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 May 25

Bolivia: Conflicts along Natural-Gas Pipeline near Argentine Border Threaten Exports, Kill One
Protestors took control of a natural-gas pipeline in southern Bolivia that delivered natural gas to Argentina, slowing down exports to both Argentina and Brazil in late April. The protests calling for a greater share of royalties that will be obtained...
Brazil: Rancher Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder of U.S. Nun Dorothy Stang
A Brazilian judge sentenced a rancher convicted of ordering the murder of US-born nun and rain-forest defender Dorothy Stang on May 15. The judge handed a 30-year sentence to Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura when he was found guilty of planning the shooting...