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Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 20:21 UTC

OAS calls for emergency meeting to address Venezuela's “grave alterations of democratic order”

Luis Almagro said Venezuela had suffered “grave alterations of democratic order” and called for a vote on the matter in the coming weeks.

The head of the Organization Of American States on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body. Luis Almagro said Venezuela had suffered “grave alterations of democratic order” and called for a vote on the matter in the coming weeks.

Monday, May 30th 2016 - 09:16 UTC

US top official expected in Uruguay and Brazil

In Montevideo, Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte will meet with senior Uruguayan government officials and political, economic, and media representatives

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte will travel to Montevideo, Uruguay, May 31-June 2 to lead the United States delegation at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Americas Regional Meeting.

Monday, May 30th 2016 - 06:49 UTC

Petrobras faces “tens of billions of dollars” in claims in US court; trial opens in September

“We are seeking multiple tens of billions of dollars,” says lead counsel Jeremy Lieberman of Pomerantz, New York law firm leading the charge against Petrobras.

Petrobras will finally get its day in a U.S. court on Sept. 19 in a trial that pits 18 former executives and 13 investment banks, including J.P. Morgan Securities, against U.S. and U.K. investors. Claimants are seeking “tens of billions of dollars” in losses from the Brazilian oil and gas giant.

Friday, May 27th 2016 - 07:08 UTC

Trump is over the top: with 1237 delegates he becomes Republican candidate

With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7, Trump will easily pad his total, avoiding a contested convention in Cleveland.

United States presidential candidate Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination and Trump has reached 1,238.

Friday, May 20th 2016 - 16:37 UTC

US supports Temer: “there has been a clear and undeniable respect for democratic institutions”

US ambassador Michael Fitzpatrick intervened to reject the claim made by the Bolivian and Venezuelan representatives that the impeachment was a coup.

United States ambassador before the Organization of American States, OAS, dismissed the notion that a coup is underway in Brazil and openly rejected concern voiced by other member states such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua

Friday, May 20th 2016 - 10:17 UTC

Trump ahead of Hillary in new polls, but both candidates have record negatives

The real-estate tycoon leads the former secretary of state, 42%- 37%, in a general-election presidential match-up, according to a Rasmussen poll released Thursday.

Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in two new polls, as Republicans begin to coalesce around him while Bernie Sanders keeps hammering fellow Democrat Clinton. The real-estate tycoon leads the former secretary of state, 42% to 37%, in a general-election presidential match-up, according to a Rasmussen poll released Thursday.

Thursday, May 19th 2016 - 12:02 UTC

Minutes show Fed could be ready for an interest rate in June

The suggestion that a rate increase in June is firmly on the table suggests the Fed is closer to tightening monetary policy again

Federal Reserve officials consider the United States economy could be ready for another interest rate increase in June, according to the minutes from the central bank's April policy meeting released on Wednesday. Most participants in the policy-setting committee's April 26-27 meeting said they wanted to see signs that economic growth was picking up in the second quarter and that employment and inflation were firming, the minutes showed.

Thursday, May 19th 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Argentina and US reestablish defense links after a nine-year freeze

The delegation to Washington was headed by Angel Tello (L), head of Military Strategy and Affairs and Walter Ceballos, Defense Logistics Services

Argentina and the United States are in the process of reestablishing strong defense links after a hiatus of seven years following this week's visit to the Pentagon of a high profile delegation from the ministry of defense which addressed several issues of mutual interest and common strategies.

Wednesday, May 18th 2016 - 11:32 UTC

US economy good news: inflation reaches 1.1% and housing starts rise 6.6%

Commerce Department figures showed housing starts rose by 6.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.17 million units.

US consumer prices rose at their fastest pace in three years in April as energy prices climbed, figures show. The Labor Department's Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% last month, the biggest one-month increase since February 2013.

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 07:16 UTC

Cameron stands by his criticism of Trump: “stupid, divisive and wrong”

UK PM has called the Republican hopeful “stupid, divisive and wrong” over his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US.

Downing Street has said that Prime Minister David Cameron stands by his criticism of Donald Trump but will work with whoever is elected US president. UK PM has called the Republican hopeful “stupid, divisive and wrong” over his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US.

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