LATIN AMERICA

U.S. commits $5.8 billion to develop Central America, Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The United States is committing $5.8 billion toward development in Central America, as part of a plan to strengthen economic...

Even Brazilian military must compromise on pensions: incoming minister

By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) – Every Brazilian, including current and former members of the armed forces, will have to compromise under the next administration’s...

Port strike turns violent in Chile, complicates fruit exports

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A month-long worker’s strike and protests in Chile’s flagship port of Valparaiso turned increasingly violent and spread to other ports along...

White House cites ‘options’ for funding border wall

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday it has found a way to build President Donald Trump’s promised border wall...

Catholic bishops told to act on sex abuse or lose all...

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Roman Catholic Church’s leading experts on sexual abuse told bishops on Tuesday finally to take responsibility for...

U.S. Cuba lobby celebrates a farm bill win despite worsening ties

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S. legislation funding $867 billion in food and agriculture programs scheduled to be signed by U.S. President Donald Trump...
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Keeping trade flowing after Brexit won’t be plain sailing

By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has held talks with shipping firms to secure back-up vessels in case Britain exits the European...

Brazil’s Andrade Gutierrez agrees to $382 million leniency deal in graft...

By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) – Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia, a construction company, has signed a 1.49 billion reais ($381.49 million) leniency deal with Brazilian authorities,...

Investors gloomiest in a decade about world economy: BAML survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Investor confidence has deteriorated further with more fund managers expecting global growth to weaken over the next 12 months, the worst...

Mexico to raise base wage, new leader pledges more hikes to...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s wage commission said on Monday it planned to hike the country’s minimum wage by 16 percent to around $5...

Global coal demand to edge higher to 2023: IEA

LONDON (Reuters) – Global coal demand will edge higher until 2023 as growth in India and other Asian countries offsets a decline in Europe...

Mexican central bank seen hiking rate on high inflation, Fed

By Miguel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s central bank is seen hiking its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points on Thursday, according to...
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A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The history of corn, one of humankind’s indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to...

World’s first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) – – A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth...

Itaú and StanChart launch blockchain platform for loans in Latin America

By Carolina Mandl SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Banks Itaú Unibanco Holding SA and Standard Chartered have partnered to develop a blockchain-based platform for small syndicated...
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I never expected so much success: Messi

MADRID (Reuters) – Lionel Messi said he never expected to have such a successful career after receiving his fifth Golden Shoe on Tuesday, for...

Surfing: Brazil’s Medina wins second world title at Pipeline

(Reuters) – Gabriel Medina won the men’s World Surfing League championship for the second time when he advanced to the final of the Billabong...

Motor racing: Racing Point F1 team to hold 2019 launch in...

LONDON (Reuters) – Racing Point, the Canadian-owned Formula One team that emerged from now-disappeared Force India, will hold their 2019 pre-season launch in Toronto...