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Brazil

Bulletin 17 February 2010

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Argentina: President revives the ghost of the Falklands ♦ Brazil: Presidential candidate proposes radical programme ♦ Venezuela to reconsider offer of electricity supplies from Colombia ♦ Argentina: local currency sinks ♦ Guatem

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 Mexico: Calderón presents plan for Ciudad Juárez ♦ Haiti: US missionaries released ♦ Peru: “Accomplice” of Montesinos arrested ♦ Lula changes his party’s economic plans ♦ Forest fires continue in Venezuela

Bulletin 8 February 2010

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 Costa Rica elects first woman president ♦ Venezuela: Chávez expropriates landmark buildings ♦ Argentina: former President has emergency heart operation ♦ Brazil: interest rates set to go up ♦ Colombia: forest fires threaten nat

Brazilian Multinationals Come of Age

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Despite his background as a militant trade unionist, Lula has strongly promoted 'big business'. Sue Branford explains.

Bulletin 2 February 2010

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Venezuela: opposition press rallies against Chávez ♦ Haiti: primer minister criticises charity workers ♦ Brazil: film about Lula, a “flop” ♦ Argentina: former President “benefited” of privileged information &di

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Venezuela rejects Colombian accusations of illegal incursion ♦ Brazilian President cancels trip to Davos due to illness ♦ Peru: guerrilla leader “surrounded” ♦ Chile: salmon production to fall ♦ Venezuelan parliament

Bulletin 26 January 2010

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Haiti to lead its own reconstruction ♦ Venezuela: students die in government demonstration for TV closures, and minister resigns ♦ Peru: Rains leave tourists stranded in Machu Picchu ♦ Brazil in better shape than China ♦ Venezue

Bulletin 25 January 2010

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Haiti: relief operations criticised ♦ Women are still dying in Haiti ♦ Dominican Republic praised for emergency help ♦ Venezuela: closure of TV stations causes unrest ♦ Brazil: Real set to get strong again ♦ Chile: water i

Bulletin 20 January 2010

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Haiti: US control distribution of emergency aid ♦ People flee Port-au-Prince ♦ Private security instead of police, with death penalty included ♦ Mexico: Drug cartel “auditor” arrested ♦ Brazil: tax on foreign purch

Letter from Manaus

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Last week I went to Manaus for a conference.  It was 40 years since the first time I'd been there.  Manaus then was a small town of elegant old houses dating from the rubber boom, built around the grandiose Opera House,  a town of  precarious shanties

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