Mexican cement manufacturer Cementos Chihuahua expressed its interest in becoming a supplier for the construction of the border wall between Mexico and the US which has been announced by US President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign.
The presidency of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) in supposedly in the hands of Venezuela, who is said to have been suspended from full membership for failing to comply with the bloc's statutes.
In his first Thanksgiving Message as US President-elect, Donald Trump has called for unity following a “long and bruising political campaign”. He also announced the selection of the first two women in her cabinet, education and UN ambassador.
Federal prosecutors and Odebrecht SA have agreed on the world's biggest plea and leniency deal under which the embattled engineering conglomerate would pay around 7 billion Reais (US$ 2 billion) in fines related to its role in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal, local media reported.
Britain dismissed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented expression of support for Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to be made British ambassador to Washington, saying pointedly that there is no vacancy for the job. Trump, who after his election victory met Farage before any EU leaders, said on Twitter that “many people” would like to see the former metals trader turned politician as Britain's ambassador.
Brazil's federal government reached a deal to help cash-strapped states with their fiscal woes in exchange for support from governors on deeper structural reforms including pension reform and the capping of public employee salaries.
Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra thanked her Panama peer Isabel de Saint Malo for the standing historic support from Panama to Argentina´s sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, (under UK control), and looked forward to strengthening the excellent bilateral relations, according to an official Wednesday release from San Martin Palace.
Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord on Thursday, after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum, both parties said. The new, revised accord will be submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to another referendum, they added.
The Argentine government reached an agreement Wednesday with businessmen and CGT union leaders that there will be no layoffs until March 2017, to give workers reassurances that that there is a commitment to create new jobs and to preserve the existing ones.
Zhang Xiangchen, China's deputy international trade representative, said his country would defend its rights under World Trade Organization tariff rules should Trump uphold his campaign threats to levy punitive duties on China-made goods, which, according to an Auxtralian expert, is “very unlikely” to happen.