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Guyana to ask Google to remove street names in disputed border region GEORGETOWN: Guyana intends to ask Google to remove certain street names near its disputed shared border with Venezuela, Guyana's foreign minister said Monday.The names, in Spanish, seem to suggest they are part of Venezuela, Carl Greenidge said Monday."We have to get technical advice to get Google to remedy it. We have to see how Google can be made to be responsible. Maybe they are not aware," he told reporters.Greenidge noted that Google Maps has labeled a major road in the disputed coastal region of Essequibo Av. 100 Bolivar rather than Essequibo Coast Public Road or Anna Regina Public Road, as Guyanese call it. A perpendicular road was labeled Calle 100 Guyana.Streets have English names in Guyana, a former British colony, as opposed to those in neighboring Spanish-speaking Venezuela.Greenidge said Guyana would pursue a court order if necessary."It has implications for more than Guyana because if a country's leadership can wake ...

Colombia to protest 'Venezuelan warplane incursion' BOGOTA: Colombia plans to launch a formal protest Monday against Venezuela for allowing warplanes to cross into Colombian airspace, amid a border crisis between the neighbours. The Colombian defence ministry said that two Venezuelan military aircraft entered through the Alta Guajira zone on the northern border with Venezuela on Saturday afternoon.The planes, it said, entered Colombia for nearly three kilometers and then flew over an army unit.The ministry did not describe the type of aircraft ...
Brazil denies economy minister departure rumors SAO PAULO: Brazil's government denied rumors Thursday that the country's finance minister was about to step down, which come as the world's seventh-biggest economy struggles with a steep slowdown.President Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff shot down the rumors after local press reports suggested Finance Minister Joaquim Levy could quit due to a lack of support."Clearly Levy remains. He has a commitment to this country, with this project," chief of staff Aloizio Mercadante said.Reports of Levy's ...
Rousseff says Brazil will try to get out of first budget deficit BRASÍLIA: After presenting Brazil's first ever budget deficit, President Dilma Rousseff promised Wednesday that her government will work hard to get back in the black."We are being straightforward. And we are showing, clearly, that there is a problem," she said at a news briefing.Rousseff made her vow to get her nation's budget under control as Brazil's Central Bank kept its key interest rate at 14.25 percent Wednesday, breaking with a string of seven consecutive hikes ...
Venezuela takes census in border area amid row with Colombia CARACAS: Venezuela bolstered its military presence and started taking a census Monday in towns along the border with Colombia as part of a diplomatic spat that has seen more than 1,000 Colombians deported.The countries have been locked in a row since Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed part of the border this month after unidentified assailants attacked a Venezuelan anti-smuggling patrol, wounding three soldiers and a civilian.Maduro blamed the attack on right-wing paramilitaries from Colombia.He has ...
Brazil's Rousseff drops plan to restore unpopular tax BRASILIA: President Dilma Rousseff has dropped the idea of reinstating a tax on financial transactions to bridge a gaping fiscal deficit in Brazil after it ran into a barrage of criticism even from within her coalition, Brazilian media reported on Sunday.The Folha de S.Paulo and Estado de S.Paulo newspapers, citing presidential aides, said Rousseff abandoned the proposal because it realized there was no time to win its approval in Congress where the 2016 budget must ...
Brazil ex-president Lula makes political comeback SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO: Brazil's popular ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declared on Saturday that he is returning to the bruising political frontlines to defend his successor, the embattled Dilma Rousseff. "Our opponents talk about me from morning until night... Well, it's harder to kill a bird if he keeps flying. That's why I started flying again," Lula, 69, said at a rally in Sao Paulo state, a day after admitting he could even ...


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