - a disease officially eradicated in the US in 2000,

Joe Biden vows to respect women’s ‘personal space’ 2019-04-04 01:54:25Former US Vice President Joe Biden attempted on Wednesday to tamp down a controversy over allegations of unwanted physical contact with women, releasi

Lori Lightfoot, Chicago's first openly gay, black female 2019-04-03 12:42:37Lori Lightfoot made history on April 2 when she became the first openly gay black woman to be elected mayor of Chicago. A political newcomer, her prog

Canada's Trudeau ousts two ex-ministers from ruling party 2019-04-03 01:41:28Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday sought to quell a crisis that threatens his chances of re-election, expelling from party ranks two f

Chicago makes history with election of first black 2019-04-03 01:08:06Chicago on Tuesday became the biggest US city to elect a black woman its mayor, as voters put their faith in an openly-gay political novice to tackle

Venezuela's Guaido stripped of immunity from prosecution 2019-04-02 21:25:08Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Nicolas Maduro stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido's immunity Tuesday -- and authorized the high court to

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