First came a boom, shortly followed by the sound of something bursting. Then, a giant wave — big enough to submerge an area the size of Paris in 15 feet of water — washed across southeastern Laos, ripping villages apart, swallowing homes, and dispersing thousands of people.
Latin American currencies strengthened
against a broadly weaker U.S. dollar on Tuesday, while Brazil's
main equity index jumped after three days of losses as risk
sentiment improved on news of continued trade talks between the
United States and China.
The greenback weakened amid speculation that the U.S.
Federal Reserve would pause its rate increases sooner than
previously thought, helping MSCI's index for Latin American
Argentina is on the verge of signing a deal with the United States that would allow two-way trade of fresh beef for the first time in nearly two decades, the South American country's international trade secretary, Marisa Bircher, said.
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