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GM to invest $2.7B over 5 years at Brazil production plants

GM to invest $2.7B over 5 years at Brazil production plants

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March 19 (UPI) -- General Motors is planning to invest $ 2.7 billion over the next five years in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, after securing incentives and a union accord. Of the total amount, half will go into the Sao Jose dos Campos plant, where the new generation Chevrolet S10 pickup truck will be built, G1 reported. The investment came after Sao Paulo state offered incentives and the Sao Caetano plant will also see investments in new products and technology, Folha de Sao Paulo reported. The information was provided after a meeting Tuesday between Sao Paulo Gov. Joao Doria and GM Latin America President Carlos Zarlenga. "I thought today was never going to come," Zarlenga said Tuesday in a report by Folha. The investments will make it possible to keep at least 13,000 jobs in Sao P...
New Zealand 'will give gunman nothing – not even his name', PM vows

New Zealand 'will give gunman nothing – not even his name', PM vows

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New Zealand's prime minister has promised to deny the mosque terror attacker notoriety, saying she will never refer to him by name.Jacinda Ardern was speaking as parliament met for the first time since 50 people were killed in Christchurch on Friday. "He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety - and that is why you will never hear me mention his name", said Miss Ardern."We in New Zealand will give him nothing - not even his name," she added. Image: A banner of defiance lies among the flowers in the city's botanical gardens Image: A St John Ambulance member comforts a woman outside the al Noor mosque There are concerns that the suspect - believed to be behind a lengthy "manifesto" pu...
Bolivia expels 5 Venezuelans accused of conspiring against Cuban Embassy

Bolivia expels 5 Venezuelans accused of conspiring against Cuban Embassy

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March 18 (UPI) -- Bolivia's government has expelled several Venezuelans accused of conspiring against the Cuban Embassy in La Paz, Bolivian media reported Monday. Five Venezuelans had been detained in a migration case and confessed they were involved in political activities, Colombian minister Carlos Romero said, El Deber reported. They were part of a larger group in which eight other Venezuelans sought asylum, the report said. "They go hassle and attack the Cuban embassy, politically conspiring, then later accept they did this for money," Romero said. The total number of Venezuelans expelled for alleged conspiracy against the Cuban embassy is six, La Razon reported. Unlike neighbors Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Peru, Bolivia still formally recognizes Venezuelan President Nicol...
New Zealand Police: 'There was only one attacker'

New Zealand Police: 'There was only one attacker'

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March 18 (UPI) -- New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said there was only one attacker responsible for last week's horrific shooting in Christchurch that left 50 people dead and dozens injured. "I want to definitely state that we believe there was only one attacker responsible for this horrendous event," Bush said in a press conference Monday. "There were two scenes, as you know, and, again, I would like to state that we believe absolutely there was one attacker responsible for this." On Friday, police arrested four people in connection to the shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city that Prime Minister Jacinda Arden described as a "terrorist attack." Police have charged Australia's Brenton Tarrant, 28, with one count of murder, but additional charges will follow. Bush, wh...
Ethiopian Airlines: 'Clear similarities' with Indonesia crash

Ethiopian Airlines: 'Clear similarities' with Indonesia crash

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Flight data from the Ethiopian Airlines disaster a week ago suggest "clear similarities" with a crash off Indonesia last October, Ethiopia's transport minister has said.Both planes were Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.Last Sunday the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges told journalists that a preliminary report would be released within 30 days."Clear similarities were noted between Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610, which would be the subject of further study during the investigation," Ms Dagmawit told journalists on Sunday.In both cases flight tracking data showed the aircraft's altitude had fluctuated sharply, as the planes seemed to ex...