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21 killed, 30 injured in highway pileup in SE Brazil


At least 21 people were killed and 30 others injured in a multiple-vehicle road accident in southeastern Brazil on Thursday, local media have reported.

Brazilian president to sue businessman for slander


Brazilian President Michel Temer will sue Joesley Batista, the owner of meatpacking giant JBS, for slander, according to a statement released on Saturday.

Cuba opens to private sector but remains socialist character


Cuban President Raul Castro stressed on Thursday that the country will maintain its socialist character, following the parliament's approval on a reform plan that will allow private companies to develop their businesses in the country.

Brazil’s J&F agrees to pay record $3.2 bln fine in leniency deal


J&F Investimentos, controlling shareholder of the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA, agreed to pay a record-setting 10.3 billion real ($3.2 billion) fine for its role in corruption scandals that threaten to topple President Michel Temer.

Brazil bar association calls for impeachment of President Temer


Brazil's bar association on Sunday called for the impeachment of President Michel Temer, after a tape was revealed in which he appeared to agree to bribe former Speaker Eduardo Cunha into silence.

Brazilian President refuses to resign despite corruption allegations


BRASILIA, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Michel Temer refused to resign on Thursday despite being implicated in corruption allegations.

Argentina seeks stronger cooperation with China on tourism, energy, SMEs


Argentinean officials said earlier this week that the country will deepen collaboration with China in a number of areas, including tourism, energy and support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Cuba’s Raul Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall and trade policy


Cuban President Raul Castro harshly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration, trade and other policies on Sunday as Trump reviews a fragile detente with Communist-run Cuba begun by his predecessor Barack Obama.

Brazil prosecutor plans to investigate ministers, senators for graft: source


Brazil's top prosecutor will seek authorization from the Supreme Court as soon as this week to investigate senior ministers in President Michel Temer's Cabinet and senators from his PMDB party for corruption, a source familiar with the situation said on Sunday.

Mexico will only stay in NAFTA if it suits it: minister


A defiant Mexico said on Tuesday it would only stay in NAFTA if it suited it and rejected the imposition of any tariffs or quotas when renegotiating the trade deal U.S President Donald Trump wants to recast to benefit the United States.