June 21, 2017
- Mauricio Savarese, “Brazil Federal Police Accuse President of Getting Bribes” (Associated Press **, June 21, 2017).
If Brazil’s top prosecutor agrees with the federal police recommendation, Congress will decide whether Temer should be investigated by the Supreme Court
- Simon Romero, Dom Phillips, “Dagger, but No Cloak: Brazil’s Top Spy Exposes c.i.A. Officer” (The New York Times, June 21, 2017).
General Etchegoyen’s staff mentioned the official by name and described the official’s position as the C.I.A.’s “chief” in Brasília in a publicly available agenda of the spymaster’s meetings
- “Initiated the Final Stage of the Laying Down of Arms by the Farc-Ep” (Mision de la ONU en Colombia, June 21, 2017).
During his visit to Colombia, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, visited the Transitory Point of Pondores – La Guajira
- Susana Noguera, ““Este Ano Van Tantos Desplazamientos Como en 2016”: Alto Comisionado para los Refugiados en Colombia” (El Espectador (Colombia), June 21, 2017).
Se han registrado 42 desplazamientos masivos en la costa pacífica, Norte de Santander y Arauca. Son 7.371 personas, 2.056 familias afectadas
- William M. Leogrande, Marguerite Rose Jimenez, “Trump Policy Could Cut Remittances to a Million Cuban Families” (The Huffington Post, June 21, 2017).
If all these people are now to be considered “prohibited officials,” then a quarter of the Cuban labor force will no longer be eligible to receive remittances
- Rob o’dell, “Video of Teen Killed by Border Patrol Agent Shows He Was Facedown on Ground When Shots Fired” (The Arizona Republic, June 21, 2017).
A video shown in court shows Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on the ground when U.S. Border Patrol AgentÂ Lonnie Swartz fired through the border fence
- Ron Nixon, “On the Mexican Border, a Case for Technology Over Concrete” (The New York Times, June 21, 2017).
The equipment is provided to the Department of Homeland Security under the Defense Department program established to repurpose military equipment previously used in Afghanistan and Iraq
- Frances Robles, “Accused in Spying Case, Ex-Panama President Fights Extradition in Miami” (The New York Times, June 21, 2017).
The United States attorney’s office submitted a motion urging the court to keep Mr. Martinelli in jail until the extradition case is decided
- Gideon Long, “Latin American Heavyweights Exasperated by Venezuelan Deadlock” (The Financial Times (UK), June 21, 2017).
Brazil and Mexico were thwarted by a handful of leftist nations and Caribbean island states which voted against the OAS draft resolutions or abstained
- Geoff Ramsey, David Smilde, “No Oas Venezuela Resolution So Far, but Still Space for Diplomacy” (Washington Office on Latin America, June 21, 2017).
The process itself produces shared understandings, expressed commitments and diplomatic networks that go beyond the actual meetings and can lead to actions beyond the multilateral body
- Joshua Goodman, “Venezuela Chief Prosecutor to Face Charges as Crisis Deepens” (Associated Press **, June 21, 2017).
The government-stacked court in a statement Tuesday it had approved a request from a socialist party lawmaker to lift prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz’s protection from prosecution for allegedly committing “grave errors”