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Thursday, September 24th 2009 - 08:39 UTC

South America unifies position on regional migratory policy

Laura Thompson from the IOM said it was crucial to help migrants from becoming victims of the global crisis

The 9th South American Conference on Migration ended Tuesday in Ecuador with the approval of the “Quito Declaration” aimed at harmonizing the regional migratory policy of the twelve participant countries.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 13:04 UTC

Honduras leader 'willing to talk'

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya and facto leader Roberto Micheletti

Honduran interim leader Roberto Micheletti says he is willing to talk to deposed president Manuel Zelaya, barricaded in the Brazilian embassy.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 12:47 UTC

In anticipation of the G20 summit, US dollar falls against major currencies

The Euro rose Tuesday to the highest level against the US dollar since August 2008 as investors looked to the Group of 20, G20, summit in Pittsburgh this weekend for more signs about the world economic recovery.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 12:37 UTC

Claims against Venezuela stir the Mercosur parliament

Adriana Peña resigned from the Human Rights Committee in protest

A Uruguayan lawmaker resigned from the Human Rights Committee of the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in protest over the refusal of the commission to receive a delegation from Venezuela that claims the regime of President Hugo Chavez is violating freedom of expression.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 12:04 UTC

Lamy remains cautious about Doha Round outlook

WTO chief also called for leadership from the G20 meeting

World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy said Tuesday that he was still cautious about the outlook of the Doha Round of global trade negotiations despite a detailed work program drawn up by senior officials last week. He also called for leadership and responsibility from G-20 leaders meeting this week in Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 11:45 UTC

China appeals WTO decision on imports of US DVDs and other media products

The ruling ordered China to ease some of its curbs on foreign media products such as US books, magazines and computer games.

China has appealed a World Trade Organisation (WTO) decision against its restrictions on the import of US DVDs and other media products. The WTO settlement had said China was breaching international trade rules by blocking foreign-owned firms from being importers and wholesalers.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 11:27 UTC

UN says companies must compensate indigenous peoples

Businesses have to consult indigenous communities and must also share any profits

A United Nations report released last week said that industrial and energy projects set in motion before the official adoption of Chile’s “Convention 169” in September should still compensate indigenous communities for current and future effects caused by their projects.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 11:24 UTC

Brazilian incumbent presidential hopeful drops to third place

Dilma Rousseff does not have the aura of her mentor

Brazilian Cabinet Chief Dilma Rousseff, President Lula da Silva’s likely choice to replace him, fell to third place in a survey of voter preferences ahead of 2010 presidential elections.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 11:14 UTC

Argentina to host 2010 Ibero-American summit in Mar del Plata

The summit was confirmed following a meeting between President Cristina Kirchner and Enrique Iglesias

Mar del Plata, Argentina will host the next Ibero-American summit in November 2010 in coincidence with the bicentennial of the country, announced Ibero-American chairman Enrique Iglesias following a meeting with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in New York.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009 - 12:59 UTC

Honduran de facto rulers demand Brazil hand over Zelaya

OAS chief Jose Miguel Insulza is expected Tuesday in Tegucigalpa

Honduras de facto leader Roberto Micheleti demanded that Brazil hand over deposed constitutional president Manuel Zelaya who is currently in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa following a dramatic secret return to the country.

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