Financial crisis

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses Constitutional Assembly members during a special session at the National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Behind is the president of the new constitutional assembly, Delcy Rodriguez. The new constitutional assembly has declared itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 10, 2017 - 9:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump — the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate and blasts for U.S. sanctions against officials in his socialist administration. In a lengthy address to the 545 members of...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses Constitutional Assembly members during a special session at the National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Behind is the president of the new constitutional assembly, Delcy Rodriguez. The new constitutional assembly has declared itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 10, 2017 - 9:21 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump — the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate and blasts for U.S. sanctions against officials in his socialist administration. In a lengthy address to the 545 members of...
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August 10, 2017 - 6:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Credit Suisse has banned the trading and use of Venezuelan bonds, as the political and financial crisis in the South American country escalates. The bank will no longer trade, nor accept as collateral, two specific types of Venezuelan securities as well as any bonds the country...
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This July 31, 2017 photo, shows the heavily polluted Jacarepagua lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In it's Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up the bay and up its treatment of sewage, promises that were not kept. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
August 05, 2017 - 6:30 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city's waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics. The silent flotilla coincided with the one-year anniversary of the start of the Rio...
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This July 31, 2017 photo, shows the heavily polluted Jacarepagua lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In it's Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up the bay and up its treatment of sewage, promises that were not kept. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
August 05, 2017 - 5:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city's waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics. The silent flotilla coincided with the one-year anniversary of the start of the Rio...
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August 04, 2017 - 11:56 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees...
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August 04, 2017 - 11:26 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees...
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August 04, 2017 - 10:49 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances is imposing furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Board Executive Director Natalie Jaresko said Friday that furloughs of up to two days a month would start Sept. 1 and apply...
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August 03, 2017 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to head the federal agency overseeing some of the riskiest corners of the financial world. Former brokerage firm executive J. Christopher Giancarlo was approved Thursday as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading...
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July 28, 2017 - 2:27 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia said Friday it will grant temporary legal status to more than 150,000 Venezuelans who entered the country legally and overstayed their visas, due to the deteriorating political and economic crisis in their home country. The measure is meant as a relief for those who...
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