Category: South America

Venezuela Population Graph

Venezuela 2001

Yearbook 2001 Venezuela. President Hugo Chávez devoted much of his time during the year to persuading the oil-producing countries’ organization OPEC, of ​​which Venezuela is a member, to reduce production in order to raise...

Uruguay Population Graph

Uruguay 2001

Yearbook 2001 Uruguay. At the beginning of the year, the majority of Congress gave President Jorge Batlle the go-ahead to proceed with a major privatization program that includes the pension insurance system as well...

Suriname Population Graph

Suriname 2001

Yearbook 2001 Suriname. At a conference of Indian chiefs in October, the militant Indian movement Tucajana Amazonica presented an ultimatum to the Government of Surinam regarding several decades-old promises of formal tenure for large...

Peru Population Graph

Peru 2001

Yearbook 2001 Peru. On June 3, Unexpectedly, Alejandro Toledo won the presidential election, making him the first President of Peru’s history with Native American sting. Instead, the big surprise was the performance of the...

Paraguay Population Graph

Paraguay 2001

Yearbook 2001 Paraguay. The gap between President Luis González Macchi and Vice President Júlio César Franco from the opposition party PLRA (Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico) has widened during the year and developed into a...

Guyana Population Graph

Guyana 2001

Yearbook 2001 Guyana. After more than three years, the protests raised by the opposition People’s National Congress (PNC) immediately after the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) election victory in December 1997 saw its legal sanction....

Ecuador Population Graph

Ecuador 2001

Yearbook 2001 Ecuador. The increase in gasoline prices and the VAT rate included in the government’s agreement with the IMF was actualized at the beginning of the year by falling oil prices, and the...

Colombia Population Graph

Colombia 2001

Yearbook 2001 Colombia. The political violence in Colombia has continued unabated with almost daily assaults, kidnappings and murders. Particularly in October, a wave of violence with massacres performed by the paramilitary forces was noted;...

Chile Population Graph

Chile 2001

Yearbook 2001 Chile. In the congressional elections held on December 16, the government coalition lost some seats in the House of Representatives to the opposition alliance, but retained its majority in both chambers. The...

Brazil Population Graph

Brazil 2001

Yearbook 2001 Brazil. On March 15, the world’s largest oil platform exploded on the Campos field, 200 km northeast of Rio de Janeiro. With the moorings worn off, it drifted offshore, and fears of...