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Brazil court trims Lula sentence, opening door to partial detention

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s jailed former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, could gain partial freedom within five months following a court decision...

U.S. lawmakers press Trump administration on Central American aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee urged the Trump administration to reconsider its...

Central American migrant numbers are not Mexico’s fault: minister

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico is not to blame for a recent increase in the number of Central American migrants entering the country, Interior...

Kushner says to give Trump immigration plan in coming days

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House senior adviser Jared Kushner plans to present an immigration proposal to President Donald Trump at the end of the...

Venezuelans seek joy amid the chaos

By Shaylim Valderrama and Ivan Alvarado CARACAS (Reuters) – A night at a bar is interrupted by a power outage, going to a baseball game...

Algeria’s army chief hails judiciary for anti-graft move

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s army chief said on Tuesday he welcomed an anti-graft drive against figures close to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state TV...
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Mexico’s Cemex says to help in Notre-Dame’s restoration

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican cement maker Cemex said on Tuesday that it will help to reconstruct France’s Notre-Dame cathedral, which lost its roof...

U.S. tractor maker AGCO rolls out Fendt line for Brazil farmers

By Marcelo Teixeira SAO PAULO (Reuters) – U.S. agricultural machine maker AGCO Corp said on Tuesday it would launch its flagship Fendt line of equipment...

Lawsuit says Tyson, Cargill, JBS conspired to suppress beef prices paid...

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – Four of the largest U.S. beef-packing companies were accused in a lawsuit on Tuesday of violating federal antitrust law by...

Delays to Brazil pension reform will slow IPO market: Itau executive

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Any delay in passing pension reform in Brazil is likely to slow the pace of initial public offerings in the...

Brazil’s government makes minor concessions ahead of pension reform vote: media

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A Brazilian congressional committee could vote on Tuesday on a highly anticipated pension reform bill after the government agreed to...

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog probing banks over competition hurdles to fintech

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s antitrust watchdog Cade is investigating four banks in the country for allegedly creating competition hurdles to digital banking newcomer...
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Brazil’s Magazine Luiza sells books online in new challenge to Amazon.com

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian retailer Magazine Luiza on Tuesday announced it would start selling physical books online for pickup in its chain comprised...

Chinese tech giant Tencent invests in Argentine mobile banking startup

By Cassandra Garrison BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has invested in Argentine mobile banking service Uala, which also counts George...

China’s Didi recruits Colombian drivers ahead of Bogota launch

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said on Monday it is beginning to recruit drivers ahead of its launch in Colombia’s capital...
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Weather halts RBC Heritage with Lowry ahead

(Reuters) – The RBC Heritage second round was suspended on Friday due to strong winds and rain in South Carolina with Ireland’s Shane Lowry...

Tennis: Brazil’s Souza provisionally suspended amid corruption probe

(Reuters) – Brazilian Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended for the second time this year amid a corruption investigation, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU)...

Olympics: Tokyo ticket lottery to launch for domestic sales on May...

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO (Reuters) – Residents of Japan will be able to apply for tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from May 9,...