South America

Key Chavistas Abandon Maduro as Crisis Intensifies

Luisa Ortega Diáz<p>Public prosecutor<p>Venezuela’s chief prosecutor represents the deepest crack in Chavismo, Chávez’s self-styled socialist project. Once …

Venezuela

Slain Venezuelan protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro

| CARACAS<p>A man describing himself as a former boss and friend of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday urged an investigation into the killing of his son in anti-government unrest convulsing the OPEC nation for nearly three months.<p>David Vallenilla, 22, was shot at close range by a military …

Venezuela

Venezuelan protester shot dead at point-blank range by soldier

<b>(CNN) —</b> His name was David José Vallenilla. At 22, he became the latest of at least 75 fatalities tied to civil unrest in the streets of Venezuela, a country mired in economic crisis and political instability.<p>Protests in Caracas have largely fallen off the world's radar, but Vallenilla's shooting …

Venezuela

Magnificent Osler House in Brazilia

The Studio MK27Studio MK27 architecture firm based in Sao Paulo has just rejuvenated the famous Osler House, shifting its upper part above the pool …

Architecture

Nazi cache hidden behind a bookcase

A secret passageway led to an trove of smuggled Nazi artifacts, say investigators in Argentina, and their collector is in trouble with the law.<p>They …

Buenos Aires

How the Premier League became a dream destination for young Brazilians

Brazilian players once set their targets on Italy or Spain, but England has caught up thanks to satellite TV, video games and a string of high-profile signings<p>By Tom Sanderson for These Football Times, of the Guardian Sport Network<p>“Para inglês ver,” is a phrase that is used a lot in Brazil. Its …

Soccer

'The Last Battle for Democracy in Venezuela'

Almost two decades after Venezuela’s late president, Hugo Chávez, came to power in an electoral landslide, his country’s transformation seems to be taking an ominous new turn. A country that was once one of Latin America’s wealthiest is seeing its democratic institutions collapse, leading to levels …

Venezuela

Norway cuts forest protection payments to Brazil to $35 million

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway told visiting Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday that it would slash its payments to help safeguard the Amazon rainforest in 2017 by more than half to about $35 million because of a rise in forest destruction.<p>Rich from producing oil and gas, Norway has invested more …

Brazil

FARC has now ‘decommissioned its weapons’, Colombia’s president tells Euronews

The peace process in Colombia has reached an important new milestone. President Juan Manuel Santos explained to Euronews’s Isabelle Kumar in Paris that the paramilitary group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, has now decommissioned its weapons.<p>President Santos did …

Juan Manuel Santos

Protests heat up in Venezuela

Venezuelan police shot dead a protester who was attacking the perimeter of an airbase on Thursday, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to …

Venezuela

Brazil to try to reverse US ban on Brazil meat

SAO PAULO – Brazil's agriculture minister plans to travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country.<p>Blairo Maggi's posted social media comments on his trip and the ban late Thursday, hours after U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny …

Brazil

Brazil-based Neoway raises $45 million to bring its sales analytics to the U.S.

Neoway, which provides data and analytics to companies in Brazil, announced today that it has raised $45 million to expand into the U.S. QMS Capital led the round, with existing investors Accel, Monashees, and Endeavor Catalyst joining. New investors include PointBreak and Pollux.<p>The company, which …

São Paulo

Made In Global – Luxury Leathergoods Collection

The brainchild of a globetrotting couple who have lived and worked in Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and New York, its formation was borne out of the …

Buenos Aires

Deaths from Venezuelan anti-government protests climb to 75 in near-daily demonstrations

Caracas (AFP) - A 22-year-old man was shot dead on Thursday during an anti-government protest in Caracas, becoming the 75th victim in three months of unrest over the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.<p>The young man was killed during a demonstration in the capital's Altamira area, the public ministry …

Venezuela

Scientists race to save slices of world’s glaciers before they disappear forever

A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before …

Bolivia

Venezuelans Risk Their Lives in Sea Trips to Feed Families

Struggling to find basic staples in her own country, Mariana Revilla and five neighbors here took to crossing a treacherous 60-mile gulf under the cover of night to the island of Trinidad.<p>On her last trip, they made a good haul, securing seven tons of flour, sugar and cooking oil from the former …

Venezuela

Venezuela crisis raises question: When is buying bonds unethical?

Goldman Sachs stirred an uproar with a May bond investment in Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, at a time when citizens there face food shortages …

Venezuela

Nikki Haley urges international community to act on worsening Venezuela crisis

<b>United Nations</b>: US Ambassador Nikki Haley Friday urged the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela …

Venezuela

U.S. Halts Import Of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat Scandal

U.S. food safety regulators have put a stop to fresh beef imports from Brazil, following earlier reports that meatpackers in the country — one of the …

Brazil

Brazil top court ruling, beef ban

A new ruling from Brazil's Supreme Court says it has the right to reject plea bargains made in corruption probes, potentially undercutting …

Brazil

World Digest: June 23, 2017

SAUDI ARABIA<p>Grand Mosque attack foiled, officials report<p>Saudi security forces foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on Friday, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.<p>In a statement read on state …

Juan Manuel Santos

Corruption charges against Brazil's Temer expected to come in waves - source

Brazil's top federal prosecutor will level corruption charges against President Michel Temer one at a time instead of making all the accusations at once, a strategy aimed at weakening his defence, a source with direct knowledge of the process told Reuters on Friday.<p>Under Brazilian law, any criminal …

Brazil

YPF Names M&A Manager to Sell $1 Billion in Non-Core Assets - Bloomberg

In its second step toward divestment of non-core assets, YPF SA, Argentina’s biggest oil company, has appointed a head of mergers and acquisitions, …

Business

Neymar would welcome Lucas Lima at Barcelona with 'open arms'

The 25-year-old laughed off claims he specifically requested the Liga giants sign his compatriot from Santos, though he does want the deal to happen<p>Neymar says Santos midfielder Lucas Lima would be welcomed with "open arms" at Barcelona, but denied personally requesting he be signed.<p>Messi sentence …

Soccer

Brazil to Take Necessary Measures to Resume Beef Exports to U.S.

SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s agriculture minister promised Friday to take the measures necessary to reopen the U.S. market after the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended imports of Brazilian beef over concerns about its safety.<p>The decision by the USDA, announced Thursday, came after Brazil suspended beef …

Brazil

Norwegian to start London to Buenos Aires Route - Economy Class & Beyond

Norwegian Air Shuttle are once again innovating with its network – and sticking one to a certain British Airline with it opening booking a new route …

Airlines

Video shows shooting of Venezuelan protester David Vallenilla

0:29<p>0:13<p>Venezuelan national guard opens fire on protesters<p>1:01<p>Protester shot by Venezuelan national guard during clash<p>0:30<p>Pence: 'We must condemn the …

Venezuela

Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict.<p>Francis will also pay homage to the patron saint of …

Christianity

A Peruvian Adventure in Sustainability—And Cute Alpacas!—With Öhlin/D

Flip through Öhlin/D’s ruffled dresses, snap-front jeans, and vibrant blouses, and you’d never guess they were sustainably produced. Helmed by creative director Jacob Park, designer Sinéad Lawlor, and president Anne Deane, Öhlin/D is a whimsical, colorful departure from the serene elegance and …

Latin America

Brazil Beef Banned In U.S., Pilgrim’s Pride Rises

The United States Department of Agriculture halted imports of fresh beef from Brazil Thursday over recurring safety concerns.<p>Beef from five …

Brazil