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Not all parliamentary elections are as important as those in Venezuela, where control of the parliament amounts to controlling the country’s large oil and gas reserves. On September 28 the Venezuelan electoral commission has communicated the uncontested results of the process: Chavez’s ruling party won 90 out of a total of 165 seats, with the… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

If anyone is in doubt as to where today’s global economic clout lies, they should take a look at China’s increased FDI activity in Latin America over the past few years. The energy- and minerals-hungry Chinese economy has determined its state companies to invest in the development and exploitation of oil, copper, iron and other… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

Latin American countries have made great strides in achieving political stability in recent years. Countries like Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador, to give but a few examples, have solved their differences peacefully, helping each other on the path to economic development. In 2008, twelve Latin American countries have decided to form a defense alliance, Unasur,… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi