Bladex names new CEO

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Jorge Salas leaves Banesco's US operations to take over the Panama-based trade finance bank in March

NADB names new CFO

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Julio Zamora joins the San Antonio-based development bank from Citi

White & Case names new head in Mexico

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Ismael Reyes Retana steps in as office executive partner as Francisco de Rosenzweig becomes administrative partner

US Senate passes USMCA, Canada remains

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New trade agreement passes the upper house with strong bipartisan support

Taurus picks new US CEO

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Bret Vorhees takes over the Brazilian firearm company's North American subsidiary

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Bank of America names new head of syndicated loans for LatAm

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Jorge Ortiz takes on new duties alongside his existing role in charge of debt capital markets in Mexico

BNP Paribas appoints new CIB CEO in the Americas

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French bank names José Placido to replace Bob Hawley in charge of corporate investment banking in the region

Cemig names new CEO

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Reynaldo Passanezi Filho takes the top job at the Minas Gerais state power company

Itaú names new CEO in Chile

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Gabriel Moura replaces Manuel Olivares at the helm of the Brazilian bank's local branch

HSBC names new CEO in Mexico

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Jorge Arce replaces Nuno Matos at the helm of the British bank's local branch

New EPM CEO to move ahead with Hidroituango

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Álvaro Rendón takes over the city-owned utility for Mayor Daniel Quintero

Credit Suisse adds to LatAm DCM team

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Swiss bank hires Matthew Dukes from UBS

Parque Arauco hires new head for Peru

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Chilean shopping mall company hires Alejandro Camino to lead its business in the neighboring country

Argentina puts tax increases at heart of economic recovery plan

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Fiscally conservative bill brings some cheer to creditors, but questions remain about the government's plans to restructure debt