South America - News Headlines

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner leads South America trip
July 14th, 2018  1:58 PM

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is leading a South American trade and investment mission with stops in Peru, Chile and Argentina

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Judge awards Guyana plane crash survivor $272,000
March 28th, 2018  1:27 PM

A federal judge has ordered an airline to pay $272,000 in damages to a Connecticut woman injured in a 2011 plane crash in Guyana, South America

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Uruguay prosecutor wants charges against ex vice president
March 19th, 2018  7:02 PM

A prosecutor in Uruguay is asking for formal charges against a former vice president of the South American country

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Gold refinery agrees to $15M fine after money laundering
March 16th, 2018  5:26 PM

A Texas gold refinery has agreed to be fined $15 million after three former employees were convicted in a $3.6 billion money-laundering case involving South American gold

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Convicted fraudster accused for trying to flee US
January 9th, 2018  4:15 PM

Authorities: Florida businessman convicted in a $179 million investment scheme arrested while trying to flee to South America using a private jet

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Exxon Mobil Corp. finds more oil in deep waters off Guyana
January 5th, 2018  10:27 AM

Exxon Mobil Corp. is reporting another significant oil discovery in deep Atlantic Ocean waters off Guyana. The company says its Ranger-1 well hit a major oil reservoir in an area known as the Stabroek Block off the South American country

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UnitedHealth plans $2.8B bid to grow South America business
December 22nd, 2017  11:16 AM

The largest U.S. health insurer is expanding deeper into South America by spending about $2.8 billion to buy a health care provider and insurer that operates in Chile, Columbia and Peru

UnitedHealth plans $2.8B bid to grow South America business
Jurors in soccer bribery trial head home for weekend
December 15th, 2017  1:45 PM

Jurors at the New York corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials have gone home for the weekend after getting started with their deliberations

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The Latest: Soccer bribery case deliberations set for Friday
December 14th, 2017  6:21 PM

Deliberations set to begin Friday at New York trial of 3 former South American soccer officials charged in bribery scandal engulfing FIFA

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The Latest: Closing arguments end at soccer bribery trial
December 14th, 2017  5:42 PM

Closing arguments at US corruption trial of 3 South American soccer ex-officials conclude with lawyer for ex-president of Brazil's soccer federation claiming client clueless about bribery scheme; prosecutor says star witness 'devastating' for defense

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Venezuela quickly resolves financial dispute with China
December 13th, 2017  9:19 PM

Venezuela's cash-strapped government has quickly settled a lawsuit filed by a state-run Chinese company, making good on an unpaid bill and appeasing an important ally that holds billions in the South American country's debt

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Chinese firm sues Venezuela as crisis tests ally's patience
December 7th, 2017  4:47 AM

One of China's biggest state-run conglomerates is suing a Venezuelan counterpart in a U.S. court in a dispute over unpaid bills, a sign of Beijing's growing impatience with its crisis-wracked South American ally

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Chinese firm sues Venezuela as crisis tests ally's patience
December 7th, 2017  12:00 AM

One of China's biggest state-run conglomerates is suing a Venezuelan counterpart in a U.S. court in a dispute over unpaid bills, a sign of Beijing's growing impatience with its crisis-wracked South American ally

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Secret recordings emerge as key evidence at FIFA bribe trial
December 6th, 2017  3:51 PM

Secret recordings made with help of onetime Brazilian sports marketing executive become key evidence at New York corruption trial of 3 former South American soccer officials

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Ecuador to pay $337 million to ConocoPhillips subsidiary
December 4th, 2017  6:29 PM

Ecuador has agreed to pay $337 million to ConocoPhillips-subsidiary Burlington Resources five years after a ruling that the South American nation illegally expropriated valuable oil assets

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Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'
November 17th, 2017  7:32 PM

Lawyer for South American soccer official charged in corruption case involving the sport's governing body calls key witness at New York trial 'serial liar'

Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'
Key witness to return to witness stand in FIFA trial
November 17th, 2017  12:42 AM

An ex-marketing executive from Argentina is due back on the witness stand for a fourth day in the U.S. corruption case against three former South American soccer officials

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FIFA trial defense lawyers grill key government witness
November 16th, 2017  2:53 PM

Defense attorneys have begun cross-examining a key government witness at the US trial of 3 former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA bribery scandal

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Bail tightened for official in FIFA soccer bribery case
November 15th, 2017  10:24 PM

New York judge tightens bail conditions of former South American soccer official accused of taking bribes in exchange for his help securing broadcasting and hosting rights for tournaments; Mexican TV network Televisa denies involvement

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The Latest: Bail conditions tightened in FIFA bribery case
November 15th, 2017  6:06 PM

A New York judge has tightened the bail conditions of a former South American soccer official accused of taking bribes in exchange for his help securing broadcasting and hosting rights for tournaments

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