Latin America

Latin America
Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 16:35 UTC

FIFA proposes three minute stoppage if a player suffers a suspected concussion

At the Brazil World Cup, Uruguay’s Alvaro Pereira was left unconscious after clashing with England's Raheem Sterling but was allowed to carry on playing.

FIFA says its executive committee will this week discuss a proposal to introduce a three-minute stoppage if a player suffers a suspected concussion. Michel D'Hooghe, head of FIFA’s medical committee, recommended the new rules for the treatment of head injuries following a series of incidents in recent months that have sparked criticism of FIFA.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 15:55 UTC

Argentia economic situation can become 'harmful' for the region says Moody's

“Inflation, high interest rates and recession have forced Argentine consumers to cut expenses, which can impact negatively on the region

Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has warned about the Argentine situation which can become “harmful” for Latin America, stating that the country's economy is in “decline” and qualifying current policies as “highly risky.”

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 15:44 UTC

Marina blasts Dilma Rousseff for not supporting UN deforestation dead line initiative

“Our president did not sign in support of protecting those forests, which is regrettable and disappointing”, said Marina Silva

Environmentalist and presidential opposition candidate Marina Silva blasted Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff for not supporting an initiative to put a deadline on deforestation supported by 32 countries this Tuesday during the Climate summit in New York.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 15:42 UTC

Deforestation deadline initiative watered down by lack of support from Brazil

“We were not consulted; I think that it’s impossible to think that you can have a global forest initiative without Brazil on board”, said minister Izabella Teixeira

More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 06:32 UTC

Morales opens indigenous peoples conference in New York blasting capitalism

“These principles — the protection of life, land and peace — are constantly threatened by a system and a model: capitalism”, said Morales

Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, inaugurated the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples at the UN on Monday and said he is living proof that the community can “govern and not just vote.”

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 11:11 UTC

Rousseff's government denies Brazil has any 'imperial' intentions

Garcia argued that any attempt to make statements or be involved in another country's internal affairs is contrary to Brazilian diplomacy

President Dilma Rousseff's main foreign affairs' advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia denied Brazil has any “imperial intentions” in reply to claims relative to Cuba from presidential opposition candidate Marina Silva.

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 04:56 UTC

“Just you wait; I'm coming” president Maduro tells US main newspapers

“I'm proud that a bus driver can be president of the Republic ... Gentlemen at the Washington Post, this busman right here is going to the United States”

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said he will travel to New York this week for his debut appearance as president at the United Nations General Assembly despite “racist” editorials against him in major US newspapers.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:44 UTC

Cristina Fernandez to address the UN General Assembly on Wednesday

The struggle with the hedge funds (vulture funds) is expected to concentrate the presidential speech

Following her meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez arrived in New York, where she is expected to deliver a speech at the UN’s 69th General Assembly on Wednesday.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:16 UTC

Mujica brags on foreign policy; Latam ready to play a larger role in peace issues, Europe has lost clout

“Europe has lost clout, has fallen into 'military adventurism' and forcing sanctions only punishes the weakest and most vulnerable”, argued Mujica

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica said the latest world events show that Europe 'has lost clout' in global affairs, and has lost strength as 'peace mediator', and this role could be “much better performed by Latin America”.

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 09:26 UTC

Samper in Argentina updates Unasur agenda with Timerman

The former Colombian president also met with Cristina Fernandez

Unasur Secretary General Ernesto Samper in his first overseas official trip this week visited Argentina, where he met with President Cristina Fernandez and foreign minister Hector Timerman, and also held a round of political talks and other ministerial meetings.

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