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At last, the governor goes

yesterdayNews : America's View

THE resignation on October 23rd of Ángel Aguirre (pictured), governor of the south-western state of Guerrero, where 43 students have been missing for almost a month, has come too late to assuage the anger of Mexicans clamouring for a decisive response to the tragedy. Show More Summary

The cashmere revolution

yesterdayNews : America's View

BUSINESS barons and financiers are not known for taking to the streets. Yet on October 22nd thousands turned out in the centre of São Paulo in support of Aécio Neves, the centre-right challenger to President Dilma Rousseff, of the left-wing Workers’ Party (PT), in a tight run-off election on October 26th. Show More Summary

When fear crosses oceans

yesterdayNews : America's View

An ocean away from Africa’s Ebola outbreak, a deep fear of the disease now runs through the Caribbean. The atmosphere recalls the early days of the AIDS epidemic, some 30 years ago. Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar...Show More Summary

Tough questions

yesterdayNews : America's View

CANADA'S parliament came under attack on Wednesday from what appears to be a lone gunman, who launched two separate attacks within blocks of each other and then was killed. Although the main parliamentary building was full of MPs for weekly caucus meetings, no one was injured. Show More Summary

Dilma edges ahead

yesterdayNews : America's View

BRAZIL is on tenterhooks. With five days to go before the presidential run-off on October 26th the race remains too close to call. But for the first time since the first round of voting two weeks ago the left-wing incumbent, Dilma Rousseff, has gained ground. Show More Summary

Car-smugglers and their rights

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AFTER hailing a taxi in La Paz recently, your correspondent was intrigued to see that the car’s centre console was in Japanese. Luis Martinez, the driver, chuckled when asked if he was proficient in the Asian language. “Oh, no no. IShow More Summary

Most foul

last weekNews : America's View

BOUND and beaten, with multiple stab-wounds to the chest, the body of Robert Serra, a 27-year-old member of parliament for Venezuela’s ruling party, was found at his Caracas home on the night of October 1st. His female assistant, María Herrera, had also been stabbed to death. Show More Summary

Warm no more

last weekNews : America's View

IN ONE of the most remembered scenes of the film Casablanca, police chief Louis Renault orders the close of Rick's Cafe when he is "shocked, shocked" to learn that there was gambling going on in the establishment. Seconds later a waiter presents Renault with his winnings from roulette. Show More Summary

Neck and neck

2 weeks agoNews : America's View

OBSERVERS of Brazil's rollercoaster of a presidential race are becoming inured to surprises. The election's first round on October 5th threw up a big one, when Aécio Neves, of the main centre-right opposition party, rocketed from roughly...Show More Summary

Outrage, at last

2 weeks agoNews : America's View

IT WAS “outrageous, painful and unacceptable”. With those words, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto echoed the feelings of the nation on October 6 th after the discovery of 28 charred bodies, dug up the previous weekend in mass graves near the city of Iguala, 80 miles (125km) southwest of the capital. Show More Summary

A hard road from coal to gas

2 weeks agoNews : America's View

THE LEGISLATORS of British Columbia have convened this week for an autumn session, something that only happens when there is a really pressing item on the agenda. This time, the stakes could hardly be higher, as the government's plans...Show More Summary

The wave has passed

2 weeks agoNews : America's View

IF YOU had asked a pundit three months ago to predict the first round of Brazil’s presidential election on October 5th, the response would more or less have resembled what has turned into the polling-day reality. With all 115m ballots...Show More Summary

More than one ballot

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

GIVEN the drama of Brazil’s presidential race, the outcome of which is more uncertain than at any time since 1989, it is easy to forget that there is more at stake in elections on October 5th than the country’s highest office. In fact,...Show More Summary

Crunch time

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

IT IS hard to make predictions, the old saying goes, especially about the future. When future involves Brazil’s presidential race, the first round of which takes place on October 5th, the task is harder still. That has not stopped number-crunchers trying. Show More Summary

A final splurge

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

THAT governments splurge in election years is a hallowed democratic tradition. True to form, Brazil’s left-wing administration, led by President Dilma Rousseff who is seeking a second term in an election on October 5th, has gone on a spending spree. Show More Summary

Puff Daddy, economic guru

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

OBSERVERS of the Argentine economy could do worse than listen to Puff Daddy. Ask what the gravest cost of July’s default has been, and the answer will be along the lines of “It’s all about the Benjamins”. Had the Argentine government resolved its debt situation, it might now be able to tap international markets for hard currency. Show More Summary

Signed, not sealed

3 weeks agoNews : America's View

LAST October, Stephen Harper, Canada’s prime minister, flew to Brussels to sign a trade-and-investment deal in principle between Canada and the EU. On September 26th, the two sides announced the close of negotiations. But despite the back-slapping there may still be work to be done. Show More Summary

And don’t come back

last monthNews : America's View

AS WESTERN democracies struggle with how to deal with homegrown terrorists fighting abroad, the Conservative government of Canada has begun revoking the passports of its foreign fighters as well as people still in Canada planning to join them. Show More Summary

Slower going

last monthNews : America's View

BRAZIL is, famously, one of the world’s most unequal countries. Income of the richest 10% of the population is 38 times that of the poorest tenth. The ratio in Poland, which has similar income per person, is just eight to one. But at...Show More Summary

“This is not a speech. It is a life”

last monthNews : America's View

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, who is hoping to be granted a second term in next month’s elections, has claimed that only a vote for her can ensure the continuation of the country’s best-known anti-poverty programme, the Bolsa Família. Show More Summary

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