Latin America

Latin America
Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 01:14 UTC

Maduro retaliates and will demand visas from US citizens travelling to Venezuela

The Venezuelan president had to remain in his country despite his announced Sunday trip to Uruguay for the change of government ceremony

President Nicolas Maduro said his government had captured American citizens involved in “espionage activities,” and said US citizens in the future will have to seek visas to come to Venezuela. Speaking during a rally, he said his government will prohibit some US officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar measure by the government of President Barack Obama against a group of Venezuelan public officials.

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 11:55 UTC

Falkland Islands return as leading option for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

“The Falkland Islands Tourist Office has really sharpened its game” said Kay who added the Islands are rated far best in terms of wildlife viewing.

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has added more options in South America with the reinstatement of a Falkland Islands and Chile itinerary and the return of Bolivia to the program. The first sold-out trip to the Falkland Islands has just returned and another, which is almost full, will run from November 5, leading in at £4,220pp.

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

China has become Latin America's leading banker: 22bn dollars in 2014

Venezuela's Maduro travelled to China in early January and alleges to have secured 20bn for his country's ailing economy

Loans by China's state-owned banks to Latin American countries rose by 71% to 22bn dollars in 2014, according to estimates published by the China-Latin America Finance Database. The figure is the second largest on record for Chinese lending in Latin America, according to the report.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 04:39 UTC

Filmus tours Central America in support of Argentina's Falklands' claim

In Guatemala City Filmus was received by the Central American Parliament

Argentina's secretary for Issues relative to the Malvinas Islands Daniel Filmus visited this week Guatemala as part of a tour of Central America to promote the 'Malvinas cause' and collect support from regional governments and institutions.

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 - 04:52 UTC

Argentina says Mujica's comments on Argentina's integration spirit are 'unfair'

“It would be unfair if the role that Argentina and presidents Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez” went unrecognized,” Capitanich said

Argentina's Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich on Monday responded to Uruguay’s President José “Pepe” Mujica, who accused Argentina of “forgetting about integration” when things go right for the country, saying the statement was “unfair” given Argentina’s role in the “foundation” of regional integration.

Saturday, February 21st 2015 - 04:56 UTC

OAS Inzulza calls for an end to the polarization spiral in Venezuela

”The detention of the Mayor of Caracas, Ledezma, has caused alarm due to the way took place and because it deals with an elected leader exercising his duties.”

Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), said on Friday that “the detention of the Mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, has caused alarm due to the way in which it took place and because it deals with an elected leader exercising his duties.”

Saturday, February 21st 2015 - 04:40 UTC

US top news figure admits he never was in the Falklands during the 1982 war

O'Reilly said what he meant by ”active war zones ... (in) the Falklands” was the tumultuous street demonstrations in Buenos Aires that erupted after the war.

Another United States prominent TV news figure has been accused of exaggerating his exploits while covering combat situations: this time it's Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and refers to his alleged coverage of the Falklands' war in 1982.

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 00:23 UTC

Uruguay's minister Almagro presents his program for a renewed OAS

“The Americas have been divided, it is time to heal the wounds of the past and build an Americas that is united and for everyone,” he added.

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) received a presentation by Uruguay's foreign minister Luis Almagro, in his capacity as candidate for Secretary General of the Organization, in a special meeting that took place at the headquarters of the OAS in Washington DC.

Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 05:57 UTC

Colombia's Ecopetrol slashes offshore exploration budget

In 2014, Ecopetrol discovered hydrocarbons in three out of eight wells it drilled, five of which were in the Gulf of Mexico.

Colombia's state-run oil producer Ecopetrol will drill three offshore wells this year, two off its Caribbean Coast and a third in the Gulf of Mexico, after slashing its offshore exploration budget to 200 million dollars down from 632 million last year, the company said.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 23:06 UTC

OAS Secretary General hopeful meets with Insulza and Permanent Council chair Badrising

Almagro greeted by Insulza before the meeting in which they discussed the regional political situation

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met on Wednesday with the only current candidate to succeed him in office, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Luis Almagro, at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC.

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