ex-banker and leftist correa ally vie in ecuador election

by alexandra ulmer and alexandra valencia guayaquil/quito, ecuador (reuters) - an ally of ecuador's leftist president rafael correa and a conservative ex-banker are battling to become the next president in sunday's election in the face

2017-02-16 01:18:46  

nestle earnings weighed down by weak food pricing

geneva (ap) — pressure on food prices globally weighed on the earnings of consumer goods giant nestle, which on thursday said it would step up its drive to cut costs.

2017-02-16 06:07:13  

peru makes another push for u.s. to extradite ex-leader toledo

by mitra taj lima (reuters) - peru refiled its request for u.s. authorities to detain and extradite fugitive ex-president alejandro toledo on wednesday, as two other former leaders of the andean nation vowed to cooperate with a fast-growing graf

2017-02-15 10:26:56  

argentina's macri, trump discuss venezuela in call: spokesman

argentina's president mauricio macri and u.s. president donald trump shared their "concern" over venezuela in a wednesday phone call, macri's spokesman told reuters. trump also invited macri to visit the united states, the of

2017-02-15 05:40:21  

prosecutors from 15 countries to meet on brazil scandal

brasília (afp) - prosecutors from 15 countries will meet thursday and friday in brasilia to discuss a massive bribery scandal at brazilian conglomerate odebrecht which has spread across latin america. the meeting will be headed by brazil's

2017-02-15 04:05:37  

top diplomat to accept award from democracy group in cuba

washington (ap) — a prominent diplomat is planning a politically sensitive trip to cuba to accept an award from a pro-democracy group on the island.

2017-02-15 03:05:27  

sub-saharan africa lags in sustainable energy policies: report

sub-saharan africa, where more than a half billion people live without electricity, trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy, according to a new world bank report wednesday. much of the rest of the world, however,

2017-02-15 12:20:56  

new labor laws in chile embolden striking miners

by gram slattery and fabian cambero santiago/antofagasta (reuters) - workers at the world's largest copper mine in chile are digging in for a long strike, emboldened by new labor laws that are likely to result in tough wage negotiations in

2017-02-15 01:10:53  

pope willing to meet sides in venezuela crisis: envoy

pope francis is willing to meet with venezuela's government and opposition to relaunch efforts to solve the country's volatile political crisis, a vatican envoy said on tuesday. an economic crisis sparked by falling oil prices has spar

2017-02-14 05:33:10  

pope willing to meet sides in venezuela crisis: envoy

pope francis is willing to meet with venezuela's government and opposition to relaunch efforts to solve the country's volatile political crisis, a vatican envoy said on tuesday. an economic crisis sparked by falling oil prices has spar

2017-02-14 05:33:10  

venezuela's vp shrugs off drug sanctions as us weighs policy

caracas, venezuela (ap) — venezuela's government condemned u.s. sanctions on the country's vice president, saying tuesday that the trump administration's designation of tareck el aissami as a major drug trafficker represented an u

2017-02-14 04:40:36  

venezuela's vp shrugs off drug sanctions as us weighs policy

caracas, venezuela (ap) — venezuela's government condemned u.s. sanctions on the country's vice president, saying tuesday that the trump administration's designation of tareck el aissami as a major drug trafficker represented an u

2017-02-14 04:40:36  

china piles into cuba as venezuela fades and trump looms

by marc frank havana (reuters) - from buses and trucks to a $500 million golf resort, china is deepening its business footprint in cuba, helping the fellow communist-run state survive a crisis in oil-benefactor venezuela and insulate against a p

2017-02-14 03:50:01  

china piles into cuba as venezuela fades and trump looms

by marc frank havana (reuters) - from buses and trucks to a $500 million golf resort, china is deepening its business footprint in cuba, helping the fellow communist-run state survive a crisis in oil-benefactor venezuela and insulate against a p

2017-02-14 03:50:01  

trump sanctions venezuela vice president on drug trafficking

washington (ap) — the trump administration imposed sanctions against venezuelan vice president tareck el aissami on monday, accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking.

2017-02-13 10:52:33  

trump sanctions venezuela vice president on drug trafficking

washington (ap) — the trump administration imposed sanctions against venezuelan vice president tareck el aissami on monday, accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking.

2017-02-13 10:52:33  

panama seeks arrest of 2 sons of ex-president in graft case

panama city (ap) — prosecutors in panama are seeking international help in detaining two sons of former president ricardo martinelli in relation to an alleged scheme to launder bribes from brazilian construction giant odebrecht.

2017-02-13 06:30:37  

panama seeks arrest of 2 sons of ex-president in graft case

panama city (ap) — prosecutors in panama are seeking international help in detaining two sons of former president ricardo martinelli in relation to an alleged scheme to launder bribes from brazilian construction giant odebrecht.

2017-02-13 06:30:37  

peru's president asks trump to deport fugitive ex-leader

lima, peru (ap) — the leader of peru asked u.s. president donald trump on sunday to deport a former peruvian president sought in the south american nation on suspicion of taking bribes as part of a regional corruption scandal.

2017-02-12 10:31:41  

peru's president asks trump to deport fugitive ex-leader

lima, peru (ap) — the leader of peru asked u.s. president donald trump on sunday to deport a former peruvian president sought in the south american nation on suspicion of taking bribes as part of a regional corruption scandal.

2017-02-12 10:31:41  

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