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Macri heads to Brazil to forge ties with Bolsonaro

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri will hold talks with his new Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday likely to center on consolidating trade ties between South America's two biggest economies, officials said.

Lima Group states meet over Venezuela measures

- Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada were meeting in the Peruvian capital Friday on ways to step up pressure on Venezuela's socialist regime to coincide with the second-term inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro next week.

Brazil to move embassy to Jerusalem: Bolsonaro

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will move his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and said the main nation objecting to that is Iran, not Arab countries.

Bolsonaro strips agency of right to decide native land in Brazil

Bras - Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has stripped an agency of the responsibility to demarcate indigenous lands in a move that has unsettled native rights groups and even some farm businesses that will benefit.

Brazil's Bolsonaro follows through on gun, 'anti-Marxist' vows

Bras - On the eve of taking office as Brazil's new president on Tuesday, Jair Bolsonaro is making clear he intends to implement the far-right agenda he promised during his election campaign.

Anti-missile defenses protect Bolsonaro investiture

Bras - Anti-missile defenses and warplanes are set to be activated Tuesday as part of a security shield protecting the investiture of Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro's moment of truth arrives for Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is about to experience its moment of truth with its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Tuesday as an untested leader vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption and ideological opposition to the left.

Slain Rio councilwoman killed by militia behind favela land grabs: official

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian councilwoman assassinated in Rio in March was killed by a militia looking to protect its interests controlling land in unregulated slums, or favelas, in a part of the city, the head of Rio de Janeiro state's public security secretariat said...

Maduro says US behind 'assassination plot' involving Brazil, Colombia

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Wednesday at what he said was a plot to assassinate him directed by the White House -- and involving the right-wing governments of Colombia and Brazil.

Bolsonaro government has military, conservative streak

Bras - Brazil's next government, under incoming far-right president Jair Bolsonaro who takes power in three weeks, will be neo-liberal economically, morally conservative and heavy reliant on a contingent of ex-military figures.

Brazil's Bolsonaro completes cabinet with rightist environment chief

S - Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a longtime climate-change skeptic, has named a rightist lawyer with a contentious background to be environment minister in the country whose Amazon rainforest is under threat.

Brazil's Bolsonaro names seventh military man to cabinet

Rio De Janeiro - President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named Admiral Bento Costa Lima Leite his minister of mines and energy Friday, continuing his militarization of Brazil's incoming government.

Brazil rescinds offer to host 2019 UN climate conference

Bras - Brazil announced Wednesday it is withdrawing its offer to host the COP25 UN climate conference next year, citing financial constraints.

Brazil's Lula in new money laundering accusation

S - Brazil's jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's legal troubles mounted Monday as he was accused by the Sao Paulo public prosecutor's office of money laundering in his dealings with Equatorial Guinea.

Brazil's Bolsonaro rules out sending back Venezuelan migrants

Rio De Janeiro - President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said Saturday his government would not send back the tens of thousands of Venezuelans who have sought refuge in Brazil from the economic breakdown in their leftist-ruled homeland.

Former Brazilian leaders Rousseff and Lula accused in fresh graft case

Bras - Brazil has opened criminal proceedings against former left-wing leaders Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff for allegedly receiving bribes with money diverted from state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

Cuba president greets returning doctors after Brazil feud

Havana - Cuba President Miguel Diaz-Canel personally welcomed back doctors at Havana airport, a local newspaper reported, as 200 returned from Brazil following a spat between the two Latin American countries' leaders.

Brazil anti-corruption officials to get key government posts

Bras - Brazil's incoming justice and security minister Sergio Moro announced Tuesday he was recruiting part of his team from the massive "Car Wash" anti-corruption probe that snared former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Bolsonaro says Brazilians 'don't know what dictatorship is'

Rio De Janeiro - President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said Monday that the people of Brazil -- which was ruled by the military for two decades -- "don't know what dictatorship is.

First Cuban doctors return over spat with Brazil's Bolsonaro

Havana - The first of more than 6,000 Cuban doctors working in Brazil arrived back on the Communist-run island Thursday after Havana announced it was withdrawing from a medical aid program over a spat with President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil's Lula grilled by corruption probe judge

Curitiba - Former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison for the first time in seven months on Wednesday as he faced questioning over corruption and money laundering in relation to the wide-ranging "Car Wash" graft probe.

Brazil meat magnate accused of bribery ordered released from jail

S - A court in Brazil ordered Monday the release of a meatpacking magnate arrested days ago as part of the wide-ranging "Operation Car Wash" investigation into corruption.

Rio de Janeiro landslide kills 14

Rio De Janeiro - At least 14 people have died in Brazil after a landslide struck their homes in the southeastern city of Niteroi in Rio de Janeiro state, officials said Sunday.

Brazil meatpacking magnate arrested in corruption probe

S - Meat industry tycoon Joesley Batista was arrested by Brazilian police on Friday alongside two former agriculture ministers as part of the wide-ranging "Operation Car Wash" investigation into corruption.

Bolsonaro says he cannot save Brazil alone

Bras - Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that he alone cannot rescue the country from economic hardship and spiraling violent crime, as he met with outgoing head of state Michel Temer and the country's Supreme Court chief.

Brazil's Bolsonaro accused of attacking the media

S - Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has wasted no time showing his hostility to the independent news media, raising fears for the press under his administration, watchdog groups say.

Brazil suspects obstruction in probe of activist Franco's killing

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities are investigating a suspected conspiracy by state employees, militia members and organized crime to obstruct the investigation into the killing of black rights activist Marielle Franco, the government said Thursday.

New generation of Latin American tech 'unicorns' making mark

Montevideo - Nubank is the online bank with the greatest number of clients outside of Asia.

Economy depends on environment, WWF warns Brazil's Bolsonaro

Bras - If Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro wants to make good on his promise to reboot the economy, he should stop his attacks on the environment, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

Bolsonaro's vision for Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro promised in his victory speech Sunday to "change Brazil's destiny," after campaigning on a hardline law-and-order platform.
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