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Colombia’s lower house rejects Duque’s changes to peace tribunal

“Colombia’s lower house voted 110-44 to turn down the suggested changes in latest congressional defeat to the president.”

Peru: Judge orders 10-day detention of ex-president Kuczynski

“According to the judicial order, published by Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, prosecutors are seeking bank account information, electronic deposits, documents related to property sales, public deeds and “other objects of crime”.”

Brazil’s lower house speaker forecasts pension reform will be approved by next June

“Speaking at a conference in New York, Maia said he was also optimistic the final bill would generate the 1 trillion reais (US$ 260 billion) in savings over the next decade the government is seeking.

Brazil inflation 0.75% in March and 4.58% in twelve months

“Brazil’s inflation rate hit 0.75% in March, the fourth straight month of increases and the highest for the month since 2015 when it registered 1.32%, Brazil’s National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said on

Overview Mexico

Mexico Besides Chile, Mexico is Latin America`s country with the most free trade agreements: altogether 13 agreements have been reached with 52 states, such as the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and the

Brazil`s Next Stop: Tax Reform

The fiscal team of the Brazilian government has started to prepare for its next challenge in Congress: the reform of the highly complex tax system which is experts consider the greatest obstacle for investments and

The Trouble with Argentina’s Economy

“With sustained economic growth, Argentina would be able to avoid another debt crisis. Although there are no silver bullets to put the economy on a more stable path, changing current macroeconomic policies would at least

Brazil’ finance minister optimistic about pension reform and privatizations

“Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Wednesday he is “optimistic” that Congress will pass a pension reform bill that will generate savings of 1 trillion reais (US$ 261.68 billion) over 10 years, in line

Petrobras to receive US$ 9.058bn following agreement with the government

“Albuquerque told reporters after a meeting in Brasilia that the agreement opens the way for the government to auction off the excess oil in the transfer-of-rights area, a giant pre-salt oil reserve off the coast

Argentina and Colombia to co-host 2020 Copa America

“South America’s soccer body CONMEBOL confirmed the dual hosts on Tuesday during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro, where the final of this year’s tournament will take place on July 7.”

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