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Ecuador expects all Foreign Affairs and Defence ministers from Unasur countries to be present next Tuesday at the meeting in Quito which is basically targeted to create and stimulate confidence-building measures in the region.
France cautioned Venezuela that any nuclear technology transfer from Iran would represent a “violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions”.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has announced that the country will soon take delivery of Russian missiles with a range of 300km. Returning from a 10-day tour of Africa, Asia and Europe, including Russia, Mr Chavez is also planning to buy Russian T-72 and T-90.
Relations between Africa and South America will be strengthened when leaders from the two continents meet late in September to review progress in implementing joint projects and decisions made at the previous summit in 2006.
A Cuban court of appeals in Havana on Friday upheld the two-year sentence handed down to a man who had drunkenly protested before television cameras about hunger in Cuba, according to Cuban dissidents.
Paraguay said it was satisfied with Bolivia’s explanations regarding the neighbouring country’s plans to purchase arms and reinforce its military garrisons. The statement follows a Thursday meeting of the two countries Foreign Affairs and Defence ministers in Asuncion, capital of Paraguay.
Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez revealed in an interview with the French daily Le Figaro that he has signed an agreement with his Iranian peer Mahmud Ahmadinejad to develop a nuclear program with the help of the Teheran regime.
Uruguay’s Gabriel T. Rozman figures among Latinamerica’s hundred most powerful men and women in business according to the Latin Business Chronicle Power 100 ranking. Mr Rozman is executive vice-president for emerging markets at Tata Consulting Services, TCS, the Indian corporation that only in Latinamerica has over 6.000 staff in Latinamerica.
President Michelle Bachelet gave her support Tuesday to a bill that would repeal the Copper Reserve Law. The Copper Reserve Law, a relic of the Pinochet dictatorship, guaranteed that 10% of all sales made by the state-owned CODELCO copper company will be given to Chile’s Armed Services.
An overwhelming majority of Chileans, 73% approve of the way that President Michelle Bachelet is handling her responsibilities, says a new Adimark poll taken in August.