South America - News Headlines

Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips
December 10th, 2018  1:01 PM

U.S. tire company Goodyear has announced it will no longer continue production in Venezuela as economic conditions in the South American nation continue to deteriorate

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World Bank, IDB approve $1.8 billion in loans to Argentina
November 1st, 2018  4:18 PM

The World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank are providing Argentina with three loans totaling more than $1.8 billion, aiming to help the South American country cope with financial difficulties and support citizens most at risk

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Colombia reopens probe into US coal company for militia ties
October 30th, 2018  8:31 PM

Authorities in Colombia are reopening an investigation into whether an Alabama-based coal company financed a paramilitary group during the South American nation's bloody civil conflict

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Colombia opens probe into US coal company for militia ties
October 30th, 2018  3:35 PM

Authorities in Colombia are opening an investigation into whether an Alabama-based coal company financed a paramilitary group during the South American nation's bloody civil conflict

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner leads South America trip
July 14th, 2018  1:58 PM

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is leading a South American trade and investment mission with stops in Peru, Chile and Argentina

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Judge awards Guyana plane crash survivor $272,000
March 28th, 2018  1:27 PM

A federal judge has ordered an airline to pay $272,000 in damages to a Connecticut woman injured in a 2011 plane crash in Guyana, South America

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Uruguay prosecutor wants charges against ex vice president
March 19th, 2018  7:02 PM

A prosecutor in Uruguay is asking for formal charges against a former vice president of the South American country

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Gold refinery agrees to $15M fine after money laundering
March 16th, 2018  5:26 PM

A Texas gold refinery has agreed to be fined $15 million after three former employees were convicted in a $3.6 billion money-laundering case involving South American gold

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Convicted fraudster accused for trying to flee US
January 9th, 2018  4:15 PM

Authorities: Florida businessman convicted in a $179 million investment scheme arrested while trying to flee to South America using a private jet

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Exxon Mobil Corp. finds more oil in deep waters off Guyana
January 5th, 2018  10:27 AM

Exxon Mobil Corp. is reporting another significant oil discovery in deep Atlantic Ocean waters off Guyana. The company says its Ranger-1 well hit a major oil reservoir in an area known as the Stabroek Block off the South American country

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Verdict pending in lawsuit over 2011 Guyana plane crash
December 27th, 2017  2:11 PM

A federal judge is considering whether an airline company should pay damages to a Connecticut woman injured in a plane crash in Guyana, South America, in 2011

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UnitedHealth plans $2.8B bid to grow South America business
December 22nd, 2017  11:16 AM

The largest U.S. health insurer is expanding deeper into South America by spending about $2.8 billion to buy a health care provider and insurer that operates in Chile, Columbia and Peru

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Jurors in soccer bribery trial head home for weekend
December 15th, 2017  1:45 PM

Jurors at the New York corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials have gone home for the weekend after getting started with their deliberations

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The Latest: Soccer bribery case deliberations set for Friday
December 14th, 2017  6:21 PM

Deliberations set to begin Friday at New York trial of 3 former South American soccer officials charged in bribery scandal engulfing FIFA

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The Latest: Closing arguments end at soccer bribery trial
December 14th, 2017  5:42 PM

Closing arguments at US corruption trial of 3 South American soccer ex-officials conclude with lawyer for ex-president of Brazil's soccer federation claiming client clueless about bribery scheme; prosecutor says star witness 'devastating' for defense

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Venezuela quickly resolves financial dispute with China
December 13th, 2017  9:19 PM

Venezuela's cash-strapped government has quickly settled a lawsuit filed by a state-run Chinese company, making good on an unpaid bill and appeasing an important ally that holds billions in the South American country's debt

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Chinese firm sues Venezuela as crisis tests ally's patience
December 7th, 2017  4:47 AM

One of China's biggest state-run conglomerates is suing a Venezuelan counterpart in a U.S. court in a dispute over unpaid bills, a sign of Beijing's growing impatience with its crisis-wracked South American ally

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Chinese firm sues Venezuela as crisis tests ally's patience
December 7th, 2017  12:00 AM

One of China's biggest state-run conglomerates is suing a Venezuelan counterpart in a U.S. court in a dispute over unpaid bills, a sign of Beijing's growing impatience with its crisis-wracked South American ally

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Secret recordings emerge as key evidence at FIFA bribe trial
December 6th, 2017  3:51 PM

Secret recordings made with help of onetime Brazilian sports marketing executive become key evidence at New York corruption trial of 3 former South American soccer officials

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Ecuador to pay $337 million to ConocoPhillips subsidiary
December 4th, 2017  6:29 PM

Ecuador has agreed to pay $337 million to ConocoPhillips-subsidiary Burlington Resources five years after a ruling that the South American nation illegally expropriated valuable oil assets

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