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Manafort Discussed Deal With Ecuador to Hand Assange Over to U.S.

“In at least two meetings with Mr. Manafort, Mr. Moreno and his aides discussed their desire to rid themselves of Mr. Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012,

Brazil: Companies in Pernambuco and Distrito Federal – SPED

With the publication No. . 126 from August 30th, 2018, the PORTARIA SF has established the mandatory participation in the SPED process for companies located in Pernambuco. Consequently, these companies will now have to submit

Moody’s: Outlooks vary for construction, engineering and homebuilding in Latin America

“Latin American engineering and construction revenue growth and liquidity will remain weak through 2019,” says Moody’s Assistant Vice President, Sandra Beltran. “The negative outlook is driven by large countries in the region, including Argentina, Brazil,

Ecuador VP removed, accused of taking kickbacks from aide

“Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno on Monday suspended his vice president, who faces allegations that as a congresswoman she took kickbacks from a staff member.”

Brazil: Cancellation of GIA in 2019

On November 11th, 2018, the Brazilian Ministry of Finance (Secretaria de Fazenda) started its pilot project to cancel the monthly due ICMS-GIA reports. The cancellation is part of the „Nos Conformes“ program aimed at reducing

Peru corruption: Ex-President Alan García denied asylum

“Mr García entered the residence of the Uruguayan ambassador in Lima on 17 November after he was accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which he denies.”

Symbol of Excess: Mexico readies sale of former president’s luxurious plane

“”We are selling all the planes and helicopters that the corrupt politicians used,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a rally in Xalapa, Veracruz, on Sunday.”

Video: AMLO promises radical changes

“Soon after taking charge on Saturday, AMLO promised radical changes to combat corruption, poverty and the gang wars over drugs.”

Brazil President-elect to end military intervention in Rio

“Jair Bolsonaro told reporters he will not extend the military intervention that began in February amid a spike in violence. The intervention is scheduled to end Dec. 31 and Bolsonaro takes office the next day.”

Mexico: What to expect from AMLO`s Presidency

A modern Robin Hood or an obstinate lefty who endangers Mexico`s economy – depending on who is being asked, all is to be expected of the new Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO for