The death toll from more than three weeks of protests in Venezuela rose to 19 as opposition and government supporters held rival marches and the Organization of American States hosted a closed-door meeting on the crisis.
Billionaire Carlos Slim ’s gold and silver producer Minera Frisco SAB soared 26 percent in its first day of trading in Mexico City after being spun off from Grupo Carso SAB as investors bet precious metals prices will increase.
BRF SA, Brazil’s biggest food producer, plans to divest more local assets after last week’s sale of two beef plants while expanding its overseas business, Chief Executive Officer Claudio Galeazzi said.
Coca-Cola Femsa SAB, the largest publicly traded Coke bottler by volume, is in talks to buy a controlling stake in the Coca-Cola Co.’s Philippine unit in what would be its first acquisition outside Latin America.
Coca-Cola Femsa SAB, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, was raised to “buy” from “hold” at Banco Santander SA, which said the company should benefit from a recovery in Mexico in 2011 and a “solid” performance in Brazil.