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Katia Abreu Named Brazil's Agriculture Minister
Katia Abreu, a rural politician once dubbed “Miss Deforestation” by environmentalists, was named Brazil’s agriculture minister, setting the stage for potential conflicts over the future of the Amazon rain forest.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:34:05 EST

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Former Petrobras Executive Gives Computer Data to Prosecutors
Documents purportedly show that the company’s chief executive and board of directors were made aware of an alleged bribery scheme as early as 2009.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:52:08 EST

Latin America News
Mexico Raises Minimum Wage by 4.2%
The Mexican minimum-wage commission on Friday determined to raise the country’s daily minimum wage by 4.2%—in line with current inflation—to about 70 pesos a day, less than $5 at current exchange rates.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:50:55 EST

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Bank of Mexico Unanimous in Holding Interest Rates
The Bank of Mexico was unanimous in its decision early this month to leave interest rates unchanged, with members agreeing risks had increased for economic growth and inflation.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:03:26 EST

Latin America News
Colombian Rebels Propose Cease-fire
Colombia’s largest Marxist rebel group says that it will embark on a unilateral, indefinite cease-fire beginning Saturday as a way to propel peace negotiations with President Juan Manuel Santos’s government.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:18:13 EST

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Pope Sent Letters to Help Normalize U.S.-Cuba Relations
Pope Francis sent letters to President Barack Obama and President Raúl Castro in recent months to assist in the process to help normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the Vatican said Thursday.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:21:06 EST

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Brazil Tombini Says Swap Auctions to Continue
The Central Bank of Brazil will continue its program of auctioning currency-swap contracts at least into January, bank President Alexandre Tombini indicated Tuesday.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:46:44 EST

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Peru Says Greenpeace Permanently Damaged Nazca Lines
Drones sent up to study the Nazca Lines in Peru show that a protest against global warming by the environment action group Greenpeace permanently damaged an area around the famed geoglyphs, the government said.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:23:37 EST

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Venezuela's Leader Blasts U.S. Over New Sanctions
Embattled President Nicolás Maduro lashed out at Washington during a pro-government rally Monday, days after the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against Venezuelan officials amid a deepening economic crisis in this oil-rich country.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:10:16 EST

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Haiti Prime Minister Resigns
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced early Sunday that he was resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violent antigovernment protests and a commission’s call for him to step down.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:51:42 EST

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Mexico Offers First Oil Blocks to Private Firms
Mexican officials on Thursday unveiled the first oil and gas blocks that will kick off next year’s bidding round, allowing private firms back into the oil sector after 76 years of state control.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:44:49 EST

Latin America News
Bank of Mexico Sells Dollars to Stem Peso Rout
The Bank of Mexico sold $200 million in an auction, its first intervention in the exchange market in 2½ years as strong U.S. economic data and the continued slide in oil sent the peso to its weakest level since the 2009 crisis.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:59:22 EST

Latin America News
Brazil Looks to Fight Inflation With Caution
Brazil’s central bank showed signs that its resolve to fight inflation could be limited by fears of damaging the country’s already-slim growth prospects.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:35:53 EST

Latin America News
Brazilian Police Indict 13 Suspects in Corruption Probe Involving Petrobras
Brazilian Federal Police have indicted 13 suspects arrested last month in a corruption investigation involving state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, some of its main contractors and national politicians.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:03:00 EST

Latin America News
Brazil Seen Battling Inflation for Another Year
Brazil’s central bank President Alexandre Tombini said the struggle against sticky inflation is likely to last for about a year before consumer-price increases begin to fall.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:40:09 EST

Latin America News
Mexico Interest Rates Unchanged
The Bank of Mexico left interest rates unchanged in its last scheduled monetary-policy decision of the year, saying that risks for both inflation and economic growth have increased since its meeting in October.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:23:30 EST

Latin America News
Deforestation Sparks Brazilian Debate
A respected Brazilian earth scientist’s alarming conclusion that Amazon rainforest destruction is causing a severe drought in São Paulo has hit a national nerve and sparked a rare public debate.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:03:40 EST

Latin America News
Brazil Congress Approves Budget Measure
Brazil’s congress early Thursday morning approved a measure that allows the country to miss its primary budget surplus target for this year.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:23:22 EST

Latin America News
Brazil's Central Bank Raises Benchmark Interest Rate
Brazil’s Central Bank stepped up the pace of its monetary-policy tightening cycle Wednesday, ahead of a likely tough year for Latin America’s largest economy, while suggesting future rate increases will be smaller.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:47:32 EST

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Brazil's Congress Delays Vote on Budget Target
Brazil’s congress suspended late Tuesday a debate and voting on a measure to permit the government to miss its target for the country’s primary budget surplus for 2014 after protesters disrupted the session.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:55:31 EST

Latin America News
Latin America, Caribbean 2014 Growth Likely Reached Only 1.1%
Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean likely reached only 1.1% this year, the slowest rate of expansion since 2009, but will jump back up to twice as high next year, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:01:00 EST

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Brazil Study Shows Improving Outlook for Private Equity
Fundraising for private equity investments in Brazil is showing signs of a pick-up after two lackluster years, according to a new study.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:55:55 EST

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Tabaré Vázquez Wins Uruguay's Presidential Election
Former President Tabaré Vázquez easily won Uruguay’s presidential election, helping to ensure the country will continue pursuing many of the progressive policies pushed by departing President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:28:49 EST

Latin America News
Colombian Rebels Release Army General, Two Companions
Colombian rebels on Sunday morning freed an army general and his two companions who were captured two weeks ago, officials said, in a move that is crucial for the advancement of peace negotiations in this South American country.
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:53:13 EST

Latin America News
Venezuela Says 35 Prison Inmates Dead From Overdose
Pressure is building on Venezuela’s government to fully investigate a rising number of deaths at an overcrowded prison, with human-rights activists questioning authorities’ claim of a mass drug overdose by dozens of inmates who stormed an infirmary.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:52:29 EST

Latin America News
Venezuela Plans To Slash Spending
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced plans on Friday to cut public spending, beginning with his own salary, as the price of oil continues its slump.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:06:50 EST

Latin America News
Argentina Accuses 3 HSBC Units of Helping Argentines Avoid Taxes
Argentina accused three HSBC units of helping more than 4,000 Argentine citizens avoid paying taxes on money they allegedly hid in secret Swiss bank accounts.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:01:04 EST

Latin America News
Brazil Claws Out of Recession
Brazil clawed out of recession in the third quarter, but the outlook for Latin America’s biggest economy remains clouded by weak investment, wary consumers and rising interest rates.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:19:42 EST

Latin America News
Argentine Probe Targets President
A federal investigation into the personal business activities of Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has sparked a fierce dispute between the judiciary and government.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:09:00 EST

Latin America News
Brazil Probe Sparks Worries Over Olympics
Prosecutors are investigating firms working on Rio’s 2016 Games for their roles in an alleged graft ring surrounding Petrobras.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:16:00 EST

Latin America News
Petrobras Case Sets Back Brazil’s Leader
An alleged corruption scandal at Brazil’s largest corporation is threatening President Dilma Rousseff’s ability to govern Latin America’s biggest nation.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:03:00 EST

Latin America News
Venezuela Vulnerable to Oil's Fall
Fears among investors grow that Caracas could default its debt, as crude’s decline exacerbates the country’s recession and widespread consumer shortages.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:12:07 EDT

Latin America News
Brazil Presidential Candidates Remain in Dead Heat
Brazil’s presidential candidates remained neck and neck less than two weeks before the election, according to two polls released Wednesday.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:17:56 EDT

Latin America News
Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Central America
A magnitude-7.4 underwater earthquake off the Pacific coast of El Salvador shakes several Central American countries.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:48:33 EDT

Latin America News
Protesters Burn State Building in Southern Mexico
Hundreds of students and teachers smashed windows and set fires inside a state capital building in southern Mexico on Monday, as fury erupted over the disappearance of 43 young people believed abducted by local police linked to a drug cartel.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:24:03 EDT

Latin America News
Bolivian Leader Poised to Win Third Term
Bolivian President Evo Morales appeared headed for an unprecedented third term as president on Sunday.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:42 EDT

Latin America News
Silva Endorses Former Rival for Brazilian Presidency
Thwarted Brazilian Socialist Party candidate Marina Silva has endorsed her former rival Aécio Neves, providing a boost to his bid to unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil’s presidential runoff.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:48:46 EDT



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