Regional News

Iranian Diplomacy in Latin America

The Christian Science Monitor has a fairly long article on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's New York reception and his subsequent travel in Latin America. The punch line is that Iran wants to secure a seat on the UN security council.

Referendum in Costa Rica: Countdown to CAFTA?

On Oct. 7, Costa Ricans will vote whether or not to adopt DR-CAFTA, the controversial Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement signed in August 2004 and implemented in 2006 by El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Honduras.

The vote will determine whether the country joins its neighbors in forming a NAFTA-like relationship with the U.S

Growing Coca: Politics and Economics

The Kansas City Star has an article about growing coca in Bolivia. It's about impoverished farmers, not drug manufacturers.

Right to Abortion in Latin America

RH Reality Check (RH stands for Reproductive Health) has an article about the Latin America abortion rights issue.

Venezuela to Explore for Oil Off Cuban Shore

Petroleum World reports that PDVSA, the Venezuelan oil company, will start exploration for oil off Cuba's shores. Venezuela currently supplies about 100,000 barrels/day of oil to Cuba.

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