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“Nuclear” Brazil controls uranium process from extraction to conversion to fuel.

“Nuclear” Brazil controls uranium process from extraction to conversion to fuel.

Brazil, the oldest nuclear power in Latin America, is poised to attain industrial autonomy in the processing of uranium in a move pursued by the military to secure the country’s…

Mexico´s Prosecutors and Police Chiefs will receive armoured cars and bodyguards.

Mexico´s Prosecutors and Police Chiefs will receive armoured cars and bodyguards.

Given the continuing attacks against municipal police commanders, the Secretariat of Mexico”s Public Security (SSP) has decided to implement an institutional security scheme for those responsible of combating organized crime…

Colombia: youngsters explain Mockus increasing success, 67% of 18-24 year old support him.

Colombia: youngsters explain Mockus increasing success, 67% of 18-24 year old support him.

Data from the polling firm Ipsos Napoleón Franco sees Santos winning 35 percent of the vote versus Mockus’ 34 percent in a nine-way race. But among 18-24 year olds, Mockus…

Jamaica: Gangsters blocking roads and shooting police to prevent extradition of drug kingpin Christopher “Dudus” Coke.

Jamaica: Gangsters blocking roads and shooting police to prevent extradition of drug kingpin Christopher “Dudus” Coke.

Violence in Jamaica surrounding the planned extradition to the U.S. of a suspected drug kingpin continued Monday, with shots fired at police officers as they sought to clear roads in…

Elections in Trinidad Tobago, opposition could win

Election campaigns in Trinidad and Tobago began a countdown with intense propaganda of contender parties to assure an electoral triumph in the general elections this Monday.   During the next…

Cuban Catholic Cardinals discussed release of political prisoners with Castrist Regime.

Cuban Catholic Cardinals discussed release of political prisoners with Castrist Regime.

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega said Thursday he and the government are “seriously” discussing the release of political prisoners but added that he could not talk about specifics. “I cannot provide…

U.S. Visit of Mexican President Calderón: Key Issues.

U.S. Visit of Mexican President Calderón: Key Issues.

Felipe Calderón, president of Mexico, will travel to Washington, D.C., May 19–20 on a state visit. President Calderón’s visit to Washington comes at an opportune moment. Mexico faces a confluence…

U.S. skepticism to Iran´s nuclear agreement with Brazil/Turkey.

The United States is skeptical of the nuclear fuel swap agreement announced on Monday in which Iran says it will ship enriched uranium to Turkey. President Barack Obama’s spokesman says…

Washington and Europe-Latin American Relations

Washington and Europe-Latin American Relations

APRIL 2010 – Washington seems rather uninterested or at least unconcerned with what Europe could do in its relations with the rest of the Americas, in part because of the…

Colombian Elections: Antanas Mockus leads polls.

Colombian Elections: Antanas Mockus leads polls.

Three weeks before electoral definitions in Colombia, the political kaleidoscope seems to focus on the Antanas Mockus-led Green Party, as parts of the country brace for their first president of…

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