Privatizations

Nurse technician Alejandra Reyes, center, protests against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera’s government during march in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. “I have protested all of my life, since we started working in hospitals. Hospitals always get the crumbs.” Reyes said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
October 29, 2019 - 10:07 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Once the fuse was lit, the anger couldn't be contained. The spark that ignited protests in Chile was a rise in subway fares, but 12 days later the government has failed to contain the unrest and analysts agree the Chilean upheaval is about far more than a fare hike. Some...
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FILE - In tjhis Aug. 2017 file photo then Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a press briefing in Bridgewater, N.J. The book by former VA Secretary David Shulkin, obtained by The Associated Press, describes a March 6, 2017, conversation in the Oval Office where the president explored ways in which the administration could act quickly in shuttering the government-run VA medical centers that he viewed as poorly performing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 16, 2019 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary. In the book, obtained by The...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2008 file photo, then French chairman and CEO of France telecom Group Didier Lombard poses at the MIPTV (International Television Programme Market), in Cannes, southern France. A trial in which French mobile phone company Orange, its former CEO Didier Lombard and others have been accused of moral harassment linked to a spate of suicides between 2006 and 2009, is ending Thursday July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
July 11, 2019 - 10:22 am
PARIS (AP) — A trial in which French mobile phone company Orange, its former CEO Didier Lombard and others have been accused of moral harassment linked to a spate of suicides between 2006 and 2009, ended Thursday. The company, formerly France Telecom, is accused of using methods to "destabilize"...
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 18, 2019 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters Monday and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance. President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician who...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:15 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nigeria, the close race comes down to Buhari and a billionaire former vice president, Atiku Abubakar...
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In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo, immigrants who entered the United States illegally wait to board a plane for a deportation flight to El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston. An obscure division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operates hundreds of flights each year to remove immigrants. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 17, 2018 - 1:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden. Then one by one, they climbed a mobile staircase and onto a charter plane the...
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Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto embrace at the end of the swearing-in ceremony in the lower house chambers of the National Congress, in Mexico City, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico's first leftist president in over 70 years, marking a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
December 01, 2018 - 3:15 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico's first leftist president in over 70 years, marking a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization. In his first speech to Congress, Lopez Obrador pledged "...
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November 19, 2018 - 2:11 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday named Roberto Castello Branco, a pro-market reformer, as future chief executive of the country's state-controlled oil company, Petrobras. Castello Branco, a former member of Petrobras' board, has advocated privatizing the oil...
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August 29, 2018 - 11:24 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The new secretary of veterans affairs has pledged to the American Legion that he won't privatize the agency even as it increases options for veterans to seek private sector treatment. Robert Wilkie, who was sworn in last month, also pledged better customer service as a result of...
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