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MEXICO POLITICS: US, Mexico, Cuba to Sign ‘Doughnut Hole’ Deal in Gulf Waters

MEXICO POLITICS: US, Mexico, Cuba to Sign ‘Doughnut Hole’ Deal in Gulf Waters

United States, Mexico and Cuba aim to sign an agreement determining territorial water limits before US President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Says Unemployment, Not Graft Probe, Biggest Worry

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Says Unemployment, Not Graft Probe, Biggest Worry

“We will have to focus carefully on unemployment. That is our main worry, and that requires economic growth,” President Michel Temer said.

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PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Dives After Odebrecht Case

PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Dives After Odebrecht Case

Support for Kuczynski was 43 percent, down 5 percentage points from December, according to a survey published by Ipsos Peru in local newspaper El Comercio

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Oversees Military Drill to Guard ‘Socialist Fatherland’

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Oversees Military Drill to Guard ‘Socialist Fatherland’

“We’re ready to defend our land, inch by inch, neighborhood by neighborhood, street by street,” President Nicolas Maduro during a drill in Miranda state.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Names New Geronimo Gutierrez US Ambassador, Seeks Unity Facing Trump

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Names New Geronimo Gutierrez US Ambassador, Seeks Unity Facing Trump

The government said that the new envoy to Washington would be Geronimo Gutierrez, who held senior posts in two previous Mexican administrations.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Crackdown! 3 Opponents Arrested

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Crackdown! 3 Opponents Arrested

Venezuela jailed three anti-government politicians in what the opposition denounced a new crackdown on dissent in the economically struggling country.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: FUNAI Says Brazil Stops Land Demarcating For Indigenous People

BRAZIL POLITICS: FUNAI Says Brazil Stops Land Demarcating For Indigenous People

New lands have not been demarcated for indigenous groups since August amid a push by lawmakers from Brazil’s rural areas to change the process, said former FUNAI president Marcio Santilli in comments echoed by campaigners.

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MEXICO POLITICS: No Way it Will Pay For Trump Wall: Videgaray Says

MEXICO POLITICS: No Way it Will Pay For Trump Wall: Videgaray Says

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said there is no way his country will pay for the wall that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Seeks to Contain Prices, Anger Mounts Over Fuel Hike

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Seeks to Contain Prices, Anger Mounts Over Fuel Hike

“We will do everything necessary to make the gasoline adjustment affect families as little as possible,” President Enrique Pena Nieto said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Hikes Minimum Wage

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Hikes Minimum Wage

“To start the year, I have decided to raise salaries and pensions,” Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro said on his weekly TV and radio program.

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CHILE POLITICS: Alejandro Guillier Named Presidential Candidate of Radical Party

CHILE POLITICS: Alejandro Guillier Named Presidential Candidate of Radical Party

“I appreciate the support and trust the Radical Party is offering me. I certainly accept the invitation,” Alejandro Guillier of Radical Party said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Wanted! FBI Offers $20,000 Reward For Information to Identify Gunman Who Shot US Official in Guadalajara

MEXICO POLITICS: Wanted! FBI Offers $20,000 Reward For Information to Identify Gunman Who Shot US Official in Guadalajara

Mexican security official said the victim was named Christopher Ashcraft. The U.S. embassy working closely with Mexican law enforcement on the matter.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Bloodbaths in Brazilian’s Prison

BRAZIL POLITICS: Bloodbaths in Brazilian’s Prison

At least 33 inmates have been killed in a gang massacre inside a Brazilian prison after 56 were killed and mutilated in a jail riot in a neighbouring state.

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CHILE POLITICS: Pinera, Alejandro Guillier Favorites For Presidency

CHILE POLITICS: Pinera, Alejandro Guillier Favorites For Presidency

“Pinera and Guillier increased their position by 5 points with respect to last month, and the gap between them remained the same,” the pollster said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Hires Luis Videgaray As Foreign Minister

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Hires Luis Videgaray As Foreign Minister

Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto said that he had tasked Videgaray with accelerating contacts and dialogue with the incoming Trump administration.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Notorious Ciudad Juarez Wary Of Trump’s Wall

MEXICO POLITICS: Notorious Ciudad Juarez Wary Of Trump’s Wall

Mexicans overwhelmingly say they oppose the wall U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to build along their northern border.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri’s Government Loosened Regulations to Allow Competition in Telecoms Sector

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri’s Government Loosened Regulations to Allow Competition in Telecoms Sector

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Mauricio Macri’s government expects the telecom reform to help draw in $20 billion in investment over four years.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Joao Doria, Marcelo Crivella Take Oath Of Office

BRAZIL POLITICS: Joao Doria, Marcelo Crivella Take Oath Of Office

Joao Doria, a millionaire businessman who once hosted “The Apprentice Brazil,” took the oath of office in the country’s financial capital of Sao Paulo.

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PERU POLITICS: President Kuczynski Mulls Suing Odebrecht

PERU POLITICS: President Kuczynski Mulls Suing Odebrecht

“We’re analyzing various alternatives. Without doubt one of them is that, but it has to be looked at case by case,” Peruvian president Pedro Kuczynski said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Ambassador Murdered! Amiridis Killed By Wife’s Policeman Lover

BRAZIL POLITICS: Ambassador Murdered! Amiridis Killed By Wife’s Policeman Lover

Greece ambassador to Brazil Kyriakos Amiridis missing. Françoise his Brazilian wife reports him missing. Officer Sergio Moreira confesses killing Amiridis.

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