Latin America

Latin America
Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 07:45 UTC

Republicans anticipate they will not approve a US ambassador to Cuba

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described Cuba as “a police state”, “a thuggish regime” and “a haven for criminals” wanted in the U.S.

United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve a US ambassador to Cuba, sending a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe.

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - 06:37 UTC

Pacific Alliance summit takes off in Peru with business conferences

The Business Summit is taking place on parallel with the participation of 30 international speakers, chief executives and business leaders from the region.

The Xth summit of the Pacific Alliance took off on Wednesday with the attendance of presidents from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru at the Peruvian sea-side resort of Paracas.

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - 05:17 UTC

US embassy will be opened on July 20; Kerry will raise the flag in Havana

“This is a historic step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with the Cuban government and people” Obama said.

President Obama formally announced on Wednesday that the United States and Cuba have both agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals following more than a half-century of hostilities between the two nations.

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 03:51 UTC

US and Cuba ready to announce embassies opening in Havana and Washington

The White House announced that Obama would deliver a statement, presumably the formal announcement, in the Rose Garden on Wednesday.

President Obama will announce on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, an administration official has confirmed. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes and an opportunity to re-establish formal diplomatic relations and apparently will be simultaneous from Havana.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 05:42 UTC

Commonwealth's 53-member states support Guyana's sovereignty and territorial integrity

“Commonwealth stands as one and speaks with one voice in our commitment to Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” said Kamalesh Sharma

The 53 member states of the Commonwealth have pledged to support Guyana in the ongoing maritime border dispute with Venezuela. Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma, sought to assure the government of the groupings commitment on his arrival to Jamaica.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 20:25 UTC

Strangling Falklands' hydrocarbons industry is 'unacceptable' with dangerous implications for global business

“We have been absolutely clear that Argentine domestic law does not apply in the Falkland Islands nor in the waters that surround them”

The government of Argentina's campaign to strangle the Falkland Islands hydrocarbons industry is 'unacceptable' and taking action against British and international oil and gas companies has dangerous implications for global business, warned Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire on Monday reacting to an Argentine federal court ordering the seizure of UK and US assets involved in Falklands' operations.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

End of Copa America for Chile's “Finger of God” Jara: three matches suspension

The controversial incident between Chile'a Jara and Uruguay's striker Edison Cavani

Chile defender Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the current Copa America after being suspended for three matches for sticking his finger up an opponent's backside and feigning injury during a match.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 04:54 UTC

Timerman: UK attempts to convince Malvinas population that it could have a right to self-determination that does not exist

British unilateral acts have done nothing but increase, putting Argentina on the need to adopt any and all measures allowed by Argentine law and international law

Statement by Argentine Foreign Affairs and Worship before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, 25 June 2015.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 07:45 UTC

A pie made of coca leaves awaits the Pope when he visits Bolivia

Coca leaves are part of Bolivia's indigenous population culture and medicine, and as such are recognized by the country's constitution

Coca planters will be giving Pope Francis a pie and other goods made out of coca leaves, when he arrives next July for an official visit to Bolivia. The gifts will be delivered during the scheduled meeting of Francis wish social movements’ organization in Santa Cruz, according to the organizers.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Guyana gives assurances to Exxon to keep exploring for oil, despite Venezuela's threats

Granger said Exxon has nothing to fear since it is operating in Guyana’s exclusive economic zone and it has the weight of international law behind it

Venezuela’s recent claim on Guyana’s maritime territory is a “legal absurdity” and US oil firm ExxonMobil will continue to work as scheduled, President David Granger has said. Labeling Caracas’ claim as the worst intrusion the country has ever had on its sovereignty, the President said his government has made its position on the claim by Venezuela clear to the oil company.

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