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Far-right candidate Bolsonaro widens lead in Brazilian presidential race: poll
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro gained ground over his rivals in the first round of Brazil's presidential election set for Oct. 7, a new poll showed on Thursday, though it remains unclear who he will face in an expected run-off vote on Oct. 28.
Second Mexican official fired over scandal of bodies stored in truck
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Wednesday they had fired the top prosecutor in Jalisco state, the second official to lose his job after the discovery of a container truck holding the bodies of hundreds of victims of the country's drug war.
U.S. soy seizes EU market, bolstering Trump trade deal
SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - The United States has supplanted Brazil as the European Union's top supplier of soybeans since a deal in July with President Donald Trump to avert a trade war, according to EU data seen by Reuters on Thursday.
Japan auto lobby says hopes NAFTA will keep current framework
TOKYO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Japan's automakers association said on Thursday it hoped that the North American Free Trade Agreement would maintain its current framework as the United States, Canada and Mexico update the trade pact amid growing trade tensions between the United States and its trading partners.
UPDATE 2-Peru's Congress renews confidence in cabinet in rare victory for president
LIMA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Peru's opposition-run Congress renewed its confidence in the government of centrist President Martin Vizcarra late on Wednesday, averting a political crisis that would have cost him his cabinet and triggered new legislative elections.
UPDATE 1-UN to send deputy to Guatemala as anti-graft leader remains banned
GUATEMALA CITY/UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday that it would send an assistant director to lead its anti-graft mission in Guatemala as the group's chief remains banned from entering the country.
Peru's Congress renews confidence in Vizcarra's cabinet
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's opposition-run Congress renewed its confidence in the cabinet of President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday, averting a political crisis that could have forced new legislative elections.
Rights group accuses Mexican armed forces of unlawful killings
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican troops and police committed two extrajudicial killings while confronting presumed fuel thieves in the central state of Puebla in May 2017, a Mexican human rights group said on Wednesday, adding to allegations of abuse against the military.
U.N. to send deputy to Guatemala as anti-graft leader remains banned
GUATEMALA CITY/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday that it would send an assistant director to lead its anti-graft mission in Guatemala as the group's chief remains banned from entering the country.
UPDATE 1-Brazil's Bolsonaro camp at odds over reviving loathed tax
BRASILIA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Far-right Brazilian presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro's campaign on Wednesday was sharply at odds with the candidate's economic guru over whether a loathed financial transactions tax would return, exposing cracks in the front-runner's team.
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