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BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Scandal is Business as Usual for Odebrecht

BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Scandal is Business as Usual for Odebrecht

“All of this is institutionalized,” Emilio Odebrecht said. “It was a normal thing and it has been going on for 30 years.”

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USA POLITICS: Ledell Lee Death Row Inmate Executed Without Making Final Statement

USA POLITICS: Ledell Lee Death Row Inmate Executed Without Making Final Statement

Ledell Lee, 51, was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. CDT at the state’s death chamber in its Cummins Unit prison, a Department of Corrections spokesman said.

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UK POLITICS: Gina Miller Takes Center Stage in June 8 Snap Election

UK POLITICS: Gina Miller Takes Center Stage in June 8 Snap Election

Gina Miller said her “Best for Britain” campaign would raise money to support election candidates who promised to hold full vote on May’s final Brexit deal.

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USA POLITICS: 8 Inmates Executions Halted By Arkansas Judge Baker

USA POLITICS: 8 Inmates Executions Halted By Arkansas Judge Baker

Supreme Court had already granted stays to two of the eight inmates, reducing the number of executions to six within an 11-day period.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

The Supreme Court last month upheld death sentences for the three militants, who included Mufti Abdul Hannan, the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Capriles Protests Again Amid Sustained Anti-Maduro Demonstrations

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Capriles Protests Again Amid Sustained Anti-Maduro Demonstrations

“It’s working, the government is scared and making mistakes like banning Capriles, because that generates more support for him,” said homemaker Imelda Guerrero, 66, who said her three children have emigrated due to the crisis.

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USA POLITICS: Official! Neil Gorsuch Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

USA POLITICS: Official! Neil Gorsuch Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

“I will never forget that the seat I inherit today is of a great, great man,” Gorsuch said after the ceremony. “I promise you, I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and the laws of this country.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Take to Streets After Key Politician Banned From Office

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Take to Streets After Key Politician Banned From Office

Thousands of people, some carrying signs reading “No to dictatorship!” and “Capriles for President,” took part in marches against the unpopular leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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USA POLITICS: Official! Gorsuch Confirmed Supreme Court Justice

USA POLITICS: Official! Gorsuch Confirmed Supreme Court Justice

US Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch as the ninth justice on US Supreme Court. Senator Rand Paul cast the decisive 51st vote in favor of the nomination.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Again Takes to Streets, Pushing For Earlier Election

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Again Takes to Streets, Pushing For Earlier Election

“The objective is to put the magistrates on trial (and) get the government to publish an electoral timetable,” opposition lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez told Caracas-based Union Radio. “This country has changed and wants to get out of the crisis.”

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USA POLITICS: Senate Fails to End Democratic Blockade of Gorsuch

USA POLITICS: Senate Fails to End Democratic Blockade of Gorsuch

But with the 55-45 tally, Republicans fell short of the 60-vote super-majority needed to overcome the Democratic procedural tactic called a filibuster and proceed to a vote in which senators could confirm Neil Gorsuch by a simple majority.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Censures Judges

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Censures Judges

Venezuela newly militant opposition leaders also announced another round of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro for Thursday, despite chaos and violence in Caracas on Tuesday that left 20 injured and 18 arrested.

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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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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Called ‘Dictator’, Maduro Tries to Defuse Court Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Called ‘Dictator’, Maduro Tries to Defuse Court Protests

“This controversy is over … the constitution has won,” Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech just after midnight.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Top Official Breaks With Maduro, Protests Escalate

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Top Official Breaks With Maduro, Protests Escalate

Venezuela’s powerful attorney general on Friday rebuked the judiciary’s takeover of congress, breaking ranks with President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government as protests and international condemnation grew.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: All You Need to Know About UK Leaving EU

UK POLITICS: Brexit: All You Need to Know About UK Leaving EU

As the UK officially notifies the European Union that it is leaving, here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit – beginning with the basics.

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USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

“After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor, a day after Gorsuch finished marathon Judiciary Committee testimony.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

Brazil Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot calls for investigations into bribery and political kickbacks against six cabinet ministers and over 100 lawmakers.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Nominates Mandisa Maya Supreme Court of Appeal President

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Nominates Mandisa Maya Supreme Court of Appeal President

“President Jacob Zuma has nominated Madam Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal,” said Zuma in a statement.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban

IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban

U.S. President Donald Trump publicly criticized judges who ruled against him and vowed to fight the case in the Supreme Court.

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