Latin America

Latin America
Monday, March 9th 2015 - 07:39 UTC

Colombia and FARC agree to clear minefields; 11.000 people killed in 15 years

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL-CMC) ranked Colombia second behind Afghanistan for highest number of children killed or wounded by landmines

Colombian government and Marxist oriented guerrillas jointly announced an agreement to remove landmines and other explosives from the battlefield in a sign of progress in their two-year-old peace talks being held in Cuba.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 09:06 UTC

Mercosur has failed, Argentina needs new partners: the Pacific Alliance?

“We will have to find some other group, which could be the Pacific Alliance” said Eurnekian. Integration is vital so Argentina can address global  challenges

“Mercosur as a unified space has failed and Argentina must start thinking in a new partner, which could be the Pacific Alliance” said one of Argentina's main businessmen with interests in a diversified portfolio, Eduardo Eurnekian. He made the statement on the sidelines of the World's Chambers Federation executive board meeting in Buenos Aires.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 07:42 UTC

UK and Mexico sign memorandum to further expand and finance trade

UKEF Business Group Director Steve Dodgson and Bancomext Deputy General Director Finance Miguel Siliceo Valdespino during the ceremony in London.

The UK and Mexico signed in London a memorandum to further support trade and markets, and advance cooperation between the two countries export promotion organizations, UK Export Finance and Bancomext, Mexican Trade Development Bank.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 07:32 UTC

PM Cameron and Peña Nieto discuss agenda of bilateral and global issues

The Mexican president was received at Downing Street

British Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed President Peña Nieto of Mexico to Downing Street on Thursday afternoon as part of his State Visit to the UK.

Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 06:23 UTC

UK/Latam links have seen 36% rise in trade and investment, says minister

Swire made the statement on receiving Mexican president Peña Nieto on a state visit to UK

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire underlined the growing links of the United Kingdom with Latin America during the state visit of president Enrique Peña Nieto from Mexico, a country with which he feels a close affinity, and is 'integral to the success of the UK”.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Uruguay's Vazquez returns to office a decade later but with a different economic climate

The incoming and outgoing presidents effusively embrace in the stage mounted in the Independence Plaza

Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the centre left catch-all coalition to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule. Vazquez, a cancer doctor with a more buttoned-down style than the outspoken Mujica, won 53.6% of the vote in a November 30 presidential run-off, reclaiming the office he previously held from 2005 to 2010.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 06:39 UTC

ExxonMobil ready to begin exploratory drilling offshore Guyana

 Persaud was updated on the deployment of the oil rig which will depart from Louisiana, for the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana to start drilling mid-March.

Exxon Mobil says plans are in place to start exploratory drilling in Guyana this month. In a release it was disclosed that the Guyana Minister of Natural Resources Robert Persaud, met with Chuck Calavan, ExxonMobil Vice President of US and Latin America and Jeff Simon, Country Manager, ESSO.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 01:14 UTC

Maduro retaliates and will demand visas from US citizens travelling to Venezuela

The Venezuelan president had to remain in his country despite his announced Sunday trip to Uruguay for the change of government ceremony

President Nicolas Maduro said his government had captured American citizens involved in “espionage activities,” and said US citizens in the future will have to seek visas to come to Venezuela. Speaking during a rally, he said his government will prohibit some US officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar measure by the government of President Barack Obama against a group of Venezuelan public officials.

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 11:55 UTC

Falkland Islands return as leading option for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

“The Falkland Islands Tourist Office has really sharpened its game” said Kay who added the Islands are rated far best in terms of wildlife viewing.

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has added more options in South America with the reinstatement of a Falkland Islands and Chile itinerary and the return of Bolivia to the program. The first sold-out trip to the Falkland Islands has just returned and another, which is almost full, will run from November 5, leading in at £4,220pp.

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

China has become Latin America's leading banker: 22bn dollars in 2014

Venezuela's Maduro travelled to China in early January and alleges to have secured 20bn for his country's ailing economy

Loans by China's state-owned banks to Latin American countries rose by 71% to 22bn dollars in 2014, according to estimates published by the China-Latin America Finance Database. The figure is the second largest on record for Chinese lending in Latin America, according to the report.

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