Stories for October 17th 2012
Members from the indigenous Mapuche community in Patagonia protested angrily at the south Argentina resort of Bariloche demanding that a statue in honour of President General Julio A Roca be removed since “he was responsible for the greatest genocide in our history”.
Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto called in London this week for expanded “cooperation and trade” between his country and Britain based on their shared vision of “free trade”.
Brazil's deeper-than-expected economic slowdown is amplifying the deceleration already being experienced by Argentina and Uruguay as a result of the global slowdown, according to a new Fitch Ratings report.
By 2022 if all works out as planned the Aconcagua Bi-Oceanic corridor should link the Atlantic with the Pacific coast of South America facilitating trade and business opportunities.
Britain's only flying Cold War Vulcan bomber and which participated in Operation Black Buck bombing Stanley airport during the Falkland Islands conflict of 1982, will take its final flight next year before being grounded because of soaring restoration costs, according to reports in the UK media.
The following piece was published by Dorvers, CattleNnetwork and refers to the agriculture potential of Latinamerica and Mercosur largest economy. The column sources are Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
The following article was published by Canada’s The Globe and Mail and gives an insight to investors thinking from the north regarding Latinamerica’s two largest economies, Brazil and Mexico.
The ‘State is back’ in Latinamerica and will help establish social policies, diminish inequality and increase inclusion said the regional director of the UN Development Program, Herlado Muñoz during a seminar in Mexico City on “Youth participation and democratic governance in Latin America and the Caribbean”.
Paraguay will begin exploring for hydrocarbons in the Chaco region, heartland of South America next 8 December, said oil consultant Mario Garnero after meeting on Tuesday with President Federico Franco.
Britain this week raised the issue of disproportionate Gibraltar border checks and delays “at the highest level” with the Spanish Government. The issue was revealed in Parliament by Europe Minister David Lidington who was responding to a question in an emergency debate instigated by the all party Gibraltar group.