Until just a few years ago, Chinese corporations were relatively unknown in Latin America, but their direct investments in the region have averaged about $10 billion per year since 2010, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean … [Read more...] about Examining China’s environmental and social impact in Latin America
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Leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean pledged closer ties as they formed a new bloc on Saturday including every nation in the hemisphere except Canada and the US. The leaders of 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries met in Venezuela this weekend to formally … [Read more...] about Latin America launches new economic alliance
While journalists no longer face the threats associated with the institutionalized death squads of the past, a new shadow is being cast over free speech and objective reporting in nations which have long since cast off the yoke of dictatorship. Government-controlled censorship … [Read more...] about Media suppression, violence against journalists increases in Latin America
Alice Barcena gets very emotional when it comes to the topic of reducing poverty, but for a change, she has something to get excited about: the UN is holding its Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro this June. Barcena is the UN Executive Secretary of the … [Read more...] about Rio+20: What’s the right path for Latin America?
Bolivia will guarantee "genuine, long-lasting legal security" to foreign companies operating on its territory, Morales said in a letter sent to Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos on Thursday and made public Friday at the summit in Vienna. He also said he wanted his … [Read more...] about Energy Trade Ties Dominate EU-Latin America Summit