Venezuela and Brazil Increase Cooperation

The governments of Brazil and Venezuela advanced on a series of joint projects including infrastructure, hydrocarbon and hydroelectric energy production, chemical fertilizer production, literacy training, public finance, and a joint oil refinery.

Free Trade With Panama: Some Winners And Some Losers

Last Thursday the Senate Finance Committee convened in order to address a number of controversial issues that have sprung up regarding the pending U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) with Panama.

Hog Farming to Blame for H1N1?

The World Health Organization, or WHO, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization have repeatedly said that consuming cooked pork is not how the potentially deadly H1N1 influenza strain is spread.

Polls Show Economic Optimism and Strong Support for Venezuelan President

Mérida, May 15th 2009 ( -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's approval rating remains above 60 percent, according to recent polls by Datanalisis, which is considered to be sympathetic to the opposition and private business interests.

International Online Forum on Cuban Five Held

NUEVA GERONA, May 16 (acn) An Internet Forum promoted by Cuban journalists on the cause of the five antiterrorist Cubans held in US jails received the solidarity and support of people in several nations of the world.

Newly Declassified Documents Show USAID to Separatists in Bolivia

Recently declassified documents obtained by investigators Jeremy Bigwood and Eva Golinger reveal that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has invested more than $97 million in “decentralization” and “regional autonomy” projects and opposition political parties in Bolivia since 2002.


US Strategy in Latin America Was Wrong

Three years ago I wrote an article arguing that the political changes sweeping across Latin America were epoch-making and probably irreversible.


Bulb Replacement Brings Significant Energy Savings for Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, May 6 (acn) Power consumption in Cuba has dropped by
141,000 kilowatt hours a year since 2007 as a result of the replacement of fluorescents lamps in the working sector, as part of the Lighting Efficiency Program.

May Day Celebrations Marked Throughout Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, May 1 (acn) Parallel to the huge march stage by hundreds of thousands of Havana citizens along with thousands of friends of Cuba from 70 countries of the world, all cities throughout the island experienced huge demonstrations marking May Day.