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Venezuela's Maduro says there has been contact with U.S. officials 'for months'
CARACAS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he had authorized contact with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump "for months," in an effort to repair relations with Washington.
Former Brazil presidential candidate convicted of fraud in earlier race
Aug 20 (Reuters) - A Sao Paulo state court convicted Fernando Haddad, who was the runner-up in Brazil's presidential elections last year, of mismanaging campaign accounts when he ran for mayor of Sao Paulo six years earlier.
China hopes U.S. will come back to the table at Chile climate talks
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - China hopes to welcome the United States 'back to the negotiating table' to discuss global efforts to limit climate change at a United Nations summit to be hosted by Chile in December, its top climate change envoy said on Tuesday.
President of Uruguay says he may have lung cancer
LIMA (Reuters) - Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez announced on Tuesday that doctors detected a likely malignant growth in his right lung during a routine checkup.
Colombia laments lack of aid for growing Venezuela migration crisis
BOGOTA (Reuters) - International donors have been significantly less generous in their support of Venezuelan migrants than other global refugee crises, Colombia's foreign minister said on Tuesday, as he repeated a request for more aid money.
As trade war drags on, new Bunge CEO looks to avoid 'stroke-of-the-pen' risk
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A year removed from a losing bet that the U.S.-China trade war would be promptly resolved, global grains trader Bunge Ltd
is facing an even more uncertain business environment, with a new chief executive who is determined not to get burned again.
Argentina's 'Achilles heel' of dollar debt could lead to downgrade: Fitch's McCormack
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina could be downgraded again by Fitch Ratings if further weakness in the peso boosts the risk of default, the agency's head of sovereign ratings said in an interview on Tuesday.
UPDATE 2-Trump may back off plan for foreign aid cuts, to decide within week
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and would decide on the proposal - which faces strong opposition in Congress - within days.
Trump says he will decide on foreign aid spending cuts within week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was looking at various options for a budget package that could cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and that he would decide on the issue "sooner than a week."
Chile to account for costs of climate change in budget
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile will begin budgeting for the costs of fighting climate change, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín announced on Tuesday, as receding glaciers and drought put a squeeze on water and natural resources in the world's top copper producer.
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