REGION – Company raises seed money to digitize small businesses in region | PANAMA – Third bridge over the canal opens allowing motorists easier access | BRAZIL – 5G spectrum auction in March expected to be among largest ever | MEXICO – Business plan for Pemex unveiled; tax cut, government backing key.
ARGENTINA – Argentina’s trade gap turns positive in one year’s time | CHILE – Mining businesses want to use more solar power | BRAZIL – Bunge, BP make sweet deal, create sugar-cane crushing giant | MEXICO – Drop in agriculture prices cuts inflation rate to 3.84% – Retailers in Mexico are embracing e-tail.
FEATURED NEWS – Three Mexico Cities Named Among the Best in the World by Travel + Leisure | ECUADOR – Chinese-owned company begins large-scale copper mining. | CHILE – Eight wineries form association to promote cool-climate wines. | BRAZIL – ICTSI lands deal to manage terminal in Rio de Janeiro. | MEXICO – Mexico seeks to strengthen business ties with China.
LATIN AMERICA – Brazil, Argentina presidents say trade deal with EU is near. | COSAT RICA – Concentrix says it will add 600 jobs in Costa Rica. | VENEZUELA – Deutsche Bank takes 20 ton of gold after government defaults on loan. | MEXICO – BMW official opens its $1-billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi.
LATIN AMERICA – Wyndham rolls out Trademark Collection with Belize property. | BRAZIL – Shell plans to invest billions in Brazil in the coming years. | COLOMBIA – Bird tourism is taking off – but there’s threats to habitat. | MEXICO – Senate OKs labor bill that gives domestic workers more protections.