SOUTH AMERICA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Monday [12-2-19] that he would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina, a move that would shatter previous agreements with those countries and widen a global trade war that the president had appeared ready to scale back. Mr. Trump, in a message on Twitter, […]

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AGRICULTURE/SOUTH AMERICA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies. which is not good for our farmers. Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all Steel & Aluminum that is shipped into the U.S. from those countries. The Federal….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 2, 2019 5:59 […]

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SOUTH AMERICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We are here to proclaim that a new day is coming in Latin America. In Venezuela and across the Western Hemisphere, Socialism is DYING – and liberty, prosperity, and democracy are being REBORN…https://t.co/hPL5W48Pmg“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 18, 2019 5:26 pm […]

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SOUTH AMERICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries – taking advantage of U.S. for years!” […]

Read More… from 12/28/2018


GANGS/SOUTH AMERICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On a cloudy afternoon, Mayra Ayala shepherded her family along the winding footpaths of a hillside cemetery in Ilobasco, a town about 35 miles from the capital. The group of nine clambered over dozens of brightly painted mausoleums while descending to a purple tomb topped with three crosses. Two years had […]

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CHINA/PAUL MANAFORT/SOUTH AMERICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In mid-May 2017, Paul Manafort, facing intensifying pressure to settle debts and pay mounting legal bills, flew to Ecuador to offer his services to a potentially lucrative new client — the country’s incoming president, Lenín Moreno. Mr. Manafort made the trip mainly to see if he could broker a deal […]

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G20/RUSSIA/SOUTH AMERICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is set to meet with world leaders today and Saturday [12-1-18] during the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There’s little expected in the way of climate change discussions ahead of the big United Nations conference that kicks off in Poland next week, but the likelihood of new […]

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SOUTH AMERICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Arrived in Argentina with a very busy two days planned. Important meetings scheduled throughout. Our great Country is extremely well represented. Will be very productive!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 29, 2018 10:31 pm […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/G20/SOUTH AMERICA/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I write here about the pivotal moment that awaits President Trump when he sits down on Saturday [12-1-18] with Chinese President Xi Jinping as the nation’s two largest economies stand on the brink of a full-scale trade war. The high-stakes meeting comes as Trump’s trade battles are already slamming parts […]

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G20/SOUTH AMERICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is scrapping a planned post-election trip to Colombia — the second time he has canceled plans to visit the South American country. The president was slated to visit Colombia on Dec. 2 and 3 on a post-election travel blitz that will take him on separate trips to Paris […]

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SOUTH AMERICA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VENEZUELA: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday [9-25-18] called the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a brutal regime and said the situation in the South American country was unacceptable. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a brutal regime and said the situation in […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/MIKE PENCE/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH AMERICA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is postponing his plans to travel to Brazil this month in order to ensure foreign policy resources are focused on President Donald Trump’s coming talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pence’s spokeswoman said on Thursday [5-3-18]…No exact date or location has been […]

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