Latin America

Latin America
Tuesday, May 10th 2016 - 08:42 UTC

Keiko with slight lead over Kuczynski ahead of Peruvian presidential runoff

The latest Ipsos poll, published by daily newspaper El Comercio, showed Fujimori with 42% support compared with Kuczynski's 39%.

Peruvian presidential contender Keiko Fujimori has a slight lead over rival Pedro Pablo Kuczynski ahead of the June 5 run-off election, according to a poll published on Sunday. The two pro-business candidates emerged from a first round election on April 10.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 13:22 UTC

Venezuela accuses Washington and the opposition of plotting to overthrow Maduro

 “Venezuela has permanently been threatened by opposition forces in conjunction with imperial centers that support destabilization” claimed Delcy Rodriguez

Venezuela's foreign minister accused the United States of conspiring to topple President Nicolás Maduro's government in conjunction with Venezuela's opposition. Minister Delcy Rodríguez says the plot includes attempting to remove Maduro's government from the Organization of American States in conjunction with the organization's secretary-general, Luis Almagro.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

Falklands' MPA infrastructure to be upgraded with a £55.7 million contract

 The contract is for the upgrade of the main power station, main boiler house and district heating system, which have been in service for a number of years

A £55.7 million contract to upgrade infrastructure at MPA, in the Falkland Islands was signed this week between Southampton based Trant Engineering Ltd and the UK Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO).

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 21:12 UTC

Strong support for the Falkland’s right to self-determination on North American Tour

MLA Mike Summers (C) with British Consul General in Montreal Nick Baker & Economist Mario Iacobacci

Falkland Island’s Legislative Assembly member, Mike Summers, recently travelled to North America on a three week trip to gauge support for the Falklands’ right to self-determination from the new Canadian Government. In addition to visiting Canada, MLA Summers also made stops in Miami and the Bahamas.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 16:53 UTC

COSCO's “Andronikos” will make the first ceremonial transit of Expanded Panama Canal

“It is a great honor to have one of our top customers celebrates this historical moment with us,” said Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano.

China COSCO Shipping has won the draw for its container vessel Andronikos to make the ceremonial first transit through the Expanded Panama Canal during the waterway's inauguration on Sunday, June 26. The vessel, which has a maximum capacity of 9,400 TEUs, is 48.25 meters in beam and 299.98 meters in length.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 11:46 UTC

Kuczynski leads with 50.1% vote intention, ahead of 5 June Peruvian presidential runoff

Keiko Fujimori garnered 49.9% of the votes ahead of the 5 June runoff, according to the latest GFK survey, released this week.

Presidential candidate of Peruvians for Change, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), has a vote intention of 50.1%, while Popular Strength presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori garnered 49.9% of the votes ahead of the 5 June runoff, according to the latest GFK survey, released this week.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 07:15 UTC

Washington Post list of Latin American leaders involved in corruption schemes

In Chile the daughter-in-law of President Bachelet has been charged with tax fraud in a lucrative real estate deal that also possibly involved insider information.

The massive bribery scandal that has enraged Brazilians and pushed President Dilma Rousseff to the verge of impeachment is just one flashpoint among many right now across Latin America, according to a piece from The Washington Post.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:22 UTC

First visit in ten years of UK foreign secretary to Mexico

As the 15th largest economy in the world, “Mexico offers significant business and investment opportunities for Britain to our mutual benefit”, said Hammond

The first visit in ten years to Mexico by a British Foreign Secretary is intended to reaffirm the close and growing relationship between the UK and Mexico. The talks follow the successful State Visit to the UK by President Peña Nieto in March 2015 and each country using 2015 to celebrate the other’s contributions in arts, culture and innovation.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 07:10 UTC

“The maker of presidents” (including Lula, Dilma and Chavez) formally charged with corruption

Santana, who was arrested in February, is accused of receiving bribes from the Odebrecht group in a scheme to divert funds from Petrobras

Brazilian prosecutors charged political strategist Joao Santana, the architect of President Dilma Rousseff’s 2010 and 2014 election victories, and 16 others with corruption on Thursday as part of a massive graft investigation.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 06:18 UTC

Latam and Caribbean forecasted to contract 0.5% in 2016, worst two-year since 1982, says IMF

The region will be weighed down this year by shrinking economies in Brazil , Venezuela and Argentina.

Latin America and the Caribbean will post an overall 0.5% economic contraction in 2016, the International Monetary Fund forecast in its latest report, capping the region's worst two-year period since the 1982 debt crisis. But the IMF said the region is expected to rebound to 1.5% growth in 2017, avoiding the “lost decade” phenomenon that marked the 1980s.

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