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 August 20

Brazil Argues Control of Journalists and Media
A deteriorating relationship between President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula) and the Brazilian media has fallen to new lows as the executive has sent the congress a bill that would create a Conselho Federal de Jornalismo (CFJ), a Federal Journalism...
Paraguay: Grocery Store Fire Kills Hundreds, Leads to Six Arrests for Murder
A fire in a supermarket in Asuncion, Paraguay killed nearly four hundred Sunday shoppers and injured hundreds more on August 1. The blaze was the worst disaster to hit the country in decades. Survivors and firefighters said they found the exits blocked...
Venezuela: Record Number of Voters Give President Hugo Chavez Win in Recall Referendum
An August 15 referendum on the presidency of Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias resulted in a double-digit margin of victory with a large majority of eligible voters going to the polls. The Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) reported that, with 94.4% of the vote...