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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.
If there is no temporary assistance forthcoming after today's vote, Athens will have to keep banks closed and may default on more payments. Financial daily Naftemporifi last week talked of a gap of 900 million euros between the creditors' demands for savings in the 2016 budget and the last offer Tsipras's government made, which was rejected. At the same time Greece has maintained the 13-percent VAT rate on electricity, a "red line" for the anti-austerity government.