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January 15, 2019 7:48 PM Exclusive: Brazil's Odebrecht offers debt-for-equity swap for Atvos unit

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Corruption-ensnared Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] has proposed that creditors take over its sugar and ethanol unit, Atvos Agroindustrial Participacoes SA, in exchange for reducing Odebrecht’s huge debt load, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. The move is the latest sign of the radical way in which Brazilian conglomerate 1991

January 14, 2019 7:02 PM U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial 122

January 11, 2019 2:40 AM Orlando City still in talks to sign ex-Brazil star Diego from Flamengo

Orlando City SC remains in talks with Flamengo midfielder Diego, multiple sources have told ESPN FC. At issue is the fact that Diego, 33, has six months remaining on his contract, and that Flamengo is holding out for a transfer fee. The Brazilian club is also eager to find a replacement for the attacking midfielder prior to letting him move to the Lions 81

January 9, 2019 7:46 AM Ivan Marcone set to move from Cruz Azul to Boca Juniors

Cruz Azul midfielder Ivan Marcone is set to complete a transfer to Argentine giant Boca Juniors, a source close to the negotiations told ESPN Mexico. The 28-year-old former Independiente player was key in helping Cruz Azul reach the 2018 Apertura final last season and win the Copa MX. The transfer fee is close to $8 million, according to the source 91

January 4, 2019 9:24 PM Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019

2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory 103

January 4, 2019 5:46 PM Foreign powers weigh diplomatic moves on Venezuela's crisis

Chile's Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero, center, attends a meeting of the Lima Group concerning Venezuela in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. A coalition of international leaders gather in Lima to define a strategy for resolving Venezuela's growing crisis ahead of President Nicolas Maduro's Jan. 10 inauguration to a second term, which is widely dismissed 70

January 3, 2019 8:36 PM Brazil wants to move its Israel embassy, but no date yet: presidential aide

BRASILIA (Reuters) - There is still no date set for when Brazil will move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but there is a clear intention to do so, the national security adviser to newly inaugurated President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday. Speaking in the capital Brasilia, retired army general Augusto Heleno said there were, however 81

January 2, 2019 8:33 PM U.S. demands Russia explain ex-Marine's detention on spy charges

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States wants an explanation of why Russia detained a retired U.S. Marine on spying charges in Moscow and will demand his immediate return if it determines his detention is inappropriate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. Speaking in Brasilia the day after Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated 80

January 2, 2019 7:34 PM Brazil president says military provides bulwark against usurpers

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said that the country’s armed forces were an obstacle for any person or group who might wish to usurp power. Speaking at the swearing-in of his new Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva, the former army captain said his election victory was proof that Brazil’s people 76

January 2, 2019 4:58 PM Pompeo, Brazil foreign minister discuss democracy support for Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

BRASILIA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has discussed with Brazil’s new foreign minister how they could support the people of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua “in restoring their democratic governance and their human rights.” State Department deputy spokesman Robert Palladino said that Pompeo and Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo 76