Latin America News Headlines
UPDATE 2-New Peruvian leader vows to fight corruption 'at any cost'
LIMA, March 23 (Reuters) - Peru's new President Martin Vizcarra urged justice officials on Friday to act swiftly and join him in a fight against corruption "at any cost," two days after his predecessor was toppled by a sprawling graft scandal.
Brazilian bishop, priests charged with stealing from church coffers
BRASILIA, March 23 (Reuters) - A Catholic bishop and several priests in Brazil have been charged with misappropriation of church funds uncovered in a corruption investigation, prosecutors in Goais state said on Friday.
MOVES-UBS Wealth Management lands mega-group from JPMorgan's private bank
NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - UBS Group AG has hired a five-person team of financial advisers away from JPMorgan Chase & Co's private bank, where they had managed the accounts of hundreds of ultra-wealthy clients based in Mexico, according to a UBS memo seen by Reuters on Friday.
Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the specter of a government shutdown.
Brazilian President Temer edges closer to declaring for this year's race
BRASILIA, March 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer edged closer toward declaring his candidacy to run in October's presidential election, telling a magazine that to not vie for the top office would be "a cowardice."
Mexico City airport group raises $1.6 bln in investment trust offering
MEXICO CITY, March 23 (Reuters) - The group developing Mexico City's new airport, GACM, said on Friday that it has raised 30 billion pesos ($1.62 billion) through an offering of an infrastructure investment trust to help finance the project.
Venezuela oil workers clash with security officials in PDVSA cafeteria protest
CARACAS, March 23 (Reuters) - Angry Venezuelan oil workers demanding better benefits to counter crushing hyperinflation and food shortages clashed with security officials during a rare protest in the cafeteria of state oil company PDVSA's headquarters on Friday.
UPDATE 1-U.S., South Korea on verge of trade deal -Trump
WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea could announce a trade deal next week that would cover an exemption from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs and other trade issues, President Donald Trump and his commerce secretary said on Friday.
Mexico leftist softens stance on new $13 billion airport, calls for review
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Reuters) - The leftist front-runner for the Mexican presidency softened his critical stance on Mexico City's $13 billion new airport on Friday, saying he would carefully review the project, instead of threatening to scrap it entirely.
UPDATE 1-U.S. pork to feel further chill from China tariff threat
BEIJING/CHICAGO, March 23 (Reuters) - China's threat of steep tariffs on American pork imports knocked down U.S. hog futures prices and shares of producers on Friday, while increasing fears of hard times for farmers already facing weaker demand from the world's top buyer of the meat.
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