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July 13, 2017


The former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was found guilty of corruption and money laundering on Wednesday and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the front-runner for next year’s presidential election, was sentenced to almost a decade in prison for corruption, dealing a heavy blow to his leftist Workers’ Party

Public opinion remains firmly behind Lava Jato. That is why efforts to scotch it are unlikely to succeed

It’s hard not to see in Moro’s words at least a trace of the deference to power, and instinctive preference for compromise, that has long characterized Brazilian political culture – and may ultimately be Lula’s salvation


La Misión de la ONU en Colombia ha logrado recopilar información sobre los sectores de ubicación de 660 caletas, y se completó el planeamiento de 456 para su extracción

Diferentes organizaciones sociales no están de acuerdo con las metodologías y los alcances de las investigaciones

Cuba, Venezuela

Venezuela’s crude and fuel deliveries to Cuba have slid almost 13 percent in the first half this year, according to documents from state-run oil company PDVSA viewed by Reuters, threatening to worsen gasoline and power shortages in the communist-run island


There are currently at least 307 active mining licences in Guatemala, mainly in rural indigenous regions, according to Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) figures. Almost 600 more are under consideration


We are particularly alarmed that the OIGs found that DEA and INL officials repeatedly and knowingly misled Members of Congress and congressional staff. We request that you provide us with a detailed written account of the steps that you intend to take


The contractor says he has never seen a bidding process so chaotic and rudderless as this one

$1.6 billion for physical barrier construction along the Southern border – including bollards and levee improvements – meeting the full White House request


Transferring Lopez to house arrest was not, as the government has insisted, merely a procedural matter that illustrates the health of checks and balances in Venezuela

Western Hemisphere Regional

In some cases, the complaint alleges, CBP officials have told people that “Donald Trump just signed new laws saying there is no asylum for anyone.”

Lawyers and charity groups working on the border documented an uptick in turn-backs and other irregularities with this process beginning in the summer of 2016, and it appeared to worsen after the election