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BRASILIA, Dec 12- French President François Hollande sought to take advantage of a chill in U.S.-Brazilian relations to push France's business interests during a visit here on Thursday, including its bid for a multibillion-dollar contract to sell fighter jets to Brazil.
RIO DE JANEIRO-- Torrential rains caused chaos and at least two deaths in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Traffic was snarled, airports temporarily closed and commuter trains halted after flood waters engulfed many parts of the city. Mayor Eduardo Paes asked people to stay indoors and avoid the streets.
*Major developed world stocks set to slow- analysts. *Emerging stocks to have better year in 2014. LONDON, Dec 12- This year's rocketing gains for major developed world stock indexes will taper off in 2014, according to a Reuters poll that showed better days ahead for struggling emerging markets.
SAO PAULO, Dec 12- American Airlines Group Inc agreed to buy 60 aircraft from Embraer SA, the world's largest producer of regional jets, in a deal worth $2.5 billion at list prices, sending Embraer shares to a two-month high on Thursday.
SANTIAGO, Dec 11- Chilean presidential frontrunner Michelle Bachelet's proposed tax reform is good news for the Andean nation and would bring the tax rate closer to that of developed nations, the head of the United Nations' regional economic body said on Wednesday.
BOGOTA, Colombia-- The mayor of Colombia's capital has told thousands of supporters the city will become ungovernable if he is forced from office.
SANTIAGO, Dec 11- Growth in the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to gather pace next year, as a more favorable global outlook boosts demand for its exports, the United Nations economic body for Latin America said.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 10- Mexico's Senate on Tuesday debated a landmark energy overhaul bill at the center of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform drive, after the country's two biggest political parties hammered out a draft presented over the weekend.
In November these investors, who participated in one or both of the debt restructurings following Argentina's sovereign default in 2001, formed an ad hoc committee to propose an offer to resolve the stand-off with the holdouts.
MEXICO CITY-- Two international press groups are calling for a full investigation into the death of Honduran journalist Juan Carlos Argenal Medina, who was found shot to death at his home in the southeastern city of Danli.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 9- Mexican Senate committees on Monday gave general approval to a draft energy bill allowing private investment in the world's No. 10 oil producer in what would be the biggest opening of the state-controlled sector in its 75- year history.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 9- A Brazilian oil union said Monday that it plans to go on strike to protest allegedly unsafe conditions at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA's REPAR Refinery, the site of a Nov. 28 fire that shut more than 10 percent of Brazil's fuel output.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 9- Mexican Senate committees on Monday resumed debate of a draft energy bill that would open up the world's No. 10 oil producer to private investment by allowing lucrative contracts in what would be the sector's most dramatic revamp in 75 years.
CARACAS, Dec 8- President Nicolas Maduro's government won a majority of votes in Venezuela's local elections on Sunday, disappointing the opposition and helping his quest to preserve the late Hugo Chavez's socialist legacy.
CARACAS, Dec 8- President Nicolas Maduro's government won a majority of votes in Venezuela's local elections on Sunday, boosting his quest to preserve the late Hugo Chavez's socialist legacy and denting the opposition's hopes for change.
CARACAS, Dec 8- Venezuelans voted in municipal elections on Sunday that are the biggest political test yet for President Nicolas Maduro as he tries to halt an economic slide and preserve the socialist legacy of his late mentor, Hugo Chavez.
BRASILIA, Dec 8- Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA could raise fuel prices next year using its new pricing formula, Chief Executive Maria das Graças Foster told a local newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 8- Mexico's Senate committees begin debate on Sunday on an energy bill that would open up the world's 10th- biggest oil producer to private investment by allowing new types of contracts, marking the industry's most dramatic overhaul in 75 years.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 6- A Brazilian state judge suspended a plan to unify the bankruptcy protection petitions of tycoon Eike Batista's oil producer and shipbuilder, saying the joint petition could hurt the interests of a creditor that opposed the plan.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil-- Tickets for the final and the opening match of the 2014 World Cup will not be available to fans when a new sales phase opens after Friday's draw in Brazil.