Mexico's López Obrador claims Peso strength reflects confidence in his economic strategy

Mexico's López Obrador claims Peso strength reflects confidence in his economic strategy

18/09/2020LPO (Mexico City)
The president denied that the Mexican currency's appreciation is due to the weakness of the dollar, as experts indicated: "It is because they now know that there is rule of law".
Recession and foreign currency controls accelerate flight of international companies from Argentina

Recession and foreign currency controls accelerate flight of international companies from Argentina

18/09/2020LPO (Buenos Aires)
Hit by a long recession and currency exchange problems, Falabella, Sodimac, and Walmart join the firms that want to leave the country.

OECD lowers projection for Mexico's economy with a 10% drop

OECD lowers projection for Mexico's economy with a 10% drop

18/09/2020LPO (Mexico City)
The organization believes that the effects of the pandemic are more severe than first projected. It anticipates that the vaccine will be available halfway through 2021.

Exclusive: Mexico fears a secret pact between Argentinean President and Trump to manipulate IDB election

Exclusive: Mexico fears a secret pact between Argentinean President and Trump to manipulate IDB election

15/09/2020LPO (Mexico City)
Claver-Carone, an advisor to Trump, was elected president after Argentina withdrew its candidate. Mexico had rejected to lead organism to support Argentina.

 Argentina loses fight with Trump over IDB presidency: "We can only hope that Biden wins"

Argentina loses fight with Trump over IDB presidency: "We can only hope that Biden wins"

11/09/2020LPO (Buenos Aires)
Without support from Europe, they admit that Béliz will be defeated by Claver-Carone on Saturday. Argentina will abstain from voting.

This week
Pentagon asks Mexican military to avoid purchases of Chinese security software

Pentagon asks Mexican military to avoid purchases of Chinese security software

11/09/2020LPO (Mexico City)
Concerns about Chinese interests in Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua. The precedent of the Banco del Bienestar affair.
 Mexico's Central Bank Vice-Governor warns: "Pemex will soon go from being a migraine for the government to an incurable cancer"

Mexico's Central Bank Vice-Governor warns: "Pemex will soon go from being a migraine for the government to an incurable cancer"

10/09/2020LPO (Mexico City)
Jonathan Heath regretted that the government sees the troubled oil giant as a promise. Tough questions about the 2021 budget outlook for the oil company.

An old espionage scandal shocks Spanish politics

An old espionage scandal shocks Spanish politics

10/09/2020Por Jesús Ortega (Madrid)
A secret operation designed to hide evidence of corruption during the last administration puts important PP figures up against the ropes.

Police protests in Argentina remind Government of coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia

Police protests in Argentina remind Government of coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia

09/09/2020LPO (Buenos Aires)
Police protests in Buenos Aires Province, the largest and most populous of the country, reached the home of Governor Axel Kicillof and later of president Alberto Fernández.

Spain begins Phase 2 clinical trials for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Spain begins Phase 2 clinical trials for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

04/09/2020Por Jesús Ortega (Madrid)
The tests will last two months and 190 people will participate. The Government signed the final contract with AstraZeneca with the aim of receiving the first doses in December.