Paraguay

Date: April 01st 2013

The Paraguayan government has stated that they will not recognize Venezuela as the chair of Mercosur. Venezuela is set to take the position as chair in the upcoming summit but the Paraguayan government holds that they should have been given the position. The backlash comes from the conditions Venezuela was inducted into the ...

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Ecuador

Date: April 01st 2013

Ecuador has announced they are selling swaths of their Amazon rainforest to Chinese oil companies. An estimated 3 million hectares will be up for bid to Chinese companies for oil drilling purposes. This has caused backlash from the indigenous communities in Ecuador who demand that oil production not proceed without their ...

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Bolivia

Date: April 01st 2013

After receiving UN approval for the legal cultivation of the coca leaf – the main ingredient in Cocaine – Bolivian President Evo Morales is seeking approval to export Bolivian products containing coca leaf. President Morales has also filed a suit against Chile in the International Court of Justice to regain sovereign ...

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Chile

Date: April 01st 2013

Upon returning to Chile from heading the UN Women’s Agency, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced her candidacy in the November 17 elections. Thousands of Chilean students clashed with police during a protest regarding reforms to the educations system in the country. Bolivia has announced that they will file a suit ...

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Peru

Date: April 01st 2013

With a lack of able recruits, Peru has introduced a mandatory 2-year military draft for any and all males between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. This was imposed in an effort to bolster Peruvian military presence and increased national security in Peru. The Peruvian government is under fire ...

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Colombia

Date: April 01st 2013

Peace talks continue to ensure between the Colombian government and the Marxist FARC. Though progress is being made, there are still many differences to be settled between the two parties. The next meeting between the two will take place April 2 where the FARC plan to add new proposals to the ...

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Venezuela

Date: April 01st 2013

The first set of ‘post-Chavez’ elections will take place April 14, pitting the favoured Nicolas Maduro against opposition leader Henrique Capriles. The race between the two candidates has caused large discourse between both camps with Capriles accusing Maduro of devaluing Chavez’ legacy and Maduro threatening to imprison Capriles. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan ...

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Brazil

Date: April 01st 2013

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff met with other BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – to discuss the formation of a new development back alternative to the American World Bank. A meeting between China and Brazil signed an agreement to trade in their domestic currencies to lessen their ...

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Argentina

Date: April 01st 2013

Argentine Ambassador to the UK Alicia Castro has been in talks with Welsh MPs to organize a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers in Patagonia in 2015. Talks broke down, though, once it was revealed that the ambassador was attempting to find support in the argentine claim to the Falkland Islands. ...

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