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“Cowgate” scandal rocks Malaysian government

Ascandal centred on cows and luxury condos raises the chances that Malaysian elections will be delayed and highlights Prime Minister Najib Razak’s stuttering efforts to reform the corruption-prone Southeast Asian nation. “Cowgate,” as it has inevitably been dubbed, is providing rich fodder for the opposition as it digs up dirt on a publicly funded cattle-rearing

Crisis brings hope to Brazil’s landless

“This will give us more strength.” – OZANO DOS SANTOS Ozano dos Santos admits to knowing little about the global economic crisis beyond snippets of Brazilian television news and conversations at his small bar. But he senses it can only be a good thing for the movement he calls his “father.” “This will give us

Latin America faces pain as commodities party ends

The end of a long global commodities boom threatens to hit Latin America harder than any other region, putting a sharp brake on its economies and pressuring government spending plans. From bulging foreign reserves and the emergence of corporate giants to the destruction of vast areas of the Amazon rainforest, booming commodity prices have reshaped