China sets sights on S. America resources

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 20 (UPI) -- China has set its sights on securing long-term supplies of natural resources from Latin America and a share of the region's emerging markets for its exports.

Peru on track to build new Cusco airport

CUSCO, Peru, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Peru is going ahead with the construction of a high-volume new airport at Cusco in southeastern Peru despite controversies over potential risks to the ecological treasures of Chinchero.

S. America frets over slow China growth

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 19 (UPI) -- Latin American countries see a Chinese economic slowdown and eurozone crisis as major threats that could reverse their own gains in recent years.

Latin American renewable energy gets a cash boost

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Renewable energy development in Latin America and other Western Hemisphere countries will receive a major cash boost over the coming years to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the Inter-American Development Bank said.

Obama expects to listen at Americas summit

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will take a message of partnership to this week's Summit of the Americas but he will listen, not present a plan, aides said.

Future biofuel production estimates soar

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Brazil and the rest of Latin America will be key players in the up-and-coming global biofuels production, the head of the Inter-American Development Bank said M

Poor Latin states get IDB debt write-off

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Bolivia, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua will not have to pay back any outstanding loans to the Inter-American Development Bank.

Camisea project dependent on environment

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- Financial support for the controversial Camisea natural gas project in Peru will be dependent on audit results.

Carbon-neutral bank helps farmers

RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil, March 23 (UPI) -- A Brazilian initiative to offset carbon emissions will benefit low-income farmers in the state of Tocantins.

Analysis: Colombian heads development bank

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Last week's election of Luis Alberto Moreno as president of the Inter-American Development Bank puts a savvy diplomat from Colombia in charge of the biggest sin
ROLAND FLAMINI, UPI Chief International Correspondent

Analysis: Colombia's small giant

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- The race to succeed Enrique Iglesias as head of the Inter-American Development Bank will be a new test of the Bush administration's influence in Latin America.
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