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Spanish-Speaking Countries

Intro to geography

Last week, we made some new friends from Central America. The children wanted to know where El Salvador was, and our new friend tried to explain, 'kind of below Guatemala and next to Honduras'.

Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

Indians cheer nationalisation, but oil firms reassess plans

Oil companies in Bolivia reassessed their investment plans as regional leaders prepared for an emergency summit to discuss President Evo Morales' nationalisation of the energy industry.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

Anti-US indigenous groups pressure Bolivian president

It is the latest nation to suffer unrest over free-trade policies

Bolivian President Carlos Mesa is the latest South American leader to feel the heat from rising regional social unrest that has fomented combative grass-roots indigenous movements fiercely opposed to US policies promoting free markets and coca eradication.

21 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Oil turns wheels of Chavez revolution

Emboldened president launches new programmes, but critics want to know where it is all leading

President Hugo Chavez's resounding win in this month's recall referendum has thrown a spotlight on the 'revolution' he has piloted since assuming office in 1998.

30 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Today in history

In Hong Kong

1967: The colony's population at the end of June was estimated to be 3.69 million, according to the Government Gazette. The figure represented an increase of 100,000 people on the previous year.

1 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Lee makes final arrangements for Latin American tour

Taiwan's President Lee Teng-hui was yesterday making final preparations to depart today on a 16-day trip to Latin America to bolster ties with the region amid increasingly aggressive overtures from China.

4 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Central Americans reject bid

In a surprise move, Taiwan's five Central American allies have declined to sign a bilateral free trade agreement when the President Lee Teng-hui visits the region in September.

7 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Economy of democracy

US President Bill Clinton told the United Nations this week that every country in the Americas except Cuba had embraced democracy.

28 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Jungle team

CUENCA: Foreign observers appointed to supervise a cease-fire agreement between Peru and Ecuador were scheduled to reach the disputed border today.

23 Feb 1995 - 12:00am