Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Daily Headlines: February 8, 2011

* Brazil: China's undervalued currency was likely one of the topics discussed when U.S. Treasury secretary Tim Geithner met with Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff yesterday.

* Ecuador: “Prominent U.S. law firm” Patton Boggs accused Chevron of backing a smear campaign in order to prevent them from being involved in a multibillion dollar Ecuadorian environmental damages trial.

* Haiti: Ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide could soon return from exile after authorities reportedly granted him a passport.

* Peru: Former president Alejandro Toledo widened his lead in the polls with roughly two months left until Peru’s presidential election.

Image – Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images via The Guardian (“US Treasury secretary Tim Geithner and Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff during their meeting on Monday.”)
Online Sources- The Guardian, Reuters, The Latin Americanist, BBC News, Bloomberg

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