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Washington visit 'very intense': Mexican president

Mexico - Mexico's president said Thursday his visit to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump was "very intense" and important for both countries.

Mexico's Lopez Obrador says he will meet Trump in July

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he expects to meet with US counterpart Donald Trump in early July to kick-start the new North American trade deal.

Panama marks 20 years in charge of canal, faces climate threat

Panama - Panama on Tuesday marks two decades of control over the vital interoceanic Canal following its return by the United States, but worries over weak traffic and climate change loom.

Changing Mercosur bloc meets in Brazil after US tariffs blow

Bento Gon - South America's four-nation trade bloc Mercosur began a tense meeting Wednesday reeling from US steel and aluminum tariffs and a spat between its two biggest members.

Changing Mercosur bloc meets in Brazil after US tariffs blow

Bras - South America's four-nation trade bloc Mercosur began a summit meeting Wednesday reeling from US steel and aluminum tariffs and a spat between its two biggest members.

Chinese vendors, Mexican clients commiserate on Trump tariffs at trade expo

Mexico - Huang Chao came to Mexico looking for business, not friends, but the Chinese sales manager says he found unexpected common ground with his prospective clients on one thing: Donald Trump "is crazy.

Venezuela, China loom large as Pompeo begins LatAm tour

Asunci - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a four-nation tour of Latin American allies Friday, arriving in Paraguay after talks in Santiago with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera that focused on Venezuela and the growing commercial influence of China.

Brazil's Bolsonaro in US to cement an alliance with Trump

Washington - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Washington on Sunday to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump and cement a budding conservative-populist alliance that, in part, aims to ramp up pressure on Venezuela.

Brazil's Bolsonaro heads to US to cement an alliance with Trump

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left for Washington on Sunday to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump and cement a budding conservative-populist alliance that, in part, aims to ramp up pressure on Venezuela.

Bolsonaro to visit Trump to firm up conservative alliance

Bras - Brazil's far right President Jair Bolsonaro will meet US counterpart Donald Trump next week to strengthen ties in the nascent regional conservative alliance aiming to ramp up the pressure on Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.

Macri heads to Brazil to forge ties with Bolsonaro

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri will hold talks with his new Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday likely to center on consolidating trade ties between South America's two biggest economies, officials said.

China's Xi in Panama on mission to bolster clout in Latin America

Panama - China's President Xi Jinping and his Panamanian counterpart Juan Carlos Varela signed a string of cooperation agreements Monday as Beijing aims to extend its political and economic influence in Latin America.

China agrees $9 billion currency swap with Argentina

Buenos Aires - China and Argentina signed a $9 billion currency swap deal to boost the crisis-stricken South American country's foreign currency reserves, its central bank announced Sunday.

Macri greets G20 leaders as he battles economic crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina may be putting on its best face to welcome the world's most powerful leaders, but Friday's G20 summit finds host President Mauricio Macri grappling with a crippling economic crisis that is expected to generate mass protests during the meetin...

New barricades at US-Mexico border as migrant caravan arrives

Tijuana - Huge metal or concrete barricades and walls of concertina wire went up Monday on both sides of a bustling US-Mexico border crossing as a caravan of US-bound Central American migrants pours into Tijuana, the last stop before California.

T-MEC? TEUMECA? Mexico seeks name for new NAFTA

Mexico - What's in a name?Quite a lot, would likely be the answer of US President Donald Trump, whose insistence on renaming the trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico has now sent the latter scrambling for a Spanish-language equivalent.

Marriott takes control of Panama Trump tower after long dispute

Panama - With music and fanfare, US hotel chain Marriott on Tuesday took over a hotel in Panama City mired for months in a legal spat with the Trump Organization.

Brazil minister expresses frustration with EU side in Mercosur trade talks

Bras - Brazil's Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes says he expects more "movement" from the European Union as long running talks on a free trade deal with his South American bloc Mercosur head into the home stretch.

Mexico, US close to a deal on NAFTA overhaul

Washington - Mexico and the United States are close to finalizing a preliminary agreement on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which would let the third partner, Canada, sign on to the agreement, Mexico's lead negotiator said Wednesday.

Mexico and Canada stress NAFTA pledge after Trump warning

Mexico - Mexico and Canada reaffirmed their commitment to the NAFTA trilateral agreement on Wednesday despite a veiled threat from United States President Donald Trump 24 hours earlier to walk away from the deal.

G20 finance ministers to tackle trade war impact on global economy

Buenos Aires - Global trade conflicts triggered by the protectionist policies of US President Donald Trump are set to dominate this weekend's meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers in Buenos Aires.

Trump-AMLO: clash of populists, or chance for a fresh start?

Washington - Like Donald Trump before him, Mexico's new leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept to victory with a promise to shake up corrupt elites and put his country's interests first.

Pence travels to Ecuador, will address Venezuela crisis

Quito - US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Ecuador Wednesday on a visit that will include a meeting with President Lenin Moreno and talks on the Venezuelan crisis.

UK, Argentina to boost ties, without broaching Falklands issue: ministers

Buenos Aires - Britain and Argentina hope to rebuild their strained relationship by boosting trade ties, and without raising the sensitive issue of the disputed Falkland Islands, their foreign ministers said Tuesday.

Mexico says NAFTA deal still possible in coming weeks

Mexico - Mexico said Thursday there is no "do-or-die date" to conclude an updated trade deal with the United States and Canada, insisting a new agreement is possible from the end of May.

Brazil says US gave 'ultimatum' over steel, aluminum tariffs

Bras - Brazil said Thursday it has been forced to accept either tariffs or quotas by the US, despite what Washington described as a preliminary deal to resolve a dispute over US tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Slippery start for Venezuela's petro crypto coin

Caracas - The government of crisis-torn Venezuela, struggling to overcome chronic liquidity shortages and burdened by US sanctions, launched the first government-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, earlier this year.

Trump Organization taking legal action over Panama Hotel name change

Panama - The Trump Organization is taking legal action over the name change of a luxury hotel it used to manage in Panama -- as it remains entangled in a complex battle with the new owner, who removed Trump's name from the facade of the building.

EU and South American bloc extend trade talks

Asunci - The European Union and the South American trade bloc Mercosur are extending talks on a free trade deal by a couple of weeks to resolve "four or five" outstanding issues, officials from both sides said on Friday.

Mexican hosts open 'difficult' new round of NAFTA talks

Mexico - Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada opened a new round of talks Sunday on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the Mexican hosts warning of turbulence but analysts expressing cautious optimism.
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