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Latin America

  • Wednesday, March 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's Bachelet received by Mexico's Felipe Calderon

    Mexico's embattled President Felipe Calderón received Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Monday night in what marked the first state visit by any country to Mexico since Calderón took office 100 days ago. While supporters of defeated presidential candidate Manuel López Obrador staged a protest against Calderón outside of Mexico City's National Palace, the conservative President was warm in his remarks to Chile's first woman president.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bio-fuels top of US Treasury secretary agenda in Latam

    Secretary Henry Paulson

    United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson arrived in Guatemala Monday vowing to back efforts to expand the benefits of free trade, combat poverty and promote bio-fuels such as ethanol.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean investment abroad concentrates in Colombia

    Chilean companies are set to continue a long-established trend of investing in other Latin American countries in 2007 as they outgrow their home market, with Colombia the preferred destination and retailers the biggest spenders according to the latest report from the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Mexico, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo among world's richest cities

    México, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo are among the twenty richest cities in the world according to a report on population evolution and the economy of the main capital cities, from consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • Monday, March 19th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Latinamerican remittances to reach 100 billion by 2010

    In spite of United States efforts by 2010 remittances from migrants will reach 100 billion US dollars annually, a significant increase from the 62 billion of 2006 according to a report from the Interamerican Development Bank, IDB.

  • Saturday, March 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Drastic measures in Chile for common hake conservation

    Chile decided the implementation of a conservation and recovery plan for (hubbsi) common hake following a survey which warns about the species “conservation high risk” and particularly the threat to “future renewal” in the country's main fisheries.

  • Friday, March 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuelan financial support to region exceeds US aid

    Venezuela is helping Latin America much more than the U. S.” Pte. Chavez said

    Venezuelan financial aid to Latin America has surpassed U.S. commitments in the region, President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday, shortly after President Bush completed a tour seen by some as an attempt to curtail Chavez's spreading influence in the region.

  • Friday, March 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Historic” debt relief for Latam's five poorest countries

    U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary Clay Lowery

    United States Treasury Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Clay Lowery commended Friday the Inter-American Development Bank's “historic” approval of a debt relief package that will provide 3.4 billion US dollars in debt reduction for five of the region's poorest countries: Bolivia, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

  • Thursday, March 15th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile recalls Venezuela envoy over TV remarks

    Ambassador Claudio Huepe

    Chile's ambassador to Venezuela was ordered home Wednesday because of a television interview in which he discussed what he said was a private conversation with President Michelle Bachelet about Chile's vote last year in a U.N. Security Council election.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Executive/Congress confrontation escalates in Ecuador

    A group of congressmen ousted by Ecuador's top electoral court for trying to block President Rafael Correa's plans for a national referendum forced their way into Congress and took up their seats as rival police forces answering to the executive and legislative branches scuffled with each other.