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Brazil's Temer to call Trump over steel tariffs

S - Brazilian President Michel Temer said Wednesday he intends to call President Donald Trump to complain about plans for US tariffs on imports of foreign steel and aluminum -- and warned of WTO action.

Brazil feels pain of US steel tariffs

Bras - Brazilian iron and steel shares took a hit Friday, as markets weighed a potential trade war in response to Washington's decision to impose hefty tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.

Trump Organization taking legal action over Panama Hotel name change

Panama - The Trump Organization is taking legal action over the name change of a luxury hotel it used to manage in Panama -- as it remains entangled in a complex battle with the new owner, who removed Trump's name from the facade of the building.

Florida passes law blocking state investment in Venezuela

Miami - Florida lawmakers on Thursday passed a law prohibiting the US state from investing in companies that have business ties with the Venezuelan government.

Jury selection begins in US trial of ex-Bolivian president

Miami - Jury selection began Monday in the civil trial of former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada over his alleged role in the killing of more than 50 civilians during disturbances in 2003.

Cuban cigars: a treasure from Havana to Beijing

Pinar Del R - When they rip the big green leaves from the tobacco plant, Cuban farmers know they're touching gold.The island nation's legendary cigars have closed another year for the record books, in large part thanks to Chinese consumption.

What impact would a US oil embargo have on Venezuela?

Caracas - Venezuela would suffer a devastating economic blow if the United States saw through threats to impose an embargo on its oil exports, but such a move would not guarantee any change of leadership in Caracas, analysts say.

Mexican hosts open 'difficult' new round of NAFTA talks

Mexico - Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada opened a new round of talks Sunday on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the Mexican hosts warning of turbulence but analysts expressing cautious optimism.

Mexico to host 'difficult' new round of NAFTA talks

Mexico - Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada open a new round of talks Sunday on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the Mexican hosts already warning of turbulence.

'El Chapo' gripes about cash flow ahead of Sept 5 trial

New York - Accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is struggling to pay his legal fees, his lawyer said Thursday as a US judge set his trial for September 5.

US Congress takes up fate of 1.8 million young immigrants

Washington - The citizenship hopes of 1.8 million immigrants brought to the United States as children hung in the balance Monday as Congress launched debate on the hot-button issue, with President Donald Trump eager to "make a deal" on new legislation.

Venezuela condemns US senator who says world would back a coup

Caracas - The Venezuelan government has sharply condemned the suggestion by US Senator Marco Rubio that "the world would support" an armed coup to remove President Nicolas Maduro, whom the American lawmaker denounced as a "dictator.

Havana unveils a NY equestrian statue of Cuban independence hero Marti

Havana - A replica of a statue in New York's Central Park of Cuban independence hero Jose Marti was unveiled Sunday in a plaza in Havana, a gesture of friendship in a time of strained US-Cuban relations.

Central America fears for US remittances as deportations loom

- Uncertainty and fear are rising in Central American countries over how many families will manage to get by when remittances from the US are cut off under plans by the Trump administration to make tens of thousands of Salvadorans and Nicaraguans leave.

'Coco' guitars all the rage in Mexico

Paracho De Verduzco - Salvador Meza has been making guitars since he was a boy, but his leathery hands have never had to churn them out as fast as now -- thanks to the hit movie "Coco.

Guatemala legal challenge to moving embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan lawyer is challenging his country's controversial decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, arguing it violates international law.

Freezing New York welcomes 2018 with tightest security

New York - Some two million people braved New York's coldest New Year weather for a century to welcome 2018 in Times Square, with police enforcing intensely strict security.

FIFA trial hears of dancing, private jet, massages

New York - A Brazilian businessman told a US Federal Court on Wednesday that he helped set up a huge bribe to South American football officials to secure the rights for a new tournament.

Missing American found dead in bottom of Peru ravine

- The body of an American who had been reported missing near the ancient Inca capital of Cusco was found Monday at the bottom of a ravine after he tried to climb a mountain, police said.

Thousands mark first anniversary of Orlando mass shooting

Miami - Thousands marked the first anniversary Monday of the Orlando massacre that left 49 people dead at the city's Pulse gay nightclub, with US President Donald Trump also tweeting his sympathies.

Mexico and US engaged in bitter dispute over sugar

Puebla - A looming trade conflict with the United States over sugar is threatening to disrupt the livelihood of residents in sugar cane growing regions like the central Mexican town of Atencingo.

Haitians face deportation as 2010 quake reprieve expires

Miami - Bernedy Prosper is afraid his 23-year-old son Harold will die if he is deported from the United States back to Haiti.

Mexico says seeking fast extradition of 'El Chapo' drug kingpin

Davos - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday his country is working to extradite recaptured drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for trial in the United States as soon possible.

Man, 71, kills Florida moviegoer over smartphone use

Miami - A 71-year-old retired policeman was refused bail after allegedly shooting dead a fellow moviegoer in Florida for using text messages with his phone, authorities in the US state said.

Kyoto without United States

today goes into effect in 141 countries one of the basic instruments of environmental challenges of the world: the Protocol of Kyoto that has as objective to reduce the emissions of gases of effect hothouse that are provoking in the Earth the climatic ...

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