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  • Unionized miners in Peru launch strike against law Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:53 PM ET

    LIMA, Peru— Unionized workers have gone on strike at some of Peru's biggest mines to demand a law be struck down that they say hurts their earnings and bargaining power by promoting the use of contractors. Union federation secretary Marcos Sarca says at least 20,000 of the country's 70,000 unionized miners walked off the job Monday. Peru's mining sector employs...

  • Open-pit gold mine collapse in Guyana traps 10 miners Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana— An open-pit gold mine in remote southern Guyana has collapsed and buried up to 10 miners in debris. The collapse occurred Sunday in the densely forested Potaro-Siparuni Region near the border with Brazil. Miners Association President Patrick Harding said recent heavy rains have made the work especially treacherous.

  • BRASILIA, May 15- Brazilian prosecutors said on Friday they have obtained court orders for the seizure of 980 million reais in assets of construction firms under investigation in a massive corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras. A federal court ordered the seizure of 282 million reais in assets from one of Brazil's largest construction and...

  • CARACAS, May 15- Venezuela is pushing for a new agreement between OPEC and non- OPEC nations to stabilize oil prices, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday, in the most serious indication yet of a renewed drive to boost prices back to $100 per barrel. "We're currently working on a deal that hopefully can materialize in June regarding an announcement between OPEC...

  • ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson leans back in his chair, smiles and explains why he's so happy. With a healthy balance sheet, Anderson, who just turned 60, is now focusing on a fight with government-backed Middle East airlines, building long-term partnerships with other international carriers and improving the onboard experience for passengers.

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 14- Argentina's closing soy prices and trends on Thursday:. *In the Rosario grains market, soy closed at 1,880 pesos per tonne, compared with 1,870 pesos per tonne in the previous session. The following is a list of grain and oilseed prices in Argentina's main ports; values from the previous session are in parentheses:.

  • NEW YORK— Emerging-market stock funds are making big moves again, and this time it's in the good way. Stocks from China, Brazil and other developing economies have a history of big swings, up and down. A resurgent Chinese market is helping to lead the way, and even formerly downtrodden markets like Russia have bounced higher.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Thursday that her government will maintain rules that mandate production-sharing contracts for the country's most promising areas and high national content requirements for the oil industry. "The local content policy is not something that can be set aside, it is central to my policy of...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 14- A growing number of U.S. companies say they can't cope with Venezuela's sinking bolivar currency, prompting some of them to remove their operations in the South American nation from their consolidated financial reports. The restructuring moves can shield the financial results of parent companies such as batteries and razors maker...

  • Search for 15 trapped gold miners continues in Colombia Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    BOGOTA, Colombia— Scores of rescuers resumed the search for 15 gold miners missing and feared dead Thursday after the water poured into the underground shafts where they were digging. Yeison Gutierrez, 34, said he was able to save several colleagues because he was one of the few miners who knew how to swim. "I swam to the surface fighting against the water and the air...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 14- A growing number of U.S. companies say they can't cope with Venezuela's sinking bolivar currency, prompting some of them to remove their operations in the South American nation from their consolidated financial reports. The restructuring moves can shield the financial results of parent companies such as batteries and razors maker...

  • BOGOTA, May 12- Net profit at Colombia's state-controlled oil producer Ecopetrol tumbled 96 percent in the first quarter from the same period last year, largely due to the sharp drop in crude oil prices since the middle of last year. The non-consolidated figure for Ecopetrol alone was 722,000 barrels. Ecopetrol is the largest producer in Colombia's million...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • SAO PAULO, May 12- An epidemic of dengue fever is fanning public anger over what Brazilians say is President Dilma Rousseff's biggest challenge- the sad state of the national healthcare system. Health Minister Arthur Chioro has blamed the outbreak in part on a severe drought in Brazil's southeast, an area including Sao Paulo where dengue has been most prevalent.

  • Uruguay arrests 2 over multimillion-dollar card fraud Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay— Uruguayan authorities have arrested a Dutch citizen and a Paraguayan customs officer who are accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud using Paraguayan debit cards. Officials said Tuesday that the two took advantage of a computer error that allowed them to buy U.S. dollars but charged them in Uruguayan pesos, which are worth about 27 times...

  • Arcos Dorados reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina _ Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $28.2 million in its first quarter. Arcos Dorados shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Arcos Dorados, Earnings Report.

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • May 11- A rigorous cost-cutting program at debt-burdened Oi SA has hundreds of measures- including leaving the Brazilian telecommunication's company's 17,000 staff sweltering in the dark if they work late in its offices. Chief Executive Bayard Gontijo said in an interview on Monday that the company's strict new 7 p.m. policy to switch off the air...

  • BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL, May 11- Anglo American may increase capacity at its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil by nearly 10 percent, a move that could cut unit costs at the troubled $13 billion project, the company's Brazil chief executive said on Monday. Production volume could rise as high as 29 million tonnes in the 2018-2020 period, 9.4 percent more than the...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- Argentina debt holdouts on Monday asked a U.S. court to make more of the country's debt, including bonds issued last month, subject to a prior court order blocking the country from making payments on its obligations without paying the holdouts as well. Aurelius Capital Management, one of the lead holdout investors in defaulted Argentina...