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The first Latin American pope in history sent letters to Obama, Raúl Castro and brokered negotiations which ended up in Wednesday's announcement that both countries are to resume full ties.
Presidents Obama and Castro finalize details over the telephone, make announcement. US restrictions require Congressional approval to be fully lifted. Alan Gross released. Other swaps ensue.
OAS Celebrates “Historic Announcement” of Resumption of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Cuba
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today welcomed the “historic announcement” made by the Presidents of Cuba and the United States, Raúl Castro and Barack Obama, of the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries, as well as the re-opening of embassies in Washington and Havana, the lifting of certain commercial restrictions and the beginning of new paths for cooperation on issues of mutual interest, among other measures.
Exports from Latin America will drop by about 1.4% in 2014, the first decline in exports since the collapse of international commerce during the 2009 financial crisis, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Evo Morales, Governor Urribarri play football - New Intelligence boss appointed.
President and journalists organisations deem LSCA necessary to avoid handing the media over to outside operators. They see no danger to freedom of speech in legislative project as it is.
The controversial two-part episode of BBC's Top Gear filmed in Argentina will be shown on Saturday, December 27 and Sunday, December 28 on BBC Two at 8pm on both days. A few seconds advance of the show was aired this week in anticipation of the major launching.
The head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, Magda Chambriard said that the country's oil production projects remain 'robust' even as international prices for crude continue to tumble. She underlined that the pre-salt projects of Brazil along ist coast resist prices as low as 60 dollars a barrel.
Argentina's ministry of Defense has signed an agreement for the purchase of four Russian-built multipurpose polar tugs, class NEFTEGAZ, at a total cost of just over eight million dollars.
Descendants of the three Admirals who led the Royal Navy and Imperial German Navy at the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands in 1914 have paid tribute at sea.