Latin America

Latin America
Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 06:32 UTC

Raul Castro demands the return of Guantanamo and compensation for US trade embargo

The Cuban president told the Celac summit that “if these problems aren't resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn't make any sense.”

Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

US moves into the Caribbean to replace Venezuela as cheap gas supplier

“We (US) have more oil and gas… than all the states in the world combined. Mexico Canada the United States is the new epicenter of energy,” Biden said.

The United States Monday rolled out a new initiative for Caribbean countries to ensure energy security in a move widely seen as distancing the Caribbean from Venezuela for their oil and energy needs.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 06:18 UTC

Poverty reduction in Latin America stalls during 2014: totals 167 million

Extreme poverty or indigence rose to 11.7% in 2013 from 11.3% in 2012, which supposes an increase of three million people raising the total to 69 million.

Poverty affected 28% of Latin America’s population in 2014, revealing that its decline has stalled at around that level since 2012, while indigence rose to 12.0% from 11.3% during the same two-year period in an overall context of economic deceleration, according to projections from a study presented On Monday by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 07:17 UTC

Venezuela denies authorization to former presidents to visit political prisoner

Piñera and Pastrana, former Chile and Colombia presidents are participating in a forum in Caracas to discuss democracy

The Venezuelan government has turned down a request by former presidents of Chile and Colombia to visit opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in jail. Chile's Sebastian Piñera and Colombia's Andres Pastrana say they are in Venezuela to support the opposition and have called for the release of Mr Lopez, who was arrested nearly a year ago.

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

Cuba/US: catching a glimpse of the possible future

The hostile policy first adopted by President Eisenhower (1953/61) was followed with only slight variations by Republican and Democratic administrations

By Leonardo Padura Fuentes (*) - All Cubans, on either side of the Florida Straits, but also in places like Spain, France or Greenland – where there must be a couple of Cubans – as well felt it was a historic moment that included each and every one of us, when U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 the normalization of relations after half a century of hostility.

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 05:44 UTC

UK, US and Canada welcome elections announcement by Guyanese president

President Ramotar’s announced national elections will be held in Guyana on 11 May, 'a critical first-step towards the return of a fully functioning Parliament'

The United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom have welcomed Guyana's President Ramotar’s announcement that national and regional elections will be held in Guyana on May 11, 2015. Elections are a critical first-step towards the return of a fully functioning Parliament.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 07:04 UTC

US and Cuba agree to continue disagreeing but want to advance

The two sides discussed technical issues that need to be worked out to open embassies but, Jacobson said, “I can’t tell you exactly when that will happen.”

The United States and Cuba fell short of setting dates to reopen embassies but agreed to meet again to overcome deep rifts after they wrapped up historic talks aimed at normalizing relations.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Guyana president announces May 11 as date for general elections

Ramotar said he prorogued Parliament in an attempt to avoid further political conflict and seek avenues of accommodation with opposition parties

Guyana President Donald Ramotar announced this week that May 11 is the date for general and regional elections in the country, less than five years after his ruling People's Progressive Party (PPP) won the polls in November 2011.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:10 UTC

Morales is sworn in for a third period promises to reduce poverty to 8% by 2020

 “In a short time we have improved the economic and social situation but we still have to consolidate our transformation process” said the Bolivian leader

President of Bolivia Evo Morales on Thursday was sworn in for the third time as his country's head of state, and set as his primary objective reduce further poverty levels up to the end of his term in 2020.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 06:26 UTC

US/Cuba talks take off and are described as “productive and constructive”

“Cuba aspires to have a normal relationship with the United States, in the broader sense but also in the area of migration”, pointed out Ms Vidal

US and Cuban officials launched historic talks to shed their Cold War-era hostility on Wednesday, complimenting each other on the first day's progress despite persistent differences over migration policy.

Advertisement

Get Email News Reports!

Get our news right on your inbox.
Subscribe Now!

Advertisement