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Obama focus on economy in Latam summit

Obama focus on economy in Latam summit

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will focus on economic issues during a summit this weekend in Colombia.
NATALIE BRUNELL, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

Boeing secures Embraer strategic arms link

SAO PAULO, April 11 (UPI) -- Boeing and Brazil's Embraer are entering into a partnership that puts Boeing in a better position for a multibillion-dollar order for fighter jets for Brazil.
Rousseff voices monetary concerns to Obama

Rousseff voices monetary concerns to Obama

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Monday said she voiced concerns about several monetary issues when she met with President Obama Monday at the White House.
Clinton praises U.S.-Brazil relationship

Clinton praises U.S.-Brazil relationship

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Brazil relationship must expand, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday, so both countries benefit while providing leadership to others.
Argentina, Brazil back Cuba's inclusion in future summits

Argentina, Brazil back Cuba's inclusion in future summits

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 15 (UPI) -- Cuba will be barred from next month's Americas summit at U.S. insistence, only to goad its friends Argentina and Brazil vowing with new resolve to have Havana leaders present at subsequent conferences.

Summit plan clouded by flap over Cuba

BOGOTA, March 8 (UPI) -- Plans for a Latin American summit in Colombia are under threat of disarray after a diplomatic flap that means Cuba may be barred from taking part.

Brazil sees growth in regional arms sales

SAO PAULO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Brazil is moving toward implementing plans to develop its defense industry market regionally in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Brazil hopes for cheaper FX-2 fighter deal

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Brazil hopes the current economic downturn will give it an edge over competing suppliers and help secure a cheaper deal for its purchase of up to 36 fighter jets.
Brazil eases Cuba into free market economy

Brazil eases Cuba into free market economy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Brazil is easing Cuba into the free market economy with a generous package of aid in cash and kind and joint projects.

South America drought hits corn yields

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Drought in Central and South America is affecting corn yields, a boon for U.S. corn exporters but a cause of major worries for agriculture traders in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Mexico.

Argentine government, importers on warpath

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Argentina's government and importers are on the warpath after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner slapped new taxes on the traders and refused to budge in the face of furious demands for change.

Brazil modernizing navy with new inventory

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Brazil is modernizing its navy to continue expansion of the naval forces' responsibilities in regular patrolling of lakes and rivers.

S. America energy demand drives investment

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Regional growth in energy demand is driving investment, including inward cash inflows in Latin America, a trend that is likely to continue this year.

Iran seeks South American support over crisis

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won support from Latin America's left-wing populist leaders in Venezuela and Nicaragua as he set off for talks in Havana with Cuban President Raul Castro and conclusive meetings in Ecuador.

South America cool toward U.S. free trade pact pitch?

SAO PAULO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is pitching for more trade with Latin America at a time when potential partners hope to extract maximum concessions out of Washington whom they see as needier than their booming economies.
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Brazil's national flag flies over Tiananmen Square's north rostrum as Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff visits Beijing on April 12, 2011. Rousseff is on a five-day state visit to China, during which she will push for a series of trade and investment deals. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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