June 2012









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Brazil hosting Rio+20 summit

Rio de Janeiro welcomed delegates to UN environmental conference; Dilma is under pressure to react to Paraguayan impeachment; and Petrobrás raises prices.


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Uruguay: Plan to legalize marijuana

Plan to tackle insecurity includes the legalization of marijuana and control over media; Wen Jiabo visits Montevideo while China becomes second commercial partner.













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Bolivia: More mining conflicts

Morales denies safe-pass to asylum seeker; ‘marchistas’ from TIPNIS continue march despite problems   Miners from Colquiri start dialogue with the government On Saturday, the government and the leaders of…