Coronavirus concerns have pushed the US$ 45 billion cruise line industry to cancel trips and reroute ships as it struggles to contain the impact from fearful travellers. But experts say the industry will bounce back after the outbreak is contained.
Argentina's economic activity expanded in December as retail sales and manufacturing advanced, while the country posted a trade surplus in January that almost tripled the surplus the same month a year earlier.
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called a demonstration in a bid to reignite the protest movement he hopes will force President Nicolas Maduro from office.
Argentina is thought to be on the brink of falling into its ninth sovereign default, prompting some analysts to speculate whether the crisis-prone South American country might be tempted to accept funding from China.
Recession-hit Argentina's economy shrank by 2.1% in 2019, the state statistics institute said on Friday. The institute said the economy contracted by 0.3% in December compared to the same period in 2018.
President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he would try to convince electric carmaker Tesla to open a factory in Brazil when he heads to the United States next month. Bolsonaro, who will visit Miami and Dallas on March 9 and 10, said on Twitter that our extensive agenda will include the possibility of bringing Tesla to Brazil.
Around 10,000 people demonstrated in support of bull and cock fighting in Lima on Friday ahead of a Supreme Court decision on their future.
The United States government has decided to once again allow raw beef products to be imported into the US from Brazil, a move that has angered some cattlemen and food safety groups who are voicing concerns about the quality of the meat.
Intense rains in parts of Brazil have limited the advance of the soybean harvest over the past few days while also delaying exports of the oilseed, agribusiness consultancy Arc Mercosul said on Friday.
The son of a powerful Mexican drug lord was this week extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking, a government source revealed. Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as El Menchito, was extradited this day on the charge of conspiracy to smuggle drugs into US territory, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.