Brazil likely fell into recession in the second quarter according to a key gauge of economic activity that comes as policymakers grapple with high unemployment and weak investments as well as a global slowdown.
Argentina's president Mauricio Macri vowed on Monday to win a second term despite a surprisingly strong performance by the opposition in the primary election that set off a shockwave through markets, crashing the peso currency and sending stocks and bonds tumbling.
Chile plans to roll out a more expansive fiscal policy and additional measures to stimulate economic growth to counter impacts from the U.S.-China trade war, the finance minister said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.
Venezuela's pro-government legislature on Monday agreed to create a commission to evaluate holding 2020 legislative elections early, which would create an opportunity for the government to reclaim control of the opposition-dominated congress.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a sweeping rule on Monday that some experts say could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed the importance of Germany's funding of sustainability projects in the country's forests, as the European nation weighed withdrawing from the region.
China's agriculture ministry said it was lowering its forecast for corn consumption in the 2019/20 crop year amid outbreaks of African swine fever across the country.
Conservative president Jair Bolsonaro warned on Monday that Brazil could see a wave of migrants fleeing Argentina if a presidential election in that country returns leftist politicians to power, after their strong showing in a Sunday primary vote.
Brazil’s central bank will have to weigh potential price pressures from the U.S.-China trade war against prospects of a disappointing recovery when determining how long its easing cycle will last.