Legendary lawyer Baltasar Garzón to lead Emilio Lozoya's defense in Spain

Legendary lawyer Baltasar Garzón to lead Emilio Lozoya's defense in Spain

05/03/2020LPO (Madrid)
The former Spanish judge, who currently represents Julian Assange, will head the defense of the former Pemex CEO, charged with multiple corruption offences.
 Brazilian economy grows but disappoints during Bolsonaro's first year in office

Brazilian economy grows but disappoints during Bolsonaro's first year in office

05/03/2020
It registered a 1.1% increase, the lowest since 2016. The market estimated a rise of 2.5% due to the economic reforms of Minister Guedes.

"Senator Joni Ernst sold out the U.S. to special interests and Big Industry"

"Senator Joni Ernst sold out the U.S. to special interests and Big Industry"

28/02/2020Por Hernán Sarquis (Des Moines)
U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Eddie Mauro seeks to unseat Joni Ernst come November 3. He talked to LPO about his priorities and the urgency for new leadership in the U.S. and the world.
Former Mexico City Mayor's financial operator arrested on corruption charges

Former Mexico City Mayor's financial operator arrested on corruption charges

28/02/2020LPO (Mexico City)
Miguel Ángel Vásquez, who served in the cabinet of now Sen. Miguel Angel Mancera, is under investigation for money laundering and embezzlement of retirement funds.
After another devaluation of the real, Bolsonaro puts pressure on Minister Guedes over poor results in the Brazilian economy

After another devaluation of the real, Bolsonaro puts pressure on Minister Guedes over poor results in the Brazilian economy

27/02/2020LPO
The president demanded a minimum growth of 2% to avoid a defeat in this year's municipal elections.

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IMF warns: without a cut in the bonds, Argentina's debt remains unsustainable

IMF warns: without a cut in the bonds, Argentina's debt remains unsustainable

27/02/2020Por Marcia Dell'Oca (Buenos Aires)
The interest rate of 8% that the Argentinean debt currently pays is as much or more problematic as its large stock. It is estimated that it should be cut in half.
The corruption plot between former Pemex CEO and Brazilian company Odebrecht reached Angela Merkel

The corruption plot between former Pemex CEO and Brazilian company Odebrecht reached Angela Merkel

26/02/2020Por Milton Merlo (Mexico City)
Gerhard Henze, a partner in a company founded by Emilio Lozoya, former Pemex CEO currently detained in Spain, has direct access to the second in command of the German Chancellor.
Kushner will meet with investors in Mexico City to promote development in Central America

Kushner will meet with investors in Mexico City to promote development in Central America

21/02/2020LPO (Ciudad de México)
Trump's Senior Advisor and son in law has the support of the Mexican Secretariats of Finance and Foreign Affairs. Steven Mnuchin will also attend the meeting.
Argentina moves closer to an agreement with the IMF

Argentina moves closer to an agreement with the IMF

21/02/2020LPO (Buenos Aires)
The international organization publicly asked bondholders to accept a "significant" deduction and a new agreement is expected to be reached.

Sanders consolidates as the favorite among Latino voters

Sanders consolidates as the favorite among Latino voters

21/02/2020LPO (Mexico City)
In the most recent poll, the Socialist Democrat continues to lead with 30 percent of the voting intentions. Bloomberg and Biden fight for second place.