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Colombia reiterated its willingness to an open discussion on the deployment of US forces in Colombian bases but also wants Venezuela to adopt a similar attitude regarding its arms, armament and alliance policies.
Latin American and Caribbean countries total volume of trade is expected to fall 13% in 2009 from the previous year due to the impact of the global economic crisis, according to a report from the United Nations' economic commission for the region, Cepal.
Conflict hypothesis and arms race in the region must also be included in the context of the controversy over US forces in Colombian bases during the coming Unasur (Union of South American Nations) summit in Argentina, according to the Paraguayan government official position.
A top official from President Obama’s administration touring South America said on Wednesday that “the US is not interested in military bases in Colombia” and suggested Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez “is not acting responsibly” when he talks of “winds of war” in the region because of a security agreement between United States and Colombia
Colombia wants the coming Unasur (Union of South American nations) summit in Argentina to be open to all media and televised live said Colombian Foreign Affairs minister Jaime Bermúdez.
Colombia fled a formal complaint against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with the Organization of American States, accusing the populist leader of interfering in domestic affairs
Work began Wednesday on a new set of locks to allow giant cargo vessels to pass through the inter-oceanic Panama Canal, according to the group leading the project.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet gave her condolences on Wednesday to the family of the late Massachusetts Senator, Edward Kennedy, whom she called “A great politician who supported a democratic Chile during hard times for our country.”
China’s sustained demand for food, energy and minerals has helped Latinamerican countries to stimulate their economies and contain the negative impact of the current global recession, according to the latest report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, Cepal.
The government of de facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti is not ready to sign a proposed agreement to end the country's ongoing political crisis, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno said in Honduras.