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US pork exports to Colombia on the rise

September 24, 2013
Just over a year after the trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force its effect can already be felt, as exports of U.S. meat are increasing and demand is growing.
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Brazil ramps up plastics resins imports

September 23, 2013
Due to Brazil's rapidly growing industry, demand for plastics and plastic resins is continually growing, leading to a rising volume and value of imports.
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Venezuela blames saboteurs for deadly blast at refinery in 2012

September 11, 2013
Venezuela's oil minister, Rafael Ramirez, announced that the deadly blast at the state-run Amuay Refinery, which killed 42 people, was the result of sabotage.
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Latin American refining sector struggling to capitalize on growing oil output

September 9, 2013
Latin America's oil production has been on the rise over the past few years but most economies in the region have had difficulties capitalizing on this development.
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Veolia Water, Petrobras sign contract for oil-bearing secondary material processing unit

August 13, 2013
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Brazil and Veolia Water Americas signed a contract with Petrobras to design, build, own and operate an oil-bearing secondary material processing unit at its Alberto Pasqualini REFAP Refinery located in Porto Alegre, South Brazil.
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Emerson selected to modernize hydropower plants in Brazil

August 5, 2013
Emerson Process Management has been awarded contracts totaling nearly $9 million to modernize the controls of multiple hydropower plants and a dispatch center for AES Tietê in Brazil.
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São Paulo to host second PTX South America

July 22, 2013
São Paulo will host the second edition of the PTX South America, a dedicated event for powder technology in Latin America to be held Aug. 6-8.
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Odebrecht to invest heavily in Latin America

May 6, 2013
Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht announced May 1 plans to invest $20 billion globally over the next three years, 85 percent of which will be invested in Latin America.
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Brazilian oil giant to host first demo showcasing ROM solution

January 24, 2013
The Fieldbus Foundation on Wednesday announced plans to conduct a series of live field demonstrations showcasing its FOUNDATION™ for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology.
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Peru to hold third national petrochemical conference in January

January 14, 2013
Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) will hold the Third Peru Petrochemical Conference on Jan. 24-25, in Lima.
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