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Latin America

  • 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

    www.iadb.org/datagob/index.html

    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.

  • Sunday, April 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez hopes to gradually sell off refineries in US

    Pte. Chavez wants create an ALBA oil company

    President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that Venezuela hopes to gradually sell off its refineries in the United States and build a new network of refineries in Latin America, part of a plan to offer his leftist allies in the region a stable oil supply

  • Sunday, April 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile Google Earth moves a village to Argentina

    The Chilean government wants Google to fix its Earth geographical search program that places a village named after Chilean independence hero Bernardo O'Higgins in Argentina.

  • Saturday, April 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Ecuador leader sides with Indians against oil giant

    Oil split on the jungle

    Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa went deep into the Amazon jungle to show his disdain for Chevron Corp., which is on trial in Ecuador for allegedly failing to clean up billions of gallons of toxic wastewater.

  • Saturday, April 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    IMF concerned with “social gaps” and “populist” governments

    Latin American governments should increase social spending while maintaining sound fiscal policies to reduce poverty and growing political dissatisfaction in the region, IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato said at a conference in Boston.

  • Saturday, April 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez and allies open alternative ALBA meeting

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is hosting this weekend in Barquisimeto his closest regional allies at the summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), an integration bloc he and Cuban ruler Fidel Castro founded in 2004 to counter the “Washington-based free trade model” better known as the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

  • Friday, April 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Santiago Consensus calls for integration and education investment

    Pte. Lula da Silva with Pte. Michelle Bachelet

    Chile's Michelle Bachelet and Brazil's Lula da Silva called for deeper regional integration and increased investment in education, two priorities that mirrored a consensus among the 400 business, government and civil society leaders from 28 countries participating in the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Santiago.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Shannon: “Ecuador is looking for a way to perfect its democracy”

    Sec. of States Thomas Shannon

    United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Thomas A. Shannon spoke on a wide range of Latin American issues Wednesday during a round-table discussion with journalists at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago.