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SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

SALEM, Ore.— The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of Mauritania, asked U.S. officials for asylum. Camara’s arduous journey … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

NEW YORK | White House bans CNN reporter after confrontation with Trump

NEW YORK— The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. They began sparring Wednesday after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the southern U.S. border. When Acosta tried to … Continue reading NEW YORK | White House bans CNN reporter after confrontation with Trump

SAO PAULO | The Latest: Trump congratulates Brazil’s new president-elect

SAO PAULO — The latest on Brazil’s presidential runoff (all times local): 11:40 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is pledging to work with Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman who won the presidency of Brazil on Sunday. The White House says Trump called Bolsonaro after his victory. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that Trump … Continue reading SAO PAULO | The Latest: Trump congratulates Brazil’s new president-elect

SAO PAULO | Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency after rough campaign

SAO PAULO — Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. With 97 percent of ballots counted, Brazil’s top electoral court said Bolsonaro had won … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency after rough campaign

Esport betting platform gets license for video game gambling

Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on competitive video games. “There is finally a legitimate, regulated operator in the space … Continue reading Esport betting platform gets license for video game gambling

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

WASHINGTON | IMF downgrades outlook for world economy to 3.7 pct. growth

WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy, citing rising interest rates and growing tensions over trade. The IMF said Monday that the global economy will grow 3.7 percent this year, the same as in 2017 but down from the 3.9 percent it was forecasting for 2018 in July. It … Continue reading WASHINGTON | IMF downgrades outlook for world economy to 3.7 pct. growth

SAO PAULO | Tens of thousands say ‘Not him’ to leading Brazil candidate

SAO PAULO  — Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday in protest against the presidential front-runner, a far-right congressman whose campaign has exposed and deepened divisions in Latin America’s largest country. The protests came the same day that Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital where he received treatment after … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Tens of thousands say ‘Not him’ to leading Brazil candidate