China, vying with U.S. in Latin America, eyes Argentina nuclear deal

BUENOS AIRES/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Argentina and China are aiming to close a deal within days for the construction of the South American nation’s fourth nuclear power plant, a multi-billion dollar project that would cement Beijing’s deepening influence in a key regional U.S.

U.S. sanctions Nicaraguan officials, including Ortega’s wife

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump  yesterday sanctioned the wife of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and one of his aides under a new executive order allowing Washington to target Nicaraguan officials for a crackdown on anti-government protests.

Bermuda top court reverses government’s gay marriage ban

HAMILTON, Bermuda,  (Reuters) – Bermuda’s top court ruled yesterday that legislation banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, rejecting a government bid to overturn an earlier court ruling that reached the same conclusion.

Ecuador says it needs $550 mln to help Venezuelan migrants

QUITO,  (Reuters) – Ecuador needs some $550 million to provide aid to Venezuelan citizens fleeing their country’s economic crisis, and hopes to raise the funds through donations from multilateral agencies and nearby countries, an Ecuadorean official said yesterday.

Chile President Pinera vows justice in shooting of Mapuche man

SANTIAGO,  (Reuters) – President Sebastian Pinera said yesterday that justice would be served following a controversial police raid that last week ended in the shooting death of an indigenous Mapuche man in the restive Araucania region of south-central Chile.