(Trinidad Guardian) CL Financial’s (CLF) majority shareholder Lawrence Duprey, as well as a new group called the Clico Stakeholders’ Alliance (CSA), are formulating legal action to block Government’s proposed sale of CLF assets.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition launched a signature drive yesterday seeking a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro as sporadic looting and protests over the economic crisis were reported.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is used to adoring welcomes and requests for selfies, yesterday had a tougher public encounter when aboriginal students pressed him on their poor living conditions.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A new government in Brazil led by Vice President Michel Temer would focus on cutting spending to close a gaping budget deficit and would only raise taxes as a last resort, the leader of his Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) said yesterday.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – A top court ruled yesterday that a provision of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s landmark labour reform legislation was unconstitutional in stating that only unions could carry out collective wage negotiations with companies.
(Trinidad Guardian) Government is about to approach the courts to have a number of T&T nationals designated as terrorists and will also very shortly present to Parliament new legislation to deal with people alleged to be terrorist fighters, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said yesterday.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s election board gave opposition leaders yesterday a document letting them begin the process of seeking a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro, who is under fire over a deepening economic crisis.
AMAJARI, Brazil, (Reuters) – After trekking nearly two hours through dense jungle, Brazilian environmental special forces burst into a clearing where the trees had been sawn and a muddy crater dug: an illegal gold mine on indigenous land in the heart of the Amazon.
(Trinidad Guardian) One man was killed and another critically injured in a shooting incident in San Fernando yesterday.
The dead man was identified as Guyanese national Kemraj Persad, 30, a construction worker, of Hummingbird Avenue, Duncan Village.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Supreme Court yesterday shot down one of the opposition’s main tactics to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro with a ruling that any constitutional amendment to reduce the presidential term could not be retroactive.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s largest opposition party is divided over how strongly to back a new interim government if it succeeds in having President Dilma Rousseff stripped of office, as it eyes a run at the presidency in 2018, senior members said yesterday.
BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos named a new cabinet yesterday to strengthen his government as peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels enter their final phase and as the economy struggles with slumping oil revenue and increasing inflation.
(Trinidad Guardian) The head of the local Roman Catholic Church Archbishop Joseph Harris is leading a petition seeking to “free” remand prisoners who have been behind bars longer than the maximum prison term they would have gotten if they had been found guilty of their crimes.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – A panel of international experts yesterday accused Mexico’s government of undermining their probe into the fate of 43 trainee teachers apparently massacred in 2014, the most notorious human rights case in Mexico in recent years.
(Reuters) – Eight family members found shot to death at four homes in rural Ohio were specifically targeted for execution in a pre-planned, “sophisticated operation,” authorities said yesterday as their investigation of the unsolved killings entered a third day.