The massive delivery of free laptops for schoolchildren -- begun on an experimental basis nearly three years ago in Uruguay -- is booming throughout Latin America.
The Inter American Development Bank’s (IDB) board agreed to a 70 billion US dollars capital increase, an amount that should allow the organization to lend 12 billion a year, bank President Luis Alberto Moreno said during the annual meeting in Mexico.
Barack Obama has convinced Democrats in the US Congress to pass his historic health care reform bill, handing the president a victory that will give nearly every American the right to health coverage and could define his time in office.
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With colorful and scandalous flourishes, in a nation where the bizarre is often normal, Brazil’s Carnaval kicked off throughout the country on February 12th. The celebration is especially exotic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city, where the samba dancers’ elaborate talents draw millions of tourists each year.
British Airways said it would fly more than 60 percent of passengers with flights booked for this weekend despite a three-day cabin crew strike that risks hurting the Labor government weeks before an election.
Argentina is going through the most serious institutional crisis since the return of democracy in 1983, according to respected political analyst and historian Rosendo Fraga. Never “have we seen such an intense clash among the three branches of government”.
A clear majority of Uruguayans, 61% is optimistic about the future and believes that the government of President Jose Mujica will “be good or very good”, according to the latest Equipos Mori public opinion poll released this week.
Brazil and the community of Latin American countries are the only ones with the ability to influence the Cuban government’s position on human rights and media freedom, says a letter addressed to Brazilian president Lula da Silva by Reporters Without Borders.
Brazil’s main opposition leader and governor of the country’s biggest state of Sao Paulo Jose Serra, said Friday for the first time publicly that he will be a presidential candidate in this year's elections.
Denmark’s Minister of Development and Cooperation Sören Pind announced Friday that Latinamerica would be eliminated from the Danish International Development Agency economic aid programs, which in 2008 totalled almost 100 million US dollars concentrated in “vulnerable and fragile” zones.