Saturday, March 21, 2009

Latin America News Round-Up - Center for Economic and Policy Research

                               March 19, 2009

'Green' plan to consign Argentina's debt woes to history. Financial Times
Argentine lawmakers approve bill to move elections. AP
Desaparecidos ringleader condemned. ANSA
Union Criticizes Layoffs Announced by Ecuador's State Oil Firm. EFE
Ecuador deploys more troops in border with Colombia. Xinhua

Venezuelans more Satisfied with Life, According to Inter-American Development Bank.Venezuelanalysis
Chávez willing to accept El Salvador in the regional energy initiative Petrocaribe. El Universal
Venezuelan Government Reiterates Commitment to Social Spending. Venezuelanalysis
Japan, Venezuela in energy development deal-Nikkei. Reuters
Venezuelan and Colombian FMs discuss cooperation. Xinhua
Venezuela's Chavez Will Visit Japan in April, Kyodo Reports. Bloomberg
Coca-Cola agrees land-swap. Press Association

Andean Region
Colombian Gets 34 Years For Killing Journalist. EFE
UPDATE 2-Colombia swaps $1.8 billion in TES debt. Reuters
Peru blames police in copper mine torture case. Reuters
As slowdown grips Peru, Garcia demands patriotism. Reuters

Southern Cone
Brazil needs $270 bln over 10-yrs for deepwater oil. Reuters
Brazilian workers in Japan return home. GlobalPost
RIGHTS-BRAZIL: Law Still Not Saving Women's Lives. Inter-Press Service
Uruguay approves "right to die" for terminally ill. Reuters

México, Central America and the Caribbean
Obama to visit Mexico amid drug war, trade dispute. Reuters
Mexico Tariffs Spare Ford, Tyson, Rile Up Pear, Potato Growers. Bloomberg
Mexico, US meet to avert trade dispute. Financial Times
Group says files show US knew of Guatemala abuses. AP
U.S. assistant secretary to visit Guatemala. Xinhua
Obama congratulates Salvadoran election winner. Deutsche Presse-Agentur
Top US diplomat visits El Salvador. AFP
EL SALVADOR: Crisis, Poverty Huge Challenges for Leftist President. Inter-Press Service
El Salvador votes away its bad past. The Guardian
Salvadoran Says He'll Resume Diplomatic Relations With Cuba. EFE
Costa Rica Renews Diplomatic Ties With Cuba. EFE
US urges Cuba free political prisoners 'immediately'. AFP
Cuba says open to human rights discussion with EU. Reuters
Haiti police to become UN peacekeepers in Chad. AP
Haiti request not rejected -- not accepted. The Miami Herald

Region: Trade, Security, Economy and Integration
LATIN AMERICA: Movement for Basic Income for All. Inter-Press Service
US Military Commander Warns of Iran-Hezbollah Influence in Latin America. Voice of America

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