Starlink Arrives in Argentina; Peru’s Former President Fujimori Freed

A roundup of Thursday’s news from across Latin America

Bloomberg Línea
March 17, 2022 | 09:26 PM

Bloomberg Línea — Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet network has touched down in Argentina, to “provide administrative, technical, financial, economic or management services in the provision of Internet services to companies or individuals”. In addition, the company will aim to “develop, market and install hardware devices, including antenna and user terminals”, it said.

Former president of Peru Alberto Fujimori has been freed from prison, where he had been serving a 25-year sentence for human rights violations committed during his 1990-2000 presidency. Fujimori was granted habeas corpus by the country’s Constitutional Court, upholding a pardon granted him by former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in 2017.

On the region’s stock markets, Argentina led the gains across the region, with its Merval index (MERVAL) leading, closing with a 2.51% hike, while Brazil’s Ibovespa (IBOV) closed with a gain of 1.77% and the Mexican stock exchange (MEXBOL) gained 1.78% to register an all-time high..

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Following is a roundup of Thursday’s news from Bloomberg Línea and Bloomberg reporters across Latin America.

Argentina:

Brazil:

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Chile:

Colombia:

Ecuador:

El Salvador:

Mexico:

Peru:

  • With three votes in favor, Peru’s Constitutional Court has granted habeas corpus in favor of former president Alberto Fujimori, freeing him from prison, where he had been serving a 25-year sentence for human rights violations committed during his 1990-2000 presidency. Fujimori had requested the annulment of a decision by the court that denied the pardon granted to him by former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in 2017.

Venezuela:

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