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Argentina Says ‘Hell No, We Won’t Pay!’

Argentina may not be an island, but it sure acts like it sometimes.  Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is refusing to go along with a U.S. judge’s ruling requiring a $1.5 billion repayment of defaulted bonds, even though the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her government’s appeals and left the order in place.

Read Michael Warren’s Associated Press article here:

http://hrld.us/1yekS7V

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Columbus’ Santa Maria Off Haiti?

We all learned their names in elementary school:  the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.  Good thing, now we’ll be able to answer even more trivial pursuit questions.  It seems that someone may have found the whereabouts of the Santa Maria.  A top American underwater explorer says he has found Christopher Columbus’s long-lost Santa Maria ship off the northern coast of Haiti. But some are still waiting for more evidence before celebrating.

Read Jacqueline Charles’ Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/T2HsQP

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Brazil World Cup 2014 In the Home Stretch

There is something strangely intoxicating about Brazil.  Strangely.  With one month to go before the FIFA World Cup opens in Brazil, two new stadiums still haven’t had a full dress rehearsal, security concerns are mounting, and there are still big questions of how airports will handle the crush of traveling fans.  Somehow, they’ll pull it together and we’ll forget we ever had this discussion.

Read Mimi Whitefield’s Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/1jDQbTp

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Argentina In U.S. Supreme Court Row over Debt Ruling

Argentina’s opponents have filed their last arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging justices to deny the South American government’s appeal of a $1.4 billion debt ruling because President Cristina Fernandez has repeatedly vowed not to honor any decision that goes against her.

 

Read Michael Warren’s Associated Press article here:

http://bit.ly/Rw5oep

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Chinese Face Behind Nicaragua Canal

Wang Jing, the enigmatic businessman behind Nicaragua’s $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal, shrugs off skepticism about how a little-known entrepreneur can be driving a huge transcontinental project, insisting he’s not an agent of the Beijing government.

Read Matthew Miller’s Yahoo Finance article here:
http://yhoo.it/1iVqY1p

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Colombia: Las FARC Nombran a Nueve Guerrilleros que Negociaran con el Gobierno

Esta ‘anhelada solución politica’ al conflicto en el pais iberoamericano tiene diferentes matices. Cual seria la nueva posicion ante el gobierno de U.S. de Cuba, como pais que ha servido de escenario para las conversaciones exploratorias para lograr esta reunion y que se llevara a cabo en Oslo el 8 de octubre , un dia despues de las elecciones presidenciales de Venezuela, quien su actual presidente Chavez, se ha venido relacionando la FARC. Por los momentos, este jueves se dierón a conocer nueve de los diez líderes guerrilleros que integraran la mesa de negociaciones con el Gobierno de Juan Manuel Santos.

Leer El Pais Internacional:

http://bit.ly/Qg0cXW

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Venezuela Importing Gasoline!

Despite having the largest reservoir of proven reserves in the world according to OPEC, Venezuela, under Chavez, cannot produce enough gasoline for its own needs. Some are concerned that Venezuela is losing a sizable amount of petroleum to smugglers along the border with Colombia, while others think Chavez is merely an idiot.

Read Antonio Maria Delgado’s Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/QyE1aX

 

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Belize Borders on Broke

Beautiful Belize is known for its diving, its wildlife, and its lose banking regulations. Soon, it could be known as being bankrupt! The country, which is seeking restructuring of its $544 million ‘superbond’ has a 30-day grace period to make a payment that was due Monday. A default by Belize won’t have the ripple effect of a Greece’s economic melodrama, but it sure won’t be fun.

Read Mimi Whitefield’s Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/NDh4Zs

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Uruguay’s Marijuana Plan, Not So Crazy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica recently explained his idea for nationalizing the pot trade in Uruguay. From the sound of it, there is a real possibility that people in his country will soon be able to buy Marijuana legally from a state-regulated company that will be in charge of marketing and selling the drug. Well, they’ve tried everything else, why not. One caveat, they better have plenty of munchies on hand.

Read Andres Oppenheimer’s Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/MGZP8r

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Argentina: Debt Deadline Reached in Argentina But Not Yet Default

Debt is one of those things that just follows you around.  Just ask Argentina.

Argentina owes an interest payment to the majority of its creditors, but the government has a 30-day grace period to avoid going into its second default in 13 years.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently turned down Argentina’s attempt to block a lower court ruling that it must pay hedge funds that own bonds left over from its record $100 billion default in 2001.

Read the Associated Press article here:

http://apne.ws/1vsoFu3

 

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