Americas News Agenda for Tuesday, June 10

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion

Tel: +1 202 414 0541

What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:

+ Corruption scandal casts pall over World Cup

+ Long-awaited Hillary Clinton memoir arrives in bookstores

+ Congress holds hearing on US soldier-Taliban swap

SAO PAULO: The 64th FIFA Congress convenes with all eyes on president Sepp Blatter, as football confronts its biggest corruption scandal over the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Picture. Video. (FBL-WC-2014-FIFA-CONGRESS)

WASHINGTON: Release date for "Hard Choices," the much-anticipated new book by Hillary Clinton, advance excerpts of which have been combed for clues as to whether she will run for president in 2016. Picture. Video. (US-VOTE-POLITICS-CLINTON)

WASHINGTON: Congress holds a hearing on the administration's decision to swap US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban members, amid criticism that Congress received no advance notice about the deal. (US-AFGHANISTAN-MILITARY-HOSTAGE-CONGRESS)


LOS ANGELES: Opening day of the video game industry's major E3 trade industry show, which runs through Thursday. Expect coverage. Picture. Video. (ENTERTAINMENT-US-IT-GAMES-E3)

SAO PAULO: Monitoring a strike by Sao Paulo subway workers, in defiance of a court order and on the eve of the June 12 opening match of the World Cup. Picture. Video. (BRAZIL-POLITICS-STRIKE-FBL-WC-2014)

UNITED NATIONS: UN Security Council meets on the crises in Sudan and South Sudan. Expect coverage. (SUDAN-SSUDAN-UNREST-UN)

WASHINGTON: As Iran and the US hold their first bilateral nuclear talks in decades, the House Foreign Affairs committee kicks off a series of hearings on verifying Iran's compliance. 1400 GMT. Coverage on merit.

-- Top US diplomat on counter-terrorism Tina Kaidanow testifies on the 2015 State Department budget request. 1800 GMT. Expect coverage. (US-ATTACKS-DIPLOMACY)