Most Latin American currencies weakened
on Monday with Brazil's real giving up early gains and
Argentina's peso sliding after a surprise twist in its
The currencies of Brazil, Colombia and Peru
traded between flat to 0.3% lower. Mexico's peso,
however, firmed 0.1%.
Argentina's currency fell 0.9% after the main
populist challenger in the presidential election, Cristina
Fernandez de Kirchner, surprised investors by saying
A former Colombian rebel leader has been hospitalized with signs of altered consciousness a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S. Authorities said Saturday that Seuxis Hernández also had wounds on his arms that were earlier described as self-inflicted lacerations.
A former Colombian rebel leader was re-arrested Friday moments after his release from jail by a special peace tribunal whose protection of him from extradition to the U.S. has triggered an institutional crisis and revived debate about justice for victims of the country's armed conflict.
Colombia's attorney general said on Wednesday he resigned in protest after a special court charged with prosecuting war crimes denied a U.S. extradition request for a former FARC leader accused of drug trafficking.
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