Latin America

Latin America
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.

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 07:09 UTC

South Atlantic whale sanctuary rejected at the IWC meeting

Whales basking along the Uruguayan coast

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.

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 05:51 UTC

OAS observers for Peru's regional and municipal elections on 5 October

Uruguayan former minister and currently Senator Sergio Abreu will lead the mission to Peru

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.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 05:20 UTC

Santander new chairwoman confirms full control of the Brazil branch

Ana Botin, told shareholders at an extraordinary meeting she would defend the legacy of her father Emilio Botín at the helm of the Euro zone's biggest bank.

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.

Monday, September 15th 2014 - 05:07 UTC

Free fall for Cristina Fernandez with record negative image and support

The Argentine leader in October 2011 was re-elected with 54% of ballots; now only 26.5% support her

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.

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

Venezuela quietly working to ensure a seat at the UN Security Council

When Chavez last tried for a seat in 2006, the United States succeeded in torpedoing his campaign. This year, Washington has been mum.

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.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:40 UTC

Chile's military coup anniversary exposes a divided country

“In democracy, Chile has not lost its memory and has not forgotten its persecuted, executed and missing arrested children,” said Bachelet

“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.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Argentina's situation “will not develop into a regional financial crisis”, says UNCTAD

The UN office criticized the legal obstacles Argentina has faced in servicing its restructured debt obligations.

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.”

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

OAS recalls tragic events of 09/11 in Chile and United States

In September 1973, Chilean armed forces took over the country in a bloody coup. Under Pinochet the dictatorship lasted until 1990

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.”

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