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Latin America

  • Saturday, July 7th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    LAN holder, and conservative leader, fined for insider trading

    Sebastián Piñera

    Chile's securities regulator on Friday fined a leading right-wing politician and former presidential candidate for insider trading of LAN Airlines SA stock

  • Monday, July 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    World Bank names new Latam country directors

    Pamela Cox, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Pamela Cox, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, announced the appointment of three new country directors for the region to head the units of Mexico and Colombia; the Andes: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela; and the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, effective July 1st, 2007.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Colombian guerrilla accused of killing 11 lawmakers

    UN strongly condemned the reported killing in Colombia

    Colombia's guerrilla movement FARC (Colombian revolutionary armed forces) are the “main culprits” for the death of the eleven local Deputies which they held captive, but so is Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, said on Sunday Melanie Betancourt, daughter of Ingrid Betancourt held at ransom by the Marxist oriented guerrillas.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    President Hugo Chavez calls for Belarus partnership

    Pte. Chavez during his visit in Russia

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for a strategic partnership with Belarus Friday, calling his Belarusian counterpart a &quotbrother-in-arms&quot and lamenting the pressure he said the United States was putting on Minsk and Caracas

  • Saturday, June 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    If Brazilian right is stronger, we'll quit Mercosur, said Chavez

    “If they don't want us inside Mercosur, we have no problem”, said Chavez

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said he's willing to withdraw his country's request to become full member of Mercosur because in his own words it's a mechanism “marked by capitalism and ferocious competence”, according to an official news release.

  • Friday, June 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Severe air pollution plagues Chilean cities

    Santiago City under environmental alert

    Cold winter conditions and the lack of wind are exacerbating air-quality problems in Santiago and Chillán; pollution in both cities has reached extreme levels.

  • Friday, June 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    IMF and World Bank cooperating “unconditionally” with Bolivia

    “They are cooperating unconditionally” said Pte. Morales

    The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are cooperating “unconditionally” with Bolivia's government after months of frosty relations, said President Evo Morales during his visit to Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Oil World forecasts fall in global 2007/08 soybean harvest

    The global 2007-08 soybean harvest is likely to fall by eight million tons on the season to 227.61 million tons, according to forecasts from Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World.
    This would be below the 2007/08 global forecast consumption of 237.90 million tons, up from an estimated 227.36 million tons in 2006-07.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bolivia proposes sovereignty-free access to the Pacific Ocean

    Bolivian ambassador to Chile Roberto Finot proposed Sunday that Bolivia rent a small strip of coastal Chile to allow the landlocked nation access to the Pacific Ocean. The 50-year “sovereignty-free” port concession would not force Chile to cede any portion of its territory or sovereignty.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    U.N. declares Ecuador's Galapagos Islands in danger

    Many of the species on the islands are found nowhere else on Earth

    The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park have been inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced today.