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SkyWest adds 20 first-gen Embraer jets as order for new version remains on hold

31 Jan 2020

Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA said on Thursday that U.S. regional carrier SkyWest Inc has signed a firm order for 20 E175 planes from its E1 generation, worth close to $1 billion, as an order for newer E2 aircraft remains in limbo.

Peru's Keiko Fujimori vows to 'end her silence' as she is jailed again

29 Jan 2020

LIMA As Peruvian authorities detained opposition leader Keiko Fujimori on Tuesday night for a new 15-month jail term, the politician published a pre-recorded video alleging "persecution" and vowing to "end her silence" on the case.

'Stunning defeat': Fujimori's ghost fades in Peru after legislative gamble

27 Jan 2020

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra took a gamble last year when he shuttered Congress after a bruising battle over a corruption crackdown with opposition lawmakers allied to the powerful Fujimori political dynasty.

Peru elects deeply split Congress with right-of-centre tilt

27 Jan 2020

LIMA Peruvians elected a fractured Congress with no clear leadership on Sunday, split among 10 parties with a centre-right party grabbing the most seats with a tally of 24 out of 130, an Ipsos count of vote data reported by domestic media showed.

Argentine airline Flybondi says it could fly domestic in Brazil

24 Jan 2020

SAO PAULO Argentine ultra-low cost airline Flybondi may consider starting to operate domestic flights within Brazil, a company executive said on Friday.

How Uber drains carmaker profits in Latin America's biggest market

11 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO Like many Uber drivers in Sao Paulo, the ride-hailing app's busiest city in the world, Augusto Caio Pereira does not actually own or lease the car he nudges through the city's notorious traffic jams every day.

Brazil airline Gol's new offer for loyalty plan boosts shares

09 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA made a fresh bid on Monday to take over its lucrative loyalty program, Smiles Fidelidade SA , lifting shares of both.

UPDATE 1-Brazil auto production, sales to rise next year - Anfavea

05 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO, Dec 5 Brazilian auto production and sales are expected to rise next year, the national automakers' association Anfavea said on Thursday, without providing more specific guidance.

Flying 14 hours or more? Boeing sees longer routes as 'key' for growth

13 Nov 2019

SAO PAULO Serving airlines that will operate flights lasting 14 hours or longer is a "key consideration" for Boeing Co's global growth strategy over the next 20 years, an executive said on Tuesday.

Embraer lowers dividend guidance, burns cash, as Boeing deal hits snags

12 Nov 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian planemaker Embraer signalled it may issue a smaller dividend to shareholders as it burns through cash before finalising a $4.2 billion (£3.3 billion) commercial passenger jet deal with Boeing , which faces regulatory hurdles.

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Coronavirus cases rise again in China's Hubei province

The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China's Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1,700 people.