BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A justice at Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court has delivered to the country’s top prosecutor the bulk of an investigation into allegations that Presi-dent Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favours doled out to meatpacker JBS SA.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan troops yesterday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters as they attacked the perimeter of an airbase, and a demonstrator was killed, bringing the death toll to at least 76 in unrest since April.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez left her post yesterday to run for a seat in a controversial new congress, drawing praise from her boss as a “tiger” for her feisty defense of the socialist government.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Peru’s Congress dismissed the finance minister yesterday following revelations that he asked the comptroller to green light a controversial project, a fresh blow to centrist President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his efforts to jumpstart the faltering economy.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A New York fashion designer who has called himself the “curator of cool” pleaded guilty yesterday to charges stemming from a bribery case that involves a brother and nephew of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A Brazilian Senate committee yesterday rejected President Michel Temer’s labor reform bill, in an unexpected blow to his administration that does not kill the pro-market proposal but shows weakening support for his agenda.
(Trinidad Express) As at 5a.m Tuesday, the Tropical Storm Warning was discontinued for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its dependencies.
At sunrise, citizens will begin assessing the extent of the damage done by the system which produced strong winds and heavy rainfall through most of the night.
CANCUN, Mexico, (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from across the Americas failed to reach agreement at a meeting yesterday on a resolution criticizing the government of Venezuela, which saw more violent protests in its capital as the discussions deadlocked in Mexico.