- Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva Updated: May-04-15 6:37 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.
- May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm
HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.
- Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions Updated: Apr-29-15 2:04 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday, but was wary of escalating hostilities with its neighbor despite a public outcry.
- Arrest of party treasurer could affect Brazil president Updated: Apr-16-15 4:41 pm
SAO PAULO - The arrest of the high-profile treasurer of Brazil's governing party has brought the unfolding corruption scandal at the country's state-owned oil company uncomfortably close to President Dilma Rousseff, analysts said Thursday.
- Obama-Castro meeting overshadows anti-US line at summit Updated: Apr-12-15 9:45 am
PANAMA CITY - As usual when Latin America's leftist leaders get together with U.S. officials, there were plenty of swipes at the U.S. during the seventh Summit of the Americas.
- In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page Updated: Apr-11-15 9:29 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.
- Obama says Brazilian president to visit US in June Updated: Apr-11-15 8:26 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama says Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will visit Washington this summer, nearly two years after she canceled a similar trip to protest U.S. spy programs.
- Latest on Americas Summit: US sees progress in Colombia Updated: Apr-11-15 3:00 pm
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- Senior US official in Venezuela for meetings with Maduro Updated: Apr-08-15 8:28 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - A senior U.S. diplomat was in Venezuela on Wednesday for talks with President Nicolas Maduro ahead of a regional summit in which tensions between Caracas and Washington threatened to overshadow a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.
- Latin America silent on Venezuela as US airs rights concerns Updated: Apr-07-15 5:07 pm
PANAMA CITY - From Mexico to Brazil, leaders in Latin America have largely kept silent amid charges of human rights abuses in Venezuela and are unlikely to speak out against their neighbor at this week's Summit of the Americas.