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Mexico president Felipe Calderón and Uruguay’s Tabare Vazquez signed on Friday in Montevideo a Strategic Association accord to strengthen political dialogue and bilateral trade relations in the framework of the 2004 free trade agreement.
Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said he expects the US administration to take more drastic actions against the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti. Zelaya held a three and a half hour meeting on Thursday with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet in Santiago as part of his round of visits to drum support for his reinstatement.
Mexican president Felipe Calderón on an official visit to Colombia offered his country’s mediation in the conflict between Bogotá and neighbouring Ecuador and Venezuela.
Chilean Conservative businessman Sebastián Piñera continues to enjoy a lead going into the country’s December 11 presidential election, according to a poll by the Center for Studies in Contemporary Reality (CERC).
The Unasur (Union of South American Nations) extraordinary summit to address the US forces in Colombian bases controversy, and which was agreed in Ecuador, will take place in Bariloche at the end of the month announced the Argentine presidency.
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and Brazilian President Lula da Silva called on Wednesday on the United States to use more political influence to help solve the Honduran crisis.
More Chileans are choosing the tropics this year as vacation package prices to Cancun and the Caribbean have dropped an average of 30% in 2009.
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias is said to have the H1N1 virus. He was placed under medical care at his home, but he will not delegate power in the meantime, Presidency Minister Rodrigo Arias said.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez received on Tuesday Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Caracas to sign agreements expanding trade between the two countries. Among the deals was an accord to import as many as 10,000 cars from Argentina this year instead of Colombia.
Cuba remains as the country with the worst human rights record in the western hemisphere and nothing has changed since President Raul Castro took over from his brother Fidel, according to the latest report from the dissident Cuban Commission of Human Rights CCDHRN).