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Pentagon authorises $1 billion for Trump border wall
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said Monday he had authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.

Brazil's ex-president Temer released from jail
Brazil's ex-president and alleged head of a graft ring, Michel Temer, was freed from jail Monday after a judge said there were no legal grounds for his detention.

US will not 'stand idly' as Russia dispatches troops in Venezuela
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia Monday the United States will not "stand idly by" as Moscow inserts military personnel into Venezuela to support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.

Trump faces flurry of investigations despite conclusion of Mueller probe
Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on Russian election interference to the US attorney general on Friday, closing one of the key probes into Donald Trump. But the US president still faces a host of other investigations.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller concludes Russia investigation
Special Counsel Robert Mueller concludes Russia investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller concludes Russia investigation, submits report to attorney general
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded the Russia investigation and has submitted a report to Attorney General William Barr.

Venezuela detains top Guaido aide in move US calls 'big mistake'
Venezuelan authorities detained opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff on Thursday in a pre-dawn raid, an escalating crackdown by President Nicolas Maduro against his opponents that the White House said would "not go unanswered."

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer arrested as part of anti-corruption investigation
Brazil's ex-President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday in an investigation of alleged graft in the construction of nuclear plant Angra 3, prosecutors told Reuters, rattling the political class and threatening to delay a major pension reform.

Jean Wyllys, a gay congressman flees Bolsonaro's 'dangerous' Brazil
Jean Wyllys, one of Brazil’s first openly gay federal lawmakers, is living in exile after renouncing his congressional seat over death threats. He told FRANCE 24 the country’s new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is a threat to activists.

Trump bonds with Brazil's Bolsonaro in White House visit
U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazil’s new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro forged a bond over their shared brand of conservative and populist politics on Tuesday, with Trump pledging to give more U.S. support to Brazil’s global ambitions.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro heads to US to strengthen economic and military cooperation
On his first visit, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Washington on Sunday to meet with his American counterpart Donald Trump to strengthen military and economic ties and to seek for a “major non-NATO ally” status upgrade.

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