Hemisphere Highlights Volume IX Issue 8 - November 2010

Lawmakers in Panama repeal a controversial law affecting labor codes and environmental considerations. Mexican president Felipe Calderón submits to Congress a proposal to overhaul and unify the Mexico’s disparate police forces. Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez signs 69 diplomatic and economic agreements during an eight nation tour.  In Peru, leftist candidate Susana Villarán becomes the first female mayor of Lima.  In Bolivia, the senate passes and President Morales signs a “Law Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination.”  Bolivia prepares to begin production of lithium carbonate and potassium chloride this month at a pilot plant in the western part of the country.  Brazil raises taxes on foreign inflows.  

Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center

Peter DeShazo, Michael Graybeal, Jessica Carlton, Jakub Liskowiak, Heather Hutchison, Tara Brian, Lisa Manrique