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  • SANTIAGO, Aug 4- Argentina's economy probably will contract in 2014, the head of the United Nation's body for Latin American and the Caribbean said on Monday, as fallout from a new sovereign debt crisis would keep the region's third-biggest economy out of foreign debt markets.

  • SANTIAGO, July 31- Nicknamed' scissorhands' for his agile management of difficult projects, Chilean industry veteran Nelson Pizarro is seen by Codelco's board as the ideal man to lead the world's top copper miner through a tricky yet pivotal phase.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ BRASILIA, July 31- Argentina's debt default threatens to worsen trade tensions in South America, adding to the economic woes of Brazil in a tense election year and causing headaches in Uruguay as the Argentine economy looks likely to plunge deeper into recession.

  • 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.

  • 5.8 earthquake rattles Panama  Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    Following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Northern Chile, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the western coast of Panama. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports.

  • Huge quake rocks Chile's copper mining region Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Fishing boats at the Riquelme Cove in Iquique, northern Chile, April 2, 2014, a day after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake.

    Several metal-exporting ports in the Andean country remained closed Wednesday, suggesting trade flows might be temporarily interrupted.

  • Hawaii tsunami advisory issued: NOAA  Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Brian Shiro, Geophysicist at NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says while Chile and Peru face the highest risk of a tsunami, Hawaii could also face 1 to 3 foot waves.

  • USGS: Depth of Chile earthquake is 20 kilometers  Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    Robert Williams of the U.S. Geological Survey, says the earthquake which struck Chile has a depth of 20 kilometers and could potentially displace the sea floor to produce a tsunami.

  • Activist targets 'sweetheart deal' at CorpBanca  Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Teresa Barger, Cartica Capital, discusses her plans to challenge Chile's CorpBanca plans to merge with the local unit of Brazilian bank Itaú.

  • Emerging entrepreneurial hot spots Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 6:39 AM ET
    Iman Fadaei, Kevin Ackermann and Marten Wetterberg of Aha Design

    Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.

  • Bottoms up: There's enough wine to go around Saturday, 2 Nov 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Harvesting grapes in the Ribeira Sacra region of Spain on Oct. 8, 2013.

    A recent report of a wine shortfall just marks a return to a more typical level of production and won't lead to bottles vanishing from store shelves.

  • Value opportunities in emerging markets  Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    BlackRock's head of emerging markets Jeffrey Shen says he is "finding micro opportunities in a macro obsessed world." Shen discusses why he likes the markets in Taiwan and Chile.

  • Chile 'closely' monitoring Chinese growth: fin min  Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Felipe Larrain Bascunan, Chile finance minister, highlights that while Chile is concerned about copper demand from China, the recovery in Europe and U.S. should help the country stay on a growth path.

  • Felix De Vicente Mingo, Chile¿s economy minister, tells CNBC they are working on diversifying their exports away from just copper.

  • As drought spreads, firms could be up the creek Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    2011 file photo what had been a cotton field near Hermleigh, Texas, left barren by drought.

    Most companies do not have a water management plan, but as water shortages spread around the globe, corporations will be courting disaster.

  • The Best Market Outside the US: Pro Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    It's time to buy what others are selling in emerging markets, Will Landers of BlackRock says.

  • Brazil Protesters Struggle to Define Next Steps Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    Clashes between Civilians and Brazilian right police break out after an afternoon of peaceful demonstrations on Avenida Presidente Vargas June 20, 2013 in downtown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Middle-class protesters marching for the first time say the challenge for Brazilians is to keep alive the political spirit that was awakened in the last week, after decades of apathy.

  • Investors 'Have to Be in LatAm' Currencies: Pro  Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Luis Costa, EM debt strategist, at Citi, discusses the USD/JPY following the release of the Japanese first quarter GDP and advises investing in Latin American currencies.

  • Mark Mobius: Don't Wait, Put Money In  Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, tells CNBC investors shouldn't wait to put money into equities or they could lose out.

  • Codelco Declares Force Majeure at Key Copper Mine Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    Codelco, the world's #1 copper producer, is losing a "relevant" amount of output due to a two-day-old strike at its Radomiro Tomic open pit mine in northern Chile, the company said on Sunday, branding the work stoppage illegal.