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  • BOGOTA, April 14- The rally in Colombia's capital markets is set to extend at least through 2014, possibly buffering the impact from monetary tightening in the United States but also leading to more volatility, analysts said.

  • Venezuelan journalist freed 8 days after kidnap Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— A Venezuelan journalist was freed Monday, eight days after she was kidnapped by masked men in front of her house.

  • *Twitter executives in talks in Ankara. *Official says Twitter earns $35 million in Turkey. ISTANBUL, April 14- Turkey urged executives from Twitter to open an office and start paying Turkish tax on Monday in the first direct talks since a two-week ban imposed on the site as the government battled a corruption scandal.

  • Citigroup's earnings edge higher in first quarter Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Citigroup's first-quarter earnings rose, helped by declines in expenses and provisions for bad loans. EARNINGS: Citigroup reported a profit of $4.1 billion in the first quarter, after stripping out the effects of an accounting change and a tax item.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11- Eike Batista, who was Brazil's richest man for most of the past decade, is under investigation for allegedly engaging in insider trading while he chaired his now-bankrupt oil-producing and shipbuilding firms, securities industry watchdog CVM said on Friday.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11- Eike Batista, who was Brazil's richest man for most of the past decade, is under investigation by securities industry watchdog CVM for allegedly engaging in insider trading while he chaired his now-bankrupt oil-producing and shipbuilding firms.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, April 11- Brazil's security regulator believes that Eike Batista engaged in insider trading, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Friday, the latest blow to the tycoon, a one-time billionaire at the center of the country's largest corporate meltdown.

  • Squatters, Brazil police clash in Rio de Janeiro Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    RIO DE JANEIRO— Squatters in Rio de Janeiro clashed with police on Friday after a Brazilian court ordered the eviction of nearly 5,000 people from abandoned buildings. More than 1,000 police officers arrived to move people out of the buildings and parking lot owned by the telecommunications company Oi.

  • 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.

  • Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    LONDON— Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. Martin Birchall, of The Ear Institute at University College London, who co-authored an accompanying commentary.

  • Mexican police issue 'ransom ware' virus warning Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Police in Mexico City have issued a warning about a new type of "ransom ware" virus that can take over computers' cameras and make the user think they are under surveillance. The Mexico City police department's cyber-crime unit says the virus infects computers, generally after they view or download sexually explicit material.

  • Executives who gathered in the Chilean city of Santiago this week acknowledged tougher environmental standards, labor strikes, community resistance and resource nationalism were also making exploration more challenging.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, April 10- Chevron Corp and state-controlled YPF SA plan to spend an additional $1.6 billion to develop Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation further, boosting plans for new wells this year and announcing fresh exploration projects.

  • Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms.

  • LONDON, April 10- A Deutsche Bank employee responsible for its foreign exchange business with central banks was suspended because the bank identified potentially inappropriate communication with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Mexico congressmen charge mayors for federal funds Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— The mayor of the central Mexico city of Celaya thought he was having a private conversation when he told his staff that congressmen were requiring him to inflate a paving contract by 35 percent in exchange for $12.2 million in federal public works money.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 9- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Wednesday that his country would honor the terms of the $700 million bond offering it plans to make to foreign investors this year, its first international debt sale since a $3.2 billion default in 2008..

  • April 9- Bank of America Corp said on Wednesday that it will close three foreign offices and eliminate about 3,000 jobs over the next nine to 12 months in an effort to simplify its global operations.

  • DAKAR/ LONDON, April 9- A Guinea government report recommended that BSG Resources and its joint venture partner, Brazilian mining giant Vale, be stripped of two iron ore concessions, saying BSGR obtained the rights by corruption.

  • April 9- Constellation Brands Inc said it expects to spend upto $1.1 billion- almost double its previous forecast- to increase capacity at a Mexican brewery, hurting its full-year profit and cash flow forecasts and sending its shares down 5 percent.

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