• Wage reductions are unlikely as the province enters a recession this year due to low oil prices.Americas,Alberta,Canada,Canadian Natural Resources,Oil sands,wages,Michael Lerner

    The Suncor Energy Inc. mine in the Athabasca Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada, 6/19/14. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • GM autoworkers in an unrelated strike, 90 km from Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2/20/15. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

    Trucker unions reached an agreement with the government but some independents continue roadblocks. Americas,Brazil,fuel prices,roadblock,strike,truckers,unions,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 26, 2015, 4:49 PM EST
  • A Brazilian-made Super Tucano fighter jet at an airshow in Colombia, July 11, 2013. AFP/AFP/Getty Images

    Indonesia is reconsidering a pending deal to buy fighter jets and missiles from Brazil.Americas,Asia-Pacific,Australia,Brazil,drug trafficking,Embraer,execution,Indonesia,Jusuf Kalla,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 25, 2015, 2:53 PM EST
  • Protesters clash with police in Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico, February 18, 2015. JESUS GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images

    The decision comes amid escalating security threats from the protest movement in Guerrero.Americas,Chilpancingo,Coca-Cola,Enrique Pena Nieto,Guerrero,Guerrero Industrial Trust,Iguala,Mexico,security,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 23, 2015, 3:05 PM EST
  • An illegal mining area on the bank of the Cauca River, Colombia, February 13, 2015. LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images

    Criminal groups take over local mines, causing rural inhabitants to flee violence and environmental damage.Americas,Cauca,Colombia,Gold,illegal mining,organized crime,rebel groups,strike,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 20, 2015, 2:44 PM EST
  • The 47th Mercosur Summit, in Parana, Entre Rios, Argentina, December 17, 2014. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images

    Members' protectionism and expanded ties with China undercuts Mercosur's trade goals.Americas,Europe,Argentina,Brazil,China,Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,E.U.,free trade agreement,Investment,Mercosur,Paraguay,Protectionism,Uruguay,Venezuela,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 18, 2015, 1:25 PM EST
  • A Qantas Airline plane takes off at Sydney Airport in Australia, August 28, 2014. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

    Flight capacity doubles to 4,000 seats per week, seeking to boost tourism and economic growth.Americas,Asia-Pacific,Australia,Chile,China,LAN Airlines,Pacific Alliance,Qantas,Tourism,Trans-Pacific Partnership,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 17, 2015, 1:06 PM EST
  • President of Ecuador Rafael Correa in Veracruz, Mexico, December 8, 2014. Miguel Tovar/STF/LatinContent/Getty Images

    As Ecuador's protectionist measures come under fire, it considers leaving the Community of Andean Nations. Americas,CAN,Colombia,Ecuador,Peru,Protectionism,Rafael Correa,tariffs,U.S. dollar,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 12, 2015, 2:40 PM EST
  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires, Dec. 22, 2014. C Diaz Azcue/CON/LatinContent/Getty Images

    The economy will be the main issue of upcoming elections on October 25, and much uncertainty remains.Americas,Argentina,Brazil,China,Colombia,Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,Daniel Scioli,Default,energy,Ernesto Sanz,FAU,foreign exchange,FPV,Frente Renovador,Inflation,Iran,Mauricio Macri,natural gas,Néstor Kirchner,oil,PRO,Sergio Massa,Standard & Poor,Venezuela,WTO,YPF,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 02, 2015, 9:43 AM EST