MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities said on Wednesday they had fired the top prosecutor in Jalisco state, the second official to lose his job after the discovery of a container truck holding the bodies of hundreds of victims of the country's drug war.
MEXICO CITY Miner Grupo Mexico could reopen the country's largest underground mine in the first quarter of 2019, after it closed more than a decade ago due to a workers strike, a senior government official said in an interview.
(Recasts with Mexican peso losses, updates prices)
By Bruno Federowski and Noe Torres
BRASILIA/MEXICO CITY, Aug 28 Currencies across
Latin America weakened on Tuesday as investor concerns over
Brazil's elections affected the region, and the market booked
profits after Mexico and the United States announced a bilateral
Several polls in Brazil have showed jailed former President
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has railed against austerity,
leading the ballot, with market favorite Geraldo Alckmin failing
to pick up steam.
The Brazilian real weakened 1.49 percent. The Mexican
peso, which strengthened on Monday after Mexico and the
United States announced a deal on bilateral issues related to
the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), weakened 1.38
Canada's top trade negotiator joined her Mexican and U.S.
counterparts in Washington on Tuesday in a bid to remain part of
a trilateral North American trade pact, as U.S. officials
expressed optimism a deal could be reached this week.
Thorny negotiations around NAFTA, which have dragged on for
much longer than originally envisioned, have weighed on demand
for emerging-market assets throughout the year.
Key Latin American stock indexes and currencies at 240 GMT:
Stock indexes daily YTD %
MSCI Emerging Markets 1069.84 0.07 -7.71
MSCI LatAm 2488.82 -2.46 -9.78
Brazil Bovespa 77321.99 -0.78 1.20
Mexico IPC 50009.21 -0.81 1.33
Argentina MerVal 24898.22 -2.11 -17.19
Colombia IGBC 12180.67 -0.01 7.12
Venezuela IBC 354544.9 -6.28 27968.
Currencies daily YTD %
Brazil real 4.1413 -1.49 -19.99
Mexico peso 19.0385 -1.38 3.47
Chile peso 662.3 -0.56 -7.19
Colombia peso 2988.8 -1.65 -0.23
Peru sol 3.293 -0.15 -1.70
Argentina peso (interbank) 31.4400 -1.49 -40.84
Argentina peso (parallel) 33.2 -2.26 -42.08
(Reporting by Bruno Federowski;
Editing by Dan Grebler and Alistair Bell)
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