Latin America weighs up lithium prospects

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile own 85 per cent of world’s known lithium reserves. Each seeks investment and international capacities to exploit the resource. However, experts disagree on how to get better economic benefits

Will brazilians cancel carnival?

At least 48 towns or cities in eight Brazilian states have canceled Carnival festivities this year because they are suffering from the worst recession in the country’s recent history.

Uruguay's budget deficit 4% of GDP in 2016

Uruguay's budget deficit reached 4% of GDP during 2016, equivalent to US$ 2.043bn, the worst performance since 1989, according to the latest figures released by the government's stats office, INE.

NAFTA renegotiations to start in 90 days

Mexico’s president said talks to renegotiate the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement linking his country with the United States and Canada would begin after a 90-day consultation period

Tax plan sows confusion as tensions with Mexico soar

Trump appeared to embrace a proposal by House Republicans that would impose a 20 percent tax on all imported goods. Many businesses in industries such as retail and energy, which rely heavily on imports, were in a panic.