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Peruvian president Alan García demanded Wednesday that the Organization of American States, OAS, help contain the arms purchasing spree in Latinamerica, an issue that has created irritation and disputes among several countries of the region.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva said the international community demands the reinstatement of ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya. Addressing the United Nations, Lula da Silva used the situation in Honduras as an example of where greater global political will was needed.
Latin America’s economic recovery will be “remarkably strong,” bolstering currencies and spurring interest rate increases in 2010, Barclays Plc said.
Chile's blue-chip Ipsa index ended up 0.7% Wednesday, reaching a year high following Chilean pulp and paper products manufacturer Empresas CMPC SA expansion into Brazil, which would position the company among the five leading producers of the world.
The 9th South American Conference on Migration ended Tuesday in Ecuador with the approval of the Quito Declaration aimed at harmonizing the regional migratory policy of the twelve participant countries.
Honduran interim leader Roberto Micheletti says he is willing to talk to deposed president Manuel Zelaya, barricaded in the Brazilian embassy.
A United Nations report released last week said that industrial and energy projects set in motion before the official adoption of Chile’s “Convention 169” in September should still compensate indigenous communities for current and future effects caused by their projects.
Honduras de facto leader Roberto Micheleti demanded that Brazil hand over deposed constitutional president Manuel Zelaya who is currently in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa following a dramatic secret return to the country.
With just three months left before leaving office, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet continues to set new records for job approval and support. But coalition’s replacement hopeful, Senator Eduardo Frei, isn’t so fortunate.
Chile’s annual September 19 Armed Forces military parade broke records this year. The event was the largest of its kind ever, showcasing 131 Air Force airplanes for the commencement ceremonies and with 11,000 Armed Forces personnel participating.