Cristina Kirchner accused her successor Mauricio Macri in media blackout scandal

Cristina Kirchner accused her successor Mauricio Macri in media blackout scandal

05/03/2020LPO
Journalist Carlos Pagni said that federal judges put Kirchnerist officials in jail to stop a cover of newspaper La Nación from being published. Kirchner pointed out the link with the Panama Papers case.
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

05/03/2020LPO
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.

"As long as we have a Republican Senate, we won't be able to stop the flow of guns into Mexico"

"As long as we have a Republican Senate, we won't be able to stop the flow of guns into Mexico"

05/03/2020Por Hernán Sarquis (Los Angeles Special Envoy)
Congressman Jimmy Gomez spoke to LPO about his experience negotiating the USMCA with AMLO and Trump, and his thoughts on the Democratic primary.
"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"

27/02/2020Por 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.
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Former Mexico City Mayor's financial operator arrested on corruption charges

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

27/02/2020LPO (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

26/02/2020LPO
The president demanded a minimum growth of 2% to avoid a defeat in this year's municipal elections.

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

26/02/2020Por 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.
Bolsonaro turns over his Cabinet to the Military to protect his son Flavio from another scandal

Bolsonaro turns over his Cabinet to the Military to protect his son Flavio from another scandal

20/02/2020Por Eleonora Gosman (Sao Paulo)
The death of a Carioca militia member, close to the president's son, debilitated Bolsonaro.