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Venezuela to revalue ailing bolivar currency from June 4
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro ordered a "re-denomination" of the ailing bolivar currency on Thursday, by knocking three zeroes off amid hyperinflation and a crippling economic crisis.
Peru's new president to replace PM in bid for consensus: sources
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's incoming president Martin Vizcarra will replace the country's prime minister in a bid to form a consensus government with input from a broad representation of political groups and institutions, two sources close to Vizcarra told Reuters.
FACTBOX-What is in the $1.3 trillion spending bill before the U.S. Congress
WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is aiming to pass a $1.3 trillion spending bill and send it to President Donald Trump before a midnight Friday deadline to fund the U.S. government until Oct. 1 and avoid a shutdown.
Government funding bill hits snag in Senate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to fund the government beyond Friday, which was on a fast track toward passage by the U.S. Congress, hit a bump on Thursday as Republican Senator Rand Paul employed procedural delays while he hunkered down to read the 2,232-page tome.
Former NFL quarterback Romo shoots 77 in PGA Tour debut
(Reuters) - Tony Romo acknowledged the unforgiving nature of professional golf after carding five-over-par 77 in the opening round at the Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic on Thursday.
Trump moves toward China tariffs in warning shot on technology transfer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump lit a slow-burning fuse on Thursday to launch long-promised anti-China tariffs, but his actions appeared to be more of a warning shot than the start of a full-blown trade war with Beijing.
UPDATE 1-Venezuela socialists celebrate Peru leader's fall with fireworks
CARACAS, March 22 (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling socialists exulted over the fall of Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski with a fireworks display following months of enmity between the two governments.
Brazil top court delays decision on blocking prison for Lula
BRASILIA, March 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday suspended its hearing of a plea from leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that he not be sent to prison for a corruption conviction until he exhausts all possible appeals.
Venezuelan protesters burn tires at statue in Chavez birthplace
BARINAS, Venezuela, March 22 (Reuters) - Protesters vandalized the most important statue of Venezuela's former leader Hugo Chavez on Thursday in his birthplace of Sabaneta, the latest outbreak of discontent over the OPEC member's economic and political crisis.
Chile says no obligation to negotiate with Bolivia over sea access
SANTIAGO/LA PAZ, March 22 (Reuters) - Chile argued in The Hague on Thursday that it had no obligation to negotiate access to the Pacific Ocean with Bolivia, saying the matter had been settled by a peace treaty more than a decade ago.
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