Hemisphere Highlights - Volume VI, Issue 3 — March 2007
April 5, 2007
President George W. Bush signs agreement with Brazil to boost alternative fuel production. Quebec follows in Canada’s footsteps by electing a minority government. Mexico’s 60th Congress has passed pension reform legislation. Sweeping changes by President Hugo Chávez rapidly move Venezuela toward "socialism." Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada is set to tour Latin America. Rigoberta MenchÃº announces her candidacy for the presidency of Guatemala. The legislature remains suspended in Ecuador for lack of a quorum. The Vázquez government announces additional social spending in Uruguay for 2008. Stories about paramilitary groups and their criminal power continue to headline the Colombian and international press. Paraguay is hard-hit by dengue fever. The Caribbean taps the international community to halt illicit drug trafficking in the region. President Felipe Calderón proposes an Integral Security Plan for Mexico. Canada engages in a high-level trade mission to India.