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2013-06-30 23:17:02

At the recent World Economic Forum (Davos) for Latin America held in Lima, Peru, The Millennium Project presented “Latin America 2030” scenarios. (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 “Delivering Growth and Strengthening Societies” was the theme of the latest World Economic Forum (Davos) for Latin America. It was hosted by the government of Peru and attended by over 700 participants from Latin America and beyond. Besides the president of Peru, Ollanta Humala, the presidents of Mexico, Enrique...

2006-07-26 07:29:04

By Robin Emmott PUNO, Peru (Reuters) - President-elect Alan Garcia takes office on Friday warning Peru is a "time bomb" that could explode into crippling protests if his government cannot combine its pro-business agenda with cutting chronic poverty. Garcia, who is anxious to make amends for his disastrous first term in 1985-1990 that sparked economic collapse, faces the huge challenge of delivering the benefits of Peru's unprecedented economic growth since 2002, while keeping...

2006-07-05 19:21:49

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia denied on Wednesday he is seeking a regional strategic alliance against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Garcia, who will assume the presidency on July 28, arrived in Bogota to meet for the first time Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe. Garcia has already visited Chile and Brazil and heads to Ecuador on Thursday. Some analysts say Garcia is pushing for a regional bloc with Brazil, Chile and Colombia to balance Chavez'...

2006-06-23 20:07:14

By Patrick Markey PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday called Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia a U.S. "lapdog" and ruled out any ties with Lima's new government in the latest exchange of barbs between the two leaders. Relations between Caracas and Lima spiraled into crisis earlier this year after left-winger Chavez and Garcia clashed over free-trade ties with the United States and Chavez's support for a rival candidate in Peru's recent election. The...

2006-06-13 15:57:24

By Guido Nejamkis BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia said on Tuesday he would not apologize to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to end a diplomatic rift, and he declared he wanted close ties with Brazil. Venezuela and Peru withdrew their respective ambassadors in May in a diplomatic spat provoked by Peruvian allegations that Chavez was interfering in Peru's presidential runoff between Garcia and Chavez-backed candidate Ollanta Humala. "Don't ask me to...

2006-06-12 21:51:25

By Alonso Soto QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Andean leaders meet this week in Ecuador to try to salvage their five-nation commerce bloc after disputes over U.S. free trade agreements revealed deep political divisions in the region. Tuesday's meeting in Quito comes after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a fierce critic of the U.S. government, abandoned the group, saying free trade deals that Colombia and Peru reached with Washington had scuttled the bloc known as the Andean Community....

2006-06-09 00:59:05

By Alistair Bell AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico (Reuters) - The conservative tied for first place in Mexico's presidential race said on Thursday he would counter the influence of U.S. foe Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Latin America if elected. Felipe Calderon told Reuters he wanted Mexico, which has close trade ties with the United States, to play a more active role in the region. "It is going to be a factor of deliberation, balance and good sense compared to the leadership and active...

2006-06-05 18:19:26

By Tom Brown SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) - The United States, seeking to counter Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and rising anti-U.S. sentiment across Latin America, warned the region on Monday not to be seduced by populists. "The pied pipers of populism will only lead people backwards, while globalization and the rest of the world looks ahead," said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick. He was addressing foreign ministers and delegation heads from 34...

2006-06-05 16:55:14

By Tom Brown SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) - The United States, seeking to counter Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and rising anti-U.S. sentiment across Latin America, warned the region on Monday not to be seduced by populists. "The pied pipers of populism will only lead people backwards, while globalization and the rest of the world looks ahead," said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick. He was addressing foreign ministers and delegation heads from 34...

2006-06-05 15:01:53

By Alistair Scrutton LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - If Alan Garcia's pledges are to be believed, his victory in Peru may signal that pragmatic social democracy is making more inroads in Latin America than headline-grabbing anti-U.S. populism in Venezuela and Bolivia. The election of Bolivian President Evo Morales and his backing from anti-U.S. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez have sparked worries in Washington about the influence in the region of leftists ready to befriend Iran or nationalize...