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Latin America

  • Wednesday, December 14th 2016 - 09:21 UTC

    Yesterday Colombia, now Venezuela closes border with Brazil

    Venezuela first closed its border with Colombia and now with Brazil to avoid money trafficking

    The government of President Nicolas Maduro government closed the border with Brazil for 72 hours for the same reason it had taken the same measure with Colombia: money smuggling, Brazilian local authorities and residents of southern Venezuela who routinely cross to Brazil where they can make transactions in bolivars confirmed.

  • Wednesday, December 14th 2016 - 08:32 UTC

    Maduro/Vazquez address Mercosur conflict; 'uninvited' Venezuelan minister expected in Buenos Aires

     “Now we are waiting to activate the Olivos protocol and its different stages, as I talked it over with Tabaré, and we can expect very positive results”, said Maduro

    On the eve of Argentina becoming the next chair of Mercosur, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro revealed he held an hour long video conference with his Uruguayan peer Tabare Vazquez and they both agreed in building a path “to channel the current conflict”, which has Venezuela suspended from the group, but is rejected point blank by Caracas.

  • Tuesday, December 13th 2016 - 10:45 UTC

    Cuba, Europe normalize relations after 20 years

    Federica Mogherini and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez signed an agreement to restore relations between the island and Europe.

    Cuba and the Eurpean Union Monday signed in Brussels their first cooperation agreement, which will be from now on the legal basis of the link between the island and the 28 EU countries.

  • Sunday, December 11th 2016 - 23:14 UTC

    Peru's Air Force Mi-8/17 helicopters secure spares from Russia as of next year

    Peru's military helicopters will get their spare parts straight from their Russian manufacturer

    The Russian Helicopters holding came out the winning bidder on supply of spare parts for Mi-8/17 helicopters of Peru’s Air Force and will start deliveries next year, Executive Director of the company Grigoriy Kozlov said on Friday. The company also plans to build a pilot training center in Peru next year, it was announced.

  • Saturday, December 10th 2016 - 17:44 UTC

    Cuba and Russia sign defence cooperation agreement

    Russia's Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin (left) and Cuban Vicepresident Ricardo Cabrisas during the signing of the agreements Friday in Havana

    The Vicepresident of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz and Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Friday signed a new defense cooperation agreement in Havana as well as six other treaties in the fields of technology, aviation, medicine and railroad transport.

  • Saturday, December 10th 2016 - 12:30 UTC

    Santander announces new investment in Mexico's banking market

    Santander Mexico CEO Hector Grisi announces new investment despite Trump-wave uncertainty

    Banco Santander has announced plans to invest 15 billion pesos ($735 million) in Mexico over the next three years despite market uncertainty as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration draws nearer.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 04:41 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: Red Cross hosting talks on identifying Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin

    The Darwin cemetery in Darwin which holds 123 graves with remains of unidentified Argentine soldiers

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in an official release announced that on Friday, (9 December), in Geneva, it will be hosting talks with delegations from Argentina and the United Kingdom to discuss next steps relating to the identification of the unidentified Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin cemetery in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 08:33 UTC

    Human Freedom Index: Chile, Costa Rica lead in Latin America

    On a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 represents more freedom, the non-weighted average rating for 159 countries in 2014 was 6.93.

    The Human Freedom Index 2016, (HFI), was released on Monday, the second annual report that represents the state of overall freedom in the world based on a broad measure of personal, civil and economic freedom. Co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute (Canada) and the Liberales Institut (Germany) from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, it looks into 179 distinct indicators in 159 countries on issues ranging from freedom of speech and association to women’s freedoms, the extent of voluntary exchange, safety and security, the rule of law and more.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:31 UTC

    Incarcerated ex Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori hospitalized

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, serving a jail sentence for human rights violations, was hospitalized Monday

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized over concerns he may be at risk of cerebral ischemia, a reduced blood supply to the brain, it was reported Monday by authorities of the detention facilities where he is serving a sentence for human rights violations.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

    It's Official: Chapecoense are South American Cup Champions

    Conmebol declares Chapecoense winners of the match they were enroute to playing when their airplane crashed

    The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Monday officially awarded the 2016 South American Cup title to the Brazilian team Chapecoense, who lost most of their players and staff as their airplane crashed in Colombia last week on its way to playing the final's first leg in Medellín against the local squad of Atlético Nacional, who was awarded the Conmebol's Fair Play Centennial prize.