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Latin America

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bolivia takes control of oil and gas industry

    These companies have understood they are not the owners of Bolivia's natural resources, said Pte. Morales

    Bolivia's government owned energy company YPFB took control on Wednesday of the country's oil and gas industry after a dozen oil companies, including Repsol YPF SA, British Gas, Total and Petrobras signed new contracts today.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuela Set To Gain Control Of Its Oil Fields

    Venezuela's military might will be on full display on Tuesday as Hugo Chávez, the country's president and a former paratrooper, celebrates winning back Venezuela's natural resources in the oil-rich Orinoco for the people.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    South America's power players jockey for regional position

    Known for military strongmen, Latin America has mostly embraced peace since the end of the 1980s era of right-wing dictatorships. Now flush with profits from a commodities boom, however, many Latin American countries are beefing up their military capabilities as they seek to ascend the ranks of regional power players.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Santiago de Chile skies reach dangerous levels pollution

    Santiaguinos stuck in the city for the long weekend faced the first environmental alerts of the year after an increased level of air contamination was detected on Friday night. The contamination alerts were issued for Saturday and Sunday.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Sierra Club joins campaign to protect Chile's Patagonia

    Energy expansion projects closely monitored by environmentalist

    Opponents of plans to construct several massive hydroelectric dams in Chile's northern Patagonia region are welcoming a new and very influential ally: the Sierra Club.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Former Chilean president named special envoy on climate change

    Former President Ricardo Lagos

    The former president of Chile, the first woman Prime Minister of Norway and the President of the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly were named on Monday Special Envoys for Climate Change by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has made the issues one of his top priorities.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez threatens with leaving OAS if Venezuela is condemned

    Chavez turns his back to IMF, WB and OAS

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, OAS, if Venezuela is condemned over the case of the private television station, Radio Caracas Television, RCTV.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Peruvian miners strike threatens global supply of metals

    An indefinite national strike by mine workers in Peru has spread to half the industry threatening to disrupt global supplies of metals such as copper, zinc and gold after weekend talks with the government failed of which Peru is a leading global exporter.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Portal with 400 governance indicators on Latinamerica

    The Inter-American Development Bank unveiled DataGob, an innovative portal that offers access to some 400 governance indicators, covering topics as varied as support for democracy, the cost of starting a business, wastefulness in government spending and police corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean and other developing regions of the world.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Aysen earthquake tremors confront SalmonChile and environmentalists

    The President of the Chilean Salmon Industry Association A.G. (SalmonChile), Cesar Barros

    The President of the Chilean Salmon Industry Association A.G. (SalmonChile), Cesar Barros, rejected comments from several sectors including environmentalists, regarding alleged responsibilities of the industry in the missing persons as a result of the earthquake in Aysen, Saturday April 21st.