Latin America

Latin America
Wednesday, July 30th 2014 - 07:33 UTC

Leading universities from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico sign cooperation agreement

Emilio Botin announced at the conference's closing ceremony that the Spanish bank will invest 700 million Euros to support Ibero-American universities

The presidents of the University of Buenos Aires, (UBA), the National Autonomous University of Mexico, (UNAM), and the University of Sao Paulo, (USP), on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement governing the recognition of titles, student exchanges and cooperation in finding financing sources.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 05:17 UTC

Peru announces increase in government spending to prop the economy

“We have to grow more, to continue generating wealth and jobs,” Humala said in a speech to the nation that marked Peru's Independence Day

Peru's President Ollanta Humala said on Monday that his government is countering slow economic growth by boosting public spending on improved wages and better benefits for public health, education and security workers.

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia private sectors unite to combat Mercosur protectionist policies

Paraguay's Eduardo Felippo says Urupabol will help boost growth and sound development

The private sectors from Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia agreed to form a business lobby, Urupabol, with the purpose of actively combating protectionist policies and other obstacles implemented inside Mercosur, mainly by senior members Argentina and Brazil.

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 07:05 UTC

Mercosur to consider forming an 'economic forum' with ALBA and Petrocaribe

President Maduro, and leader of ALBA and Petrocaribe will be hosting the summit in Caracas

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica will be attending the next Mercosur presidential summit scheduled for Tuesday, 29 July in Caracas, when the creation of an economic forum Mercosur/ALBA/PetroCaribe will for consideration as part of the agenda.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 06:26 UTC

Uruguay oil and gas summit schedules for next November

This Summit follows the announcement by Ancap of the third oil bidding round, the Ronda Uruguay III

Global Summits Organizer IRN and Grupo BG de Eventos will be launching the inaugural Uruguay Oil & Gas 2014 Summit which will take place on 17th-18th November in the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. This Summit follows the announcement of the third oil bidding round, the Ronda Uruguay III.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 05:58 UTC

Argentines consider Mujica far “more honest” than Cristina Fernandez

The Giacobbe & Associates poll has Pope Francis in position 1, Mujica, 11 and Cristina, 38.

An 'honesty' ranking by Argentine pollster, Giacobbe & Associates, based on 500 names, both alive and deceased, shows the country's public opinion poor belief in the political system, with president Cristina Fernández ranked 38, fourteen positions down from a similar poll last year and behind her Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica ranked 11.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Xi's Latam visit ends in Cuba where China consolidated trade and financial relations

“China and Cuba being socialist countries, we are closely united by the same missions, ideals and struggles,” said Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping ended on Wednesday an eight-day trip through Latin America with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro's revolution began.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Revolving cabinet: Humala names sixth prime minister in three years

Prime Minister Ana Jara (R) is very close to the influential First Lady, Nadine Heredia (L)

Peru's President Ollanta Humala has named his sixth prime minister in three years in a surprise cabinet reshuffle that elevated two core members of his ruling party after an embarrassing political scandal.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:20 UTC

World Bank praise for Peru as one of the most solid economies in the region

“The international environment is more complex, the Peruvian economy performs better than the average Latin American country” said Familiar.

The World Bank's vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, on Wednesday highlighted Peru's economic growth over the past 10 years. Peru's average economic growth over the period has registered 6. 5% annually, allowing many Peruvians to escape poverty, said Familiar.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:18 UTC

Humala signs contract for pipeline that will make Peru a leading gas exporter of the region

President Humala said after the signing ceremony that the deal is an historic milestone for natural gas development

The consortium made up of Spanish energy company Enagas and Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht signed a contract on Wednesday with Peru's Energy and Mines Ministry for the construction and operation of a natural gas pipeline that will run from the Camisea gas fields to the Pacific port of Ilo.

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