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US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.  (AP) — Two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country on charges that they stole millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank have been detained in Florida by U.S. immigration authorities. William and Roberto Isaias were arrested Wednesday in Miami and detained pending deportation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Nestor Yglesias … Continue reading US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Spain gives Maduro 8 days to call elections

UNITED NATIONS—Jan 26, 2019—The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8 a.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says that unless Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro calls for new elections within eight days Spain will recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of the South American country. Sanchez says on Saturday that … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Spain gives Maduro 8 days to call elections

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Mexico, Uruguay urge calm in Venezuela crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela —January 23, 2019—The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Mexico and Uruguay are urging all parties involved in Venezuela’s crisis, both inside and outside the South American country, to try to reduce tensions and prevent an escalation of violence. Uruguay’s foreign ministry released a statement Wednesday saying the … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Mexico, Uruguay urge calm in Venezuela crisis

NEW YORK | A look at where companies stand on marijuana business

NEW YORK — When Canada legalized recreational marijuana in October, it emerged as the world leader in the industry — and U.S. companies are scrambling to get in on the action. Uruguay may have been the first country to legalize pot, but the South American country’s market is dwarfed by Canada’s. And while a majority … Continue reading NEW YORK | A look at where companies stand on marijuana business

WASHINGTON | IMF agrees to $50 billion deal to help Argentina’s economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Argentina and the International Monetary Fund have agreed on a $50 billion stand-by deal aimed at strengthening the South American country’s economy. The IMF announced Thursday that the staff-level agreement will be subject to approval by its executive board, which will consider Argentina’s economic plan in the coming days. President Mauricio Macri … Continue reading WASHINGTON | IMF agrees to $50 billion deal to help Argentina’s economy

WASHINGTON | Correction: Venezuela-Jailed American-Improbable Release

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Correction: Venezuela-Jailed American-Improbable Release

WASHINGTON | Backchannel with ‘Dracula’ helped free Utah man in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Backchannel with ‘Dracula’ helped free Utah man in Venezuela