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BOGOTA, July 17- Workers at Drummond Co Inc's coal mining operations in Colombia voted to strike late on Wednesday after failing to reach a deal with the U.S. company in weeks of talks over pay and conditions, a union leader said.
BOGOTA, July 17- Workers at Drummond Co Inc's coal mining operations in Colombia were almost certain to vote in favor of a strike action late on Wednesday after failing to reach an agreement during weeks of talks over pay and conditions, a union leader said.
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 15- Brazilian coal miner CCX, part of billionaire Eike Batista's EGX group, said on Monday that two of its board members had resigned, the latest high-profile departures from the conglomerate of mining, energy and logistics companies.
SAO PAULO, July 15- Grupo Oi SA, the owner of Brazil's fourth-largest wireless carrier, agreed to sell its underwater fiber optic cable units to a fund led by investment banking firm Grupo BTG Pactual SA for 1.75 billion reais.
GUATEMALA CITY, July 11- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is interested in investing in oil and natural gas exploration in Guatemala, a Guatemalan presidential spokesman said on Thursday.
Mexico's Federal Competition Commission said on Thursday that Modelo, a unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, and Cuauhtemoc, which belongs to Heineken NV, would have to reduce exclusivity deals they have with clients in Mexico over the next five years or face heavy fines.
MEXICO CITY, July 11- Mexico's biggest brewers, Grupo Modelo and Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, have agreed to open up the local beer market to end a dispute over the domination the two have long enjoyed in Latin America's second-biggest economy.
MEXICO CITY, July 11- Mexico's two biggest brewers have agreed to open up the local beer market to end a dispute over the near duopoly Grupo Modelo and Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma have long enjoyed in Latin America's second biggest economy.
BRASILIA, July 9- Irate Latin American nations are demanding explanations from the United States about new allegations that it spied on both allies and foes in the region with secret surveillance programs.
BRASILIA, July 9- The U.S. National Security Agency has targeted most Latin American countries in its spying programs, with Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico ranking among those of highest priority for the U.S. intelligence agency, a leading Brazilian newspaper reported on Tuesday.
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BRASILIA, July 9- The U.S. National Security Agency has targeted most Latin American countries in their spying programs, with Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico ranking among those of highest priority for the U.S. intelligence agency, a leading Brazilian newspaper reported on Tuesday.
*Brazil growers burn coffee at protest, demand gov't help. *Coffee prices near four-year lows on ample supply. Fueling producers' anger is the steady slide in arabica prices, now hovering near the four-year low of $1.17 per lb hit in July 2009, with global stocks at five-year highs and likely to swell with another large Brazil crop being harvested.
LIMA, July 2- Peru has abundant natural gas reserves, but President Ollanta Humala's $11.5 billion plan to use them to transform the country's underdeveloped south is facing mounting hurdles.
*Vietnam coffee exports drop to 15.98 mln bags. July 1- Coffee exports from Indonesia, the world's third biggest grower, soared in the first eight months of the 2012/ 13 season, helping to feed rising demand for both arabica and robusta beans, the International Coffee Organization said on Monday.
SANTIAGO, June 30- Veteran politician Pablo Longueira won his weakened right-wing bloc's primary election on Sunday, but the former economy minister faces an uphill battle to defeat presidential favorite Michelle Bachelet in November. Longueira rose to become a Housing Ministry advisor under Pinochet, whose daughter has said her father "doted on" Longueira.
MOSCOW/ DUBAI, June 30- Russia is hoping to rally a loose grouping of gas producers at a meeting on Monday to support a price link to more expensive oil and keep gas prices high in the face of a boom in U.S. shale gas production.
June 27- Satellite TV provider DirecTV said its Sky Brasil unit had over-reported subscriber numbers for the last two quarters because of improper practices by some employees, sending its shares down as much as 4 percent.
GENEVA, June 18- Panama has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge Colombia over its import tariffs on textiles, apparel and footwear, the WTO said in a statement on Tuesday. Panama also says Colombia wrongly imposes specific duties on the imports in the dispute.
PARIS, June 16- International orders are set to eclipse U.S. military purchases of Sikorsky Aircraft helicopters in four or five years, the company's president told Reuters ahead of the Paris air show.