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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

Cartes, a former soft-drink and tobacco executive, said his decision not to run was inspired by Pope Francis’s call for peace and dialogue in Paraguay.

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USA POLITICS: Americans Name Dissatisfaction With Government as Top Problem: POLL

USA POLITICS: Americans Name Dissatisfaction With Government as Top Problem: POLL

This is by far the problem U.S. adults most frequently mention, followed by healthcare, immigration and the economy. Americans have often named government dissatisfaction as the top problem in the nation.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Ossoff Can Win’: McElhannon Republican Strategist Says

USA POLITICS: ‘Ossoff Can Win’: McElhannon Republican Strategist Says

“I’ve never seen Democrats here so engaged, and it’s Donald Trump who got us so engaged,” said Carolyn Hadaway a veteran party activist in Georgia.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Revise Pension Reform Proposal to Secure Approval

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Revise Pension Reform Proposal to Secure Approval

Temer authorized lawmaker sponsoring the plan to alter its terms as long as he maintains the bill’s minimum retirement age. He did not specify what changes could take place.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Vote to Regulate Uber, Other Apps

BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Vote to Regulate Uber, Other Apps

Brazil Politics news: Majority of lawmakers approved the main text of the bill and voted on specific items that still need to be cleared in the Senate.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Faces Perfect Storm in April

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Faces Perfect Storm in April

Temer’s reform of Brazil’s social security system – key to his plans to restore fiscal discipline – also faces a first vote in committee by mid-April.

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INDIA POLITICS: CK Jaffer Shareef Endorses Mohan Bhagwat For President

INDIA POLITICS: CK Jaffer Shareef Endorses Mohan Bhagwat For President

CK Jaffer Shareef to Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “I personally feel nobody should find fault with Mohan Bhagwat’s name being considered for President.”

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Rodrigo Quintana Dies By Police Bullet After Violent Clashes

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Rodrigo Quintana Dies By Police Bullet After Violent Clashes

“We are saddened by what is happening, but it’s the usual politics,” Lea Gimenez, Paraguay’s vice minister for economic affairs said.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Santos Nominates Oscar Naranjo Vice President

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Santos Nominates Oscar Naranjo Vice President

President Juan Manuel Santos nominated Oscar Naranjo the former national police chief and peace negotiator to focus on security in the Andean nation.

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USA POLITICS: ‘We Must Fight’ Freedom Caucus, Democrats: Trump Says

USA POLITICS: ‘We Must Fight’ Freedom Caucus, Democrats: Trump Says

“The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” Trump tweeted.

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USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Opposes Trump Working With Democrats on Healthcare

USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Opposes Trump Working With Democrats on Healthcare

“I don’t want that to happen,” U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said, referring to Trump’s offer to work with Democrats.

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USA POLITICS: House Republicans Reject Bids By Democrats to Obtain Trump Tax Returns

USA POLITICS: House Republicans Reject Bids By Democrats to Obtain Trump Tax Returns

President Donald Trump has defied decades of precedent by refusing to release his returns, saying his tax affairs are under federal audit.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Congress Wrestles Again With Presidential Re-Election Law

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Congress Wrestles Again With Presidential Re-Election Law

Security forces surrounded Paraguay’s Congress on Tuesday while lawmakers argued over a possible change in law that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election, a move that the opposition says would weaken democratic institutions.

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USA POLITICS: Saga New Twist! Devin Nunes Reviewed Sensitive File On White House Grounds

USA POLITICS: Saga New Twist! Devin Nunes Reviewed Sensitive File On White House Grounds

Nunes “met with his source at White House grounds in order to have proximity to a secure location where he could view the information provided by the source.”

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USA POLITICS: Healthcare Fail: Trump Supporters Spare Him Blame, But Lash Out at Democrats, Republicans

USA POLITICS: Healthcare Fail: Trump Supporters Spare Him Blame, But Lash Out at Democrats, Republicans

“I thought there was a good plan the way he talked,” said DeGroat, still confident in Trump’s ability to make reform happen. “I was shocked it didn’t pass.”

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survives Republican Assaults, But 2018 Uncertain

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survives Republican Assaults, But 2018 Uncertain

After the failed Republican effort to push through the bill, insurers are looking at changes to help 2018, America’s Health Insurance Plans Kristine Grow said.

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USA POLITICS: Republicans, Paul Ryan All-In Now On Tax Reform

USA POLITICS: Republicans, Paul Ryan All-In Now On Tax Reform

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that tax reform in many ways is “a lot simpler” than healthcare reform.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Ultimatum to Republicans: ‘Pass Healthcare Bill Friday Or Keep Obamacare in Place’

USA POLITICS: Trump Ultimatum to Republicans: ‘Pass Healthcare Bill Friday Or Keep Obamacare in Place’

US President Trump demands support in do-or-die Friday vote on healthcare plan. Republican lawmakers struggling to overcome differences over new healthcare.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Republican lawmakers that voters could punish them if they do not approve a plan he favors to dismantle Obamacare.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Pantaleon Alvarez Mulls Impeaching Leni Robredo For Criticising Duterte War On Drugs

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Pantaleon Alvarez Mulls Impeaching Leni Robredo For Criticising Duterte War On Drugs

Robredo issued strong rebuke of Duterte’s war on drugs, describing it as an issue of public health that cannot be solved “with bullets alone”.

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