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Latin America
Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 07:20 UTC

CFK says BRICS support Argentina in the holdouts dispute, but where’s the document?

Dilma Rousseff will be taking a proposal on sovereign debt restructuring to the G20 summit in Australia, according to the Argentine president

President Cristina Fernandez assured that Argentina received the support from the group of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in its struggle against the holdout speculative funds, during the two summits held in Brazil, in Fortaleza and Brasilia.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 07:14 UTC

CFK admits having to pay 300% profit on holdouts’ dollars, but never 1.680% as pretended

In an impassionate 26 minute speech the Argentine leader called for support in the battle with holdouts

Argentine President Cristina Fernández rejected on Wednesday the possibility of a new default during the UNASUR-BRICS meeting in Brasilia, highlighting Argentina is going to “keep on paying and honoring its debt,” while asking for support against the “so called vulture funds,” who are “pretending to collapse the Argentine debt restructuring.”

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Brazil’s main October presidential battle will take place in Sao Paulo

Challenger Neves and Dilma, who is seeking re-election, believe Sao Paulo’s voters are more up for grabs than they have been in decades

When opposition party Senator Aecio Neves officially kicked off his presidential campaign last week, he posted a video on Facebook calling for a “fairer, more efficient, and more generous Brazil”. However the word ‘efficient’ struck some as an odd rallying cry in a tropical country known for its, well, un-Swiss-like approach to time.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Chinese president Xi arrives in Fortaleza for the BRICS summit

It is the second time Xi attends the BRICS summit and his second time to visit Latin America since he took office last year

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived on Monday to Fortaleza, Brazil for a summit of the BRICS countries. The sixth summit of the BRICS, which consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, will be held in Brazil from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Monday, July 14th 2014 - 23:26 UTC

Uruguayans believe government is on the right track, but performance is missing

President Mujica governments on course, but results are very poor

A majority of Uruguayan believe the current government is on the right course but its performance is not satisfactory, according to a local public opinion poll from FACTUM. In effect seven out of ten agree with the course but the same percentages believe the performance is bad.

Monday, July 14th 2014 - 23:09 UTC

Paraguay's currency steadily becoming a 'strong' currency based on positive indicators

The Central bank had international reserves equivalent to 20% of GDP

The Paraguayan currency, Guaraní, is expected to revalue 1.4% against the US dollar by the end of the year becoming one Latam's strongest given its positive macroeconomic indicators. This follows a strong performance during the first half of the year when the price of the dollar in the capital Asunción wholesale money exchanges dropped from 4.450 Guaraní to 4.240, according to private consultants “Consensus Economics”.

Monday, July 14th 2014 - 23:03 UTC

Mexico rapidly overtaking Brazil as Latam's leading auto producer

Part of the success is being fueled by auto sales running at the fastest pace in almost eight years in the U.S.

Pacific Alliance member Mexico is poised to overtake Brazil, the leading economy in Mercosur, as the top Latin American auto producer for the first time in more than a decade as surging exports to the U.S. spur factory openings and record output.

Monday, July 14th 2014 - 05:19 UTC

With the party over and the Cup in Germany, Brazil's focus returns to domestic problems

“The Cup would have been perfect, except for the lack of the sixth championship,” said Dilma Rousseff

Brazil was humiliated when its national team was run over 7-1 at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semifinals and later 3-0 against Holland, but the authorities breathed sighs of relief as the tournament came to a close on Sunday with Germany’s victory over Argentina, amid muted street protests and a display of Brazil’s ability to successfully organize sporting mega-events.

Saturday, July 12th 2014 - 10:13 UTC

CFK invites regional presidents to the official dinner for Russia's Putin

“They say that there is some Russian blood in every sixth Argentine. Many people from our country found their second home in Argentina” said Putin

President Cristina Fernandez, CFK, invited her peers from Bolivia, Uruguay and Venezuela, Evo Morales, Jose Mujica and Nicolas Maduro respectively to participate in a special dinner after her meeting with the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin on Saturday.

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 06:29 UTC

Prince Charles will be visiting Colombia in October, announced President Santos

The Royal is expected to visit some of Colombia's largest national parks  (Photo file)

President Juan Manuel Santos announced Prince Charles' visit to Colombia during an official ceremony in which he signed an international treaty to protect the marshlands of the Estrella Fluvial de Inirida River, a 700,000-acre site in Colombia’s eastern Guainia state.

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