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Venezuela Slams Nations for “Meddling” Over Protest Call

“Venezuela Slams Nation for “Meddling” Over Protest Call.” News, April 18, 2017, sec. Latin America & Caribbean. http://www.bbc.com/news/Veworld-latin-america-39629041. Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, criticized a joint communique by 11 Latin American countries that called on Venezuela’s government to “guarantee the right to peace protest,” as “rude meddling” on their part. The 11 …

Mexico Ready to Play the Corn Card in Trade Talks

Daniel Levay Corn is considered Mexico’s most important agricultural crop that is most often imported from the United States and used in goods like livestock feed and tortillas. The Mexican government is using it as leverage during NAFTA renegotiation’s by planning to buy more from Brazil and Argentina and increase …

The Caiapó are Compensated After Plane Crash | Brazil

Sara White 3/28/2017 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39413074 Almost eleven years ago, a private jet and a Gol commercial aircraft collided just above the Caiapo Indigenous Reserve in the thick of the Amazon. The blame for the crash has been put on Brazil’s poor air-traffic control laws. This head-on collision caused the indigenous peoples …

Bad Meat Causing Big Problems | Brazil

Sara White 3/20/2017 BBC |http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39334648 \ This article describes the recent scandal within Brazil involving their red meat production. Due to poor conditions, lack of funding and skimming inspections, recent investigation has proven that meat-packers in Brazil have been getting away with selling rotten and low-quality meat for a number …

Police Raid Offices Across Brazil as Corruption Probe Widens

The article discusses raids conducted by the police in Brazil.  The raids occurred as a result of corruption in the government.  The police targeted people who were close to the administration and possibly had a hand in the corruption.  The police did not name any specific people they were targeting.-  …

Brazilian President Accused of Sexism

-Nick Gvakharia (Story from March 9, 2017) Brazil’s President Michel Temer sparked anger after a speech he delivered on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day. He began his speech by complimenting female government officials from the Senate and the Lower House, and he highlighted some of the major struggles …

Brazilian Tycoon is Arrested

Brazilian Tycoon Eike Batista Held in Corruption Probe. “BBC News, January 30, 2017, sec. Latin America & Caribbean. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38796393 Eike Batista, a businessman who at one point was the richest man in Brazil has been arrested for his involvement in a corruption ring. The police had issued an arrest warrant for Batista …

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