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  • LIMA/NEW YORK, Aug 14- Latin American cocoa could soon demand a minimum price of $3,200 per tonne if a proposal from Peru finds support at a gathering of regional producers on Thursday, one month after their counterparts in West Africa announced a shift in how they price beans. Support for a price floor in Latin America has grown since West Africa's pricing reform,...

  • CNBC's Frank Holland with an update on illicit alcohol sales. Facebook and Instagram are now responding to how alcohol is sold through their platforms after reported deaths in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

  • CNBC's Frank Holland reports on the illicit alcohol market. After resort deaths in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica were reported, an investigation into illicit alcohol was opened.

  • BOGOTA, July 14- Colombia has put a patch of banana crops in the north of the country under quarantine on suspicion they are infested with a fungus that is seen as potentially devastating to the country's banana exports, the agriculture minister said on Sunday. Colombia is one of the world's leading banana exporters after Ecuador, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

  • GENEVA, July 4- The United States and 15 other countries launched a broadside of criticism at the European Union on Thursday, saying its "hazard-based" approach to regulating pesticides and other "critical tools" used by farmers was damaging livelihoods worldwide. Their statement, submitted to the World Trade Organization, said the EU's approach created great...

  • Costa Rica, one of Central America's smaller producers but known for its high-quality beans, shipped 136,112 60- kg bags in June. During the first eight months of the current 2018-19 harvesting season, Costa Rica exported 858,505 bags, down about 13% compared with the same eight-month period during the 2017-18 crop. The coffee season in Central America and...

  • LONDON, July 2- Emerging market central banks accelerated interest rate cuts in June, with policymakers rushing to trim benchmarks as major central banks including the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank adopted a more dovish tone. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC- Policymakers cut interest rates by 50 basis points to 5% on June 30. https://bit.ly/2Jg2erB.

  • SRI LANKA- The central bank cut its key interest rates by 50 basis points on May 31, as widely expected, to support its faltering economy as overall business and consumer confidence slumped following last month's deadly bomb attacks. TAJIKISTAN- The central bank reduced the refinancing rate to 13.25% from 14.75% on May 31. ANGOLA- Angola's central bank cut its...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it had found Costa Rica does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards and reduced its rating to Category 2.. The FAA did not elaborate. The FAA conducted an in-country reassessment of Costa Rica in October 2018, and had met with DGAC in February to...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 3- Raw sugar future on ICE dipped on Friday, weighed down by lower ethanol prices and concerns about Indian production, while robusta coffee hit a more than three-year low. *July raw sugar settled down 0.22 cent, or 1.8%, at 12.01 cents per lb, after dipping to 11.97, the weakest for the July contract since October. *Prices were breaking out below their...

  • Employees serve customers inside a Jollibee Foods Corp. restaurant in Quezon City, Metro Manila, the Philippines.

    In business, there's nothing like a little healthy competition to keep you motivated. For the Jollibee brothers, that came early on in the sizable form of fast food icon McDonald's.

  • Shelby Rabara and Harry Shum Jr. attend the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

    Actor Harry Shum Jr. has become a familiar face on screens. But it didn't come easily. In fact, he had to fight his way to the front of the camera precisely because he was different, Shum told CNBC Make It.

  • Harry Shum Jr. attends the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.

    "Crazy Rich Asians" star Harry Shum Jr. said making this payment showed him he could pursue an acting career.

  • MEXICO CITY, April 25- Mexico's largest retailer Walmart de Mexico reported on Thursday that first-quarter net profit rose 3.8 percent in a "challenging" start to the year, falling below market expectations. Walmart de Mexico's said its gross margin, a measure of profitability and efficiency, fell in Mexico by 20 basis points to 22.5 percent of profit as a...

  • SAN JOSE, Feb 28- Costa Rica on Thursday opened a major new container port on an island built off its Caribbean coast that could deliver a major boost to trade in the Central American country and increase competition for the Panama Canal. Moller-Maersk unit APM Terminals, the Moin container project in Limon province is part of a $1 billion investment 400...

  • MADRID, Feb 21- Spanish telecoms group Telefonica expects 2 percent organic growth in revenue and core profit this year after underlying revenue rose in the fourth quarter. Spain's fourth-biggest company said the growth forecasts assumed constant exchange rates everywhere apart from Venezuela and excluded adjustment for hyperinflation in Argentina.

  • Feb 20- Millicom International Cellular, a cable and mobile operator in Latin America and Africa, said on Wednesday it has bought for $1.65 billion the mobile telecommunications assets of Spain's Telefonica in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

  • Star fish beach in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

    If you want to stretch your retirement dollars and enjoy outdoor activities, consider heading south. Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico are just a few of the top foreign destinations for retirees, according to International Living.

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks onstage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018.

    Google Maps has now become the primary arbiter of place names, the New York Times reports.

  • Whether you're retiring overseas for the lower cost of living or the beautiful vistas, an unexpected bill from the IRS could crash the party. Here's how to avoid that.