Peru’s former Finance Minister Mercedes Araoz said she will run for president next year as a candidate for President Alan Garcia’s Apra party. The independent candidate was proclaimed this week as presidential candidate by Apra’s Executive Committee and thus joins the growing rank of women presidents and candidates in the region.
There is a largely untapped lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) market in Latin America, according to a recent survey.
Argentina expects an important inflow of gay tourists this coming season, more specifically the capital Buenos Aires following pioneering legislation making marriage among same sex people legal.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced the nationalization of steelmaker Sidetur and of several real estate developers that failed to complete housing projects.
The Spanish newspaper El Pais is strengthening its presence in Latin America after starting this week with an edition in Chile that will be distributed together with the Santiago daily La Tercera.
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will pump 600 billion US dollars into the US economy by the end of June next year to try and boost the fragile recovery. The stimulus equates 75 billion USD a month, slightly more than economists had expected.
Elements of the British press have expressed concern that despite close political ties at present, a 50-year military treaty with France could jeopardize Britain’s ability to react independently, for example in the Falkland Islands, according to France 24-International News which makes a summary of the British press reactions.
The incident occurred in the House of Commons and involved UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox and Labour MP Thomas Docherty, as was reported by James Kirkup in the Daily Telegraph.
Support for Chilean President Sebastian Piñera rose to new highs in October after the dramatic rescue of 33 trapped miners, a poll showed Tuesday, strengthening his hand as he pushes his first budget through Congress.
Voter dissatisfaction with the United States economy has given Republicans an anticipated but equally stunning advance in Congress winning a majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Democrats retained their majority in the Senate.