Americas News Agenda for April 12

Duty Editor: Stephanie Griffith

Tel: +1 202 414 0541

What's happening in the Americas on Saturday:

+ IMF/World Bank hold annual meetings

+ Day three of golf Masters at Augusta

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank hold their annual spring meetings in Washington (IMF-WORLDBANK-ECONOMY-FINANCE)

AUGUSTA, Georgia: The 78th Masters golf tournament takes place at Augusta National, with a crowded field that offers no clear favorite and several rising young stars -- and with Tiger Woods absent for the first time after back surgery. Through Sunday. Picture. Graphic (GOLF-MASTERS)


CARACAS: Monitoring developments as the Venezuelan government and opposition leaders hold talks, monitored by the Vatican and regional groups, to end two months of deadly protests. Picture. Video (VENEZUELA-POLITICS-PROTEST-TALKS)

HAVANA: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visits Cuba amid efforts to revive bilateral ties just weeks after the communist island nation and the European Union agreed to start talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations. Picture (CUBA-FRANCE-DIPLOMACY-ECONOMY)