The Obama administration is setting out to help exporters get in on Brazil’s building boom even as it spars with the region’s biggest economy over high tariffs, rules favoring local companies and monetary policies.
Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela’s president after a week in which rising tensions with the opposition over the disputed April 14 vote undermined investor confidence in how the government will manage the world’s largest oil reserves.
Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas, a New York-based business organization, comments on the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Farnsworth, who also worked on Latin America issues at the U.S. State Department under President Bill Clinton, spoke in a telephone interview from Austin, Texas.
Acting President Nicolas Maduro said Hugo Chavez gave his blessing through a small bird on the first day of his official campaign for the presidency as he looks to capitalize on the popularity of the former socialist leader.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seeking treatment in Cuba to aid his recovery from cancer, seven weeks after winning re-election in a campaign in which he told voters he was “totally free” of the disease.
Ecuador President Rafael Correa is emerging from the shadow of Venezuelan mentor Hugo Chavez as his decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange plunges relations with the U.S. to new lows.
Mexico President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto probably will urge President Barack Obama to overhaul an immigration system that has trapped more than 6 million Mexicans without legal status when the two men meet for the first time at the White House today.