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United States | U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

United States (STL.News) – On March 18, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford and Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations Ambassador Ernesto Araujo signed the Technology Safeguards Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on technology safeguards associated … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

Trump to welcome Brazil’s president to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House later this month to discuss trade, defense cooperation, transnational crime and other issues. The White House said Friday that two leaders also would talk about providing humanitarian assistance to Venezuela and restoring democracy to the country when they meet … Continue reading Trump to welcome Brazil’s president to White House

FBI adds an anti-bribery squad focusing on South America

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to crack down on money laundering and bribes to overseas governments, the FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents based in Miami. The squad will focus its efforts not only on Miami but also in South America, a continent that has … Continue reading FBI adds an anti-bribery squad focusing on South America

Dramatics: Hearn’s jumper gives US 84-83 win over Argentina

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Reggie Hearn hit a long jumper from the right corner as time expired, and the United States defeated Argentina 84-83 on Monday night in the final qualifying game before this summer’s FIBA World Cup for both teams. Hearn — who played in more games than anyone else for the U.S. in … Continue reading Dramatics: Hearn’s jumper gives US 84-83 win over Argentina

CUCUTA, Colombia | Maduro’s opponents escalate rhetoric in Venezuela’s crisis

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider “all options” to resolve Venezuela’s crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric that echoes comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential U.S. military involvement. Guaido’s comments late Saturday came after a tumultuous day that saw President Nicolas Maduro’s forces … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | Maduro’s opponents escalate rhetoric in Venezuela’s crisis

CUCUTA, Colombia | Maduro opponents boost military rhetoric in Venezuela crisis

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider “all options” to resolve Venezuela’s crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric that echoes comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential U.S. military involvement. Guaido’s comments late Saturday came after a tumultuous day that saw President Nicolas Maduro’s forces … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | Maduro opponents boost military rhetoric in Venezuela crisis

CUCUTA, Colombia | Venezuela standoff turns deadly as troops block aid delivery

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela met strong resistance as troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters in clashes that left two people dead and 300 injured. As night fell Saturday, opposition leader Juan Guaido refrained from … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | Venezuela standoff turns deadly as troops block aid delivery

CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Pompeo urges Venezuelan troops to let aid in

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Venezuelan security forces to “do the right thing” by allowing humanitarian assistance into the country. In a statement Saturday night, Pompeo also said the security forces could protect civilians … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Pompeo urges Venezuelan troops to let aid in

CUCUTA, Colombia | Venezuelan aid convoys meet fierce resistance; 2 killed

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — A U.S.-backed campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance Saturday from Venezuelan security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia and Brazil, leaving two people dead and some 300 injured. Throughout the turbulent day, as police and protesters squared off … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | Venezuelan aid convoys meet fierce resistance; 2 killed

CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep ‘all options’ open

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he will ask the international community to keep “all options open” in the fight to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido’s call came after a turbulent day in which a U.S.-backed … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep ‘all options’ open

CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Venezuela’s Guaido will meet VP Pence in Bogota

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he will meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at a meeting Monday of regional diplomats. The emergency meeting of foreign ministers from the so-called Lima Group of mostly conservative Latin American nations … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Venezuela’s Guaido will meet VP Pence in Bogota

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: US envoy Elliott Abrams is heading to Colombia

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:00 p.m. A U.S. envoy is heading to Colombia as part of a mission to send food and other emergency supplies to neighboring Venezuela amid a deepening political and economic crisis there. The State Department says Special Representative Elliott Abrams … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: US envoy Elliott Abrams is heading to Colombia

RIO DE JANEIRO | Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Andy Murray is currently recovering from his hip surgery, and his mother thinks the two-time Wimbledon champion still has a chance of making a return. Murray announced last month at the Australian Open that he would compete in the season’s first major but might never be able to play again. … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

Massachusetts News: Brazilian National, Alexandre Kawamura Pleads Guilty to ATM Skimming

BOSTON, Ms. – A Brazilian national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges of ATM skimming in towns north of Boston. Alexandre Kawamura, 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of using counterfeit access devices (debit and credit cards), four counts of possessing device-making equipment (ATM skimming devices and pinhole cameras), and two … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Brazilian National, Alexandre Kawamura Pleads Guilty to ATM Skimming

Massachusetts News: Brazilian National, Clebio P. De Lima Charged with Making False Statements Concerning South Boston School Shooting

BOSTON, Ms. – A Brazilian national was arrested today and charged in connection with sending a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that threatened an armed attack on a South Boston school in 2018. Clebio P. De Lima, 43, a Brazilian national illegally residing in Quincy, was arrested and charged in an indictment … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Brazilian National, Clebio P. De Lima Charged with Making False Statements Concerning South Boston School Shooting

U.S. Department of State News: Trilateral Meeting

WASHINGTON – Jan. 1, 2018 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement today: The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Honduras, and Israel. Begin text: Following the trilateral meeting held in Brasilia, Brazil, between U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Israeli … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Trilateral Meeting

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Brazil and Colombia

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Brazil and Colombia from December 31-January 2. From December 31-January 2, Secretary Pompeo will lead the Presidential Delegation to Brasilia to attend the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro, President-elect of Brazil. In addition to joining inauguration-related events, he will participate in a bilateral … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Brazil and Colombia

Florida News: Brazilian National, Etevaldo Ferreira De Souza Found Guilty of Making False Statements in Naturalization Proceedings

West Palm Beach, Fa. – On November 9, 2018, Etevaldo Ferreira De Souza, 47, of West Palm Beach, was found guilty by a jury of one count of making false statements in a naturalization proceeding, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1015(a). Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of … Continue reading Florida News: Brazilian National, Etevaldo Ferreira De Souza Found Guilty of Making False Statements in Naturalization Proceedings

SAO PAULO | Hamilton wins in Brazil, Mercedes takes constructors’ title

SAO PAULO — Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, helping his Mercedes team to take the constructors’ title. Hamilton, who had already sealed his fifth Formula One title, started from pole position and finished less than two seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen completed the podium at Interlagos. … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Hamilton wins in Brazil, Mercedes takes constructors’ title

Prologis and Ivanhoé Cambridge Agree to Form USD $890 Million Joint Venture in Brazil

  SAN FRANCISCO/ Nov. 5, 2018 (STL.News) Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, and global real estate investor Ivanhoé Cambridge today announced an agreement to form a 20/80 joint venture in Brazil. Prologis Brazil Logistics Venture will develop and operate logistics real estate in Brazil, specifically in São Paulo and … Continue reading Prologis and Ivanhoé Cambridge Agree to Form USD $890 Million Joint Venture in Brazil

SAO PAULO | The Latest: Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidency

SAO PAULO — The latest on Brazil’s presidential runoff (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro the next president of Latin America’s biggest country. With 96 percent of ballots counted, Bolsonaro has 55.5 percent of the votes. Leftist Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party has 44.5 percent. … Continue reading SAO PAULO | The Latest: Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidency

SAO PAULO | Polarizing presidential race divides families across Brazil

SAO PAULO— When the political ads come on TV in the Higa household these days, everyone wishes to be somewhere else. Eike Higa is gay and plans to vote for the left-wing candidate, Fernando Haddad, in Brazil’s upcoming presidential runoff. But his parents might vote for Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman who has made comments … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Polarizing presidential race divides families across Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil: Mexico dragging feet on Odebrecht corruption scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO — Across Latin America, prosecutors have been pressing charges in recent years against politicians accused of corruption in the scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which admitted to paying $800 million in bribes in the region. Not in Mexico. Evidence that could shed light on bribes paid by the company in Mexico … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil: Mexico dragging feet on Odebrecht corruption scandal

United States | Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Report 2018

United States – Today the U.S. Department of State submitted the second annual report to Congress as required by the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 (the END Wildlife Trafficking Act). Wildlife trafficking is a serious transnational crime that threatens security, economic prosperity, the rule of law, long-standing conservation efforts, and human … Continue reading United States | Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Report 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil on the cusp of sharp move right with Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilians appear on the cusp of handing the presidency to a brash former army captain who has reminisced fondly about dictatorship, pledged to jail corrupt politicians and promised an all-out war on the drugs and crime that plague South America’s largest nation. Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro just missed outright victory in … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil on the cusp of sharp move right with Bolsonaro

SAO PAULO | Brazil’s far-right candidate falls short of election stunner

SAO PAULO — A far-right former army captain who expresses nostalgia for Brazil’s military dictatorship won its presidential election by a surprisingly large margin Sunday but fell just short of getting enough votes to avoid a second-round runoff against a leftist rival. Jair Bolsonaro, whose last-minute surge almost gave him an electoral stunner, had 46.7 … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil’s far-right candidate falls short of election stunner

RIO DE JANEIRO | A look at the election proposals made by Brazil’s Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO — Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the first round of Brazil’s presidential race Sunday, doing far better than polls predicted and coming just shy of an outright victory. In the weeks ahead of an Oct. 28 runoff against former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, Bolsonaro’s main proposals are sure to come under … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | A look at the election proposals made by Brazil’s Bolsonaro