Latin America News Roundup March 7, 2013

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After Hugo Chavez Who Will Lead Left-Wing Governmenst in Latin America?
ABC News
A few hours after Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro ruefully announced Chavez’s death on national television, most of Latin America’s presidents lined up in front of their own audiences to express their sorrow for the passing of the Venezuelan

 


ABC News
Chavez death leaves leadership void in Latin America
GlobalPost
The death of Hugo Chavez leaves a void in Latin America‘s leftist leadership and raises questions about the future of the “petro-diplomacy” which helped put Venezuela on the geopolitical map. Venezuelan oil money allowed Chavez to respectfully inherit 

 

Many in Latin America fear Hugo Chavez’s death will end Venezuela’s Santa role
MiamiHerald.com
MEXICO CITY — Like planets gone slightly wobbly in orbit, a string of Western Hemisphere nations fretted openly Wednesday about the death of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, whose skein of relationships went far beyond mere rhetorical support to include major 

 


MiamiHerald.com
Hugo Chavez: Latin America has chosen rage over progress
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
We can already see the beginnings of an Eva Perón-style death cult. Latin Americans love a martyr, and Hugo Chávez’s early death has sparked bizarre conspiracy theories about CIA plots and biological weapons. Angry, histrionic and megalomaniac, the 

 

Latin America: The New Frontier for High Risk, High Reward Investors
Fox News Latino
Move over, China. Latin America is the new market investors are eager to break into. In 2012, investment by private equity and venture capitalists in Latin America reached a five-year high. New data analysis released by the Latin American Private 

 

Private Equity And VC Investing In Latin America Hits 5 Year High In 2012
Private Equity Hub (press release)
Venture capital and private equity investing rose to a 5-year high across Latin America last year with firms putting $7.9 billion to work, a 21% increase over 2011. The data comes from the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association 

 

Death of Chavez leaves leftist void in Latin America
Namibian
REVERED … A Nicaraguan supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds a poster of him at the Revolution Square in Managua. Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of tumultuous rule that made the socialist

 


Namibian
Bayer CropScience gives positive outlook for Latin America
agprofessional.com
Bayer CropScience CEO Liam Condon underlined the company’s strong commitment to the farming community and the company’s employee base in the region during his first official visit to Latin America, following his appointment in December 2012. “Latin 

 

Cigarette Companies Mock Tobacco Control Laws in Latin America
Inter Press Service
BUENOS AIRES, Mar 7 2013 (IPS) – Despite the great strides made in Latin America with tobacco control legislation, the industry deploys a range of strategies to circumvent the restrictions imposed on cigarette advertising, social organisations and 

 

American Baseball Heroes Find Their Dream in Latin America
Fox News Latino
Whatever the reason, American players – many of whom are not Latino – are venturing to Latin America to play in leagues in places they know little about. Mexico’s team includes former Major League players like Karim Garcia and the Dominican team last 

 

Blogs
Telemundo Latin America news roundup- March 6, 2013
By nbclatino
The latest Latin America news in under 59 seconds. Venezuela is beginning seven days of mourning after the death of President Hugo Chavez. Thousands took to the streets to accompany his coffin as it was moved from the hospital where he 
NBC Latino
Hugo Chavez’s legacy in Haiti and Latin America | rabble.ca
By Roger Annis
Tens of thousands of Haitians spontaneously poured into the streets of Port-au-Prince on the morning of Mar. 12, 2007. President Hugo Chavez had just arrived in Haiti all but unannounced and a multitude, shrieking and singing with glee, 
rabble.ca

 

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Latin America After Chávez – NYTimes.com
No matter his flaws, Hugo Chávez’s passion for lifting up the poor is a lasting legacy.
www.nytimes.com/2013/03/…/latin-america-after-chavez.html
Wilkerson: US Isolated in Latin America, Not Venezuela and Cuba
Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell’s former Chief of Staff says that Obama should have the courage to normalize relations with Venezuela and Cuba.
therealnews.com/…/Wilkerson%3A+US+Isolated+in+Latin+A…
PressTV – Latin America honors late Venezuelan President Hugo 
Latin America honors late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Venezuelans in the capital, Caracas, surround the coffin of President Hugo Chavez, March 6, 
www.presstv.ir/detail/…/latin-america-pays-tribute-to-chavez/
IPS – Chávez Invigorated the Left in Latin America | Inter Press Service
Chávez Invigorated the Left in Latin America – Part of the legacy left by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who died Tuesday, was his determined struggle for 
www.ipsnews.net/…/chavez-invigorated-the-left-in-latin-ameri…

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