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News sources

This database provides access to the full text of newspapers worldwide. It includes a number of newspapers published in Latin American nations. Nexis also holds a significant amount of economic and investment related information. They have in-depth credit reports on companies registered in a wide range of Latin American countries and investment titles providing news comment and analysis.To see coverage, choose the browse sources option and select the name of the country.  

Also has extensive English language and foreign coverage. Emphasis upon business and trade news. No news alerts. Note the LSE is trialing this service and only has 5 concurrent log ins. If you see a log in box on the right handside of the screen you are not properly logged in. Try again later! 

Latin News Daily| 
This electronic resource contains a report of news every weekday from Latin America. There is a main update on an important story or issue and then reports from different areas of the country.

Latin American Newsletters|

This site contains a collection of reports and newsletters on political and economic developments in Latin America. It includes Latin America weekly report and regional reports from Latin American countries.

Latin America Data Base|
The Latin America Data Base consists of three news digests from the Latin American Institute of the University of New Mexico. SourceMex covers economic and political news and analysis of Mexico, NotiSur political, economic and social issues in South America, NotiCen Central American and Caribbean political and economic affairs, including Cuba.

Protesta Humana : digital Latin American newspapers|
Provides free online access to a rare collection of late 19th Century anarchist, socialist, and communist newspapers published in Buenos Aires, Argentina including: La Protesta Humana (Periodico Anarquista) and La Organización Obrera (Organo de la Federacion Obrera Argentina). It includes a searchable catalogue of full text newspapers covering topics such as socialism, elections and working conditions. Information is in Spanish only.

Latin News Daily
  • Mexico: Tweaking phase two of oil round concessions
    Development: On 4 August Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH), the national hydrocarbon sector regulator, said that it was modifying the terms for the second phase of the ‘Round One’ of oil and gas licence auction.
  • Brazil’s Dirceu arrested, PT starts to panic
    Development: On 3 August José Dirceu, the former cabinet chief of Brazil’s former president Lula da Silva (2003-2010), was arrested, accused of being the mastermind behind the corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.
  • Venezuelan electoral registration underway with a bang
    Development: On 3 August senior Chavistas registered their candidacies on the first of five days of registration for Venezuela’s national legislative elections due on 6 December, while the national electoral council (CNE) refused the application of a leading opposition politician, María Corina Machado.

    Significance: President Nicolás Maduro announced a list of Chavista heavyweights, led by his wife First Lady Cilia Flores, and including popular singers and sportsmen, as his government prepares for what he maintained would be “the toughest battle in the 16 years of the Bolivarian Revolution”. It will be such a hard struggle, Maduro argued, because of the ‘economic war’ being waged against his government. He assured the public that Venezuelan intelligence was setting in motion a special plan to withstand a planned wave of violence “sponsored by the Pentagon” to sow discord and chaos.