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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.
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.
Guillermo Lasso he told supporters: “They’ve crossed a line. We’re going to defend the will of Ecuadorean people in the face of this fraud attempt.”
“We are saddened by what is happening, but it’s the usual politics,” Lea Gimenez, Paraguay’s vice minister for economic affairs said.
“This controversy is over … the constitution has won,” Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech just after midnight.
The polling firm Cedatos, which accurately predicted the first-round result, put Moreno ahead for the first time since its runoff surveys began.
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.
President Juan Manuel Santos nominated Oscar Naranjo the former national police chief and peace negotiator to focus on security in the Andean nation.
“We’ve defeated the State Department, we’ve defeated the Mexican foreign ministry, we’ve defeated the Venezuelan right wing” a jubilant Maduro said later during a televised Cabinet meeting.
“Anti-imperialists and social movements will defend our democratic revolutions. Venezuela is not alone,” Evo Morales posted on Twitter added.
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.
If Sebastián Piñera returns, it would be an amazing comeback – and the latest surprising chapter in a career full of ups and downs.
The UN Development Program released its 2016 Human Development report this week, ranking Venezuela 71st out of the 188 countries examined.
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.
“I have just spoken with President Maduro,” Santos said. “He has assured me he has ordered the withdrawal of troops from Colombian territory.”
Sebastián Piñera Echenique was born in Santiago, Chile, on December 1, 1949. Pinera is no stranger to politics or business. Read Sebastian Pinera Biography.
“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.
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.
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.