Latin America. In context.
The government of President Hugo Chavez ordered the extension of public and private sector labor restrictions through 2013. The law, Ley Orgánica del Trabajo para las Trabajadoras y los Trabajadores … Continue reading
An area of Brazilian rain forest larger than the US State Rhode Island was cleared from July, 2011, to July, 2012 according to data provided by the Brazilian government. A … Continue reading
Since Monday of this week, Chile been shaken by seven earthquakes of 4.5 or greater on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Three of those reached 5.0 … Continue reading
Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, has been forced to Cuba for medical attention for the third time due to concerns of a cancer recurrence. Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, has confirmed … Continue reading
Brazil produced a GDP of $2.4767 in 2011 (in current U.S. dollars) according to statistics from the World Bank. Globally, Brazil ranks sixth in the world in terms of GDP, … Continue reading
Launched on May 25, 2007 with images of select cities in the United States, Google began adding interactive 360° street views to its online map service. On September 25, 2012, … Continue reading
While Citgo traces it’s origins to Oklahoma in 1910, by the 1990s the company was fully acquired by Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) which is Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas … Continue reading