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Political vacuum in Haiti could let president rule single-handedly

13 Jan 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian President Jovenel Moise could be ruling by decree later this week, a scenario he said would help break the Caribbean nation's political deadlock but which critics fear will undermine its fragile democracy.

Ten years after devastating quake, Haitians struggle to survive

12 Jan 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Every morning as the sun rises over the dusty, overgrown ruins of the Haitian capital's iconic cathedral, Paul Christandro, who lived nearby all his life, thinks about the day ten years ago when he watched it come down, killing his friends.

Decade after Haiti's big quake, president says aid system needs overhaul

12 Jan 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE The international aid system is deeply flawed and needs an overhaul, Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Saturday, almost 10 years since the impoverished Caribbean island nation was struck by one of the deadliest earthquakes in history.

Exclusive: Weakened by sanctions, Venezuela's PDVSA cedes oilfield operations to foreign firms

04 Jan 2020

Venezuelan state company PDVSA is letting some joint venture partners take over the day-to-day operation of oilfields as its own capacity dwindles due to sanctions and a lack of cash and staff, according to a former oil minister, an opposition lawmaker and industry sources.

Mexico hedges oil output for 2020 as risks grow

03 Jan 2020

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK Mexico has completed its annual oil hedging program for 2020 at $49 a barrel, the finance ministry said on Friday at a time when the finances of both the sovereign and state oil company Pemex are particularly vulnerable.

UPDATE 3-Mexico hedges oil output for 2020 as risks grow

03 Jan 2020

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK, Jan 3 Mexico has completed its annual oil hedging program for 2020 at $49 a barrel, the finance ministry said on Friday at a time when the finances of both the sovereign and state oil company Pemex are particularly vulnerable.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Weakened by sanctions, Venezuela's PDVSA cedes oilfield operations to foreign firms

03 Jan 2020

Jan 3 Venezuelan state company PDVSA is letting some joint venture partners take over the day-to-day operation of oilfields as its own capacity dwindles due to sanctions, lack of cash and staff, according to a former oil minister, an opposition lawmaker and industry sources.

EXCLUSIVE-Weakened by sanctions, Venezuela's PDVSA cedes oilfield operations to foreign firms

03 Jan 2020

Jan 3 Venezuelan state company PDVSA is letting some joint venture partners take over the day-to-day operation of oilfields as its own capacity dwindles due to sanctions, lack of cash and staff, according to a former oil minister, an opposition lawmaker and industry sources.

With fates intertwined, Mexico and Pemex face downgrade risk in 2020

03 Jan 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico threw troubled state oil company Pemex a lifeline in 2019 to stop $80 billion in bonds held by investors worldwide being labeled junk by credit rating agencies. Now, investors worry that the state itself is a risk for Pemex.

Bolivian Senate head assumes interim presidency; Morales' loyalists object

13 Nov 2019

LA PAZ/MEXICO CITY The head of Bolivia's Senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political fight from exile in Mexico after resigning in what he has alleged was a coup. | Video

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