Category Archives: PAID

Brazil’s Temer Says Embraer Will Remain Under Brazilian Control

By | diciembre 25, 2017

    SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s government would welcome new investment in Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA, but won’t permit a change in control of the company, Brazilian President Michel Temer said Friday. Embraer and Boeing confirmed Thursday that they have discussed a plan for the U.S. company to buy the smaller Brazilian aircraft maker. The combination would fortify Boeing… Read More »

A Phone Call, Then Audits: Mexico Corruption Fighter Hits a Nerve

By | diciembre 25, 2017

  MEXICO CITY—The telephone call came shortly after Claudio X. González said in a speech that Mexico’s president belonged in a corruption “hall of infamy” because his indifference to fighting graft had allowed it to thrive. On the line, an angry top government official let Mr. González know just how “offended” President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration was over… Read More »

U.S. Backs Re-Election of Honduran President

By | diciembre 25, 2017

  The U.S. government backed the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández on Friday, despite objections from the Organization of American States, which had called for a new election after its election observers had found widespread irregularities. Honduras, one of the poorest and most violent nations in Latin America, has been racked by political unrest and violent… Read More »

Syrian Baby Hit in Airstrike Becomes Symbol of Humanitarian Campaign

By | diciembre 25, 2017

  A social-media campaign gaining steam aims to draw attention to the worsening humanitarian situation in Syria by asking people to tweet a photo of themselves covering one eye in solidarity with a three-month-old Syrian boy who lost an eye in a regime airstrike. Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations, Lebanon’s prime minister, a Turkish parliamentarian and a… Read More »

Separatist Win in Catalonia Extends Political Turbulence

By | diciembre 25, 2017

  BARCELONA—The victory by separatists in Catalonia will embolden pro-independence groups to continue their push for secession from Spain, prolonging the country’s political crisis and pressuring the Rajoy government to find a way to avert another showdown with the restive region. In a vote for Catalonia’s regional assembly, pro-independence parties won a majority of seats, taking 70 out… Read More »

Two Bags of Cash for Boko Haram: The Untold Story of How Nigeria Freed Its Kidnapped Girls

By | diciembre 25, 2017

Sarah Samuel, one of 113 kidnapped Chibok girls who remain missing. Glenna Gordon for the Wall Street Journal   Two Bags of Cash for Boko Haram Long after the #BringBackOurGirls campaign faded, Nigeria paid a secret ransom of €3 million to free some of the kidnapped schoolgirls Sarah Samuel, one of 113 kidnapped Chibok girls who remain missing.… Read More »

The Price of Freedom for Saudi Arabia’s Richest Man: $6 Billion

By | diciembre 25, 2017

  Saudi authorities are demanding at least $6 billion from Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal to free him from detention, people familiar with the matter said, potentially putting the global business empire of one of the world’s richest men at risk. The 62-year-old prince was one of the dozens of royals, government officials and businesspeople rounded up early… Read More »

U.N. Tightens Screws on North Korea After Recent Missile Launch

By | diciembre 25, 2017

  UNITED NATIONS—The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to slash the amount of crude oil and refined petroleum North Korea may import, dealing a serious blow to Pyongyang in response to its latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch on Nov. 29. The resolution represents a decision by the world body to cripple North Korea’s import of crude oil,… Read More »