Stories for December 7th 2011
The Canadian government launched on Wednesday the First Ministerial Dialogue on the Americas with more than a hundred representatives from the private sector, academia, think tanks, civil society organizations and government.
China will attempt to counterbalance the drop in exports to the European Union and the United States concentrating in emerging markets such as Latin America and Asia, said on Wednesday Wang Shouwen, head of International Trade from the Beijing Ministry of Trade.
China and Bolivia have agreed to strengthen military relations which are a continuation of the “excellent links in other fields”, according to an official press release in Beijing
The winner of the Nobel Prize in economics says that a decade ago he feared the Euro would face problems because there wasn't enough fiscal coordination between countries to support it.
”Comrade Artemio” head of one of the two remnant groups of the Peruvian armed terrorist Shinning Path movement admitted defeat and called on the government in Lima to begin a dialogue process to reach a peace accord.
The UK is planning a huge marine protection zone near the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, in an area that is also claimed by Argentina, a British official said on Wednesday.
The European Commission decided to cut aid from its 2014-2020 budget to 19 emerging economies including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and seven other Latin American countries, the EU development commissioner Andris Piebalgs said on Wednesday.
Banco Santander SA said late Tuesday it has agreed to sell all of its units in Colombia, including Banco Santander Colombia, to Chilean CorpBanca as part of its efforts to collect fund to comply with European regulators.
Thousands of Colombians on Tuesday joined demonstrations demanding that the country's oldest guerrilla group, the FARC, free all its hostages, ten days after rebels murdered four men who had been held for more than a decade.The FARC responded with a promise, posted on its webpage, to release hostages.
Under the heading of “More continuity than change”, Argentine political analyst Rosendo Fraga describes the incoming cabinet of re-elected president Cristina Fernandez as something very much in the style of the Kirchner.