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MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

Javier Duarte, who governed Veracruz for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) until last year, denies any wrongdoing.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: 123 Venezuelan Soldiers Detained Since Protests: Documents

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 123 Venezuelan Soldiers Detained Since Protests: Documents

“This shows low morale and discontent and, of course, economic necessity,” one former army general said of the detentions, asking not to be named for fear of reprisals.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Continue Our Struggle for Liberation’: Oscar Perez

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Continue Our Struggle for Liberation’: Oscar Perez

“Once again we are in Caracas, ready and willing to continue our struggle for the liberation of our country,” police pilot Oscar Perez said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Boosts Infrastructure Spending as Graft Scandal Deepens

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Boosts Infrastructure Spending as Graft Scandal Deepens

As Brazil grapples with record-high budget deficits, the recent splurge illustrates Temer’s efforts to keep his fragmented coalition united despite growing calls for his resignation more than one year before general elections.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition to Hold Unofficial Referendum on Maduro Plan

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition to Hold Unofficial Referendum on Maduro Plan

“The people have a right to vote and the people will vote on July 30, rain or shine!” Maduro said during a speech at an event with candidates to the new assembly.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Minimum Wage Going Up 50 Percent: Maduro

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Minimum Wage Going Up 50 Percent: Maduro

It’s third time this year Maduro’s government hiked the country’s minimum wage to combat extremely high inflation and an increasingly worthless currency.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Fernandez Bloc Tied in Congressional Elections: Poll

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Fernandez Bloc Tied in Congressional Elections: Poll

Fernandez, who was president between 2007 and 2015, formed a new party independent of Peronism, Argentina’s dominant political movement, before announcing her bid for a Senate seat last month.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Over 60 Students Detained in Protest: Opposition Leader

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Over 60 Students Detained in Protest: Opposition Leader

The unrest was aggravated in early April after Venezuela’s Supreme Court decided to annul the powers of the opposition-controlled parliament.

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MEXICO POLITICS: PAN Officials Targeted By Government Spying: Report

MEXICO POLITICS: PAN Officials Targeted By Government Spying: Report

“That the government spies, invading privacy of people in this magnitude, is unacceptable,” National Action Party (PAN) head Ricardo Anaya said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘I Have Activated Army to Defend Peace’: Maduro

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘I Have Activated Army to Defend Peace’: Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to fend off a “coup attempt,” shortly after a grenade and gunfire attack on key government buildings in the country’s capital.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera Arrested on Money Laundering Charges Filed in US

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera Arrested on Money Laundering Charges Filed in US

Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera, who is the national director of anti-corruption in Colombia, was arrested on Tuesday. He faces extradition to America.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

Temer’s office and his attorney, Antonio Mariz, declined to comment on the charges. Temer has repeatedly said he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Marina Silva Biography

BRAZIL POLITICS: Marina Silva Biography

Marina Silva was born 8 February 1958, was Minister of Environment of Brazil from 2003 to 2008. Read Marina Silva Biography.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

Lula, a member of leftist Workers’ Party, takes all scenarios where he runs, with around 30 percent of support, despite facing several corruption trials.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Kirchner to Run for Senate

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Kirchner to Run for Senate

Since leaving office, Kirchner has been one of the sharpest critics of conservative President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies and budget cuts.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

Lawmakers in Temer’s alliance say they have the one-third of lower-house votes required to block any charges against Temer.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Soldier Shoots Protester Dead: Nestor Reverol Interior Minister Says

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Soldier Shoots Protester Dead: Nestor Reverol Interior Minister Says

“I have ordered an investigation to see if there was a conspiracy behind this,” President of Venezuel Maduro said.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler, Authorities Find Nazi Trove

ARGENTINA POLITICS: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler, Authorities Find Nazi Trove

“I’ve been blamed for crimes I’ve never committed. When people read my side of the story, it will change the way the perceive me,” Guntherberg/Hitler said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Delcy Rodriguez Steps Down to Run for Constituent Assembly

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Delcy Rodriguez Steps Down to Run for Constituent Assembly

Rodriguez “truly deserves the recognition of the entire country because she has defended Venezuelan sovereignty, peace and independence like a tiger,” Maduro said. “Congratulations comrade! Job well done.”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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