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Mujica brags on foreign policy; Latam ready to play a larger role in peace issues, Europe has lost clout
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”.
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.
The world's whaling watchdog rejected a bid to expand protection in the South Atlantic. The issue were put to a vote on the closing day of the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) 65th meeting in Slovenia.
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Peru´s National Elections Jury (JNE) signed the Agreement on the Electoral Observation Process of the Mission that the OAS will deploy in the country to observe the regional and municipal elections to be held on October 5.
Spanish banking giant Santander under its new executive chairperson Ana Botin announced on Monday the purchase of the remaining 25% of Banco Santander Brasil which it did not already own.
The negative image of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez climbed this month to 43.8%, the highest since last May, according to the latest release of the Management & Fit public opinion polls, published in the Buenos Aires media.
Venezuela’s populist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
In Chile there's no room, and there can be no room, for violence or fear, President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday at a ceremony commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1973 military coup and several days after a bomb blast injured 14 people in this capital. The 17-year military dictatorship remains controversial and a rift in Chilean society.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said that while Argentina was facing potential financial instability, its solvency and the sound macroeconomic fundamentals in other countries of the region “should prevent the shock from developing into a regional financial crisis.”
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza recalled on Thursday the tragic events that occurred on September 11, in Chile and the United States, in 1973 and 2001, and called on the international community “to observe tolerance and to respect diversity at a time when the world is shaken once more by violence.”