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Stories for January 11th 2010

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2010 - 04:29 UTC

    China’s foreign trade expands again becoming the world’s largest exporter

    Prime Minister Wen Jiabao: no meddling with the Yuan

    China's exports rose 17.7% in December, state media have reported, suggesting the country has overtaken Germany as the world's largest exporter. The rise, compared to a year earlier, breaks a 13-month decline in trade as a result of the global downturn.

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2010 - 04:19 UTC

    Vargas Llosa: OAS is “useless, inefficient and at times dangerous”

    The Peruvian writer, a brilliant pen and a caustic tongue

    “If there is an organization in Latinamerica which is inefficient, useless and at times dangerous precisely because of its inefficiency, it’s the Organization of American States, OAS”, said Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa.

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2010 - 03:57 UTC

    Uruguay's leader may join “responsible left” bloc

    Few in Uruguay fear “Pepe” Mujica will opt for a Venezuelan-inspired radicalism

    Mr. Oppenheimer is an Argentine born columnist from The Miami Herald who writes regularly about Latinamerican affairs. His opinions and comments, well supported with data and quotes, are taken into account by corporations and businesses with interests in the region.
    One of his latest contributions refers to Uruguay and its recently elected president, a former left wing guerrilla leader. The heading is not necessarily that informative since Uruguay already belongs to the group identified as “responsible left”.

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2010 - 03:40 UTC

    French Caribbean Overseas territories voted against more autonomy

    President Sarkozy underlined the close links of Martinique and Guiana with the mainland

    Voters in the French overseas departments of Martinique and French Guiana rejected proposals that would have given them more autonomy from France. Martinique, in the Caribbean, voted 78.9% against greater autonomy in a Sunday referendum and Guiana, voted 69.8%, the Ministry of Overseas Collectivities said. Turnout was 55.35% in Martinique and 48.16% in Guiana.

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2010 - 03:37 UTC

    Ashton promises “one coherent strategy” for EU foreign policy

    Commissioner-designate Ashton underwent a three-hour grilling by the EU parliament committee that covers foreign affairs

    The European Union is in a position to assume a “stronger, more credible role in the world,” the nominee for the EU top foreign policy post says. The UK's Catherine Ashton was speaking to Euro MPs, who have started grilling the commissioners-designate on their new roles and qualifications.

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2010 - 01:36 UTC

    Crucial debate for the Chilean presidential run-off between Piñera and Frei

    Opinion polls give billionaire Piñera the lead and Frei is not an enthusiast debater but the ruling coalition remains the leading force (although divided)

    Chilean Conservative billionaire businessman Sebastián Piñera and centre-left candidate (and former president) Senator Eduardo Frei face-off this Monday evening in their first and only national debate since the December 13 first-round vote eliminated Communist Party candidate Jorge Arrate and independent candidate Marco Enriquez Ominami (MEO).

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2010 - 01:28 UTC

    “Chile’s accession to OECD a major milestone”

    Chile signs up as the 31st member of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and its first member in South America on January 11. For Chile, this marks recognition of nearly two decades of democratic reform and sound economic policies. For the OECD, it is a major milestone in its mission to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer global economy.

  • Monday, January 11th 2010 - 13:17 UTC

    Vargas Llosa calls for the decriminalizing of drugs’ consumption

    The Peruvian author argued his case in Lima’s main daily El Comercio

    Peruvian renowned writer Mario Vargas Llosa proposed “decriminalizing” consumption of drugs as a way to stop the narcotics trade, in a column published in Lima’s most influential daily El Comercio Sunday edition.

  • Monday, January 11th 2010 - 13:12 UTC

    Uruguay benefiting from Argentina’s constitutional showdown

    Carlos Protasi, former Uruguayan central bank governor

    The constitutional showdown in Argentina triggered by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attempt to fire Central Bank president Martin Redrado will benefit Uruguay that is poised to receive more investments from Argentine businessmen, according to Uruguayan financial sources quoted in the local media.

  • Monday, January 11th 2010 - 13:09 UTC

    Chavez warns Army will take control of businesses that increase prices

    The troops to the shopping malls to fight speculation announced Chavez

    Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, has said troops will seize control of any business that increases prices in response to the devaluation of its currency.

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