NotiSur - South American Political and Economic Affairs

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 February 7

Bolivia: Talks Resume after Deadly Clashes between Government and Cocaleros
At least 20 people died in clashes during January between Bolivia's organized coca growers (cocaleros) and the government. Although both sides agreed to resume negotiations on Jan. 25, the problems appear far from over. The Bolivian government formally...
Venezuela: With Exception of Brazil, Mediating Countries Favor Opposition to President Hugo Chavez
By Justin Delacour With the left-populist government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez emboldened by the near defeat of his opposition's two-month campaign of economic disruption, the president has suggested that he will not allow other countries...
World Social Forum Calls for More Economically Just World
More than 100,000 people from 125 countries gathered in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Jan. 23-28 for the third World Social Forum (WSF). Participants expressed opposition to the abuses of corporate-driven globalization, neoliberalism, environmental degradation,...