Latin America

Latin America
Monday, December 29th 2014 - 07:57 UTC

YPFB-Andina awarded exploration rights in Santa Cruz areas

Bolivia's economy is growing stronger, exports rise, oil exploration keeps pace

Bolivia's export 6.3 % higher than despite drop in gas volumes. Economic growth, foreign investment continue

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 08:59 UTC

FARC release captured Colombian soldier in 'gesture of peace'

Colombian soldier Carlos BecerraOjeda

Wounded combatant handed over to International Red Cross, Cuban and Norwegian dignataries

Friday, December 26th 2014 - 07:43 UTC

Bolivian Oil Company CEO on sick leave, has cancer

YPFB Villegas will leave the company for cancer treatment

President Evo Morales to coordinate operations with company executive in the meantime. Vice President Garcia Linera makes the announcement regarding 'Comrade' Villegas

Friday, December 26th 2014 - 07:30 UTC

Nicaragua: civic organisations want protesters freed, 'Chinese invaders' out

Popular unrest over the Nicaragua Canal

Expropriation law upsets peasants, environmentalists. 30 arrested nationwide. President Daniel Ortega dubbed a 'traitor'.

Friday, December 26th 2014 - 06:55 UTC

FARC Christmas message calls for end to military operations against them

The leaders of FARC demand an end to military operations against the rebel organisation.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) sent a Christmas message to President Juan Manuel Santos and military officers demanding that all military operations against them be stopped. Wounded soldier to be released.

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Groundbreaking of Chinese-backed Nicaragua Canal commences

The canal wiill have 172-mile (278-km) canal, due to be operational by around 2020,

Protesters, skepticism did not stop the administration of President Daniel Ortega. Project seeks to reshape country's poor economy,

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 - 04:36 UTC

Evo Morales' estate 12.67 percent higher than in 2012

Evo Morales' estate below half a million US dollars

President's affidavit before the State's General Comptrollership raises questions on how he amassed 437,787 US dollars. Opposition says he should have turned poorer, living on a public servant salary.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 08:42 UTC

Colombian nationals to be deported from Venezuela

Bogota's Eldorado airport has the biggest international checkpoint on the country.

Fourth time in 2014, always amid allegations of “inhuman and degrading ” treatment. Ombudsman monitoring situation, offering assistance to those involved

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 09:04 UTC

Unilateral FARC truce allegedly in force

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wants to end the war with FARC

Colombia's armed forces suffer 10 fatal casualties, several others wounded and one missing in clashes with rebels. Negotiations continue unaltered in Havana.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 08:41 UTC

Cuba’s Coast Guard sinks boat carrying 32 refugees who were trying to reach Fla.

One refugee missing after attack by Cuban Coast Guard

Survivor says her husband went missing. The other occupants were shipped back to the island. Women and children freed, men still in custody.

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