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Argentine Inflation to April Surpasses Venezuela’s; Former Chávez Nurse Extradited to U.S.

A roundup of Friday’s news from across Latin America

Bloomberg Línea
By Adam Critchley
May 14, 2022 | 12:06 am

Bloomberg Línea — Argentina’s inflation to end-April was 23.1%, surpassing that of Venezuela during the first four months of the year, and Claudia Diaz, nurse of the late Hugo Chávez, former president of Venezuela, has been extradited to the U.S. to face charges of money laundering and embezzlement.

The Argentine stock market’s Merval index (MERVAL) saw the strongest gains, followed by the S&P BVL/Peru (SPBLPGPT), which broke a streak of seven consecutive sessions of losses.

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

Argentina:

Chile:

Panama:

Venezuela: