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 May 16
Latin America: International Labor Day Gives Workers Little to CelebrateRead preview Overview
[The following article by Andres Gaudin is reprinted with the permission of Noticias Aliadas in Lima, Peru. It appeared in the May 7, 2003, edition of Latinamerica Press.] More than a century after the Haymarket massacre of May 1, 1886, in the...
Peru: Political Storm Tarnishes Anti-Corruption Image of President Alejandro ToledoRead preview Overview
By Barbara J. Fraser [The author is a free-lance journalist in Lima, Peru] Although his country's economy is among the most robust in Latin America, Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo's approval rating has plunged to below 20% amid questions about...