Latin America

Latin America
Wednesday, September 30th 2009 - 05:43 UTC

The Honduras crisis and a Republican Senator from South Carolina

Senator Jim DeMint claims the Obama administration is becoming an ally of Castro, Ortega and Chavez

Who’s in command? is the question political analyst Andres Oppenheimer has asked in his weekly column on Latinamerican affairs, precisely because in the midst of the Honduras crisis, the Obama administration has not been able to confirm key players, Under Secretary for Hemispheric Affairs and the US ambassador in Brazil.

Wednesday, September 30th 2009 - 02:58 UTC

Chile threatens to cut provisions to foreign vessels in high seas fishing

Chilean Foreign Relations Minister Mariano Fernandez

Chile has warned that if the current talks with the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Organization, RFO (*), prove “unsatisfactory”, the ‘tabula rasa’ resource of Decree 123 will be applied, effectively outlawing provisioning of foreign vessels at all Chilean ports.

Wednesday, September 30th 2009 - 02:55 UTC

Latinamerica will need 400 billion USD in new capital next year

Pamela Cox, World Bank president for Latinamerica

Latinamerica will need to borrow 400 billion US dollars next year to compensate the lack of national capital and to help reactivate its economy after the downturn, according to Pamela Cox, World Bank vice-president for Latinamerica.

Wednesday, September 30th 2009 - 01:39 UTC

Latinamerican offshore banking industry ready for the future

Nate Suppaiah – Founder of Alternative Latin Investor.

Mercopress had a chance to catch up with Nate Suppaiah, founder and managing editor of Alternative Latin Investor (ALI), a bimonthly digital publication that features information on alternative investments in the LatAm region. Some of their topics include: hedge funds, forex, private equity, real estate, renewable energy, art, wine, and philanthropy.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 10:45 UTC

Chile documents its Antarctica roots for bicentennial celebrations

Gabriel Gonzalez Videla, the first head of state of any country to visit Antarctica

A documentary “Antarctica Secreta” (Secret Antarctica) which explores and promises abundant evidence of Chile’s long established roots in Antarctica, dating back to over a hundred years, is expected to be ready for its launching August next year, on time for the country’s bicentennial celebrations.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 10:34 UTC

Bag of claims inflation: Falklands, Cuba plus Diego García and Mayotte

Gaddafi will be hosting the next summit

The recent second summit of South America and African leaders added to the traditional statements on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and the US trade embargo on Cuba, similar demands referred to disputes over islands in the Indian Ocean involving Britain and France.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 07:50 UTC

The party is over: Cubans are told to work harder and solve their problems

Ramiro Valdes, a historical leader of the revolution preaching the values of hard work and responsibility  (Photo AP)

Cubans should no longer “expect the government to solve all of its problems” and “should work hard and efficiently to overcome the crisis and ensure the continuity of the revolution” said Communications Minister Ramiro Valdes quoted with extensive coverage in Havana’s Sunday media.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 06:50 UTC

US describes Zelaya’s actions “irresponsible and foolish”

Lewis Amselem, US ambassador to the OAS also criticized the interim government for declaring a state of emergency

A top US diplomat says deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was “irresponsible and foolish” to return before a settlement had been reached. Lewis Amselem, US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Washington had asked Mr Zelaya not to return because of potential unrest. He called on him to urge his supporters to keep their protests peaceful.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 06:20 UTC

Cristina Kirchner, the president with the lowest support in South America

Presidents from El Salvador, Brazil, Chile, Panama and Colombia figure among the Latinamerican leaders with the highest ratings of support and Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the bottom short list with 23%, according to the respected Mexican pollster Mitofsky Consultants, MC.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 07:58 UTC

Gaddafi proposed the creation of a South Atlantic military alliance

“Colonialism humiliated us, insulted us and robbed us of our riches” said the Colonel who has been in power four decades

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi proposed a military alliance mirroring the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to counteract the influence of the US and Europe during the second Africa-South America summit held over the weekend in Margarita island, Venezuela and which convened almost sixty leaders.

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