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  1. A renewed force on the South American scene

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... crowned Copa America winners, but no achievement in the past is capable of matching that of this year's World Cup, where the country reached the quarter-finals for the first time. Coach ... their involvement in the 2011 Copa America in Argentina, a tournament in which the Paraguayans will be targeting success. The Paraguayans have won the title twice, the first as far back as 1953 and the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730160/renewed-force-south-american-scene
  2. Nazi Literature in the Americas

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolano Pan MacMillan HK$104 For those yet to discover the work of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolano, think of him as a Spanish-language equivalent of Stieg Larsson. Like Larsson, Bolano died aged 50 (in 2003), and has become an international superstar since. Unlike Larsson, he was already well-known throughout Latin America ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730338/nazi-literature-americas
  3. CNOOC acquires BP asset to boost presence in South America

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng CNOOC is to bolster its presence in South America by agreeing to pay US$3.53 billion for a 30 per cent stake in some assets that beleaguered oil major BP is selling to help pay ... Bridas Energy Holdings to buy 60 per cent of Pan American Energy from BP for US$7.06 billion. CNOOC gained its first foothold in South America in March by buying the half stake in Bridas Corp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731973/cnooc-acquires-bp-asset-boost-presence-south-america
  4. Panama takes shape as jewel of Latin America

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the East and West. Panama City is Central America's most cosmopolitan capital city and a bustling business hub. Panama is the second-largest registrant for offshore companies, after Hong Kong; ... during the same period, leading to improved consumer confidence and domestic demand. Panama is also reinventing itself as Latin America's regional logistics and services hub, says Tim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717240/panama-takes-shape-jewel-latin-america
  5. Time for America to head for the exit

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... the world's attention. But the US should leave the problem of dealing with Pyongyang to the North's neighbours. North Korea poses no threat to America. Its economy is a wreck. The military equips ... The North probably hasn't miniaturised any weapons that it might have constructed. North Korea also doesn't have a missile capable of hitting America, let alone doing so accurately. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727801/time-america-head-exit
  6. Asia now competes with America for top business students

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Asian MBA programmes have emerged as challengers to their more established United States peers in global academic rankings, but their pulling power may still be limited to students willing to put down roots in this region. Top students have tr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730552/asia-now-competes-america-top-business-students
  7. Stepping out in style

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan Tassels gentlemen's shoes store grand opening Where: The Landmark When: July 7 What: A cocktail reception was held by Tassels to celebrate the opening of its gentlemen's shoe store. Tassels sells outstanding brands from Europe and America, and also provides made-to-order services. Who: Attending the reception were Howard Young, Michael Hui, Jeffrey Lam, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721454/stepping-out-style
  8. Poisoned chalice

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... 'Walking around New Zealand with that jacket on is like having a target on your back.' Welcome to the world of America's Cup yacht racing and the second leg of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, ... baron, have done to the America's Cup, the world's oldest sporting trophy, has made grown men weep and supported battalions of lawyers, and they almost put many of the world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721613/poisoned-chalice
  9. Blow for HK as showpiece scuppered

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... The regatta should have been held in January 2011 but was scuppered when American, New Zealand and other top racing teams decided to skip the event to compete in America's Cup-related races next year and in 2012. The Louis Vuitton Trophy was billed as a match-race regatta involving four America's Cup-class boats, with about 10 international teams featuring many of the biggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721475/blow-hk-showpiece-scuppered
  10. In America, two fights for freedom

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Chains Laurie Halse Anderson Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 9780747598060 The American Revolution was fought in the latter half of the 18th century, when 13 colonies in North America joined together to break free from Great Britain and form an independent country. They wanted to be in charge of their own government and not be controlled by British politicians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720609/america-two-fights-freedom

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