Colombian President Ivan Duque and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping Wednesday agreed in Beijing to strengthen bilateral relations as they signed 12 bilateral accords in areas including judicial cooperation, trade, agriculture, education and customs.
Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold Corporation, which co-owns the Veladero mine in San Juan together with the Chinese Shandong Gold Group, has announced a plan to invest US $ 34 million over the next two years, to extend the deposit's profitability beyond 2028.
Another strong decline in mass consumption at Argentine supermarkets was reported Wednesday by the Crónica news outlet, which would show a sharp deterioration in purchasing power as a result of President Mauricio Macri's economic policies.
María Auxiliadora Delgado, the wife of Uruguay's President Tabaré Vázquez, has died in Montevideo, the government announced in a statement.
Britain's ambassador to Buenos Aires Mark Kent Wednesday said in a live TV interview that Argentines are “very easy” to relate to and highlighted their sense of humour, which he found very similar to that of the people back in his home land.
United States immigration officials have added Venezuelan government minister Tareck El Aissami, a suspected drug smuggler, to their list of most wanted fugitives, they said on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday boosted Brazil's status as a US military ally, easing the path for the Latin American giant to buy more sophisticated weaponry. In a notice sent to the State Department, Trump said, “I hereby designate the Federative Republic of Brazil as a major Non-NATO Ally of the United States,” referring to the powerful North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The body of a tribal chief allegedly murdered deep inside the Amazon in northern Brazil will be exhumed for an autopsy, officials said on Wednesday following international outcry over his death.
Brazilian miner Vale SA on Wednesday said it swung to a quarterly loss as the company announced more than US$2 billion in fresh write-downs related to two deadly dam bursts suffered by the company over a period of less than four years.
Hit by five years of economic slowdown, Latin America's economy will grow by barely 0.5% this year, the United Nations economic commission for the region said on Wednesday, well below the 1.3% projected in April.