Latin America

Latin America
Thursday, April 16th 2009 - 07:15 UTC

World Bank plans to loan 14 billion USD to Latinamerica

WB Pamela Cox:  Optimistic about Latinamerica

The World Bank expects to loan some 14 billion US dollars to Latinamerica this fiscal year, or almost three times what it lent in 2008, the bank's Vice-President for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, Pamela Cox told a conference call with reporters.

Thursday, April 16th 2009 - 06:54 UTC

Chavez hosts alternative pre-summit in Venezuela

The Venezuelan city of Cumana is hosting the summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of our Americas (ALBA), one of the newest regional cooperation initiatives created by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. The meeting takes place hours before the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad Tobago.

Thursday, April 16th 2009 - 04:18 UTC

Panama Canal transit falls modestly in spite of global crisis

Transits of the Panama Canal slipped 1.4% in the Canal’s second fiscal quarter, according to the Panama Canal Authority (PCA). A total of 3,914 ships passed through the Canal from January through March.

Thursday, April 16th 2009 - 03:49 UTC

Obama and Unasur presidents to meet Saturday in Trinidad Tobago

UNASUR family photo

United States president Barack Obama wishes to meet with his peers from the Union of South American Nations, UNASUR next Saturday on the sidelines of the fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad Tobago.

Thursday, April 16th 2009 - 01:24 UTC

Valparaiso port expects less cruise activity next season

Chile’s Valparaiso port authorities confirmed that 15 cruise voyages that were planning to visit the port next season have now been suspended. Making matters even worse, vacation cruise companies Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Discovery confirmed they no longer plan to dock in Chile because of high operational costs.

Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 10:47 UTC

Summit of the Americas, “test of intelligence and shame” says Fidel Castro

Fidel blasts OAS as an infamous and vile organization

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday Cuba had no desire to rejoin the “infamous” and “vile” decadent Organization of American States, and said the coming Summit of the Americas next week end in Trinidad Tobago will be “a test of intelligence and shame”.

Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 09:05 UTC

Bolivia expects 17% oil tax and royalties revenue drop in 2009

Bolivia is forecasting a 17% fall in its hydrocarbons tax and royalties revenues because of the fall in the international price of gas and oil sold to Argentina and Brazil according to official reports.

Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 09:02 UTC

Colombia to explore for oil offshore Brazil

Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol S.A. said Tuesday it signed an agreement with US-based Anadarko Petroleum Coporation to explore for crude oil off the coast of Brazil. Ecopetrol's subsidiary in Brazil will hold a 50% stake in block BMC-29, the company said in a statement.

Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 08:53 UTC

Peruvian government firm on its anti insurgency policy

The Peruvian government defended its offensive against the remnants of the once-powerful insurgency “Shinning Path” as armed forces searched for a soldier reported missing following rebel ambushes that killed more than a dozen people last week.

Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 08:48 UTC

Obama leaves for Mexico and prepares for regional summit test

United States President Barack Obama heads to Mexico Thursday and then continues on to Trinidad and Tobago for the fifth Summit of the Americas. Security concerns along the US-Mexico border are expected to top Mr. Obama's discussions with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, while the summit provides an opportunity to reinvigorate the US hemispheric ties and forge a regional response to the global economic downturn, according to a Voice of America report.

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