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SAO PAULO | Brazil’s Bolsonaro assumes office amid big hopes and fears

SAO PAULO — Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil‘s president Tuesday, taking the reins of Latin America’s largest and most populous nation with promises to overhaul myriad aspects of daily life and put an end to business-as-usual governing. For the far-right former army captain, the New Year’s Day inauguration was the culmination of a … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil’s Bolsonaro assumes office amid big hopes and fears

BRASILIA, Brazil  | Jair Bolsonaro takes oath of office as Brazil’s next president, promises major changes in Latin America’s largest nation

BRASILIA, Brazil  — Jair Bolsonaro takes oath of office as Brazil’s next president, promises major changes in Latin America’s largest nation. By  Associated Press

SAO PAULO | Brazil’s Bolsonaro to take power amid high hopes and fears

SAO PAULO — Former Brazilian army captain Jair Bolsonaro is taking office as president Tuesday promising to overhaul many aspects of life in Latin America’s largest nation. He is no longer the outsider mocked by fellow lawmakers for his far-right positions, constant use of expletives and even casual dressing. Bolsonaro rose to power on an … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil’s Bolsonaro to take power amid high hopes and fears

WASHINGTON | US seeks close ties with Brazil’s new leader

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is seeking to cement close ties with Brazil’s incoming far-right leader with a visit to the country next week by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo will lead the U.S. delegation to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration on New Year’s Day. The State Department said Friday that Pompeo would discuss increasing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US seeks close ties with Brazil’s new leader

KATOWICE, Poland | Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

KATOWICE, Poland — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that’s hosting this year’s U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming. Protesters included farmers from Latin America, environmentalists from Asia, students from the United States and families from Europe, many of … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

KATOWICE, Poland | Protesters demand action against warming climate at UN talks

KATOWICE, Poland— Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that’s hosting this year’s U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming. Protesters included farmers from Latin America, environmentalists from Asia, students from the United States and families from Europe, many of whom … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Protesters demand action against warming climate at UN talks

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