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Exclusive: Peru's Sagasti says he will not push for referendum on constitution

21 Nov 2020

LIMA Peru's interim President Francisco Sagasti said he will not push for a referendum on changing the country's constitution to solve a biting political crisis that has seen loud calls in street protests over recent weeks for major reform.

Exclusive: Peru's interim president eyes new debt amid economic, political crises

21 Nov 2020

LIMA Peru is planning to raise new public debt in the short term in order to finance the Andean country's deep fiscal deficit and repay interest on old debt in 2021, interim President Francisco Sagasti told Reuters.

Peru's youth has taken down a president. Now they want more

19 Nov 2020

LIMA Grace Yarango is only 18 and she's already helped take down a president. Now she - and many other of Peru's millennials and Generation Z youth - have their eyes on bigger prizes: changes to the constitution and reforming a widely reviled Congress.

Embraer prepares for 'very challenging' 2021 as new COVID waves hamper travel

10 Nov 2020

Brazil's Embraer SA is preparing for a "very challenging" 2021 as new coronavirus waves in the United States and Europe are appearing to delay a potential recovery in travel, Chief Executive Francisco Gomes Neto said on Tuesday.

In Evo's shadow, Bolivia's new president Luis Arce promises moderate socialism

07 Nov 2020

LA PAZ Luis Arce, a quiet economist who will be sworn in as Bolivia's president on Sunday after a landslide election win, knew where he stood in the political spectrum as a young teenager in La Paz, when he picked up the writings of philosopher Karl Marx.

Luis Arce: Bolivia's new president credited for its socialist growth 'miracle'

22 Oct 2020

LA PAZ Luis Arce, the quiet economist who will take over as Bolivia's president next month after a landslide election win, knew where he stood in the political spectrum as a young teenager in La Paz, when he picked up the writings of German philosopher Karl Marx.

Analysis: Bolivia vote suggests pandemic may fuel populism in Latin America

21 Oct 2020

LA PAZ/BUENOS AIRES A landslide win by Bolivia's socialist party at weekend elections may herald a year of dramatic shifts in Latin American politics as the painful economic impact of the pandemic discredits incumbents and fuels demand for change.

Exclusive: Bolivia's President-elect Arce says 'no role' for Morales in new government

21 Oct 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's president-elect Luis Arce told Reuters on Tuesday that there was "no role" in his government for socialist party leader Evo Morales, who governed for almost 14 years before resigning under pressure last year and fleeing the country.

Bolivia official count shows Arce with majority of vote, confirms rapid tally

20 Oct 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's official vote count showed socialist candidate Luis Arce with a majority of the vote with nearly 60% of ballots counted by late morning on Tuesday, backing up unofficial fast counts that had put him as the outright election winner.

Bolivia's socialists seal comeback win after tumultuous year

20 Oct 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's socialists all but sealed a dramatic election comeback after their centrist rival Carlos Mesa conceded the vote on Monday, with several unofficial vote counts giving the party of ousted leader Evo Morales an unassailable 20 percentage-point lead. | Video

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Biden picks diverse team of top economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden named former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary nominee on Monday, and named three women to other top economic posts, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.