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Brazil Bans Upstream Mining Dams After Deadly Vale Disaster

Brazil Bans Upstream Mining Dams After Deadly Vale Disaster

Brazil's government on Monday banned new upstream mining dams and ordered the decommissioning of all such dams by 2021, targeting the type of structure that burst last month in the town of Brumadinho,
AP Interview: Branson Hopes Concert Saves Venezuelan Lives

AP Interview: Branson Hopes Concert Saves Venezuelan Lives

Billionaire Richard Branson said Monday that he hopes the concert he's throwing to rally humanitarian aid for Venezuela will help draw global attention and save lives by raising funds for "much-needed
Huawei founder: US cannot crush technology firm

Huawei founder: US cannot crush technology firm

Ren Zhengfei hits back at criminal indictments he calls politically motivated The US cannot crush Huawei, the company’s founder has insisted, as he hit back against criminal indictments levelled at
Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Maduro

Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Maduro

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a speech partly intended to be heard by members of the military of Venezuela, called for the end of socialism in that country, saying the United States seeks “a
Pressure Grows on Europe to Back Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Pressure Grows on Europe to Back Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Pressure is growing on the European Union to formally back Venezuela's opposition, after three EU lawmakers were refused entry to the country — accused of having conspiratorial aims.' The diplomatic
Brazil Wants Compensation, May Retaliate Against EU Steel Duties

Brazil Wants Compensation, May Retaliate Against EU Steel Duties

Brazil has asked the European Union for compensation after it imposed import tariffs on steel from major producing countries earlier this month, the Brazilian government said in a statement on
Nicaragua: Hefty Prison Terms for Farm Leaders in Protests

Nicaragua: Hefty Prison Terms for Farm Leaders in Protests

A judge on Monday gave lengthy prison terms to three farmers' leaders who participated in protests against President Daniel Ortega's government, citing them for terrorism and other alleged crimes that
Tycoons Tell Mexico's President That Unions ‘Extorting' Businesses

Tycoons Tell Mexico's President That Unions ‘Extorting' Businesses

A group representing some of Mexico's biggest companies told left-wing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday that politicians should resist "extortion" by labor unions after strikes and
Brazil's Bolsonaro Fires Senior Minister, Investor Sentiment Sours

Brazil's Bolsonaro Fires Senior Minister, Investor Sentiment Sours

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday fired one of his most senior aides and cabinet members, Gustavo Bebianno, amid a scandal involving campaign financing for some of his party's congressional
Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigns as 'political meddling' scandal widens

Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigns as 'political meddling' scandal widens

Exit by Gerald Butts comes days after veterans affairs minister resigned from CabinetPrime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser has resigned while denying allegations that he pressured Canada’s
California leads 16-state lawsuit over Trump's emergency declaration

California leads 16-state lawsuit over Trump's emergency declaration

Coalition accuses president of ‘robbing taxpayer funds’ Legal challenge that could slow progress of border wall A coalition of 16 US states led by California has launched legal action against Donald
Donald Trump's direct appeal to Venezuelan military to back Juan Guaidó – video

Donald Trump's direct appeal to Venezuelan military to back Juan Guaidó – video

Donald Trump has used a speech in Miami, Florida, to issue a direct appeal to members of the Venezuelan military to back opposition leader Juan Guaidó. The influential Venezuelan military has so far
Trump Urges Venezuelan Military to Ditch Maduro

Trump Urges Venezuelan Military to Ditch Maduro

In a speech to Venezuelan and Cuban Americans in Miami, U.S. President Donald Trump warned the Venezuelan military to stop helping President Nicolas Maduro stay in power and urged them to allow
Maduro government and Richard Branson to hold rival Venezuela concerts

Maduro government and Richard Branson to hold rival Venezuela concerts

Country to stage rival event to Colombian fundraiser as Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters criticises billionaire The government of Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has announced that it will hold
Jailed Citgo Executives in Limbo Amid Venezuela Turmoil

Jailed Citgo Executives in Limbo Amid Venezuela Turmoil

A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela's capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether
Mexican National Dies in US Border Patrol Custody

Mexican National Dies in US Border Patrol Custody

A 45-year-old man from Mexico died on Monday after being taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody last month on suspicion of illegal entry at the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said.The death follows
Venezuelan opposition plans delivery of aid from Colombia and Brazil

Venezuelan opposition plans delivery of aid from Colombia and Brazil

Juan Guaidó calls for volunteers to carry stockpiled US aid over the borders of two countries on SaturdayMembers of Venezuela’s opposition are gathering in Cúcuta, Colombia to shift stockpiled US aid
Female Soccer Players in Colombia Denounce Discrimination

Female Soccer Players in Colombia Denounce Discrimination

Two female players have accused the Colombian soccer federation of threatening to fire them for denouncing sexual discrimination.Isabella Echeverri and Melissa Ortiz, who both play for Colombia's
Venezuela Defense Chief Says Troops to Remain Loyal to Maduro

Venezuela Defense Chief Says Troops to Remain Loyal to Maduro

Venezuela's defense minister says troops will remain stationed along the country's borders, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said "all options are open" in the quest for a transition of power
US Opens Probe Into Brazilian Oil Bribery Scheme, Sources Say

US Opens Probe Into Brazilian Oil Bribery Scheme, Sources Say

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a former U.S.-based oil trader for Brazil's Petrobras already charged in his home country with taking part in a corruption scheme involving commodity