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Scotiabank formalizes agreement with BBVA to acquire its shares in BBVA Chile

Published on Dec 05 2017 // Chile, Latin America, News, South America
TORONTO and NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Scotiabank announced today that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) has formally accepted Scotiabank’s offer to acquire its 68.19% ownership in BBVA Chile, and its interests in certain subsidiaries, for approximately...

Canada Warns About Travel To Honduras As Post Election Protests Continue

Canada Warns About Travel To Honduras As Post Election Protests Continue
Post election protests continue in Honduras. (Twitter image) News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. Dec. 4, 2017: Canada’s government is warning its nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if traveling to the Central American nation of Honduras as thousands continued to protests the slow pace...

Editor’s Pick – The Week In Photos From Latin America

Editor’s Pick – The Week In Photos From Latin America
Supporters of Honduran presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance against the Dictatorship party Salvador Nasralla, set a barricade alight during a protest outside the Electoral Supreme Court (TSE), to demand the announcement of the election final results in Tegucigalpa, on November 30, 2017....

Scotiabank submits a binding offer to BBVA to acquire its shares in BBVA Chile

Published on Nov 28 2017 // Chile, Latin America, News, South America, Top Stories
TORONTO and NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Scotiabank announced today that it has submitted a binding offer to acquire Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.’s (BBVA) shares in BBVA Chile, which BBVA is willing to accept if BBVA’s minority partner, the Said family,...

Latin America News – 8 Latin American Nations With Upcoming Elections

Compiled From The Economist News Americas, MIAMI, Fl, Fri. Nov. 17, 2017: Election season is coming up in Latin America over the next year and voters in several nations will go to the polls to elect a new government in these   nations. Here are the 8 Latin American nations going to the polls between...

Caribbean Sports Round-Up – Bribery In Soccer On Trial In A Brooklyn Court

Caribbean Sports Round-Up – Bribery In Soccer On Trial In A Brooklyn Court
Former FIFA vice president Juan Angel Napout (C) of Paraguay arrives November 13, 2017 at Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in New York. The FIFA corruption trial is to get underway with opening statements in New York two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history...

Five Things You Should Know About The South American Victims Of The NYC Terror Attack

Five Things You Should Know About The South American Victims Of The NYC Terror Attack
L to R: NYC terror victims Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferrucci (Facebook image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Nov. 2, 2017: The majority of victims of the Halloween Terror Attack in New York City Tuesday were foreigners. Five of the eight were from South America. Here are...

Bribery Perceived To Be Most Common In This Latin America and Caribbean Nation

Bribery Perceived To Be Most Common In This Latin America and Caribbean Nation
By NAN Business Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 13, 2017: A new report from Transparency International found that bribery is perceived to be most common in at least one Latin America and one Caribbean nation. A new report People and Corruption: Latin America and the Caribbean, based on...

Venezuela: The Longer View

Venezuela: The Longer View
Venezuelan opposition activists carry out a peaceful demonstration to remember the opppositionists jailed and the victims of past protests, in Caracas on August 30, 2017. The widespread rights abuses committed against protesters in Venezuela has left democracy ‘barely alive’, the UN said...

This Anti-Government Protestor In Venezuela Stands Stark Naked

This Anti-Government Protestor In Venezuela Stands Stark Naked
Naked Venezuelan Protester. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 9, 2017: An anti-government activist took a different stand against Venezuelan security forces Tuesday. He simply took his clothes off. The unidentified man is among the latest naked...