SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil has approved commercial use of a genetically modified sugarcane, setting a milestone for the country’s highly competitive sugar industry as this is the first time such permission has been granted anywhere in the world.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – The United States has requested the extradition of former Guatemalan vice-president Roxana Baldetti to face prosecution for drug trafficking and other offences, the Guatemalan government said on Wednesday.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – While the streets of the affluent east of the Venezuelan capital Caracas overflowed with protesters during a recent anti-government march, no-one demonstrated in the west side’s 23 de Enero slum.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – A 17-year-old Venezuelan protester died in ferocious clashes between security forces and protesters in Caracas yesterday, taking the death toll from unrest since April to at least 66.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s top electoral court yesterday was split over whether to allow new evidence in plea-bargain testimony from construction company Odebrecht in an illegal campaign funding case that could lead to President Michel Temer leaving office.
(Trinidad Express) The Court of Appeal has overturned another ruling of Justice Frank Seepersad, this one involving whether the State could continue to accept Property Tax valuation forms from citizens.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – The United States denounced the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro yesterday for suppressing protests and called for free elections, saying that he must not be allowed to follow a “dictatorship” path like Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday received a comprehensive report on the operations at Petrotrin which includes recommendations for the restructuring of the wholly State-owned company.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top electoral court opens a trial today over the alleged use of illicit money to fund President Michel Temer’s 2014 election campaign in a case that could force him from office.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Two Venezuelan lawmakers said they were roughed up yesterday with one pushed into a manhole by soldiers blocking an opposition sit-in against President Nicolas Maduro, among chaotic scenes around Caracas.
BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s Finance Ministry has been asked to provide over $1.2 million in initial funding for the Marxist FARC rebel group’s new political party, the electoral commission said yesterday, as soon as the group finishes a weapons handover.
(Jamaica Observer) Kelly Tomblin didn’t hesitate when she admitted that the greatest challenge she faced in her five years at Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) was electricity theft.In fact, the power company’s president and CEO, who is leaving next month, managed a chuckle as she spoke about the problem that has plagued her company for decades.