- Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski
A Peruvian judge has ordered that former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski be jailed for up to three years as authorities investigate his alleged involvement in a corruption case
ABC News. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:15:25 -0400.
- Julian Assange performs a bizarre Kung Fu work out in Ecuadorean embassy
EXCLUSIVE: New videos show Julian Assange, 47, with fists clenched and his arms pumped as he frantically boxes with an imaginary sparring partner at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Daily Mail. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:10:54 GMT.
- Peruvians gather for funeral of former president Alan Garcia
Large crowds have gathered in the Peruvian capital for the funeral procession of former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself after authorities arrived at his home to arrest him for alleged involvement in a corruption case.
Fox News. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:03:09 GMT.
- Tennis: Brazil's Souza provisionally suspended amid corruption probe
Brazilian Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended for the second time this year amid a corruption investigation, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Friday.
Reuters. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:48:59 -0400.
- Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication
The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil was thought to be solitary with little social structure that would require communication. ...
Science Daily. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:40:47 EDT.
- Ecuador judge orders detention for ex-minister connected to Assange
A judge in Ecuador has ordered former foreign minister Ricardo Patino be held in pre-trial detention on a so-called instigation charge, the attorney general's office said on Thursday, but the ex-official's whereabouts are unknown. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:28:57 -0400.
- Exclusive: Venezuela skirts U.S. sanctions by funneling oil sales via Russia
President Nicolas Maduro is funneling cashflow from Venezuelan oil sales through Russian state energy giant Rosneft as he seeks to evade U.S. ...
Yahoo. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:25:06 -0400.
- Battle for .amazon Domain Pits Retailer Against South American Nations
A years-long battle over control of the domain name, which included promises of free Kindles, may soon be decided.
Shasta Darlington. New York Times. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:35:35 GMT.
- 8,000,000 per cent inflation: The world's 'most miserable' economy
For the fifth-straight year, Venezuela has been saddled with an unwanted title.
Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:33:01 +1000.
- EIA Reports 1st U.S. Crude Inventory Decline in a Month
Overall, oil is being supported by the OPEC+ deal to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day. U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran also continue to tighten the commodity's fundamentals.
Nilanjan Choudhury. Zacks. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:42:00 GMT.
- Venezuela crisis: Many still wait for humanitarian aid
After refusing for years, Venezuelans to receive their first Red Cross aid.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:54:28 GMT.
- Russian diplomat warns US military intervention in Venezuela may become a reality
Maria Zakharova slams a recent interview with Foreign Policy magazine of Adm. Craig Faller, who heads the US Southern Command
Tass. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:49 +0300.
- Webcast Alert: Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS Announces First Quarter 2019 Results Webcast
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, April 16, 2019 -- Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. ...
PR Newswire. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:00:00 +0000.
- US Tightens Pressure on Cuba Amid Crackdown on Maduro in Venezuela
The United States is implementing tough new measures to crack down on Cuba and to discourage its support for President Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela. In a major policy reversal, the Trump administration is allowing U.S. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:35:00 -0400.
- More Iron Ore Expected From Brazil But Probably Not Enough To Cut Sky-High Prices
More iron ore is expected to be shipped from Brazil after a court cleared the way for a mothballed mine to re-open but it might not be enough to prevent prices from continuing to rise.
By Tim Treadgold, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:14:00 +0000.
- Medical News Today: What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?
Brazil nuts are full of healthful nutrients and provide a wide range of health benefits. However, eating too many Brazil nuts can cause selenium toxicity. Learn more here.
Medical News Today. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:00:00 PDT.
- Odebrecht: Gigantic corruption scandal shows no sign of waning
A former Peruvian president kills himself and more revelations may come in the Odebrecht saga.
BBC News. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:23:29 GMT.
- Peru's ex-leader shoots himself during police raid
Alan Garcia, a former President of Peru suspected in a continent-wide corruption scandal, died in a Lima hospital today after shooting himself as police arrived to search his home.President Martin Vizcarra confirmed his death ...
New Zealand Herald. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:05:08 +1200.
- Madonna's New Single, 'Medellin,' Is A Self-Aware Nostalgia Trip
The track, recorded with Colombian singer Maluma, channels "Despacito," with a nod toward Madonna's 1986 song "La Isla Bonita."
Ann Powers. NPR. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:41:00 -0400.
- Ex-president of Peru Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself to avoid arrest in bribery probe
LIMA (BLOOMBERG) - Alan Garcia, a former president of Peru suspected in a continent-wide corruption scandal, has died after shooting himself in the head on Wednesday (April 17) as police closed in, according to reports.
Straits Times. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:52:25 +0800.