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Mexico's energy opening faces test in deepwater oil auction
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An auction of deepwater oil and gas fields in Mexico this month may prove the last major opportunity for President Enrique Pena Nieto's government to capitalize on its opening of the energy sector, the central plank of its economic agenda.
Ex-Honduran minister gets nearly two-and-a-half years prison in U.S. drug case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former member of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's cabinet was sentenced by a New York federal judge to nearly 2-1/2 years in prison on Friday, after pleading guilty to attempting to launder drug money from the Central American country.
Big year ahead for ECM in Argentina
That is a lot of supply for a small market - the combined market cap of the benchmark Merval Index is only US$137bn, even after a gain of more than 13% in the first two weeks of 2018.
Pele is resting, not suffering exhaustion: spokesman
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer great Pele is resting at home in and reports that he was taken to hospital because of exhaustion are "fake news," his spokesperson told Reuters on Friday.
Canada PM to boost support for NAFTA in U.S. as talks intensify
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit three major U.S. cities next month to bolster support for NAFTA as negotiators revising the trade pact tackle major differences, officials said on Friday.
Puerto Rico board grills officials on found money, years of accounting woes
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's federally appointed financial oversight board on Friday questioned island officials about how they planned to centralize financial control after the bankrupt U.S. territory discovered nearly $7 billion in previously unreported money.
Quake hits Gulf of California, Mexico says no damage reported
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake that struck in the Gulf of California shook buildings and sent people running outdoors across parts of northern Mexico on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Protect the Amazon from big business and greed, Pope Francis urges
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Reuters) - Pope Francis issued a ringing defense of the people and the environment of the Amazon on Friday, saying big business and "consumerist greed" could not be allowed to destroy a natural habitat vital for the entire planet.
UPDATE 3-NAFTA future clouds Kansas City Southern earnings beat
Jan 19 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, a U.S. railroad with extensive operations in Mexico, sought to ease investor fears on Friday over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, touting forecasts of solid freight volumes and a stronger economy in 2018.
Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Loreto, Mexico - USGS
LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Loreto in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur on Friday, the United States Geological Survey reported.
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