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Mexico’s lower house passes measure to cut short presidential term

“Mexico’s Lower House on Thursday approved a constitutional reform that would allow for referendums to cut short the six-year presidential term, a move opposition lawmakers say opens the door to allowing re-election to the nation’s

Brazil to seek more pension contributions from military officers

“If any group gets any special benefit, it will be necessary to show what it will cost, and that this will mean less investment in housing and health,” Marinho said at an event in Rio

Video: Colombians March in favour of FARC peace accord

“Opposition in Colombia accuses president of breaching the constitution, as he tries to change the peace deal with FARC.”

Video: Argentina benefit cuts cause anger over beleaguered economy

“Rising prices, higher inflation, increasing poverty, growing unemployment – these are all major concerns in Argentina. So, too, are cuts in government benefits to the most vulnerable.”

Latin America’s first thermosolar plant is being built in Chile

“In northern Chile, the first thermosolar plant of Latin America is springing up in the middle of the Atacama Desert. The plant, which technology allows to produce electricity all day long unlike other forms of

Brazil’s Auto Industry May Suffer Due to Neighbor’s Economic Crisis

“With the weak Argentine market Brazilian automakers are looking to other countries to export their vehicles.”

Compliance in Colombia: Corporate and Commercial Obligations for 2019

Which compliance obligations do companies residing in Colombia have to fulfill in 2019?   This article outline corporate and commercial duties and specific deadlines. Keep in mind: non-compliance can lead to economic sanctions by the

Brazil: Overview of planned Pension Reform

The biggest challenge Bolsonaro`s government is facing in Brazil is the implementation of the pension reform which has already been drafted under the previous president Michel Temen. Currently, specifically employees in the public sector can

Brazil President Bolsonaro and U.S. President Trump to Meet on March 19th

“The White House also released a statement saying that the much anticipated meeting between Bolsonaro and Trump will focus on “how to build a more prosperous, secure, and democratic Western Hemisphere.” The statement added that

Peru names actor Salvador del Solar as PM amid cabinet shakeup

“Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has sworn in actor and former Culture Minister Salvador del Solar as his new prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at shoring up his slipping approval ratings. The move on