Latin America

Latin America
Monday, March 30th 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Cruise lines are preparing for the Cuban rush of US tourists

European and Canadian-owned cruise lines often make stops in Havana. Tourism is already a major part of the Cuban economy

Although U.S. tourists are still technically banned from visiting the Caribbean country, one of the world's last remaining authoritarian regimes, the process of normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba has the cruise industry ready to pounce, according to Maritime Link.

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 11:29 UTC

British experts in sports security visited Uruguay to exchange experiences

 Ms. Storey and Mr. Galilee had the opportunity to attend a football match and to visit the Centenario Stadium, as well as other sports grounds.

British experts in sports security visited Uruguay and shared experiences in sports security management with their counterparts. The UK delegation was made up of Sue Storey, Director of Sports and International Development, and Geoff Galilee, Sports Football Clubs Inspector of the Sports Ground Safety Authorization, SGSA.

Friday, March 27th 2015 - 08:57 UTC

Uruguay's economy expanded 3.5% in 2014, completing over a decade of sustained growth

With the exception of construction, most of other sectors, manufacturing, communications and transport expanded strongly

Uruguay's GDP expanded a strong 3.5% during 2014 over the previous year, with positive activity in most sectors of the Mercosur member economy, according to the latest report from the Central bank. The result was in line with government officials expectations of 3% growth last year.

Friday, March 27th 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Mercosur is being left out of the main global trade flows, argues Uruguay

“We are interested in integrating to the world's main trade flows and Uruguay and Mercosur are being left out of that dynamic traffic”, said Nin Novoa.

Mercosur is being left out of the main global trade flows since it only belongs to 1% of free trade treaties or tariff preference agreements, which actually represent half of world trade, said Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa during a conference on “Education and regional integration”.

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 05:45 UTC

OAS observation mission to Bolivia's regional elections on 29 March

Former Guatemala president Alvaro Colom was named chief of the EOM. He also led the mission which observed Bolivia's general elections of 2014.

Bolivia and the Organization of American States, OAS, signed an agreement for the deployment of an observation mission to regional elections on 29 March in the landlocked country.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 08:33 UTC

Almagro pledges an end to OAS fragmentation and a hemisphere without exclusions

Almagro received broad support from OAS member countries, which cast 33 votes in favor and one abstention, to elect him as successor of Insulza.

Uruguay's former Foreign minister Luis Almagro was elected on Wednesday by the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) as Secretary General for the next five years, during the XLIX Special General Assembly held at the OAS headquarters in Washington DC.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 08:27 UTC

Belize representative elected OAS Assistant Secretary General

Ambassador Mendez will succeed Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin on July 12. He has also served as ambassador before the US government

The General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) elected on Wednesday the Permanent Representative of Belize, Ambassador Nestor Mendez, as the next Assistant Secretary General of the hemispheric institution.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 07:26 UTC

Uruguay's Economy minister warns about Mercosur and Brazilian situation

“There are complications at global level and very significant at regional scale, not only relative to economic affairs but also to political affairs” said Astori

Uruguay's Economy minister Danilo Astori warned about the new regional and international context, not so favorable to his country's interests as in recent years, and underlined that Mercosur is going through one of its worst moments since foundation in 1991.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Rousseff pledges talks with critics and admits government needs to show humility

In a closely watched speech in Brasilia, Rousseff said her under pressure government had to open “dialogue” with society and act with “humility.”

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged to hold talks with her growing number of critics and said her embattled government needed to show humility, after the Sunday massive protests erupted across the country.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015 - 07:07 UTC

Mexican star journalist sacked for revealing origin of First Lady’s mansion

Aristegui's investigative team revealed last year that President Pena Nieto's wife, former soap opera star Angelica Rivera, had bought a mansion from a government contractor.

An influential Mexican broadcast journalist whose report about the first lady's mansion caused a scandal was sacked on Sunday, sparking anger among supporters who called her firing an affront to freedom of speech. Carmen Aristegui had been publicly feuding with her employer, MVS Radio, in recent days after two of her investigative reporters were fired by the company.

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