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Hugh Bronstein

Mexico vows crackdown on human smugglers, aims to finish border guard reinforcement

17 Jun 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico will fully deploy National Guard forces on its southern border with Guatemala this week and will crack down on human smugglers after nearly 800 people were found in transport containers headed for the U.S. border, officials said on Monday.

For U.S.-bound Central American migrants, better to stay in Mexico than be sent home

16 Jun 2019

TAPACHULA, Mexico Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if U.S. President Donald Trump clamps down further on migration.

Migrants rush to enter Mexico ahead of security crackdown demanded by Trump

14 Jun 2019

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico Central American migrants eager to beat a crackdown by Mexico on its southern border with Guatemala scrambled into the country on Thursday as the government prepared to send thousands of National Guard members to plug gaps in the porous frontier. | Video

Argentina grain exporters ready to fill Mexico demand if U.S. imposes tariffs

10 Jun 2019

MEXICO CITY If trade strife continues between the United States and Mexico despite a deal struck on Friday, Argentine grain exporters are ready to step in to meet Mexican food demand, the head of an Argentine industry chamber said.

Argentine labor unions stage strike, slam Macri for subsidy cuts

30 Apr 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine labor unions staged a 24-hour nationwide strike on Tuesday against President Mauricio Macri's fiscal austerity program, blocking streets in the capital Buenos Aires and shutting down traffic in the city center.

Argentina eyes expanded farm trade with China as harvest nears

23 Apr 2019

BUENOS AIRES, April 23 Argentina is pushing to increase agricultural trade with commodities-hungry China, as farmers on the country's Pampas grains belt prepare for what is expected to be an bumper soybean harvest over the weeks ahead.

UPDATE 4-Argentina's peso closes at record low against U.S. dollar

27 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES, March 27 Argentina's peso closed at a record low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as concerns about inflation, weak growth and October's presidential election bit into market confidence in Latin America's No. 3 economy.

RPT-As bumper harvest nears, Argentina's soy farmers stall deals waiting for trade war's end

21 Mar 2019

PERGAMINO, Argentina/CHICAGO, March 20 Francisco Santillan, 55, a grains farmer from the heart of Argentina's soybean country, has two things on his mind: the rains and twists and turns in a bitter trade war between the United States and China that has hurt prices.

As bumper harvest nears, Argentina's soy farmers stall deals waiting for trade war's end

20 Mar 2019

PERGAMINO, Argentina/CHICAGO Francisco Santillan, 55, a grains farmer from the heart of Argentina's soybean country, has two things on his mind: the rains and twists and turns in a bitter trade war between the United States and China that has hurt prices.

U.S.-Brazil wheat deal worries local, Argentine farmers

20 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES/SAO PAULO Farmers in Brazil and Argentina are concerned about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's agreement to import 750,000 tonnes of wheat from the United States and other countries outside the Mercosur trade bloc without the 10 percent tariff that is usually required for such purchases.

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