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Argentina floods swamp soy crop   Water levels in the flood-hit Argentine town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat Argentina floods cause soy crop losses, force evacuations  4 million metric tons have been ruined. The losses are estimated at up to $1.3 billion Nicolas Maduro declares emergency  Venezuela: The Venezuelan government has announced a 60-day economic emergency to deal with the country's worsening crisis Petrobras corruption costs hit $2bn  Brazil: Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras has taken a $2bn (£1.3bn) charge for costs related to corruption Venezuelans protest over shortages   Thousands have attended an opposition march in Caracas, blaming government policies for the country's worsening economic crisis   Venezuelan economy enters recession  The economy is contracting for the third consecutive quarter and had shrank by 2.3% in the third quarter of the year 13 killed in accident at plant construction site   Ecuador: A sudden collapse at the site of Ecuador's largest-ever infrastructure project killed 13 people, including 3 Chinese workers, and injured a dozen... Argentina suspends P&G business  Argentina has banned the consumer products giant Procter & Gamble from doing business in the country, accusing the firm of tax fraud Argentine debt talks end in failure  New York: Last-minute talks in New York between Argentina and a group of bond-holders to avoid the country defaulting on its debt have ended in failure Argentina restricts online shopping Worker dies in Brazil stadium fall. Amazon Fire burns tonnes of sugar in Brazil Work halted on World Cup stadium. Brazil Minister concerned by stadium delays. Brazil Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape
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B. 2017-08-11 Venezuela's currency worth less than 'World of Warcraft' gold Venezuela
2. 2016-12-17 Venezuela delays 100-bolivar banknote withdrawal Venezuela
D. 2016-05-23 Sugar shortage cuts Coca-Cola production in Venezuela Venezuela
2016-05-14 Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories Caracas, Venezuela
F. 2016-04-29 Argentina floods swamp soy crop Villa Paranacito, Argentina
G. 2016-04-21 Argentina floods cause soy crop losses, force evacuations Argentina
7. 2016-01-15 Nicolas Maduro declares emergency Venezuela
I. 2015-04-22 Petrobras corruption costs hit $2bn Brazil

Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela   Germany: The German airline, Lufthansa, has announced that it will suspend flights to Venezuela from 18 June due to economic difficulties in the country Sugar shortage cuts Coca-Cola production in Venezuela  A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories Map of Caracas Venezuela
  Venezuela's currency worth less than 'World of Warcraft' gold  Dolar Today, a website that tracks the black market rate of the Venezuelan currency, puts the exchange rate at about 10,987 Bolívars per dollar Venezuela delays 100-bolivar banknote withdrawal

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  President Nicolas Maduro has delayed the withdrawal of the 100-bolivar banknote until 2 January
  Venezuela: The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has threatened the seizure of factories that have stopped production and the jailing of their owners


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  Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, the embattled socialist government says it will import 50 million rolls to boost supplies
Apr.24 Judge orders Facebook memorial page removed. Brazil

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Aug.28 Third oil tank bursts into flames at Venezuela refinery
Aug.26 Fires burn at Venezuela refinery Aug.25   Blast halts Venezuela refinery Map of Falcon Venezuela
  A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days

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Mar.29 Falklands blow for UK oil company   The shares in Desire Petroleum drilling for oil off the Falkand islands halved, after it revealed the existing supply may not be commercially...

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Feb.6 Latin America poverty 'may soar'  UN Development Program: The global financial crisis could cause poverty to rise in Latin America by as much as 15% this year

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Jun.15 Farmers renew protests  Argentina: Thousands of farmers protesting grain export tax increases returned to road blockades nationwide, angry over a police crackdown

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Dec.18 Strike strangles oil exports
  Venezuela: Opposition demonstrators blocked major highways and roads, paralyzing parts of the capital
Apr.19 Bank freeze ordered  Argentina: All banking operations and foreign currency transactions suspended indefinitely amid fears of a financial collapse

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Dec.19 Argentina plunges into turmoil
  Economy Minister, Domingo Cavallo, has resigned. Police fired tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of angry protesters Mar.20 World's biggest oil rig sinks
  Rio de Janeiro: The explosion knocked out a supporting pillar, and the platform tilted and sank in just a few minutes

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