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BRAZIL POLITICS: Whistleblower Daniel Gouveia Teixeira in Brazil Meat Scandal Takes On Powerful Industry

BRAZIL POLITICS: Whistleblower Daniel Gouveia Teixeira in Brazil Meat Scandal Takes On Powerful Industry

Teixeira, 39, is the agriculture ministry whistleblower credited by Brazil’s Federal Police with triggering an investigation into alleged bribes paid by meat companies to government food-sanitation inspectors in the world’s top exporter of beef and poultry.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Will Withdraw Troops After Colombia Border Crossing

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Will Withdraw Troops After Colombia Border Crossing

“I have just spoken with President Maduro,” Santos said. “He has assured me he has ordered the withdrawal of troops from Colombian territory.”

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CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera Biography

CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera Biography

Sebastián Piñera Echenique was born in Santiago, Chile, on December 1, 1949. Pinera is no stranger to politics or business. Read Sebastian Pinera Biography.

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CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera to Seek Return to Presidency

CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera to Seek Return to Presidency

“I’m convinced this election means a crossroads. One option is to insist on or go down the wrong path. The other is to correct the errors,” Pinera said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime of Nicolás Maduro at Caracas locales.

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Court Convicts Mexican, Hondurans For Plotting to Assassinate Juan Orlando Hernandez

HONDURAS POLITICS: Court Convicts Mexican, Hondurans For Plotting to Assassinate Juan Orlando Hernandez

Jesus Estrada, Victor Flores and Jose Contreras, were convicted of planning to kill the Honduran leader in a September 2014 scheme, said supreme court.

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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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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Calls Regional Body Chief ‘Garbage’

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Calls Regional Body Chief ‘Garbage’

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has called the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) “garbage” for highlighting the crisis in the Latin American country.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Fighting Displaced 900 Families: UNHCR

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Fighting Displaced 900 Families: UNHCR

The violence comes despite a peace agreement signed last Novembers between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Authorities Complicit in Mass Grave: Prosecutor

MEXICO POLITICS: Authorities Complicit in Mass Grave: Prosecutor

“It’s impossible that nobody realized what was happening here, with vehicles coming and going,” said the prosecutor, Jorge Winckler Ortiz.

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NICARAGUA POLITICS: Bianca Jagger Biography

NICARAGUA POLITICS: Bianca Jagger Biography

Bianca Jagger was born Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias in May 2 1950, in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Continue reading Bianca Jagger Biography.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Federal Prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Federal Prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima

Carlos Lima said the Odebrecht statements expanded the probe far beyond expectations and would ensnare top congressmen, senior members of the executive branch and other powerful figures.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Opposition Stages Flash Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Opposition Stages Flash Protests

“Three million Venezuelans are eating out of rubbish today,” said the 28-year-old legislator Carlos Paparoni, nursing a few bruises after the Food Ministry protest.”

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: ‘I Am Deeply Sorry And Ask Forgiveness’: Santos Apologies

COLOMBIA POLITICS: ‘I Am Deeply Sorry And Ask Forgiveness’: Santos Apologies

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos acknowledged funds were illegally obtained during his 2010 election campaign and asked the nation’s forgiveness for the “shameful” act.

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Castro, Hernandez Headed for November Election

HONDURAS POLITICS: Castro, Hernandez Headed for November Election

Juan Orlando Hernandez, Xiomara Castro and Luis Zelaya have won their parties’ primary elections to become candidates ahead of the November general elections, electoral officials announced.

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Juan Orlando Hernandez Wins Party Primary

HONDURAS POLITICS: Juan Orlando Hernandez Wins Party Primary

The electoral tribunal said Hernandez won 92.9 percent of the votes, to be the National Party candidate, with the rest going to his rival Roberto Castillo.

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BOLIVIA POLITICS: Evo Morales Approves Coca Law

BOLIVIA POLITICS: Evo Morales Approves Coca Law

“Coca beat the United States,” Morales said during the public event Wednesday as some coca farmers listened to his speech chewing on coca leaves.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Hails Trump Trademarks for Hotels, Tourism-Related Ventures

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Hails Trump Trademarks for Hotels, Tourism-Related Ventures

The Trump trademarks have now been granted by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, or IMPI for its initials in Spanish.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Says Trump’s Mexico Wall Hurts All Latin Americans

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Says Trump’s Mexico Wall Hurts All Latin Americans

“We have great ideological and political differences with what Trump is doing and we will show our opposition in all possible scenarios,” Maduro said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Raul Castro Endorses Ecuador’s Ruling Party Candidate Lenin Moreno

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Raul Castro Endorses Ecuador’s Ruling Party Candidate Lenin Moreno

Cuban President Raul Castro on his recent visit to Caracas, backs Lenin Moreno, former vice president and candidate of Ecuador’s ruling Alianza Pais party.

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