Tag Archives: The Americas

Brazil announces financial package to avoid truckers' strike

Chief of Staff Onyx Lorenzoni speaks during a press conference regarding a potential truckers’ strike, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has announced a financial package aimed at staving off a potential truckers’ strike. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) RIO DE JANEIRO – The government of Brazilian President Jair ...

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China accuses US of 'double standard' over Huawei claims

FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, the logos of Huawei are displayed at its retail shop window reflecting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. Security experts say the U.S. government is likely exaggerating the threat it says the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei poses to the world’s next-generation wireless networks. Critics say the U.S. case is ...

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Preschool that refused Atheist family who complained about Christmas, Hanukkah celebrations is forced to pay

A preschool that refused to re-enroll a child — after the parents complained about holiday celebrations — was forced to pay the family. (iStock, File) An atheist family in Canada whose child was barred from re-enrolling in school — after the parents complained about holiday celebrations in the classroom — was awarded nearly $12,000 Canadian (roughly $9,000 U.S.) by a British Columbia ...

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Poverty, unemployment, violence drive Guatemalan emigration

Migrants travel on a cattle truck, as a thousands-strong caravan of Central American migrants slowly makes its way toward the U.S. border, between Pijijiapan and Arriaga, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Many migrants said they felt safer traveling and sleeping with several thousand strangers in unknown towns than hiring a smuggler or trying to make the trip alone. (AP Photo/Rodrigo ...

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A look at the campaign proposals made by Brazil's Bolsonaro

Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal Party, flashes victory hand signs to supporters after voting at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and divisive elections in decades. If no one gets a majority in the first round, the ...

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Brazil business community rallying around rightist

next FILE – In this April 19, 2018 file photo, presidential hopeful, conservative Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro flashes two thumbs up as he poses for a photo with cadets during a ceremony marking Army Day, in Brasilia, Brazil. For many Brazilians, Bolsonaro’s candidacy in Sunday’s Oct. 7 vote has long provoked fears because of his penchant for waxing nostalgic about ...

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Lavish wedding tests new Mexico government austerity pledge

next The cover of Hola! magazine features Cesar Yanez, a personal adviser to Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his bride Dulce Maria Silva in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The wedding, officiated by an archbishop, with designer dresses, palatial decorations and a huge convention-center reception, was likely the last image Mexico’s austerity-minded president-elect wanted one of his ...

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