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ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan supermarket puts a stack of toilet paper on its shop floor, and desperate consumers snatch it up within five minutes. A woman's voice over the loudspeaker reminds shoppers each person can only buy four packages. Few...
ReutersBRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday she ordered the Federal Police to investigate the source of a rumor that sent thousands of poor Brazilians running to state bank branches seeking payment of a monthly family stipend....
Tags: Dilma Rousseff, Brazil
Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power over Argentina in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow citizens in a dirty war to eliminate so-called "subversives," died...
Associated PressALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Arab Spring may finally be en route to Algeria. With the president in a French hospital recovering from a stroke, the generation of aging politicians and generals that has run Africa's largest country for a half-...
Reuters* Corn from Brazil, Argentina seen going north until August * United States 2012 crop staggered by Midwest drought * U.S. chicken, hog producers bitten by high feed costs * New U.S. corn to be harvested September through November By Hugh Bronstein...
ReutersBUENOS AIRES, May 13 (Reuters) - Argentina is embroiled in a high-stakes legal dispute with "holdout" creditors who shunned debt swaps that the South American country hoped would put its 2002 default to rest. U.S. courts jolted markets last year by ruling...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Argentina
ReutersBy Alonso Soto and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA, May 7 (Reuters) - Roberto Azevedo, picked on Tuesday to head the World Trade Organization, is in every respect the quintessential Brazilian diplomat: a well-spoken, competent and smooth negotiator with a...
ReutersBy Ben Klayman SAN JOSE CHIAPA, Mexico, May 4 (Reuters) - The automotive industry's growing love affair with Mexico was celebrated here on Saturday as Audi executives laid the foundation stone for its first assembly plant in the Americas. Volkswagen AG'...
ReutersMay 1 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES ----------- ATHENS/MADRID - Trains and ferries were cancelled and hospital staff walked off the job in Greece on Wednesday and thousands were due to demonstrate across Spain as May Day triggered protests against harsh...
Tags: Guinea, Peru, Wars and Interventions, Ollanta Humala, Politics
Reuters* Cuba-Venezuela alliance is like "brotherhood" -Maduro * Maduro meets with Fidel Castro for five hours HAVANA, April 27 (Reuters) - Cuba and Venezuela signed cooperation accords on Saturday for 51 projects as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, on his...
Tags: Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Nicolas Maduro, Raul Castro, Cuba
ReutersBy Michael Hirtzer CHICAGO, April 26 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean crushers are running at reduced capacities and bidding record premiums for beans from tight-fisted farmers as demand for protein-rich animal feed has shown few signs of slowing down amid...
Reuters* USDA weekly data to reflect weak soybean demand * Soybean supplies likely to increase from South America * Traders expect corn to remain volatile on weather By Mayank Bhardwaj NEW DELHI, April 25 (Reuters) - U.S. soybeans rose half a percent on...
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