Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Friday (Apr 26) to abolish subsidies to firms that impede fair competition - addressing a major bone of contention in US trade talks. Xi repeated past promises to lower tariffs, increase imports and open up more sectors of China's economy to foreign businesses.
Argentine bonds and the country’s embattled peso currency fell for a second day on Thursday, cranking up the challenge facing President Mauricio Macri as his drop in the polls ahead of knife-edge elections later this year unnerves investors.
Falkland Islands' lawmaker MLA Barry Elsby told the Legislative Assembly that the new Latam flight to São Paulo is set to start in November, adding that contractual negotiations with the air carrier are “well advanced and nearing completion.”
Supporters of the late Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, should have a place at the table in a democratic Venezuela, US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said at the Atlantic Council in Washington this week.
Cuba branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a “pathological liar” on Thursday for his allegation that it has troops stationed in ally Venezuela and said the latest U.S. sanctions would further hurt but not vanquish the Cuban people.
Brazil's agriculture minister has asked the minister of the environment to suspend the country's list of threatened and endangered aquatic species. It's hurting fishermen, Jorge Seif Júnior argued and will have a significant negative impact on the fishing economy.
The British Embassy in Argentina celebrated HM Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday at British Ambassador Mark Kent’s Residence. The celebration was attended by more than 800 guests, including several high-level national and provincial government representatives, legislators from different political parties, businesspersons, diplomats, academics, sportspeople, journalists, and members of the civil society.
Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama’s presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today’s increasingly liberal Democratic Party.
Brazil’s Economy Ministry on Thursday raised its projected savings from its pension reform bill over the next decade to 1.237 trillion reais (US$ 312 billion), well above the “minimum” 800 billion reais President Jair Bolsonaro said he expects.
At least 23 illegal immigrants, including women and two children, are feared drowned after their boat overturned early Wednesday morning off Venezuela. The ill-fated fishing pirogue was carrying 35 persons, including the captain, an inlet along the Caribbean island of Trinidad’s south western peninsula.