Hemisphere Highlights - Volume V, Issue 11 — December 2006
December 1, 2006
Ecuador’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal declares victory for leftist candidate. Colombian president comes to Washington following the U.S. midterm elections. Dominican secretary of state resigns. Mexican Finance Ministry gives Wal-Mart the green light to open banks in Mexico. Canadian House of Commons passes motion on the Québécois nation. Several nominations were put forth in November for next year’s Argentine elections. Proof of ties between politicians and paramilitary groups sets off political scandals in Colombia. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will partly finance Metsa-Botnia’s Orion mill project in Uruguay. Quebec-based venture-funded company promotes first in-line liquid detection system. Brazil’s largest private telecom company plans to invest in fixed and mobile telecommunications. Mexican Federal Electoral Tribunal (TEPJF) elects six new justices.