Top seed Thiem knocked out of Rio Open in first round

FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during the match against Australia’s Alexei... Read more »

Brazil’s Bolsonaro suffers first defeat in Congress

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at an inauguration ceremony of the new president of the Parliamentary Agricultural Front (FPA) in Brasilia, Brazil February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino BRASILIA (Reuters)... Read more »

Ford to close oldest plant in Brazil, costing 2,700 jobs

SAO PAULO/DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it will close its oldest factory in Brazil and exit its heavy commercial truck business in South America, a... Read more »

Inspection firm will no longer certify Vale SA dams after Brazil disaster

FILE PHOTO: A helmet with a logo of Vale SA is seen in a collapsed tailings dam owned by the company, in Brumadinho, Brazil February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves/File... Read more »

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX weak, Brazil’s real drops ahead of pension reform plans

By Susan Mathew Feb 18 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies weakened against the U.S. dollar on Monday, with Brazil's real underperforming its peers ahead of anticipated pension reforms to... Read more »

U.S. Senator Rubio warns Venezuela’s Maduro not to act against opposition

CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, visiting the Colombia-Venezuela border on Sunday, warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of severe consequences if he takes action against the country’s... Read more »

Brazilian documentary asks: do we live for work or work for life?

BERLIN (Reuters) – High in the hills of Brazil’s remote northeast, the town of Toritama echoes with the sound of sewing machines: in the self-proclaimed capital of jeans, people... Read more »

Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber

SANTIAGO/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America’s fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru... Read more »

Soccer: Argentines pay tribute to Sala at special memorial

PROGRESO, Argentina (Reuters) – Grieving Argentines paid tribute to footballer Emiliano Sala on Saturday at a special memorial in his home region of Santa Fe. Friends and fans of... Read more »

Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces on occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in Pyongyang,... Read more »