Latin America and the Caribbean

2015

 

Venezuela begins ‘occupation’ of private supermarket chain

Hannah Dreier 

Associated Press

3 February 2015

 

Despite detente, search for art looted in Cuba could take years

Alistair Bell

Reuters

7 January 2015

 

2014

 

Money Trumps Morality: Armenian-Canadian Businessmen Invest and Lose Millions in Totalitarian Cuba

Vilen Khlgatyan

Political Developments Research Center

28 October 2014

 

Stolen Peruvian Artifacts Returned by Customs Officials

Josh Niland

artnet

24 October 2014

 

An Update on the ‘Reforms’ in Cuba

Silvio Canto, Jr.

American Thinker

18 October 2014

 

Venezuela Ordered to Pay Exxon Mobil $1.6B over Asset Expropriation

Mark Hanrahan

International Business Times

10 October 2014

 

Paraguay’s Supreme Court issues ‘historic’ land ruling

The Guardian

7 October 2014

 

Cuantioso robo en Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba (in Spanish)

Ivette Leyva Martínez

Café Fuerte

26 February 2014

 

Theft of $1.8 million in baroque paintings a blow to Guatemalan art world

Benjamin Reeves

The Tico Times

22 February 2014

 

Doing Business with Castro’s Cuba

The Center for a Free Cuba

Capitol Hill Cubans

14 February 2014

 

Las inversiones en Cuba y el amor a la patria (in Spanish)

El Nuevo Herald

14 February 2014

 

Odebrecht’s Cuba Port at Center of Illegal Weapons Smuggling 

Capitol Hill Cubans

13 February 2014

 

State Department: Sanctions Are Important Tool of Cuba Policy

Capitol Hill Cubans

12 February 2014

 

Castro Accelerates Growth of Military Oligarchy

Capitol Hill Cubans

12 February 2014

 

New York Times unmasks selfish motives behind Castro’s ‘reforms’

Roger Noriega

AEI Ideas

12 February 2014

 

Cuba Arrests Opposition García-Pérez, Seizes Property

Latin American Herald Tribune

8 February 2014

 

UN court rules against Bolivia expropriation

Global Post

3 February 2014

 

2013

 

Squatters successfully expropriate property from Dutch entrepreneurs

Inside Costa Rica

12 December 2013

 

‘YPF’s nationalization won’t solve Argentina’s energy crisis’

Federico Poore

Buenos Aires Herald

8 December 2013

 

Repsol board to accept $5 billion YPF deal on Wednesday: sources

Carlos Ruano & Tracy Rucinski

Reuters UK 

26 November 2013

 

Venezuela sends in troops to force electronics chain to charge ‘fair’ prices

Girish Gupta

Global Post

9 November 2013

 

Brazil’s Japanese community gets apology for abuse

Jonathan Watts

The Guardian

11 October 2013

 

Venezuela: Conoco invested USD 2.7 billion only

El Universal

10 October 2013

 

Pan American demands $1.5 bln from Bolivia for 2009 expropriation

Reuters

9 October 2013

 

US dismisses expropriation case against Venezuela

El Universal

4 October 2013

 

YPF Stock Drops 51 Percent after Nationalization by Argentina

Patricia Rey Mallén

International Business Times

4 October 2013

 

Vieira trustee objects to expropriation

Analia Murias

FIS 

25 September 2013

 

Venezuela Orders National Guard to Oversee Toilet Paper Factory

Nathan Crooks

Bloomberg

20 September 2013

 

Billionaire’s Airport Bonds Sunk by Hangar Grab

Camila Russo

Bloomberg

6 September 2013

 

Pemex board member disagrees with Repsol on YPF battles

Reuters 

6 September 2013

 

Venezuela seeks to compensate Conoco on the basis of USD 27 per barrel

Ernesto J. Tovar

El Universal

5 September 2013

 

Miami Arrest of Bolivian Anti-Corruption Head Vindicates Former Aerosur Owners, Says Attorney Michael Diaz, Jr.

Diaz Reus

PRNewswire

5 September 2013

 

Venezuela rejects World Bank ruling on expropriation of US oil company 

Global Times

5 September 2013

 

Icsid terms “unlawful” expropriation at the Orinoco Oil Belt

Ernesto J. Tovar

El Universal 

4 September 2013

 

Lifting Sanctions Would Only Benefit Cuba’s Military Oligarchs

Dr. Javier Garcia-Bengochea

The Florida Times-Union 

2 September 2013

 

Andean church in Bolivia looted of priceless relics – again

Jamie Wetherbe

Los Angeles Times

27 August 2013

 

Pemex plan spreads an oily sheen over Mexico’s history

Amelia Kiddle

The Globe and Mail

14 August 2013

 

Vieira expropriation process continues 

Analia Murias

FIS

12 July 2013

 

Repsol secures Spanish court case over YPF expropriation

Tobias Buck & Jude Webber

Financial Times

11 July 2013

 

Cuba: Flap over late cultural figure’s estate

Andrea Rodriguez

Associated Press

4 July 2013

 

Investors press Repsol to strike deal over YPF expropriation

Miles Johnson & Jude Webber

Financial Times

24 June 2013

 

Cuba, home of the World’s oddest property market

John Arlidge

Financial Times

21 June 2013

 

Guardians of Peru’s Treasures Stake Out Post Office to Block Smuggling

William Neuman

New York Times

13 June 2013

 

COSEP concerned about expropriations by Nicaragua Canal

Tim Rogers

Nicaragua Dispatch

11 June 2013

 

Randazzo to announce nationalization of freight rail services

Buenos Aires Herald

4 June 2013

 

Argentina’s judicial reform: positive step or consolidation of power?

Jonathan Gilbert

Christian Science Monitor 

7 May 2013

 

Evo Morales calls on G-77 to nationalization

Prensa Latina

7 May 2013

 

Bolivia earns $16 bn from energy industry since nationalization

Global Post

2 May 2013

 

Peru demands the restitution of pre-Columbian works from the Barbier-Mueller Collection

Art Media Agency

4 March 2013

 

Bolivia’s Rare Bond Sale Proves a Warning to Yield Hunters

Nathan Gill and Veronica Navarro Espinosa

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

24 January 2013

 

Man, woman sentenced for trying to sell stolen Matisse in Miami

Reuters

22 January 2013

 

Fighting Back as Mexican Churches Are Looted

Karla Zabludovsky

New York Times

15 January 2013

 

Venezuelan government seizes warehouses owned by Pepsi-Polar

El Universal

6 January 2013

 

2012

 

Bolivia expropriates Spanish energy subsidiaries

Harold Meckle

Associated Press

30 December 2012

 

Venezuela VP Maduro Can Issue Debt, Seize Assets

Corina Pons and Nathan Crooks

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

26 December 2012

 

Repsol Sues Chevron over Argentine Shale Development

Andrew Harris

Bloomberg

5 December 2012

 

Repsol presses charges against Chevron for making business with nationalized YPF

MercoPress

20 November 2012

 

Venezuelan Government Accelerates Land Expropriations

Chris Carlson

Venezuelanalysis

20 November 2012

 

Vieira Vessels prevented from setting sail

Analia Murias

FIS United States

15 November 2012

 

Energy Investors: Flee Argentina Posthaste

Aaron Levitt

InvestorPlace

13 November 2012

 

Argentine Judge Orders Chevron Asset Seizure, Plaintiffs

Pablo González

Bloomberg

7 November 2012

 

Venezuelan official says shareholders will be paid fair price for expropriated steel maker

Fox News

31 October 2012

 

U.S. returns more than 4,000 stolen antiquities to Mexico

Richard Fausset

Los Angeles Times

25 October 2012

 

Brazil’s Rio State Rejects Manguinhos Offer, Will Expropriate Land

Jeff Fick

FOX News

23 October 2012

 

Art Theft Recovery: From Sting Operations to Trash Cans

Jeanine Ibrahim

CNBC

20 September 2012

 

YPF CEO Unveils Five-Year Growth Plan in Argentina

John Biers

Fox Business

31 August 2012

 

Argentine Congress OKs state takeover of investigated firm

Reuters

22 August 2012

 

Call to Nationalize Water in Chile

Prensa Latina

14 August 2012

 

Concerns in Spain about attempts to expropriate Vieira

Analia Murias

FIS

13 August 2012

 

Venezuela Gets Good Sign from Repsol on YPF Dispute, Chavez Says

Charlie Devereux and Nathan Crooks

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

10 August 2012

 

Paper mint

Buenos Aires Herald

9 August 2012

 

Despite Nationalizations, Bolivia’s Resource Sector Attracts Asian Investors

Marcelo Ballvé

World Politics Review

9 August 2012

 

Brazil Opens Roads to Privatization

Ken Rapoza

Forbes

8 August 2012

 

Exterran Completes Sale of Nationalized Venezuelan Assets for $442 million

Reuters

7 August 2012

 

Argentina aims to take over controversial currency-printer

Reuters

7 August 2012

 

South American Silver Receives Official Notice of a Nationalization Decree and Plans Next Steps

Silver Investing News

3 August 2012

 

Ecuador president limits publicity to “friendly” media and raids magazine office

Merco Press

3 August 2012

 

Lichtenstein Painting, Missing for 42 Years, Surfaces in Warehouse

Robin Pogrebin

New York Times

1 August 2012

 

Mientras tanto, cierran la revista Vanguardia (in Spanish)

Voz de América

1 August 2012

 

Human Rights Court Rules in Favor of Kichwa Community against Ecuadorian Government

Barbara Fraser

Indian Country

28 July 2012

 

Court strikes down false land restitution claim

Victoria Rossi

Colombia Reports

20 July 2012

 

Topless Woman Found. Details Sketchy.

William Neuman

New York Times

19 July 2012

 

Brazilian masterminds art theft from behind bars

Zeenews.com

17 July 2012

 

No New Property Waiver for Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega

Ambassador Robert J. Callahan and Ray Walser, Ph.D.

The Heritage Foundation

12 July 2012

 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement returns stolen and looted art and antiquities to Peru

ArtDaily.org

13 July 2012

 

Paraguay’s Lugo Facing Impeachment Vote over Land Seizure

John Quigley

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

22 June 2012

 

Venezuelan antitrust law establishes the use of police forces

Karen Daza (Translator)

El Universal

24 May 2012

 

Notice of Termination of United States-Bolivia Bilateral Investment Treaty

Todd Kushner and Jonathan Kallmer

Federal Register

23 May 2012

 

Brazil house passes slave labor amendment

Marco Sibaja

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

22 May 2012

 

Argentina as No Claims-Nation Revealed in Repsol Losses: Energy

Nathan Crooks

Bloomberg

14 May 2012

 

Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico: three ways to nationalize oil

Sara Miller Llana and Whitley Eulich

Christian Science Monitor

12 May 2012

 

So far, not so good

The Economist

12 May 2012

 

Despite takeovers, Total seeks Uruguay Oil

UPI

11 May 2012

 

Fitch: Venezuela Electricity Sector: A Case of Public Ownership

Wall Street Journal: Market Watch

10 May 2012

 

Spain Concerned about Expropriation in Latin America

Lauren Frayer

NPR

3 May 2012

 

Expropriations in Bolivia: Just when you thought it was safe

The Economist

3 May 2012

 

Bolivia Following Argentine Takeover Deepens Regional Divide

Veronica Navarro Espinosa and Daniel Cancel

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

2 May 2012

 

Red Electrica Expects Bolivia to Pay for Nationalization

Emma Ross-Thomas

Bloomberg

2 May 2012

 

Spain slams Bolivia power grid nationalization

Daniel Woolls

Associated Press

2 May 2012

 

Spain demands payment for Bolivia asset snatch

Katell Abiven

AFP

1 May 2012

 

Bolivia’s president nationalized electrical grid

Carlos Valdez

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

1 May 2012

 

With Venezuela Food Shortages, Some Blame Price Controls

William Neuman

New York Times

20 April 2012

 

Ignoring Critics, Argentina to Nationalize Oil Firm

Corey Flintoff

NPR

19 April 2012

 

In Brazil and Elsewhere, Dismay at Argentina’s Nationalization Move

Simon Romero

New York Times

18 April 2012

 

Chávez threatens to nationalize banks failing to grant agricultural loans

Reyes Theis

El Universal

30 January 2012

 

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez warns banks of nationalisation

BBC

29 January 2012

 

Venezuela ditching World Bank arbitration in nationalization disputes

UPI

26 January 2012

 

Venezuela shrinks nationalization payment to Exxon

Bryan Ellsworth and Mariana Parraga

Reuters

2 January 2012

 

Venezuela to pay Exxon $255m in oil dispute

BBC

2 January 2012

 

2011

 

Chávez Goes after the Islands of Venezuela’s Rich – and Their Yachts

Girish Gupta

Time Magazine

1 November 2011

 

Hugo Chávez orders seizure of British company’s land for Venezuelan state

The Guardian

30 October 2011

 

Che Guevara’s daughter asked Chávez to nationalize the press

El Universal

27 October 2011

 

President approves takeover of ferry service

El Universal

27 September 2011

 

Venezuela Moves to Take Over Gold Sector

Kejal Vyas and José de Cordoba

Wall Street Journal

18 August 2011

 

Chavez: Venezuela will nationalize gold mines, recall reserves

CNN

17 August 2011

 

Bolivian Miners Stop Nationalization Plan

Martin Arostegui

Wall Street Journal

1 May 2011

 

Chávez threatens to nationalize Banco Provincial

Rafael Rodríguez and Ocarina Espinoza

El Universal

26 January 2011

 

2010

 

Venezuela to import cement from Cuba while local supplies falls

Mayela Armas

El Universal

21 December 2010

 

Towards state socialism: A wave of nationalisation promises scarcity and decline

The Economist

18 November 2010

 

Venezuela nationalizes private steel plant

CNN

1 November 2010

 

Venezuela to nationalize U.S.-owned bottle manufacturer

Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul

Los Angeles Times

27 October 2010

 

Owens-Illinois: Venezuela to confiscate two plants

Sue Chang

Wall Street Journal: Market Watch

26 October 2010

 

Chávez’s government keeps seizing private properties

El Universal

15 October 2010

 

Venezuela to pay cement giant Holcim USD 650 million for seized assets

Gerardo Cárdenas (Translator)

El Universal

13 September 2010

 

Venezuela OKs payment for French retailer casino

Andrew Cawthorne

Reuters

4 September 2010

 

Ecuador president imposes oil nationalization law

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

24 July 2010

 

Venezuela to nationalize U.S. firm’s oil rigs

Frank Jack Daniel

Reuters

24 June 2010

 

Stop Hugo Chavez before it’s too late

Fernando Espuelas

Huffington Post

13 June 2010

 

Chávez expropriates Matesi and nationalizes NorPro

Alejandra M. Hernández F.

El Universal

17 May 2010

 

Bolivia Nationalizes Swiss Metal Smelter

Industry Week

3 May 2010

 

Bolivia Takes Over More Firms

Shane Romig and Matt Cowley

Wall Street Journal

3 May 2010

 

Update 2: Bolivia nationalizes four power companies

Diego Ore and Eduardo García

Reuters

1 May 2010

 

Ecuador’s Correa to propose oil nationalization bill

AFP

17 April 2010

 

Update 2: Venezuela Chavez nationalizes French-owned retailer

Frank Jack Daniel

Reuters

17 January 2010

 

2009

 

Venezuela seizes five banks; liquidates other two

El Universal

4 December 2009

 

Venezuela’s Chavez steps up program to confiscate “idle land”

MercoPress

25 November 2009

 

Venezuela Catholic leaders fear Chavez’s property confiscations could target Church

Catholic News Agency

7 November 2009

 

Venezuela Nationalizes Country’s Third Largest Bank

Voice of America

2 November 2009

 

Update 2: Venezuela Chavez to nationalize Santander bank unit

Enrique Pretel

Reuters

19 March 2009

 

Chavez orders nationalization of Cargill

CNN

4 March 2009

 

Bolivia nationalizes BP subsidiary

CNN

23 January 2009

 

2008

 

Venezuela expropriated Mexican cement maker Cemex

El Universal

22 August 2008

 

Bolivia, Shell reach agreement in nationalization

John Donovan

CNN

9 August 2008

 

President Chávez to nationalize Banco de Venezuela

El Universal

1 August 2008

 

Chavez warns he could nationalize food companies

Brian Ellsworth

Reuters

4 February 2008

 

2007

 

Chávez paid for Bolivia’s gas nationalisation

Rory Carroll

The Guardian

22 March 2007

 

President Chávez threatens to nationalize food distribution chain

El Universal

14 February 2007

 

2006

 

Bolivia’s Energy Takeover: Populism Rules in the Andes

Simon Romero and Juan Forero

New York Times

3 May 2006

 

Bolivia gas under state control

2 May 2006

BBC

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