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Brazil police raid Bolsonaro nephew's home in uprising probe

no EC HJ News | 2023-01-28, 00:08

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s federal police searched the home of a nephew of former President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday in connection with the Jan. 8 storming of government buildings in the capital by far-right protesters. Police said Leonardo Rodrigues de

Brazil police raid Bolsonaro nephew’s home in uprising probe

Artesia Daily Press | 2023-01-27, 23:40

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s federal police searched the home of a nephew of former President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday in connection with the Jan. 8 storming of government buildings in the capital by far-right protesters. Police said Leonardo Rodrigues de

Venezuela restarts largest refinery's catalytic cracker after eight weeks

Hydrocarbon Processing | 2023-01-27, 23:19

Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA on Friday restarted the fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) of its 645,000 bpd Amuay refinery, the country's largest, following an outage that halted operations for eight weeks, three sources from the facility said. ...

Colombia vs. Argentina, en vivo: resultado, resumen y goles del partido por el Sudamericano Sub 20

Sportingnews | 2023-01-27, 23:10

La primera ronda del Sudamericano Sub 20 2023 que se está disputando en Colombia se comienza a definir esta noche, con la apasionante definición del Grupo A en un cara a cara entre Colombia y

Peru govt orders clearing of protester roadblocks

The Manila Times | 2023-01-27, 23:10

LIMA, Peru: The Peruvian government said Thursday (Friday in Manila) that police and soldiers would soon move to dismantle roadblocks on the nation's highways erected by protesters who have demanded for weeks the resignation of President Dina Boluarte. The

Colombia: CIDH avala cambios en policía tras protestas 2021

no EC Ottumwa Courier | 2023-01-27, 22:34

BOGOTÁ (AP) — La Comisión Interamericana

Analysts Say Brazil’s Proposed Universal Latin American Currency ‘Not Realistic’

The Epoch Times | 2023-01-27, 22:10

Plans for a single currency in Latin America resurfaced after more than a decade on Jan. 23, when Brazilian

Brazil: dozens of indigenous children hospitalised amid health crisis

The Guardian | 2023-01-27, 22:07

Health secretary of Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state, says 59 children in hospital, 45 of them from the Yanomami people Dozens of indigenous children suffering from malnutrition and acute diseases have been hospitalised in northern Brazil, with

Peru’s beleaguered president urges congress to bring 2024 elections forward

The Guardian | 2023-01-27, 22:07

Dina Boluarte calls for vote to be held in December after weeks of anti-government protests since overthrow of former president Peru ’s beleaguered president, Dina Boluarte, has urged congress to bring forward elections scheduled for April 2024 to the end of

'Our Future Is Public': Santiago Declaration Envisions End of Neoliberalism Death Spiral

Common Dreams | 2023-01-27, 22:02

An international coalition made up of more than 200 trade unions and progressive advocacy groups on Thursday published the Santiago Declaration, a manifesto for "a complete overhaul of our global economic system." The undeniably anti-neoliberal document

Peru president gives support for elections later this year

no EC SCNOW Morning News | 2023-01-27, 21:43

AP LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Dina Boluarte called on Congress Friday to approve a proposal to move elections forward to late this year, a marked concession from the leader who has been facing daily protests that have left almost 60 people dead.

Kenya court convicts Venezuela diplomat of murder charge 11 years later

Jurist | 2023-01-27, 21:04

A Kenyan court Thursday convicted Venezuelan diplomat Dwight Sagaray on murder charges for a killing that occurred 11 years ago. The High Court of Kenya in Nairobi found Sagaray guilty of the July 2012 murder

Peru elections could come later this year, president says

Reuters | 2023-01-27, 20:31

Jan 27 (Reuters) - Peruvian President Dina Boluarte said on Friday she was considering moving up general elections to later this year, as the Andean leader struggles to keep a hold on protests demanding her resignation that have left dozens dead. Congress is

Colombia drug cartel leader pleads guilty in New York, faces 20 years prison

Jurist | 2023-01-27, 19:34

The leader of one of the largest cocaine distributors in the world Wednesday pleaded guilty to running a criminal enterprise and drug trafficking charges. Dairo Antonio Úsuga David, also known as “Otoniel,” pleaded guilty to running a continuing

Town’s tools destroyed after Peru garage burns down

Bangor Daily News | 2023-01-27, 18:57

PERU, Maine — More than a million dollars worth of equipment was destroyed after Peru’s town garage

Human Activity Has Degraded Amazon Rainforest Much More Than Previously Thought: Study

Common Dreams | 2023-01-27, 18:45

Peer-reviewed research out Friday shows that human activity has degraded much more of the Amazon rainforest than previously believed, with over a third of the remaining forest area afflicted and at risk of being irreversibly damaged. Deforestation in the

Brazil govt eyes compensation deal for 2015 Vale-BHP dam burst

Mining Dot Com | 2023-01-27, 18:25

Read more: BHP set to face $12 billion UK suit over Brazil dam disaster

US reissues travel advisory for Bolivia amid protests: 'Exercise increased caution'

USA Today | 2023-01-27, 18:18

Amid protests in Bolivia, the State Department reissued a travel advisory for the country.       ...

Copa America 2024 to be played in the United States

Wtop | 2023-01-27, 18:07

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Next year’s Copa América will be played in the United States and will include six CONCACAF teams. South American soccer body CONMEBOL said Friday its

Argentina: 'They have attacked small animals, even children' - Urban foxes cause panic around Buenos Aires

Ruptly | 2023-01-27, 17:36

Residents of Moreno, outside Buenos Aires, expressed their concern about the number of urban foxes in the area on Thursday, following a spate of reported incidents involving the

Peru president says considering moving up general elections to December 2023

FX Empire | 2023-01-27, 17:31

(Reuters) – Peruvian President Dina Boluarte said Friday she was considering moving up general elections to December of this year, as the Andean leader struggles to keep a hold on protests that have left dozens dead. The change would need to be passed by

Peru riot police repel protesters as clashes resume

The Daily Telegraph Australia | 2023-01-27, 17:19

Hundreds of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Lima on Thursday (January 26), facing down police in riot gear and tear gas amid the worst wave of protests in at least two decades in the Andean country. ...

Seeking justice in Peru: Meeting the victims of the government's forced sterilisation program

France24 | 2023-01-27, 17:13

A judicial investigation is finally underway after Peru carried out a forced

Peru: President Boluarte sends military to Puno as protesters block roads

Ruptly | 2023-01-27, 16:43

Military personnel were seen arriving in Puno on Thursday, after Peruvian President Dina Boluarte ordered troops into the area amid reports of unrest and road

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