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U.S., China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – China’s most senior envoy arrived in the Dominican Republic on Thursday to inaugurate a new embassy after the country cut ties with...

Mexico’s frugal president-elect stuck for hours on commercial flight

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial after taking power,...

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro upbeat after new medical procedure

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right, poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro underwent a procedure to drain liquid from his abdominal cavity on...

After years of silence, Brazil’s footballers get political again

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s divisive campaign for next month’s presidential election has spilled over onto sacred ground – the country’s soccer...

Venezuela jails 34 store managers on charges of price gouging

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that 34 supermarket managers had been jailed on charges of hiding food and gouging...

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro undergoes new medical procedure

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right, poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro underwent a procedure to drain liquid from his abdominal cavity two...

U.N. chief urges Myanmar government to free Reuters journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the Myanmar government to pardon and release two imprisoned Reuters...

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro widens lead in Brazilian presidential race: poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro gained ground over his rivals in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election set for Oct. 7, a new...

Peru’s Congress renews confidence in cabinet in rare victory for president

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s opposition-run Congress renewed its confidence in the government of centrist President Martin Vizcarra late on Wednesday, averting a...