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The latest markets news from Latin America

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Brazil wants to make it harder to become a retiree

New reforms could support the economy and future workers

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Chuck Schumer to force a vote to block Trump’s latest effort to fund border wall

President Trump is using his special emergency powers to move money from military base construction projects like new schools to pay for fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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H&M stops buying leather from Brazil over Amazon fires

Low-cost fashion retailer H&M said Friday it is suspending leather purchases from Brazil to make sure it is not supporting cattle farming that may be contributing to the fires in the Amazon rainforest.

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Hurricane Dorian puts around $800 million of Caribbean property debt in crosshairs

Caribbean islands get a pass from the brunt of storm, but Hurricane Dorian is gathering strength and threatens to reach Florida over the Labor Day weekend as a powerful Category 4 storm.

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Trump blames Democrats for ‘nasty rumor’ of bedbugs at his Doral resort

President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for what he called a “nasty rumor” of bed bugs at his Miami-area resort that he has promoted for the next Group of Seven meeting, and said that Brazil’s leader has the “complete supp...

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Storm Dorian expected to strengthen, could hit Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Dorian threatened Puerto Rico with a direct hit on Wednesday, as forecasters said it made a last-minute shift in its path and could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the U.S. territory.

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Respiratory ailments rise in Brazil as Amazon fires rage

Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems — particularly among children and the elderly — have increased as fires in the region rage.

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Brazilian firefighters toil in Amazon region hazy with smoke

Equipped with hoses connected to rubber backpacks, Brazilian firefighters in the Amazon on Monday raced in a truck along dirt roads toward plumes of smoke after a spotter in a military helicopter directed them to a fast-sp...

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Walmart to reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

Twenty-two people were killed in a mass shooting earlier this month.

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Uber customers paid more than $6 billion in cash last year, and accounting for it isn’t easy

Uber says it’s a technology platform but the company accepts cash, a dangerous low-tech way to boost revenue in Brazil and some other foreign locations .

Markets Overview

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
SPMERVAL Argentina Merval Index 30060.46 -353.94 -1.16%
A1DOW Dow Jones Americas Index USD 707.53 -0.07 -0.01%