The manufacturing sector in Brazil has contracted for the eighth month in a row. It's a key economy in the region, where a lot of European businesses have interests. A meeting held in Berlin was aimed at boosting investment there.
Several people were killed as the opposition boycotted an election that could place near-total power in the hands President Nicolas Maduro. The US was set to announce tough new sanctions against the oil-rich country.
Argentina and Mexico are important trading partners for Germany - all the more so as Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Latin America in search of allies against US President Donald Trump's protectionist leanings.
When India and Pakistan became independent 70 years ago, they were at the same level of development, with both equally poor and wretched. But the economic gap between them is growing.
America's infrastructure is in a state of crisis. Roads and train lines are old, dangerous and cost the country billions of dollars in economic growth. Trump wants to repair damages but he is at the mercy of investors.
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