Latin America

Latin America
Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 08:20 UTC

Canada and Pacific Alliance establish long term strategic partnership

“Canada has supported the Pacific Alliance since its inception, as well as its collaborative approach to promoting trade and investment,” said Freeland.

Canada became the first observer country to enter into a strategic partnership with the Pacific Alliance. Chrystia Freeland, minister of International trade and ministers of the four countries of the alliance—Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru—signed a joint declaration today in Mexico City.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:55 UTC

Malcorra thanks OAS for continued support to Argentina on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute

Malcorra recalled that the lack of a solution to the situation for so many years, “has been an obstacle for the full development of bilateral relations”, between the two countries.

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra reiterated Argentina's call to OAS state members to continue supporting the resumption of negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question. A controversy which she said, “involves the whole southern hemisphere”.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:47 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: OAS Assembly calls on Argentina/UK to resume sovereignty negotiations

OAS supports Argentina's commitment ”to continue exploring all possible tracks for the peaceful solution of the controversy and for its constructive attitude towards the inhabitants of the Falklands/M

The Organization of American States, OAS, approved on Wednesday a declaration calling on Argentina and Great Britain to resume negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question as soon as possible.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Macri attends economic forum in Colombia; reaffirms Argentina's commitment to the Pacific Alliance

“Mercosur needs a greater integration dynamics and must be open to work with other regional blocks such as the Pacific Alliance”, Macri said at the Nariño Palace.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri said Mercosur needs “a greater integration dynamics” and defended the idea that the Atlantic regional block country members work to reach agreements with countries of the Pacific Alliance.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 07:15 UTC

Kerry announces at OAS assembly high-level talks to ease tensions with Venezuela

 Kerry said the talks would start immediately in Caracas and be led by Thomas Shannon, a veteran of U.S. diplomacy in the region.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced high-level talks to ease tensions with Venezuela's populist government on Tuesday, just hours after he backed calls for a referendum that could force President Nicolas Maduro from office. Kerry said the talks would start immediately in Caracas and be led by Thomas Shannon, a veteran of U.S. diplomacy in the region. Attempts last year at dialogue between the ideological foes were stalled by Venezuela's deepening crisis.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 08:40 UTC

Venezuela opposition leader in Latin American tour in search for support

 Capriles called on UNASUR and MERCOSUR to back his side's constitutional efforts to remove Maduro via a recall referendum.

One of Venezuelan top opposition leader on Monday launched a tour of Latin American countries to rally support for his side in its bid to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office. Henrique Capriles, a senior figure in the opposition MUD coalition, was in Paraguay, Argentina and planned to move on to Brazil.

Monday, June 13th 2016 - 06:17 UTC

OAS General Assembly: a statement on Falklands/Malvinas can be expected

The OAS general assembly two/day meeting is taking place in Santo Domingo

This Monday evening the Organization of American States 46th General Assembly will officially open in Santo Domingo and this year's convening agenda refers to “Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the Americas”. The two day gathering is also expected to focus on the Venezuela, Haiti and the Inter-American Human Rights Commission situations, and as is the norm, the Falklands-Malvinas issue will be addressed or included in the final declaration.

Saturday, June 11th 2016 - 06:13 UTC

Keiko Fujimori concedes defeat and pledges “a responsible opposition”

“Democratically, we accept these results,” Fujimori said, next to the 73 lawmakers of her party that comprise the biggest parliamentary majority in two decades.

Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat in Peru's presidential election on Friday, bringing an end to the closest presidential runoff vote in the country's history after losing to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski by less than 50,000 ballots.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 09:54 UTC

Brazil and Paraguay 'deeply' concerned with the economic and human rights condition in Venezuela

Paraguay's Loizaga held his first round of talks with Serra, after having been received by Brazilian interim president Michel Temer.

Brazil and Paraguay foreign ministers Jose Serra and Eladio Loizaga expressed “deep concern” with the Venezuela crisis situation, particularly the “economic and human rights continued deterioration”, and reiterated their two countries willingness to cooperate and promote dialogue.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 08:08 UTC

World Bank slashes global growth forecast to 2.4%, down from 2.9%

WB predicts Brazil will continue into a third consecutive year, while Venezuela was predicted to suffer the world’s deepest contraction in 2016.

The World Bank has slashed its 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4% from the 2.9% estimated in January, due to stubbornly low commodity prices, sluggish demand in advanced economies, weak trade and diminishing capital flows.

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