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Politics

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chavez promises six years of “Socialism or death”

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was sworn in for another six years on Wednesday, promising to press ahead with a sweeping socialist agenda: “Fatherland. Socialism or death — I swear it” said Chavez, holding his right hand in the air as he invoked Cuban leader Fidel Castro's famous call to arms.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Latam trade surplus with US tops 100 billion US dollars

    Latinamerica and the Caribbean trade surplus with the United States in November dropped 11.5% in November to just over 7 billion US dollars according to the US Department of Commerce.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Pickets playing cat and mouse with Buenos Aires ferry terminal

    Officials from the Buenos Aires-Uruguay ferry shuttle company renewed their call for confidence among passengers following an informal “intelligence gathering” operation by picketers who are protesting the construction of a pulp mill in Uruguay and have promised “disruptions” this coming Friday.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Reborn Ortega takes office praised by Chavez and Bush

    Former Marxist guerrilla and United States Cold War enemy Daniel Ortega was sworn in as Nicaraguan president on Wednesday 16 years after voters tired of a civil war with Contra rebels threw him out of office.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Insulza branded an “idiot”

    Chavez's nationalization announcement came in his first speech of the year, a fiery address in which he used a vulgar word roughly meaning “idiot” to refer to Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    US and EU ratify commitment to the Doha trade round

    United States president George W Bush and the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso ratified Monday their commitment to seek fresh ways of overcoming differences and reaching an agreement on the Doha Round trade talks.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil willing to inject “greater cohesion” to Mercosur

    Brazil has plans to grant economic and trade aid to Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay in an attempt to give South America's main trade grouping Mercosur, “greater cohesion”, according to the financial press of Sao Paulo.

  • Monday, January 8th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Lavagna with “slim” chances of beating incumbent candidate

    Mr. Roberto Lavagna

    Former Argentine Minister of Economy Roberto Lavagna could become “the main opposition candidate” but his chances of winning October's presidential elections are “slim” said a reputed Argentine political analyst and public opinion polls expert

  • Sunday, January 7th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    OAS Insulza and Venezuela on collision course

    OAS Secretary  General Jose M. Insulza

    Venezuela called on the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza to retract from “censorship” statements regarding the controversy over a television station license in Caracas.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's corruption case leaves Bachelet unscathed

    Recent corruption cases plaguing the ruling Concertación coalition have had little effect on the public popularity of Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, according to a poll carried out by the Centre for Public Studies (CEP).