Mexican investors including the billionaire owner of Grupo Financiero Ve Por Mas will invest 450 million euros ($621 million) in Banco Popular Espanol SA as Spanish banks tap Latin American funds to bolster capital.
A band’s fireworks display at a nightclub in Brazil early this morning turned deadly, killing more than 230 and injuring dozens when it set the building ablaze, according to police and televised reports.
William Beach loved cantaloupe -- so much so that starting in June last year he ate it almost every day. By August, the 87-year-old retired tractor mechanic from Mustang, Oklahoma, was complaining to his family that he was fatigued, with pain everywhere in his body.
Brazilian police had to restrain demonstrators who threatened to disrupt the Confederations Cup soccer tournament yesterday even after President Dilma Rousseff urged protesters to abandon violence and welcome foreign squads gearing up for next year’s World Cup.
Victor Alberola Salcedo was shocked when the construction of a suburban Madrid train line was halted in 2010, terminating a contract for his 17-person company. It brought home the reality of the worst economy in his country’s more than 30 years of democracy.