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Latin America

  • Friday, March 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuelan financial support to region exceeds US aid

    Venezuela is helping Latin America much more than the U. S.” Pte. Chavez said

    Venezuelan financial aid to Latin America has surpassed U.S. commitments in the region, President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday, shortly after President Bush completed a tour seen by some as an attempt to curtail Chavez's spreading influence in the region.

  • Friday, March 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Historic” debt relief for Latam's five poorest countries

    U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary Clay Lowery

    United States Treasury Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Clay Lowery commended Friday the Inter-American Development Bank's “historic” approval of a debt relief package that will provide 3.4 billion US dollars in debt reduction for five of the region's poorest countries: Bolivia, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

  • Thursday, March 15th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile recalls Venezuela envoy over TV remarks

    Ambassador Claudio Huepe

    Chile's ambassador to Venezuela was ordered home Wednesday because of a television interview in which he discussed what he said was a private conversation with President Michelle Bachelet about Chile's vote last year in a U.N. Security Council election.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Executive/Congress confrontation escalates in Ecuador

    A group of congressmen ousted by Ecuador's top electoral court for trying to block President Rafael Correa's plans for a national referendum forced their way into Congress and took up their seats as rival police forces answering to the executive and legislative branches scuffled with each other.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Guatemala surprises Bush with immigration, deportation issue

    Pte. Oscar  Berger and his counterpart Pte. George Bush

    Immigration, drug trafficking, bio-fuels and insecurity dominated talks in Guatemala between President Bush and his counterpart Oscar Berger. Bush spent Monday in Guatemala before flying to Merida, Mexico the last leg of his five countries trip to the region.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's 2006 tourism investment hits 2.1 billion US dollars

    Figures recently released by Chile's National Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (CNC) show tourism investment in 2006 to be the highest in five years. Investment last year reached 2.1 billion US dollars, up 4.7% over 2005.

  • Monday, March 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US “minimum” reaction to Chavez provocations

    US President George Bush told his Brazilian counterpart that he has decided to “minimize” reactions to statements from Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, reported the Brazilian press.

  • Monday, March 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's Bachelet marks first year anniversary with mixed record

    Pte. Michelle Bachelet

    Michelle Bachelet, Chile's first woman president, marked the first year anniversary of her government on Sunday. A darling of the international press, her presidency garnered unprecedented interest abroad by championing her liberal values in what was once South America's most conservative country. Still, she completes her first year with a mixed record.

  • Sunday, March 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush praises “good friend” Uribe and promises more aid

    President George W Bush thanked Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe for his support in the anti-drugs war and promised to work “intensely” to have US Congress ratify the free trade agreement between both countries.

  • Saturday, March 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush and Chavez share lowest image in the region

    Bush and Chavez share lowest image in the region

    US and Venezuela presidents George W. Bush and Hugo Chavez, both on Latinamerican tours are the leaders with the lowest standing in the region according to a public opinion survey from Latinobarometro released at the end of 2006.