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· June, 2009

Stories about Latin America from June, 2009

30 June 2009

Paraguay: The Possibility of a New Bullet Train

Peru: Interview with Peruvian Books

Puerto Rico: For Shame!

Argentina: Kirchner Handed Defeat in Congressional Elections

The parliamentary elections held on Sunday, June 28 across Argentina have left a negative balance for the government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and her husband Néstor. Their representation...

29 June 2009

Ecuador: State Contracts With President's Brother Raise Concerns

Contracts between the state petroleum company and several private companies raised some eyebrows when it was discovered that the brother of current president Rafael Correa was a member of some...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Connecting the Dots

Cuba: Fear of Change?

Honduras: Zelaya Arrested and Removed as President

The day started across Honduras with news that President Mel Zelaya was arrested in his home by armed soldiers on the same day of a controversial referendum. Days earlier, Zelaya...

27 June 2009

Honduras: Political Crisis Over Controversial Referendum

The political crisis in Honduras is deepening after the removal of the head of the Armed Forces because of his statements that the military would not support the scheduled referendum...

26 June 2009

Caribbean, USA: Tributes to the “King of Pop”

Despite the controversy which plagued him for the latter part of his eccentric life, the sudden and unexpected death of American-born entertainer Michael Jackson, dubbed "The King of Pop", has...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Obama & “Antúnez”

25 June 2009

Cuba, U.S.A.: Missed Opportunity

Colombia: Living with Flooding in Barranquilla

Barranquilla in Colombia is the most important coastal city with a distinct characteristic: no rainwater drainage systems, so whenever it rains, the whole city floods with dangerous fast running rivers...

Cuba: Unanswered Questions

Paraguay: Referendum on Performance of Congress

The relationship with the Paraguayan Congress has been difficult for President Fernando Lugo. His recent statements that he is analyzing the possibility of holding a referendum about the legislative branch's...

24 June 2009

Dominican Republic: Against the Cement Factory in Los Haitises

Dominicans have been protesting against the proposed construction of a cement factory in the protected area of Los Haitises National Park. Citing the rich biodiversity in this ecosystem, many feel...

Dominica, Venezuela: The Motherland?

Cuba: Hurricane Victims

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