Stories for March 2011
The growing Hispanic population in the United States has reached a new milestone, topping 50 million, or 16.3%, officially solidifying its position as the country's second-largest group, U.S. Census Bureau officials said this week.
Latin American policy makers should withdraw fiscal and monetary stimulus to prevent their economies from overheating before turning to capital controls to limit foreign currency inflows, said Nicolas Eyzaguirre, the International Monetary Fund Western Hemisphere director.
The Fukushima syndrome hit hard in Germany for Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition that suffered bruising losses in two state legislative elections Sunday, losing control of the main prize, Baden-Wuerttemberg state.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez begins Monday a tour of four South American countries to strengthen ties and to analyze existing accords, the Bolivarian revolution leader said on Sunday.
The west has already scripted the ouster of the Libyan strongman Colonel Muammar Qadhafi. Coalition forces have given a severe blow to the Libyan Air Force and Army. Now, NATO has taken over the military command. Qadhafi’s one son has reportedly been killed. Qadhafi can be dethroned anytime.
Negotiators from the European Union, Colombia and Peru have signed the final texts on an association agreement with a free trade chapter designed to increase commerce between the Andean countries and the European bloc, it was reported Friday.
Boosted by agriculture Paraguay's economy grew an all time record of 15,3% in 2010, following on a 3.8% contraction in 2009, according to the latest release from the Central bank.
Radioactivity levels are soaring in seawater near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant, Japan's nuclear safety agency said, two weeks after the nuclear power plant was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami.
Agreement is close on a transfer of power from Yemen's veteran President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a government minister says. After six weeks of protests, Mr Saleh has said he is willing to step down this year. But the demonstrators want him to go immediately
BBC Caribbean Service has made its final broadcast, ending seven decades of programming for the region. The service is being shut as part of budget cuts announced by the BBC World Service in January.