LATIN AMERICA

As fires ravage the Amazon, indigenous tribes pray for protection

By Leonardo Benassatto and Ueslei Marcelino FEIJO, Brazil (Reuters) – As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are...

Diplomat says U.S. does not want military intervention in Venezuela: report

CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States is not seeking a military intervention as a solution to the economic and political crisis in Venezuela, the...

Inspired by teen climate activist Thunberg, Latin American activists converge in...

SAN JOSE DE MAIPO, Chile (Reuters) – Inspired by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, a group of young activists from several Latin American...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to undergo surgery next week, his third after stabbing...

By Lisandra Paraguassu and Rodrigo Viga Gaier BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen at a...

Pope picks new cardinals, putting his stamp on Church’s future

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday, again putting his stamp on the...

Pope urges politicians to take ‘drastic measures’ on climate change

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take “drastic measures” to combat global warming and reduce the use...
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Return to capital controls sends Argentina assets tumbling

By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) – Argentina’s international dollar bonds hit record lows on Monday while its financial stocks tumbled and risk premia shot up...

Nearly a year in, Mexico’s president doubles down on management of...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in his first state of the union address on Sunday, doubled down on his...

Argentina cenbank tightens FX market access as peso plunge burns through...

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The Argentine government has authorized the central bank to restrict currency purchases, according to a decree published in an official...

Cuba unveils tighter rules on cooperatives in clampdown on non-state sector

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – Communist-run Cuba unveiled tighter regulations on non-agricultural cooperatives on Friday, including curbs on their prices, in keeping with a...

Odebrecht’s construction unit and bondholders agree to 55% discount: report

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Odebrecht’s construction unit OEC has signed an agreement with bondholders to restructure its debt with a 55% discount, Brazilian newspaper...

Brazil 2020 budget proposals show no let-up in squeeze

By Marcela Ayres and Gabriel Ponte BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government faces another year of strict fiscal discipline, its 2020 budget proposals on Friday showed,...
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Argentina’s Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million for LatAm startups

(Reuters) – Argentine venture capital group Kaszek Ventures said on Thursday that it had raised $600 million through two funds, adding to a wave...

Huawei wants to build first fiber-optic cable between South America and...

By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Wednesday it was “very actively” interested in building the first undersea...

Nokia says Brazil 5G auction may be world’s biggest yet

By Gabriela Mello SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia Oyj expects Brazil to host the world’s biggest-ever single auction for fifth-generation (5G)...
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Osaka, Nadal headline Day Eight at U.S. Open

By Frank Pingue NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Naomi Osaka will seek a spot in the U.S. Open quarter-finals when she returns to the...

Golf: Soderberg slays McIlroy to win European Masters in playoff

(Reuters) – Sebastian Soderberg was thrilled to play Sunday’s final round of the European Masters with Rory McIlroy but he did not let the...

United States too strong for Czechs as Aussies flourish

BEIJING (Reuters) – Holders the United States made a sound start to their basketball World Cup title defence with an 88-67 win over the...