Online news digest covering political, economic and social issues in South America. Published by the Latin American Data Base at the University of New Mexico.
Articles from January 1
Bolivia Presses Chile for Access to the PacificRead preview Overview
Bolivia has been urging the Chilean government to meet a 125-year-old demand for access to the Pacific Ocean. The landlocked nation has been calling for a sovereign strip of coastline with increasing stridency while Chilean officials have said they...
Colombia: Arrest of F.a.R.C. Leader Could Jeopardize Prisoner ExchangeRead preview Overview
The arrest of a reputed high-ranking leader of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) in Ecuador on Jan. 2 could put at risk a possible exchange of FARC hostages for jailed members of the guerrilla group. The arrest also raised questions...