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May 13, 2006

Reactions to the EU - Latin America Summit

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Here is a list of news links from Yahoo about the summit and the various reactions.

Bolivia and Venezuela Are Chided at European Gathering
New York Times Fri, 12 May 2006 9:16 PM PDT
Walking a diplomatic tightrope, several European and Latin American leaders criticized Bolivia and Venezuela for their hostile treatment of foreign investors.

Brazil-Bolivia Relations Continue South
AP via Yahoo! News Fri, 12 May 2006 4:34 PM PDT
Relations between Brazil and Bolivia sank to their lowest point in a century Friday, as the two sparred over Bolivia's nationalization of its energy sector and threats to seize Bolivian land held by Brazilian farmers.

Bolivia Dominates EU-Latin American Summit
AP via Yahoo! News Fri, 12 May 2006 3:04 PM PDT
Bolivia's recent decision to nationalize its natural gas sector — and a burgeoning rift with Brazil over the abrupt move — overshadowed a summit Friday that drew leaders from the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Bolivia: US lax in ex-president criminal case
AFP via Yahoo! News Fri, 12 May 2006 3:41 PM PDT
A delegation of Bolivia's new government accused the United States of failing to cooperate in a criminal case against a former Bolivian president living here.

Brazil Calls for Compensation From Bolivia
AP via Yahoo! News Fri, 12 May 2006 8:44 AM PDT
Brazil's foreign minister called on Bolivia to compensate the Brazilian state oil company known as Petrobras if Bolivia seizes company assets there.

Brazil urges Bolivia to reimburse firm if assets seized
CNN.com Fri, 12 May 2006 7:13 AM PDT
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Brazil's foreign minister called on Bolivia to compensate Brazilian state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobas, if Bolivia seizes company assets there.

Bolivia's Morales to Talk Oil in European Visits
NPR Fri, 12 May 2006 4:11 PM PDT
As Bolivian President Evo Morales embarks on a trip to Europe, where his move to nationalize Bolivia's hydrocarbon industry has generated debate. Morales' decree shook markets and incensed energy officials in Spain, whose energy companies are heavily invested in Bolivia.

Bolivia won't compensate oil firms
CNN Money Fri, 12 May 2006 4:31 AM PDT
Evo Morales, the country's new president, says he won't pay three European firms after Bolivia's takeover of operations in May.

Brazilian Farmers in Bolivia Fear Reforms
ABC News Fri, 12 May 2006 1:01 PM PDT
Brazilian Farmers in Bolivia Fear Being Targeted in Land Reform Push by Government

Brazilian FM outraged at charges of operating illegally in Bolivia
AFP via Yahoo! News Fri, 12 May 2006 0:38 AM PDT
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim has expressed outrage at statements by Bolivian President Evo Morales that the state-run Petrobras energy consortium operated illegally in Bolivia.


1 comment:

jeemes said...

Bolivia makes the greatest mistake ever. This is not the way to make Bolivia stronger. Changes are necessary, not only for Bolivia but for the whole of America del Sur. The people suffer, that's for true. Their continent has been abused by the rich countries. So from now on strong political consultations with those country first. A mi me gusta mas!