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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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ECUADOR POLITICS: Lasso Demands Recount After Moreno Win

ECUADOR POLITICS: Lasso Demands Recount After Moreno Win

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.”

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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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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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ECUADOR POLITICS: Election: The Winner Will Face Tough Economic Choices

ECUADOR POLITICS: Election: The Winner Will Face Tough Economic Choices

The polling firm Cedatos, which accurately predicted the first-round result, put Moreno ahead for the first time since its runoff surveys began.

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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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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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VENEZUELA POLITICS: OAS Pushes Venezuela to Engage in Dialogue As Tensions Flare

VENEZUELA POLITICS: OAS Pushes Venezuela to Engage in Dialogue As Tensions Flare

“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.

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BOLIVIA POLITICS: US, OAS Couldn’t Defeat Venezuela: Evo Morales

BOLIVIA POLITICS: US, OAS Couldn’t Defeat Venezuela: Evo Morales

“Anti-imperialists and social movements will defend our democratic revolutions. Venezuela is not alone,” Evo Morales posted on Twitter added.

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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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CHILE POLITICS: Piñera: The Frontrunner Among Crowded Field of Candidates

CHILE POLITICS: Piñera: The Frontrunner Among Crowded Field of Candidates

If Sebastián Piñera returns, it would be an amazing comeback – and the latest surprising chapter in a career full of ups and downs.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Nicolas Maduro ‘Terrified’ of Calling Election

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Nicolas Maduro ‘Terrified’ of Calling Election

But the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’s successor, President Nicolas Maduro, appears to have lost interest in testing the will of the people.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

The UN Development Program released its 2016 Human Development report this week, ranking Venezuela 71st out of the 188 countries examined.

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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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