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  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, July 23- Brazil's Treasury launched $1 billion worth of a new 30- year benchmark global bond on Wednesday and offered to buy back costlier, shorter-dated maturities as it seeks to take advantage of a growing appetite for Brazilian assets.

  • 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.

  • Chinese leader signs accords, wraps up Cuba visit Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    HAVANA— Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his visit to Cuba after signing dozens of agreements for such things as investment by Chinese firms on the island. China is Cuba's No. 2 international trade partner after Venezuela. The Chinese president began his tour of Latin America last week in Brazil, and has also visited Argentina and Venezuela.

  • Argentina, bondholder settlement talk rescheduled Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    US court appointed mediator in the Argentine debt crisis Daniel Pollack leaves the US Federal Courthouse July 22, 2014 in New York. The judge urged Argentine officials and holdout bondholders to reach an agreement.

    Settlement talks between Argentina and bondholders not part of the nation's past debt restructuring were pushed back one day, the mediator said.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, July 23- Brazil's Treasury is offering on Wednesday a new 30- year global bond and buying back as many as eight shorter-dated issues, in a bid to take advantage of growing appetite for Brazilian assets and improve the country's dollar-denominated yield curve.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 23- Mexican state oil giant Pemex said on Wednesday that work at most of its Ciudad Madero refinery in northern Mexico had been halted while it tried to contain an ongoing blaze in a storage tank.

  • SYDNEY, July 23- Brazil's BTG Pactual has received a green light from the London Metal Exchange to set up warehousing operations in Singapore, marking the investment bank's first foray into Asia as builds out its physical metals business.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Aug 5 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    July 23- For other related diaries, please. WARSAW- Central Bank of Poland Marek Governor Belka speaks in parliament. MEXICO CITY- IMF presents its latest World Economic Outlook report- 1400 GMT.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 22- South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp is in talks with Mexico to open a new auto plant worth at least $1.5 billion, officials from Nuevo Leon's state government said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- A U.S. judge ordered Argentina and investors who did not participate in the country's past debt restructurings to meet "continuously" with a court-appointed mediator until a settlement is reached, warning of the threat of a new default.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- A U.S. judge overseeing Argentina's debt restructuring case on Tuesday ordered negotiators for the country and holdout investors to meet with a court-appointed mediator until a settlement is reached, as time runs short before a potential default. Argentina has been pushed to the brink of a fresh debt default by U.S. court decisions.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- A leading holdout investor in Argentina's debt battle said Tuesday that the country still has no interest in negotiations, just hours before a hearing on previous orders requiring the country pay holdout bondholders. Late Monday, Argentina asked U.S.

  • Still time to trade Brazil: Expert     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    BlackRock's William Landers, shares his thoughts on how to play Latin America's markets, including Brazil.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 21- Carlos Slim's America Movil, Latin America's biggest telecoms company, said on Monday that new regulation in its core Mexico market was beginning to weigh on its performance.

  • China, Venezuela deepen economic ties during visit Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— China approved a $4 billion credit line and a flurry of new cooperative agreements Monday with Venezuela, its chief economic partner in Latin America. Chinese President Xi Jingping and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the initiatives during a joint news conference in Caracas.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 21- Mexico's national power company CFE said on Monday it will offer $2.8 billion in natural gas and electricity infrastructure project contracts by the end of this year aimed at boosting economic growth.

  • Bolivian president vows to expand coca crops Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    LA PAZ, Bolivia— Bolivian President Evo Morales has been re-elected head of the country's largest union of coca growers and promises to expand crops if he wins a third term as the nation's leader. Morales told union members Sunday that Bolivia needs a new law regarding coca production.

  • BRASILIA, July 21- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff until recently appeared to be cruising toward re-election in October but she now finds herself in a tight race as an already sluggish economy takes a turn for the worse. Frustration in Brazil's biggest cities is also mounting.

  • MEXICO CITY/ NEW YORK, July 21- Preliminary findings of a probe by Citigroup's Mexican unit, Banamex, into how it lost more than $500 million in a corporate loan fraud differ markedly from the results of a separate investigation by the Mexican banking regulator.

  • New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    LIMA, Peru— Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international climate-control talks this year.