Latin America

Latin America
Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 09:04 UTC

Unilateral FARC truce allegedly in force

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wants to end the war with FARC

Colombia's armed forces suffer 10 fatal casualties, several others wounded and one missing in clashes with rebels. Negotiations continue unaltered in Havana.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 08:41 UTC

Cuba’s Coast Guard sinks boat carrying 32 refugees who were trying to reach Fla.

One refugee missing after attack by Cuban Coast Guard

Survivor says her husband went missing. The other occupants were shipped back to the island. Women and children freed, men still in custody.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Evo: Pope to visit Bolivia in 2015

Evo Morales has faith in the Pope.

With Francis' new role in international affairs, Morales sounded confident Holy See will do its part in feud with Chile, but made no specific mention of it.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Movies from Argentina, Venezuela make Oscar shortlist

Wild Tales of Argentina and Venezuela's make first cut in the race for Foreign Language Oscar award.

Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes) and The Liberator (Libertador) will have to go through yet another selection phase January 15 before earning full nomination to vie for the most-wanted statuette

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 08:15 UTC

Santos government rejects FARC truce

 The government of President Juan Manuel Santos cannot accept FARC's truce unless certain conditions are met.

Not until a peace deal is achieved will Colombia accept the proposal to bring in other countries, ICRC to monitor ceasefire

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

CFK yearns UK 'will agree to talk about Malvinas', praises US-Cuba accord

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez says it took the US 53 years to admit Fidel Castro was right.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner wishes the United Kingdom would agree to discuss the issue of the Malvinas (Falklands) just like US, Cuba talked over their differences

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 07:58 UTC

New gameboard for Maduro after US-Cuba reconciliation

Nicolas Maduro hasn't so far taken up the gauntlet from what US-Cuba resumption of ties actually brings along.

Analysts agree that the Venezuelan president will need to put aside some of his anti-imperialist jargon and socialist practices to stay in play.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 19:58 UTC

Mujica's role in US-Cuba understanding praised worldwide

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, a kew player in the new geopolitical order of things in the region.

The role played by Uruguay's President in the process which led to Wednesday's announcements that the United States and Cuba are to restore full diplomatic ties, was praised by Presidents Barack Obama, Raul Castro and international analysts.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 09:36 UTC

Colombia Farc rebels declare indefinite unilateral truce

The conflict has left some 220,000 people dead since it began in the 1960s

Colombia's Farc rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period, starting from Saturday.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 04:25 UTC

Paraguay's objections prevent Bolivia from full Mercosur membership

President Evo Morales will still have to wait to see Bolivia fully admitted into Mercosur due to objections raised by Paraguay.

CFK says regional integration not a problem for worldwide integration, labels marketplace a euphemism as the decline in oil price conceals geopolitical interests of other countries

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