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BRAZIL: Pedro I Biography And Profile

BRAZIL: Pedro I Biography And Profile

Pedro was born on Oct. 12, 1798, at the Queluz Palace in Lisbon, the son of the prince regent of Portugal. Read Pedro I Biography and Profile.

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VENEZUELA: Maduro Will Now Stop Rationing Electricity

VENEZUELA: Maduro Will Now Stop Rationing Electricity

Nicolas Maduro says, “We will guard against electrical sabotage, of course.”

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ARGENTINA: Mauricio Macri Travels To Europe To Boost Trade Ties

ARGENTINA: Mauricio Macri Travels To Europe To Boost Trade Ties

Mauricio Macri is set to hold an informal meeting with French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Saturday afternoon, Macri’s office said.

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ARGENTINA: Cristina Fernandez Properties Searched By Police

ARGENTINA: Cristina Fernandez Properties Searched By Police

“It has been a while, decades I would say, since we’ve seen such an abuse of power and political persecution,” Fernandez posted on Twitter.

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BOLIVIA: Evo Morales Says US DEA Selling Seized Drugs

BOLIVIA: Evo Morales Says US DEA Selling Seized Drugs

President Evo Morales accused the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of having financed illegal activities by selling confiscated drugs in Bolivia.

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BRAZIL: Michel Temer Abandons Plans To Accept Syrian Refugees

BRAZIL: Michel Temer Abandons Plans To Accept Syrian Refugees

Since the start of the conflict, over 2,200 Syrians have settled in Brazil, the largest group of the 8,500 or so people who have claimed asylum during that period.

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BRAZIL: Michel Temer Unveils Austerity Measures

BRAZIL: Michel Temer Unveils Austerity Measures

Temer said it was the best way to bring down high interest rates, repair the country’s credit standing – after losing its investment grade rating in December – and jump-start economic growth.

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MEXICO: Enrique Peña Nieto Asks Changes In Anti-Corruption Law

MEXICO: Enrique Peña Nieto Asks Changes In Anti-Corruption Law

Mexican politicians including the president have been stung by scandals of corruption or apparent conflicts of interest.

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COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos, FARC Rebels Sign Historic Ceasefire

COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos, FARC Rebels Sign Historic Ceasefire

“On my way to Havana to silence for ever the guns,” said President Juan Manuel Santos on his Twitter feed before the ceremony.

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MEXICO: Canadian Government To Lift Visa Requirement For Mexican Travellers

MEXICO: Canadian Government To Lift Visa Requirement For Mexican Travellers

A significant increase in bogus asylum claims, concerns that led former Conservative government to impose the visa requirement in the first place in 2009.

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COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos, FARC To Agree On Ceasefire

COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos, FARC To Agree On Ceasefire

Juan Manuel Santos: “I appeal to God that he gives us the strength to finish these accords this very week, because we have almost completed them.”

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BRAZIL: Marcelo Odebrecht Says He Warned Rousseff Of Illegal Campaign Donations

BRAZIL: Marcelo Odebrecht Says He Warned Rousseff Of Illegal Campaign Donations

Marcelo Odebrecht was arrested 24 days later as police deepened an investigation on a massive kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.

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MEXICO: Manlio Fabio Beltrones Steps Down

MEXICO: Manlio Fabio Beltrones Steps Down

“It’s time for a necessary pause,” Manlio Fabio Beltrones told a news conference at the PRI’s Mexico City headquarters.

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VENEZUELA: Opposition Lines Up To Seek Nicolas Maduro Recall

VENEZUELA: Opposition Lines Up To Seek Nicolas Maduro Recall

“What we’re living is horrible,” said Jose Gomez, 45, a merchant, in a line of hundreds at one signature point in Caracas.

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PERU: Pedro Kuczynski Daunting Tasks: Fixing Economy, Reaching Out To Opposition

PERU: Pedro Kuczynski Daunting Tasks: Fixing Economy, Reaching Out To Opposition

Keiko Fujimori has vowed to lead the opposition in Congress, but shares some of his views on market-oriented reforms.

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VENEZUELA: The Grand Coup Against Nicolas Maduro

VENEZUELA: The Grand Coup Against Nicolas Maduro

The world’s oldest regional group, OAS has, alternately, been accused of serving as an instrument of U.S. hegemony, or of being ineffectual and paralyzed.

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BRAZIL: Michel Temer Calls Allegations Against Him ‘Irresponsible’

BRAZIL: Michel Temer Calls Allegations Against Him ‘Irresponsible’

Michel Temer said that plea bargain testimony linking him bribery scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras was dishonest and “irresponsible.”

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BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Returns To Crusading Judge

BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Returns To Crusading Judge

If Lula is convicted of any crime, he could not run for president for eight years under Brazil’s clean-slate law.

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VENEZUELA: Miza Colmenares To Maduro: ‘We Want Food’

VENEZUELA: Miza Colmenares To Maduro: ‘We Want Food’

“We’re not eating. People are desperate for a looting,” said mother-of-three Miza Colmenares.

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AMERICAS: Fighting Colonialism: The Lessons From Latin America

AMERICAS: Fighting Colonialism: The Lessons From Latin America

“It’s not sufficient to go somewhere and say, ‘I declare you decolonized!’ and that’s it, they’re decolonized. No,” said the Vice Minister Felix Cardenas to teleSUR in an interview

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