<a href="http://www.clarin.com/politica/declaracion-querella-ratifica-Nisman-mataron_0_1433256858.html">Tras la declaración del médico, la querella ratifica: “No hay duda, a Nisman lo mataron”</a>

Tras la declaración del médico, la querella ratifica: “No hay duda, a Nisman lo mataron”

El abogado Manuel Romero Victorica, que representa a la querella en la causa por la muerte de Alberto Nisman, sostuvo hoy “no hay ninguna duda” de que al fiscal de la causa Amia “lo mataron”. …

 

<a href="http://www.ibtimes.com/brazil-economy-update-austerity-plan-alone-wont-fix-recession-analysts-say-2102155">Brazil Economy Update: Austerity Plan Alone Won’t Fix Recession, Analysts Say</a>

Brazil Economy Update: Austerity Plan Alone Won’t Fix Recession, Analysts Say

Brazilian lawmakers are in a high-stakes tug-of-war over an austerity plan aimed at plugging a gaping hole in the budget that threatens a chain of ratings downgrades. The program announced this week is a last-ditch effort to restore some confidence in President Dilma Rousseff’s government, which has been pummeled by relentless bad economic news this year. …

 

<a href="http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/09/17/actualidad/1442499607_131499.html">“La crisis de Brasil no es culpa de Rousseff, sino de Lula”</a>

“La crisis de Brasil no es culpa de Rousseff, sino de Lula”

En la actual crisis política brasileña, el expresidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso (PSDB, centro derecha), que gobernó el país desde 1995 hasta 2002, ya ha elegido con quién medirse continuamente: con su archirrival, el también ex presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, del Partido de los Trabajadores (PT). Así, en sus comentarios y en sus columnas, ataca al mítico líder del petismo, que, cuando estaba en el poder, exasperaba a Cardoso diciendo que había hecho por el país lo que “nunca antes en la historia” ...  

<a href="http://laotraopinion.com.mx/nota.php?pid=3321">Los 43: ¿no que no? ¡se derrumba la mentira histórica!</a>

Los 43: ¿no que no? ¡se derrumba la mentira histórica!

Por Ricardo Alemán

Aquí dijimos que el grupo de dizque expertos de la CIDH faltaba a la verdad. Dijimos que engañaban a la sociedad mexicana. Dijimos que el dizque informe sobre los normalistas desaparecidos no tenía nada de científico y dijimos que los supuestos especialistas no eran más que pillos que solo venían por un puñado de dólares. …

 

<a href="http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2015/09/16/maduro-y-santos-se-reuniran-el-proximo-lunes-en-quito/">Maduro y Santos se reunirán el próximo lunes en Quito</a>

Maduro y Santos se reunirán el próximo lunes en Quito

El presidente de Ecuador Rafael Correa anunció que se logró concretar una reunión entre los presidentes de Colombia y de Venezuela para resolver el conflicto fronterizo que llevan desde hace tres semanas. …

 

<a href="http://www.semana.com/nacion/articulo/farc-se-declaran-listas-para-abordar-su-transito-movimiento-politico/442782-3">FARC se declaran listas para ser movimiento político</a>

FARC se declaran listas para ser movimiento político

Los negociadores de las FARC afirmaron este jueves en La Habana que la guerrilla está lista para “abordar y discutir” los procedimientos para el “tránsito de organización alzada en armas a movimiento político abierto”. …

 

<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-16/argentina-s-fernandez-isn-t-going-quietly-as-her-term-nears-end">How Argentina’s President Plans to Wield Power Long After Her Exit</a>

How Argentina’s President Plans to Wield Power Long After Her Exit

By Charlie Devereux

Next month, Argentina will elect a president who, for the first time in 12 years, is not a Kirchner: President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner or her late husband Nestor. It is a prospect that delights many investors eager to move on from the Kirchners’ leftist populism. That legacy, however, may prove more enduring than they expect. …

 

<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-16/brazil-s-opposition-takes-most-decisive-steps-toward-impeachment">Brazil’s Opposition Takes Most Decisive Steps Toward Impeachment</a>

Brazil’s Opposition Takes Most Decisive Steps Toward Impeachment

By Arnaldo Galvao and  Raymond Colitt

Brazil’s opposition leaders this week are taking the most decisive steps so far to try and remove President Dilma Rousseff from office amid growing discontent over her handling of a tanking economy. …

 

<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/colombias-leader-says-hed-meet-with-venezuela-to-resolve-crisis-1442429145">Colombia’s Leader Says He’d Meet With Venezuela to Resolve Crisis</a>

Colombia’s Leader Says He’d Meet With Venezuela to Resolve Crisis

By Juan Forero

BOGOTA, Colombia—President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday he’s willing to meet with his Venezuelan counterpart to resolve a border crisis that has led more than 20,000 undocumented Colombian immigrants to flee Venezuela and fueled a bitter row between the two countries . …

 

<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34267811">Venezuela extends state of emergency to third border state</a>

Venezuela extends state of emergency to third border state

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced he will extend a state of emergency to another 10 municipalities on the border with Colombia. …

 

<a href="http://www.milenio.com/firmas/guillermo_valdes_castellanos/miedos-posibles_18_592920710.html">EEUU investiga por narcotráfico a círculo de Evo Morales</a>

EEUU investiga por narcotráfico a círculo de Evo Morales

Estados Unidos está supuestamente investigando a altos funcionarios cercanos al presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, a los que acusa de narcotráfico en el país andino, según desveló un informante de la Agencia Antidrogas de EE.UU. (DEA) en un documento judicial al que tuvo hoy acceso Efe. …

 

<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/nearly-half-colombians-fear-venezuela-war-over-border-161746425.html">Nearly half of Colombians fear Venezuela war over border crisis: poll</a>

Nearly half of Colombians fear Venezuela war over border crisis: poll

Nearly half of Colombians fear a diplomatic dispute that began last month when Venezuela closed several border crossings and deported thousands of Colombians, could lead to war, a survey released on Tuesday showed. …

 

<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/brazils-economy-tanks-as-multibillion-dollar-corruption-scandal-expands/2015/09/15/9ccbc882-5b0a-11e5-8475-781cc9851652_story.html">Brazil’s economy tanks as multibillion-dollar corruption scandal expands</a>

Brazil’s economy tanks as multibillion-dollar corruption scandal expands

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rodrigo Muchinelli, owner of a computer sales and repair store in Rio, said his business was in the red for the first three months of this year and is still limping. “It is a fight, daily,” said the 38-year-old businessman. …

 

<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-16/bad-currencies-make-bad-neighbors-in-the-andes-amid-oil-rout">Inside South America’s Oil-Fueled Currency Battle</a>

Inside South America’s Oil-Fueled Currency Battle

What’s the best currency regime for an oil economy? It’s become a pressing question after the crude-price shock. In one corner of the Andes, three neighbors arrived at different answers — and things are getting chaotic in the border areas where their mismatched systems meet. …

 

<a href="http://www.lapatilla.com/site/2015/09/14/costa-rica-ve-con-preocupacion-el-enjuiciamiento-de-leopoldo-lopez-comunicado/">Costa Rica ve “con preocupación” el enjuiciamiento de Leopoldo López (Comunicado)</a>

Costa Rica ve “con preocupación” el enjuiciamiento de Leopoldo López (Comunicado)

El Gobierno de Costa Rica ve “con preocupación el enjuiciamiento de Leopoldo López” y espera que “estén incuestionablemente disponibles todas las garantías judiciales del debido proceso”, según un comunicado difundido hoy por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto. …

 

<a href="http://www.elnuevoherald.com/noticias/mundo/america-latina/venezuela-es/article35263344.html">Análisis: Cansados de la crisis, los venezolanos no tolerarían un fraude electoral</a>

Análisis: Cansados de la crisis, los venezolanos no tolerarían un fraude electoral

Cualquier intento del régimen de Nicolás Maduro por desconocer una victoria de la oposición en las elecciones parlamentarias de diciembre crearía el escenario para una etapa de violencia en Venezuela, advirtió el escritor y político venezolano Nelson Chitty La Roche, al enfatizar que a la población ya se le agotó la paciencia. …

 

<a href="http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2015/09/14/venezuela-dice-que-colombia-se-inventa-incidentes-colombia-protestara-por-incursion-aerea/">Colombia denuncia otra incursión aérea irregular de Venezuela</a>

Colombia denuncia otra incursión aérea irregular de Venezuela

El comandante de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana, el general Carlos Eduardo Bueno Vargas, informó este lunes que el domingo se había producido otro incidente en la zona del Vichada, al oriente de Colombia, donde aviones venezolanos habrían traspasado la frontera de manera irregular. …

 

<a href="http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/last-chance-for-brazil-s-rousseff-to-save-mandate---newspaper/41658802">Last chance for Brazil’s Rousseff to save mandate – newspaper</a>

Last chance for Brazil’s Rousseff to save mandate – newspaper

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has one last chance to stem a growing political and economic crisis before being forced to step down, one of the country’s leading daily newspapers said on Sunday. …

 

<a href="http://www.newsweek.com/cubatradingwithenemyactextension-obama-castro-371978">Obama Extends Cuba’s Designation Under Trading With the Enemy Act</a>

Obama Extends Cuba’s Designation Under Trading With the Enemy Act

Last week, on September 11, President Barack Obama reaffirmed that the United States and Cuba are still enemies—at least on paper. By extending Cuba’s designation under the Trading With the Enemy Act, Obama gave himself greater leeway to tighten or loosen sanctions as part of his continued efforts to end decades of antagonism between the two countries. …

 

<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/oas-meet-haiti-officials-support-october-vote-224926785.html">OAS to meet with Haiti officials in support of October vote</a>

OAS to meet with Haiti officials in support of October vote

The Organization of American States said Monday that a top representative will hold high-level meetings with Haitian officials to support next month’s scheduled first round of presidential voting and the second round of regional elections. …

 

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