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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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PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega Biography

PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega Biography

Manuel Antonio Noriega Morena was born February 11, 1934, Panama City, Panama. Continue reading Manuel Noriega Biography.

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PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega in Coma

PANAMA POLITICS: Manuel Noriega in Coma

“He has a major brain hemorrhage and is in serious condition,” Manuel Noriega daughter Lorena Noriega told reporters outside the Santo Tomas hospital.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Charged in Corruption Case

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Charged in Corruption Case

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been indicted with charges of corruption including through benefiting a family friend with public contracts.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot to Probe Ministers, Senators for Graft

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot to Probe Ministers, Senators for Graft

Brazil’s Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot plans to ask the Supreme Court for authorization to investigate ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet and senior senators from his PMDB party for corruption as soon as this week, a source familiar with the plans said on Sunday.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Opens Migrant Defense Centers at US Consulates

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Opens Migrant Defense Centers at US Consulates

Mexico opened legal aid centers at its 50 consulates across the United States on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under U.S. President Donald Trump.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: ‘Fighting Must Go On’: Kelly Martinez Says

COLOMBIA POLITICS: ‘Fighting Must Go On’: Kelly Martinez Says

“We’ll keep fighting with words and not arms,” said Kelly Martinez, at a mountaintop settlement in northern Colombia where around 160 FARC fighters have gathered to disarm.

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