- Mexican president says more fentanyl enters the U.S. and Canada than MexicoAmericas ·
March 17, 2023 · 6:15 AM UTC
Greater quantities of synthetic opioid fentanyl directly enter the United States and Canada than Mexico, Mexico's president said on Thursday, pushing back against U.S. criticism of his record on cracking down on trafficking in the lethal drug.
- AmericasMexico central bank's main focus is tackling inflation -deputy governor
Bank of Mexico's main focus is tackling inflation, deputy governor Galia Borja said on Thursday, when asked how fears of a banking crisis roiling U.S. and European markets could impact monetary policy at the central bank.
- BusinessMexico's top central banker: Mexican banks robust, have sufficient cash
Bank of Mexico Governor Victoria Rodriguez vouched for the country's banking system on Thursday, calling it robust and sufficiently liquid, just days after banking woes struck lenders abroad, sparking fears of wider contagion.
- BusinessAmericanas' ex-chief testifies before watchdog after accounting scandal -source
The former chief executive of scandal-hit Brazilian retailer Americanas SA testified on Thursday at the country's securities watchdog, a source familiar with the matter said, as authorities probe accounting inconsistencies.
- BusinessArgentina hikes interest rate 300 basis points after inflation breaks 100% barrier
Argentina's central bank board said it agreed to hike the country's benchmark interest rate by 300 basis points to 78% on Thursday after annual inflation hit 100% for the first time in over three decades.
- AmericasGunman in Canadian city of Edmonton kills two police, himself
A man shot dead two police officers in the western Canadian city of Edmonton early on Thursday before taking his own life, officials said, in a rare instance of police in Canada being killed on duty.