Trial against Guatemalan president’s brother, son begins

GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – A fraud trial against the brother and son of Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales began yesterday amid a scandal touched off by the president’s attempt to expel the leader of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption unit investigating the case.

Brazil judge blocks decree opening Amazon area to mining

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A Brazilian judge yesterday granted an injunction blocking a decree by President Michel Temer that opens up a vast Amazon area to mining, a decision that the attorney general’s office has said it will appeal.

Former T&T AG held in witness tampering probe

(Trinidad Express) Former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has been detained for questioning in the “witness tampering” investigation initiated by acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams in January 2015.

ANSA’s Barbados subsidiary cutting staff

(Barbados Nation) Bryden Stokes, a subsidiary of ANSA McAL, will be shedding four per cent  of its staff in what it calls a restructuring of its operations.

Michelle’s ‘boyfriend’ identified

...cops have information on third victim also

(Trinidad Express) Police have information on the identity of the men who died in a triple homicide in Carlsen Field last Thursday.

‘Animals killed my daughter’

(Trinidad Express) A gold tooth cap with an engraving “Z” is the only way to identify one of two male victims whose charred remains were found in a burnt out house in Carlsen Field on Thursday.

Baker raped and murdered in T&T

(Trinidad Guardian) Women in this country deserve to live their lives without fear of sexual assault Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday, as he expressed disgust at the rape and murder of baker Leslie-Ann Gonzales.

Baker raped and murdered in T&T

Leslie-Ann Gonzales (Trinidad Guardian) Women in this country deserve to live their lives without fear of sexual assault Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday, as he expressed disgust at the rape and murder of baker Leslie-Ann Gonzales.

Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after US threat

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela held nationwide armed forces exercises yesterday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack after US President Donald Trump warned of a “military option” for the crisis-hit country.

Most French now dissatisfied with Macron, poll shows

PARIS (Reuters) – Most French voters are now dissatisfied with Emmanuel Macron’s performance, a poll showed today, marking a dramatic turnaround for a president who basked in a landslide election victory less than four months ago.

Brazil’s Lula on the rise, but comeback likely out of reach

MACEIÓ, Brazil (Reuters) – Thousands have turned out to see leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his marathon bus tour of impoverished northeast states, the region where Brazil’s first working-class leader was born and where he has maintained the most support.

Who killed Michelle, and why?

(Trinidad Express) The close relatives of Carlsen Field mother Michelle Harrylal are expected to submit samples for DNA testing to have legally satisfying proof that it is her remains.

Prosecutors probe Guatemala president over campaign financing

GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Guatemala’s attorney general and a U.N-backed anti-graft body are seeking to investigate President Jimmy Morales in a probe into suspected illicit campaign financing, the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) said on Friday.