Sunday, September 25, 2022

All posts tagged "Latin American Affairs"

  • Economically Struggling Venezuela Hikes Gas Prices, Devalues

    CARACAS, Venezuela – President Nicolas Maduro announced a currency devaluation and gasoline price hike Wednesday in an attempt to shield Venezuela’s oil-dependent economy from collapse and fend off mounting calls for his ouster. Gas prices will jump...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • Economic Growth a Struggle for Latin America in 2016

    Economic growth for Latin America in 2016 will be marginal, at best, according to most economic forecasters, including the World Bank, which further characterizes growth in the region as “anemic.” “The macroeconomic outlook across Latin America in...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • Journalist Kidnapped In Southern Mexico Found Dead

    MEXICO CITY – A reporter who was kidnapped by armed assailants in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz this week has been found dead, Mexican authorities said Tuesday. Anabel Flores Salazar’s body was discovered on a highway...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Second Outside Report Says Mexico Students Not Burned At Dump

    MEXICO CITY – A group of Argentine forensic experts says it has determined there is no biological or physical evidence to conclude that 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014 were incinerated at a trash...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • In Central America, Gangs An Obstacle In Battle Against Zika

    El Salvador – For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It’s the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives. Armed...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Brazil Health Official Confirms Zika Spread Via Transfusion

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of the disclosure...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • Venezuela Congress Debates Freeing Imprisoned Politicians

    CARACAS – Venezuela’s congress has begun the process of approving a bill that would grant amnesty to imprisoned opposition politicians. Critics of the country’s socialist administration took over congress last month after winning a landslide victory at...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • Haiti Parliament Convenes But Does Not Discuss Looming Crisis

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti’s new parliament has convened in its first session but there was no public debate about a looming constitutional crisis with the weekend departure of the president. Twenty-two senators and 92 deputies were present...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • Brazil Minister Says No Plans To Cancel Rio Games

    RIO DE JANEIRO  – Brazilian organizers have reiterated they have no intention of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus, with Sports Minister George Hilton saying the topic “is not...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • Mexican Marines Investigated For Torture, Abuse Of Suspects

    MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Navy says it is investigating several marines for allegedly torturing or sexually abusing six female suspects in 2012 in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The National Human Rights Commission said Thursday...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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