MEXICO CITY Dec 26 Mexico's peso and bourse
slipped on Monday, in a session marked by light trading thanks
to the U.S. Christmas holiday.
The IPC index fell 0.57 percent to 44,989 points,
dragged down by shares of airline Volaris and
airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, known as
Mexico's peso weakened 0.15 percent to 20.627 per
In Brazil, the benchmark Bovespa index rose 1.18
percent to 58,620 points, helped by shares of miner Vale
, which rose despite a fall in Chinese iron
ore prices. The real weakened 0.18 percent to
3.2745 per dollar.
(Reporting by Miguel Angel Gutierrez in Mexico City and Flavia
Bohone in Sao Paulo; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)