Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups have agreed a deal to buy banana giant Chiquita, just days after shareholders rejected a deal with rival Fyffes.
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for expropriated assets, an international arbitration tribunal has decided.
On a hill overlooking this heat-baked town, a small oil well painted in the national colors of yellow, blue and red gives off a constant whir as it bobs up and down.
Panama City is only a short flight from the Colombian capital, but a world apart when it comes to dealing with international banking regulations and those looking to stockpile “off shore” investments.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is scheduled to release its much-awaited 2015 economic projections for Latin America next week, and — judging from what I heard in an interview with the IMF’S chief economist for Latin America — there won’t be much to celebrate.