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Maduro orders U.S. Embassy in Venezuela to slash number of staff
0 | VENEZUELA CRISIS
Caracas, Feb 28 (EFE).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered the United States, whose government he accuses of conspiring against him, to immediately reduce the staff of its Caracas embassy from approximately 100 to a level similar to the 20 that his government has in Washington.
King Juan Carlos says Uruguay is example of democratic coexistence
0 | URUGUAY SPAIN
Montevideo, Feb 28 (EFE).- Spain's King Juan Carlos said Saturday that Uruguay is an example of democratic coexistence, at a ceremony during which he recalled his visit here in 1983 when this South American country struggled to end its dictatorship and support its democratic parties.
Brazil Truth Commission investigates Volkswagen ties with dictatorship
0 | BRAZIL RIGHTS
Sao Paulo, Feb 28 (EFE).- A Truth Commission reviewing crimes against human rights during the 1984-1985 Brazilian dictatorship began investigating Volkswagen and other companies for their suspected ties with the repressors.
Ricardo Arjona kicks off U.S. swing of "Viaje" tour in Miami
0 | ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC
Miami, Feb 28 (EFE).- Guatemalan pop star Ricardo Arjona kicked off the U.S. swing of his latest tour with a performance in Miami, where he entertained his fans with a mixture of songs off his latest album "Viaje" (Voyage) and a selection of his biggest hits.
U.S. Congress avoids DHS shutdown with last-minute funding bill
0 | US IMMIGRATION
Washington, Feb 28 (EFE).- The U.S. House of Representatives gave a last minute go-ahead to funding the Department of Homeland Security for another week, a measure previously passed by the Senate, thus avoiding a partial shutdown of the strategic department whose operating funds were set to expire at midnight Friday.