BC-AP Americas Digest
Mar. 14, 2015
WASHINGTON — Republicans hammering the Obama administration about nuclear talks with Iran have stepped up their criticism on a second front: accusing President Barack Obama of being so keen to strike a deal that he's ignored Iranian moves to expand its influence across the Middle East. By Deb Riechmann.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's government threatens to revoke Citibank's operation license if it refuses to process payments to bondholders, a move ordered by a New York judge presiding over a long fight between the country and a U.S. investment group. By Peter Prengaman.
SAO PAULO — Unions and backers of President Dilma Rousseff march in several cities in Brazil, mostly to show support for state-run oil company Petrobras as it is engulfed by a corruption scandal, but also to bolster the leader. By Stan Lehman.
HUDSON, New Hampshire — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters in an influential early-voting primary state that he would not soften his views on immigration to win the backing of conservative voters in his likely presidential campaign. By Philip Elliott and Kathleen Ronayne.
HAVANA — Cuba and the United States will hold a surprise third round of talks about restoring full diplomatic relations and still hope to open embassies in Washington and Havana before a key regional summit in April, the U.S. State Department announces. By Peter Orsi and Michael Weissenstein.
With: CUBA-BLACK MARKET EGGS.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduran authorities have captured a prominent businessman wanted in the United States on drug-trafficking charges. By Freddy Cuevas.
SAO PAULO — A former Italian communist militant who has avoided serving time for four murders in his home country is freed from custody after his lawyer protests a move that could lead to his deportation. By Stan Lehman.
BUSINESS AND FINANCE:
OIL PRICES-WHAT TO WATCH FOR
NEW YORK — The price of oil is tumbling again, rattling an already-shaken oil industry and heralding lower prices for consumers. The price of oil fell 10 percent this week, approaching its lowest price in six years. Many expect it to fall further in the coming weeks because supplies are rising and the summer driving season is still months away. By Jonathan Fahey.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
HEARST CASTLE-CITIZEN KANE
SAN SIMEON, California — For some movie buffs, showing Orson Welles' acclaimed film "Citizen Kane" at Hearst Castle is like having a screening of "Star Wars" on the Death Star. Fifty film fans had the opportunity to watch Welles' 1941 groundbreaking film partly based on the late William Randolph Hearst at the media tycoon's own private theater at Hearst Castle, a concession the magnate would probably not have made.
AGUIRRE, Venezuela — The Seattle Mariners are closing their baseball academy in this mountain town, becoming the 16th major league team to abandon Venezuela in the past decade as a result of economic turmoil, rampant crime and mounting tensions with the United States. By Jorge Rueda.