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Martin Guzman

Argentina’s economy minister quits over inflation crisis

Argentina is facing mounting economic troubles, with inflation running above 60 per cent and sovereign bonds at record lows.

  • Jorge Otaola


Former rebel Gustavo Petro, his wife, Veronica Alcocer, and his running mate, Francia Marquez, right, celebrate with supporters.

Leftist ex-rebel wins Colombian presidency

Gustavo Petro, mistrusted by many investors, wants to transform the country’s business-friendly economic model.

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  • Matthew Bristow and Oscar Medina


Rodolfo Hernandez had gained limited attention in most of the country until just a few weeks ago.

Colombia’s Trump may be headed for the presidential palace

Rodolfo Hernandez once called himself a follower of Hitler and says as president he plans to declare a state of emergency to deal with corruption.

  • Julie Turkewitz