Boric Names Central Bank Chief as Finance Minister; Colombia Opens First Wind Farm in 17 Years

A roundup of Friday’s news from across Latin America

Bloomberg Línea
January 21, 2022 | 08:32 PM
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Bloomberg Línea — Chile’s President-elect Gabriel Boric has named his cabinet, which includes Central Bank chief Mario Marcel as finance minister, a nomination welcomed by the markets as a sign of economic and fiscal responsibility.

Colombia opened its first new wind farm in 17 years, while Mexico’s new oil refinery, under construction in the southeastern state of Tabasco, will likely run 40% over budget and is unlikely to be completed on deadline.

Following is a roundup of Friday’s news from our reporters across Latin America.

Argentina

Brazil

Colombia

Chile

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Ecuador

Mexico

Peru

Peru is preparing legal action against Spanish energy company Repsol over an oil spillage off the South American country's coast.dfd

Panama

Venezuela

This is how the region’s markets closed on Friday, January 21: