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  1. beyondbrics

    August 25, 2014

    Bolivia settles with foreign companies as elections approach [updated]

    Is Bolivia ready to improve its image among foreign direct investors? A settlement with one claimant and an order to pay...

  2. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2014

    Ecuador: paving the way to indefinite re-election?

    Groundhog day? In February 2013, still aglow after being elected for a third term in a landslide victory, President Rafael...

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  1. New Trade Routes: Pacific Alliance

    In the short space of two years, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – the founder member...
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  1. The World

    June 16, 2014

    Colombia's election – what Santos' victory means

    Such is the power of incumbency, that over the past decade no Latin American president who has run for re-election has...

  2. May 27, 2014

    The perils of using soccer as a political football

    Evo Morales, a keen amateur football player, is turning professional. The Bolivian president has agreed minimum wage terms...

  3. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2014

    Bolivia's Evo Morales: part-time pro footballer

    Once the first indigenous president of an impoverished country with an Indian majority has established his authority,...

  4. April 1, 2014

    Pacific Alliance takes pragmatic approach to integration

    So far this year, it has mostly been bad news from Latin America, as it has from many emerging markets. There have been...

  5. February 2, 2014

    Bolivia ordered to pay UK power company $41m over nationalised assets

    Bolivia must pay $41m in compensation to UK-based power generator Rurelec for the nationalisation of its assets after an...

  6. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2013

    Bolivia: banks start to feel the hand of the state

    Bolivia, often labelled as one of South America’s poorest countries, might pull a surprise in 2o13: the IMF expects this...

  7. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2013

    Bolivia: not all investors are equal

    Critics of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s leftwing president, say his enthusiasm for nationalisation is such that there will soon be...

  8. August 27, 2013

    Brazil’s foreign minister resigns amid Bolivia spat

    BRASÍLIA, August 26 – Brazil’s foreign minister Antonio Patriota resigned on Monday after one of his diplomats acknowledged...

  9. August 9, 2013

    Bolivia’s LAB airline: We regret to announce

    A truck laden with wooden crates rumbled into the­ ­provincial Bolivian town of Cochabamba in September 1925. Its payload...

  10. July 5, 2013

    Europe falls into imperialist stereotype trap in Bolivian airline drama

    In Latin America it used to be called an “international incident” – the kind of minor diplomatic cock-up that mushrooms into...

  11. July 5, 2013

    Bolivia threatens to close US embassy over plane incident

    Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is considering closing the US embassy in La Paz, in the latest ripple resulting from the...

  12. July 3, 2013

    Russian glee at US fades as Snowden stays

    When Edward Snowden, the former security contractor turned whistleblower, flew to Moscow on June 23 – apparently en route to...

  13. July 3, 2013

    Brazil condemns Europe for Bolivian aircraft diversion

    Latin American governments have responded furiously to the forced landing of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ jet in Austria...

  14. July 2, 2013

    Snowden continues search for haven as asylum options narrow

    Edward Snowden’s search for a haven continued on Tuesday as Moscow said he had retracted his application for asylum in...

  15. May 1, 2013

    Bolivian president expels US aid agency

    Bolivia’s president threatened a further deterioration of relations with Washington on Wednesday by demanding that the US...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 30, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Bolivia court clears Evo Morales’ bid to run for third term * India’s opposition hits out over border dispute with China *...

  17. April 30, 2013

    Bolivia court clears Evo Morales’ bid to run for third term

    Bolivia’s constitutional court has opened the way for President Evo Morales to serve a third term after ruling that a new...

  18. beyondbrics

    April 19, 2013

    “US isolated in Venezuela as Latam supports Maduro?” Oh, come on!

    Perhaps the most revealing feature of the wikileaks publication of US diplomatic cables a few years ago is that it showed...

  19. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2013

    A Bolivian nationalisation too far? Rurelec gets its day in court

    Can I nationalise you? For a country with a fondness for nationalisations and getting its way, going to full arbitration...

  20. March 31, 2013

    Rurelec plans to sue Bolivia

    UK-based power generator Rurelec will take the Bolivian government to court on Tuesday over the nationalisation of its...

  21. March 8, 2013

    What’s left of the Latin left?

    Three weeks before Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday, Yoani Sánchez, Cuba’s best-known pro-democracy blogger,...

  22. February 24, 2013

    Confusion reigns over Chávez’s condition

    There has been no sign of Hugo Chávez since the stealthy pre-dawn return to Caracas of Venezuela’s ailing leader a week ago,...

  23. February 24, 2013

    Abertis eyes sale of airport operations

    Abertis, the world’s largest toll road operator, is considering selling its airport operations as part of a divestment...

  24. February 22, 2013

    Chávez still suffering from lung infection

    Hugo Chávez’s difficulty in breathing as a result of a lung infection after cancer surgery in Cuba more than two months ago...

  25. beyondbrics

    February 19, 2013

    London headlines

    * JBS distances itself from horsemeat scandal * Stake sale marks latest twist in Bumi saga * Violence breaks out at South...

  26. beyondbrics

    February 18, 2013

    Another Bolivian nationalisation

    Evo Morales strikes again. On Monday, Bolivia’s president nationalised the operations of the country’s three largest...

  27. February 18, 2013

    Bolivia nationalises airport operator

    Bolivia’s leftwing president, Evo Morales, on Monday nationalised an airport operator owned by Spanish company Abertis. In...

  28. February 18, 2013

    Correa rides socialist wave in Ecuador

    Around the shacks and shanties on the hillsides of Ecuador’s capital, the mood is joyous: “Four more years of Rafael!”,...

  29. February 17, 2013

    Correa claims another term in Ecuador

    Cries of “we already have a president, we have Rafael!” resounded around the cobblestoned streets of Ecuador’s whitewashed...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2013

    Bolivia: rethinking nationalisations

    Trying to carve out a Bolivian mining industry purely on his own terms is proving tricky for Bolivia’s leftwing President...

  31. The World

    January 29, 2013

    Latin America's "new unity"

    Presidents Raul Castro of Cuba (L) and Sebastian Piñera of Chile during a summit of Latin American states on Monday...

  32. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2013

    Chávez: return at last?

    More than six weeks have now gone by since Hugo Chávez left for Cuba for his latest cancer surgery, and still very little is...

  33. January 17, 2013

    UN ruling boosts Bolivian coca growers

    Ever since the Spanish conquest, the Aymara and Quechua Indians of modern Bolivia have been a shadow majority. Banished to...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 9, 2013

    Bolivia: another nationalisation battle

    It looks like another tough battle is in store for one more foreign utility owner fighting back against Bolivian...

  35. beyondbrics

    January 7, 2013

    Bolivia: the Saudi Arabia of lithium?

    Your correspondent Walking around the Uyuni salt flats, all you see is a dry and crusty white nothingness stretching to the...

  36. January 2, 2013

    Iberdrola - powering down

    From Yankee go home to españoles go home. Summary Latin American nationalisations only exacerbate Spain’s persecution...

  37. January 1, 2013

    Chávez said to be in ‘stable’ condition

    Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, is in a stable condition, the cancer-stricken leader’s son-in-law said in an appeal for...

  38. December 29, 2012

    Bolivia nationalises two Iberdrola units

    Evo Morales, Bolivia’s leftwing president, has nationalised two electricity distribution companies owned by Spain’s...

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