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  • NEW YORK, July 28- Argentina has fought in court for a dozen years against the claims of holdout investors in its defaulted debt, and Argentina has lost. Argentina defied court-ordered demands to pay all its bondholders by a June 30 deadline, and a 30- day grace period runs out this week.

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, July 28- Argentina on Tuesday will meet the U.S. mediator in its battle with' holdout' debt investors suing the country for last-minute talks to avert its second default this century.

  • 3rd time unlucky: Argentina set for new default Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    Posters on a wall against the 'vulture funds' in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Argentina will likely default on its debt for the third time in 28 years on Wednesday, which could cost U.S. hedge funds millions.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 28- Argentina will send a negotiating team to New York on Monday for further talks with a U.S. court-appointed mediator in a debt dispute with' holdout' investors, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said, with just three days to go to avert a default.

  • Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    But the mediator, Daniel A. Pollack, said in a statement that while the Argentines would meet him, they had not yet accepted his recommendation of face-to-face talks with the plaintiffs in the dispute, led by New York billionaire Paul Singer's NML Capital Ltd.. District Judge Thomas Griesa has forbidden Argentina to pay them unless it also pays the holdouts.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 28- Argentina will send a negotiation team to New York on Monday for further talks with a U.S. court-appointed mediator in a debt dispute with "holdout" investors, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said, with just three days to go to avert a default.

  • Argentina debt talks deadlocked as default looms Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Argentina will default for the second time in 13 years if it cannot reach a deal with the U.S. hedge funds before July 30. Following a U.S. judge's order, Argentina can't pay investors who accepted lower-valued bonds after its record $100 billion default in 2001 unless it also pays off creditors who didn't participate in previous bond swaps.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 25- Argentina failed to reach a breakthrough with the U.S. court-appointed mediator in its battle with holdout creditors on Friday in talks that lasted just an hour, suggesting a settlement to avoid a default next week remains elusive.

  • July 25- U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth. Several companies reported tepid performance in Brazil, the biggest economy in Latin America, where some economists fear the country is on the verge of a recession.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Less than a week before Argentina could default on its sovereign bonds, the government and holdout creditors have yet to meet face-to-face despite an urgent plea from the U.S. court-appointed mediator on Thursday that they start direct talks.

  • SAO PAULO, July 24- General Motors Co wants to put nearly a fifth of its workers at a factory in Brazil on paid leave, an auto workers union said on Thursday, amid falling output in Latin America's largest economy. General Motors put 940 workers at the same factory on paid leave in 2012, and the union said 598 of them were later fired.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Representatives for holdout investors and Argentina in the country's ongoing debt default met for about three hours with a court-appointed mediator in New York on Thursday, less than a week before Argentina could once again default.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24- Brazil's Vale SA produced record amounts of iron ore in its latest second quarter, rising to the task of battling Australian rivals for market share, but weaker performance at other divisions fanned some concern ahead of results next week.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24- Brazilian miner Vale said on Thursday its iron ore output in the second quarter was a record high for the period, up 12.6 percent from a year earlier, as it ramped up production to win back market share from Australian rivals.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, July 23- Brazil's Treasury on Wednesday sold $3.5 billion worth of a new 30- year global bond, while offering to buy back shorter-dated maturities that had been issued under costlier terms.

  • Venezuelan network Telesur expands into English Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— The Spanish-language television network started by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a vehicle for promoting in Latin America his leftist brand of political change will now reach audiences in English.

  • Argentina president says country will not default Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:11 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina's president said Wednesday that her country will not go into default because it has paid it has been paying debts to bondholders on time. The government is in negotiations to resolve a dispute with creditors over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts that could lead Argentina to its second default in 13 years.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 23- Argentina will keep talking to "holdout" investors suing the country for full payment on their bonds, but its demands should not be trivialized as whims, its president said on Wednesday.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, July 23- Brazil's Treasury launched $1 billion worth of a new 30- year benchmark global bond on Wednesday and offered to buy back costlier, shorter-dated maturities as it seeks to take advantage of a growing appetite for Brazilian assets.

  • HAVANA, July 23- Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro's revolution began.