Americas

U.S.-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict

July 6, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “The accord, signed in Mexico City by US and Mexican transportation officials, would end a 15-year-old controversy that on the US side featured fears of unsafe Mexican trucks barreling along US highways, driven by unprofessional Mexican truckers. On the Mexican side, outrage over the American disregard for a NAFTA provision led to retaliatory tariffs on US [...]

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Brazil offers cancer treatment to Hugo Chavez

July 6, 2011

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Mexican Drug Cartels threaten to behead American DEA Agents

July 4, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “A spray-painted sign threatening death for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents was found Friday next to a school in a northern Mexico state capital, officials said. Addressed with profanity to “Gringos (D.E.A.),” the unsigned graffiti warned: “We know where you are and we know who you are and where you go. We [...]

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Noam Chomsky denounces Venezuela’s Chavez for “an assault on democracy”

July 4, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Speaking to the Observer last week, Chomsky has accused the socialist leader of amassing too much power and of making an “assault” on Venezuela’s democracy. “Concentration of executive power, unless it’s very temporary and for specific circumstances, such as fighting world war two, is an assault on democracy. You can debate whether Venezuela’s [...]

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Chavez: I was treated for cancer

June 30, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “The 56-year-old president looked grave and emotional in his first speech to the nation since surgery in Havana on June 10 that confirmed speculation he may have something serious. “They confirmed the existence of a tumorous abscess, with the presence of cancerous cells, which required another operation to extract the tumor completely,” [...]

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Hugo Chavez in critical condition in Venezuelan Hospital

June 26, 2011

[expand title=Read More] ?Source The Venezuelan President is in critical condition two weeks after having an operation to remove a pelvic abscess. Details are sparse and emerging, and little is known at this point about Chavez’s health. [/expand]

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Top Leader in “Zeta” Mexican Drug Cartel, Lazcano, killed

June 18, 2011

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U.S. Fails in Gun-Running Sting Operation, Ends up Giving Mexican Drug Cartels weapons

June 16, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Now to a bungled US operation that ended up handed Mexican drug cartels weapons. A US congressional hearing has been told that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms intentionally allowed Mexicans to buy weapons. It was attempting to track them back to senior members of Mexican drug cartels but once the [...]

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Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer makes late IMF bid

June 14, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer announced a formal bid to head the International Monetary Fund, positioning himself as a dark-horse candidate as the race enters its final stages. “In normal times, you can probably rely on intuition,” Mr. Fischer said in an interview. “But all the time, in different countries, there are [...]

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Volcano in Chile produces cloud of ash

June 10, 2011

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Christine Lagarde extends her lead in the bid for IMF Managing Director

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Lagarde won the backing of several African leaders and the South African former finance minister Trevor Manuel ruled himself out of the contest. Lagarde’s only main opponent is head of the Mexican Central Bank Agustín Carstens. Kazakhstan’s central bank governor Grigori Marchenko recently withdrew. Carstens has not won wide support from other emerging [...]

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Argentinian lab creates World’s First Transgenic Cow — A Cow producing Human Milk

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “An Argentine laboratory announced that it had created the world’s first transgenic cow, using human genes that will allow the animal to produce the equivalent of mothers’ milk.” [/expand]

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Over 100 flights in Argentina, Chile cancelled due to volcanic ash

June 9, 2011

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