BARCELONA Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned attacks. | Video
BRASILIA, Aug 17 Brazil will allow environmental transgressors to exchange millionaire fines for recovery works at a discount, the environment minister said on Thursday, in a bid to reduce litigation and raise funds for projects in times of austerity.
BRASILIA, Aug 17 Brazil will ask the World Trade Organization on Friday to set up a dispute settlement panel to rule on its complaint that Canada has hurt Brazil's commercial jet industry by subsidizing CSeries planes made by Bombardier Inc, the foreign ministry said.
LIMA A new cocaine-producing hotspot is taking root in Peru near its border with Colombia and Brazil, and local authorities worry that dissident FARC guerrillas may join forces with drug traffickers there, Peru's defence minister said Thursday.
SAO PAULO, Aug 17 Brazil's Cooxupé, the world's largest coffee cooperative, on Thursday reduced its view for the output in the region where it operates, in the south of Minas Gerais state, citing unfavorable weather and the berry borer beetle infestation.
SAO PAULO, Aug 17 Economic activity in Brazil expanded at a faster pace than expected in June, the latest in a batch of reports suggesting an economic recovery may be taking hold.
SANTIAGO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Mexico to break ties with North Korea on Wednesday, adding that "all options" are on the table with regards to the Asian state. | Video
BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors plan to investigate last year's controversial sale of the Argentine subsidiary of Petrobras, Brazil's state-controlled oil company, a lawyer representing some Petrobras shareholders said on Wednesday.
BRASILIA, Aug 16 Brazilian prosecutors plan to investigate last year's controversial sale of the Argentine subsidiary of Petrobras, Brazil's state-controlled oil company, a lawyer representing some Petrobras shareholders said on Wednesday.
SAO PAULO Brazil must raise taxes and sell assets to meet fiscal targets even after loosening its goals, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, highlighting the government's struggle to maintain its commitment to austerity.
WASHINGTON The United States and Japan will step up their defence cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the two allies said on Thursday. | Video