Venezuela frees 7 jailed Americans in exchange for 2 Maduro relatives

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Venezuela on Saturday freed seven Americans, including five oil executives, in exchange for two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro jailed in the United States on drug convictions, US officials said. The swap included executives of Citgo Petroleum held for years, in addition to US Marine veteran Matthew Heath and … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Trump nominee Claver-Carone voted out at IDB, threatens legal action

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Monday voted to fire … Read more

US tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

A man runs past banners with photos of presidential candidates, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, Ciro Gomes and former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 1, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 23 (Reuters) – US diplomats have assured … Read more

India’s top palm oil buyer expects 23% jump in imports

A farmer prepares to unload oil palm bunches from a tractor trolley in a mill at Dwaraka Tirumala in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India, September 1, 2021. Picture taken September 1, 2021. REUTERS/Rajendra Jadhav Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register AGRA, India, Sept 23 (Reuters) – India’s palm oil imports … Read more

IDB directors unanimously recommend firing Claver-Carone after ethics probe

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Inter-American Development Bank’s board of directors voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend firing … Read more

Analysis: Amid tense Brazil election, Petrobras emerges as surprise market darling

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) has spent much of 2022 in turmoil, cycling through four chief executives as President Jair Bolsonaro hammered the company to bring down fuel prices. Faced with that and the likely return of a … Read more

Once-bitten markets are ignoring Putin’s warnings again at their own peril

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during an event marking the 100th foundation anniversary of the republics of Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia in Moscow, Russia, September 20, 2022. Sputnik/Grigory Sysoev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Earlier this year, markets were complacent as Russia … Read more

Al Gore sees the world at a ‘tipping point’ for climate action

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Surging power prices pushing governments to decarbonise Gore cites greater action in the United States, Australia Says he is optimistic about further action in Brazil, China LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The world is at a “positive tipping point” in the fight against climate change as … Read more

Apple to raise App Store prices in some countries in Europe, Asia

A man walks next to an advertisement for Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro at the Apple Store in IFC, Central district, Hong Kong, China October 10, 2019, after Apple Inc on Wednesday removed an app that protesters in Hong Kong have used to track police movements from its app store. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Register now … Read more

Florida governor defends migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard, suggests more to come

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Sept 16 (Reuters) – Florida’s Republican governor on Friday defended his decision to fly dozens of migrants to the wealthy vacation island of Martha’s Vineyard from Texas, and said similar actions could follow as a political dispute over border security deepened in the run-up to US elections in November. DeSantis claimed credit … Read more