* Optimism over copper helps Chilean, Peruvian FX * Virus resurgence in Brazil a cause of concern By Ambar Warrick April 7 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies marked small gains on Wednesday as the dollar appeared to have stabilized after recent losses, although a second wave of regional COVID-19 infections weighed on sentiment. Brazil's real was largely flat to the dollar, while Chile's peso and the Peruvian sol rose on optimism over copper prices. Virus-related deaths in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, are forecast to surpass the worst of a record January wave in the United States, as daily fatalities climbed above 4000 a day.
* Brazil's real leads gains as inflation increases * Argentine peso the sole loser * Latam stocks up in afternoon trade (Updates prices throughout, adds comments) By Ambar Warrick and Shreyashi Sanyal April 5 (Reuters) - Most Latin American currencies rose on Monday as the dollar retreated slightly from recent gains, while Argentina's peso dropped after President Alberto Fernandez tested positive for COVID-19. Chile's peso hit a more-than one-month high, while Brazil's real rose 0.9% at 5.66, leading gains among its peers on waning pressure from the greenback, which retreated slightly from recent peaks after stellar U.S. payrolls data. The real also benefited from increasing inflation trends, which have spurred monetary policy tightening measures by Brazil's central bank.
* Brazil set for a near 9% decline in Q1 * Latam FX gains on the day as dollar weakens * Cielo soar after Brazil greenlights WhatsApp payments (Adds comments, updates prices throughout) By Sruthi Shankar and Shreyashi Sanyal March 31 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies and stocks were on course to close out their worst quarter in a year on Wednesday as bets of a faster U.S. economic recovery lifted the dollar and a worsening coronavirus crisis in Brazil hit regional markets. The real, among the worst performing EM currencies so far this year with losses of almost 9%, rose 1.6%. Other regional peers including the Mexican peso, the Colombian peso and the Chilean peso all rose in a reversal of this year's trend as the dollar weakened.