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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11- The purchase of a Texas oil refinery by Brazil's state-run oil company has become a campaign issue as opponents of President Dilma Rousseff use it to attack her reputation as a no-nonsense manager and weaken her lead ahead of the October election.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact was mostly limited, according to early indications.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • SINGAPORE, March 28- Gold recovered slightly on Friday after sharp overnight declines but the metal remained near six-week lows and on track for a second straight weekly decline, as improving sentiment over the U.S. economic outlook dented its safe-haven appeal.

  • CARACAS, March 14- President Nicolas Maduro on Friday warned airlines not to limit flights in and out of Venezuela, a day after reports a Colombian airline was reducing services to Caracas amid industry complaints of billions of dollars in unpaid debts.

  • Hochschild Mining tops 2013 silver production target Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 2:22 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 21- Latin American miner Hochschild beat its production target for 2013 and reduced costs by between 12 and 16 percent last year, as it attempts to improve performance in an environment of lower precious metals prices.

  • ANALYSIS-Social media empowers anti-mining activists Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    TORONTO/ BUCHAREST, Jan 7- Facebook and other social networks are making it easier for anti-mining activists to derail projects, helping them get their message out and organize more quickly against an industry that is already struggling with high costs and volatile prices.

  • LIMA, Dec 17- Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean likely fell slightly this year to its lowest rate ever, but is largely a result of workers scrapping job searches, the International Labor Organization said Tuesday. The United Nations agency estimated the rate for all of 2013 would also be 6.3 percent.

  • Negotiators from around 195 countries are working to lay the foundations for a new global climate accord that is due to be agreed in 2015 in Paris, and come into force after 2020, but few concrete steps have emerged from two weeks of talks in Warsaw.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 28- Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras has proposed a new fuel-pricing plan, hoping to generate more cash and cut debt levels by improving the timing of gasoline and diesel price adjustments, Chief Financial Officer Almir Barbassa said on Monday.

  • How Fed policy impacted Peru     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Julio Velarde, governor of the Central Bank of Peru, discusses how Fed tapering fears have impacted Peru by putting pressure on the currency and why he has downgraded his GDP forecast.

  • What's Working in Latin America     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Will Landers, BlackRock, explains why he believes investment prospects remain positive south of the border.

  • Making a Cup of Environmentally Sustainable Coffee Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Martin Mayorga

    Being socially and environmentally responsible does not have to be achieved at the expense of profits. In Mayorga Coffee's case, focusing on sustainability has been a competitive advantage.

  • Latin American Hot Spots Lure Investors Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Some workers have their lunch in one of the subway tunnels of the new train line 12 that is under construction and could be open to the public use this year with 20 stations in Mexico city.

    Brazil's economy promises to expand and infrastructure stocks should see more interest as the country gets ready for 2014 World Cup.

  • Why Has the Gloss Come Off Brazil?     Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    James Lockhart Smith, head of Latin America at Maplecroft, tells CNBC that Brazil has some real problems with its growth story, including a high cost of doing business.

  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.

  • *Argentina will appeal, case could reach U.S. Supreme Court. BUENOS AIRES, Nov 5- Argentina could face a credit crisis a decade after its $100 billion default due to a U.S. court ruling that says the country must pay creditors, who still hold defaulted bonds, every time it services its restructured debt.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 230 PM ET Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and a small increase in the jobless rate was due to more workers restarting their job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's re-election bid ( USA- ECONOMY/JOBS, moved, 900 words).

  • LIMA, Nov 2- Peru's constitutional court plans to require the government to finally honor land reform bonds it issued 40 years ago but in most cases never paid, a ruling that could be worth billions of dollars to bondholders in Peru and abroad.

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