Latin America Caribbean
The Last Hope for Venezuela Is Also a Frightening One
2017-08-03 22:53:35 UTC
BY FRANCISCO TORO — Three months ago, Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolás Maduro, pushed the nuclear button in Venezuelan politics: He declared that he would convene a Constituent Assembly, a specially elected body that’s allowed to do pret...
Venezuela Prosecutors Looking Into Vote Manipulation
2017-08-03 23:26:16 UTC
CARACAS — On Wednesday the Venezuelan state prosecutor's opened an investigation into allegations that the country's elections council manipulated turnout figures in Sunday's controversial legislative vote.
Voting technology firm S...
Trump pressured Mexico president to lie to the public
2017-08-03 17:25:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that gave an in...
Venezuelan state security agents seize opposition leaders Lopez and Ledezma
2017-08-02 04:52:35 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security officials seized opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma from their homes during nighttime raids on Tuesday, in what critics of President Nicolas Maduro said was a growing crackdown by his dict...
Deadly protests against President Maduro rocked Venezuela
2017-07-31 04:48:12 UTC
CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) - Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a "new era of combat...
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says vote for new congress will take place
2017-07-31 04:47:23 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Deadly protests against President Maduro rocked Venezuela</h2>CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) - Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unp...
Trump pulls back: Just 35 percent border wall is enough
2017-07-14 07:05:49 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said the wall he wants to build on the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) U.S.-Mexico frontier may not need to cover the entire border because of existing natural barriers, according to remarks released by the White Hou...
Germany's Federal Crime Office has the Panama Papers
2017-07-04 17:22:23 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's Federal Crime Office(BKA) said on Tuesday it had obtained a copy of the leaked data known as the Panama Papers that last year revealed how offshore firms are used to stash the wealth of the world's rich and powerful.
Mexico to import record amount of corn from Brazil instead US
2017-05-19 07:08:25 UTC
MEXICO CITY — Mexico expects to import a record amount of yellow corn from Brazil this year after its livestock producers secured lower prices in deals with suppliers on a recent visit to South America as NAFTA talks loom, a Mexican official said ...
General Electric: We're very supportive of NAFTA
2017-05-12 19:35:46 UTC
MONTERREY, MEXICO — General Electric Co's chief executive on Friday praised Mexico as a big part of its future growth and said the company is "very supportive" of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that U.S. far-right nationalist Pres...
Warning directed at Trump: Mexico outlines plans for alternatives on trade
2017-05-12 18:44:03 UTC
In the warning directed at the U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo, outlines plans for alternatives on trade.
He sent a stark message to Trump, saying an upcoming visit by Mexican offic...
Will Emmanuel Macron be France's next president?
2017-05-07 05:20:00 UTC
PARIS — French voters will decide today whether a pro-European Union centrist or an anti-EU, anti-immigration far-rightist will lead them for the next five years.
Opinion polls indicate they will pick Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy m...
The U.S. Doesn't Have the Money to Build Trump's Wall
2017-05-01 06:03:18 UTC
U.S. Congress would not provide any money for Trump's promised border wall with Mexico,
Several important White House initiatives were rejected by the Republican and Democratic negotiators, including money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border t...
WTO: Trump lost his first trade battle against Mexico
2017-04-26 00:12:26 UTC
GENEVA — Mexico can impose annual trade sanctions worth $163.23 million against the United States after winning a dispute over trade in tuna fish, a World Trade Organization arbitrator ruled on Tuesday.
Mexico's economy ministry said it planned...
Death toll in Venezuelan protests reaches nine
2017-04-21 14:22:19 UTC
A man was killed in a protest in the Venezuelan capital on Thursday night, an official said on Friday, marking the ninth death in a wave of sometimes violent demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Melvin Guaitan died of a...
Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests
2017-04-20 17:52:06 UTC
CARACAS — Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations.
Mexico's Economy Thriving Despite Trump's Hostility
2017-04-12 19:38:14 UTC
MEXICO CITY — The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last year raised the specter of economic recession in Mexico, sent the country's peso into a tailspin, and threatened local industry such as car making.
But four months on, Mexican au...
Protesters marched through Caracas and cities across Venezuela
2017-04-08 19:18:07 UTC
By Alexandra Ulmer and Girish Gupta | CARACAS
Protesters marched through Caracas and cities across Venezuela on Saturday as the government's banning of a top opposition leader from office breathed life into a fractured movement and fueled the fir...
More Than 254 People died in Colombia landslide
2017-04-02 01:00:42 UTC
By Julia Symmes Cobb and Nelson Bocanegra |
BOGOTA — A landslide in Colombia's southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing at least 254 people and injuring scores.
Heavy rains caused ...
Opposition Branded Venezuela's President A "Dictator" After Court Took Over Congress
2017-03-31 04:08:36 UTC
By Diego Oré and Andrew Cawthorne |
<h3>CARACAS — Opposition leaders branded Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro a "dictator" on Thursday after the Supreme Court took over the functions of Congress and pushed a lengthy political...
Mexican companies should not participate in Trump's border wall
2017-03-22 05:20:11 UTC
By Anthony Esposito |
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no...
Trump's Border Wall: Enough Money To Cover A Mile
2017-03-02 10:49:34 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley | DHS has just $20 million for Trump's border wall.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock...
Trump's trade war: Mexico wants to tax U.S. goods
2017-02-25 09:00:38 UTC
By Frank Jack Daniel |
MEXICO CITY — An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that migh...
Mexico gave a cool reception to visiting senior U.S. officials
2017-02-23 19:41:01 UTC
By Alexandra Alper and Noe Torres |
MEXICO CITY — Mexico gave a cool reception to visiting senior U.S. officials due to a controversy over deportations of illegal immigrants, with one minister playing down the chances that a planned meeting wi...
Mexico 'ready for the trade war'- Relations to US 'as bad as war times'
2017-01-29 19:08:22 UTC
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the feud had sparked a sense of solidarity in Mexico. "Trump has brought back a very strong Mexican spirit and we’re ready for the trade war, and we’re ready, of course, for not paying for that wall," he t...