Argentina: President rejects accusations of corruption ♦ Colombia: HRW warns of re-emergence of right-wing paramilitaries ♦ Bolivia: children abused in shelters ♦ Chileans confident in economy ♦ El Niño has arrived
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
US analyst Phyliis Bennis, from the Institute for Polciy Studies in Washington DC, argues that Pentagon priorities once again dominate in Haiti.
The UN’s aid agenda, she says, is being marginalised, with the US sending in planeloads of so
Haiti: ONU asks Haitians to “be patient” ♦ Open air cabinet meeting ♦ Some return to "normality” in the middle of the chaos ♦ Hugo Chávez: The US controls Haiti ♦ Chile: Right wins presidential election
Argentina: First gay wedding in Latin America ♦ Venezuela: Chávez accuses Colombia of linking him with rebels ♦ Chile to hand over report on “espionage” in Peru ♦ Bolivia ends the year without new investment ♦ Brazil
MEXICO NEGOTIATES FUTURE OF ZELAYA ♦ ARGENTINA AND VENEZUELA REINFORCE THEIR ALLIANCE ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE: BOLIVIA SAYS NO TO CARBON TRADING ♦ BRAZIL READY FOR AGREEMENT ♦ COLOMBIA EXPECTS “AMBITIOUS TARGETS” IN COP15 &
MERCOSUR DOES NOT RECOGNISE HONDURAS ELECTIONS ♦ REDUCED SENTENCES FOR CUBAN “SPIES” ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE: PERU TAKES FOREST PROTECTION PLAN TO COPENHAGEN ♦ BRAZIL: BIOFUELS ARE GOOD ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL HAVE