Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.» Read More
UNITED NATIONS- The United States and China have struck a tentative deal on a draft U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution that would punish North Korea for its third nuclear test, which it conducted last month, U.N. diplomats said on Monday.
CARACAS, March 5- Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro will address a Cabinet meeting live on state TV shortly, the government said amid speculation over the implications of Hugo Chavez's health downturn.
CARACAS, March 5- Venezuela's political and military leaders gathered at the presidential palace and supporters wept on Tuesday after the government said President Hugo Chavez had suffered a serious setback in his battle against cancer.
BRASILIA, March 4- The conversations with Brazil's top business leaders often last two hours, and up to four. Brazil needs to focus now on issues like productivity and reducing costs, because that's the only way we can grow in a sustainable fashion, "said Marcelo Odebrecht, who runs a global conglomerate that bears his family's name."
AMMAN- Exiled opposition figure Moaz Alkhatib visited Syria on Sunday for the first time since fleeing last year, as rebels said President Bashar al-Assad's forces embarked on counter-offensives in various parts of the country.
By Diego Ore and Silvia Antonioli. CARACAS/ NEW YORK, Feb 22- Venezuela's once-buoyant metals industry is on the verge of collapse as it struggles with worsening labor disputes, outdated technology, and maintenance problems following years of under-investment.
By Eduardo Garcia and Alexandra Valencia. QUITO, Feb 21- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said on Thursday that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is recovering from cancer surgery, but if he had to step down Vice President Nicolas Maduro would be "extremely capable" of running the OPEC nation.
QUITO, Feb 21- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said on Thursday that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is recovering from cancer surgery, but that if he had to step down Vice President Nicolas Maduro would be "extremely capable" of running the OPEC nation.
*Correa's party likely won three-quarters of Congress seats. *Says Chevron trying to discredit Ecuador in $19 bln case.
BOSTON/ SAN FRANCISCO- Apple Inc was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure describing the widest known cyber attacks targeting Apple computers used by corporations.
BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi sought to take the heat out of a debate about currency wars but says the ECB would still have to assess the economic impact of the euro's strength. (ECB/DRAGHI-CURRENCIES, movedET, by Robin Emmott, 620 words).
QUITO, Feb 18- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa vowed on Monday to press ahead with laws to control the media and redistribute land to the poor as he looks to deepen his socialist revolution after a resounding re-election victory.
"I want to let the people of Bolivia know about the nationalization of Sabsa," Morales said in a televised speech in the central city of Cochabamba, adding that the company had made "an exorbitant profit with a derisory capital input."
QUITO, Feb 18- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday reveled in a sweeping re-election victory that allows him to deepen his socialist revolution even as he seeks to woo foreign investment in the resource-wealthy Andean nation.
QUITO, Feb 18- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa reveled in a sweeping re-election victory that allows him to deepen his socialist revolution even as he seeks to woo foreign investment in the resource-wealthy Andean nation. "This is not just a victory for Ecuador, this is a victory for the great homeland of Latin America," the beaming Correa said.
LA PAZ, Feb 18- Bolivian President Evo Morales, who has tightened state control over the nation's small economy since taking office in 2006, nationalized an airports operator owned by Spanish infrastructure company Abertis on Monday.
*Combative Correa widely supported for social spending. *Critics call him authoritarian bully who weakens economy. QUITO, Feb 17- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa held his first cabinet meetings more than 35 years before he was elected.
QUITO, Feb 17- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa swept to a re-election victory on Sunday that allows him to strengthen state control over the OPEC nation's economy and gives a timely boost to Latin America's alliance of socialist leaders.
QUITO, Feb 17- Ecuadoreans voted for president on Sunday and were almost certain to give incumbent Rafael Correa a new term to advance an agenda of socialist economics and an expansion of state power that critics call authoritarian.
Feb 17- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is the clear favorite to win re-election on Sunday as he has strong approval ratings and faces a fractured opposition. Polls show the former head of Banco de Guayaquil, one of Ecuador's largest banks, is the top challenger to Correa.