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.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez visited flood-ravaged Bolivia on Saturday to show off the fact that his country has pledged 10 times more aid than the United States Bush administration.
President George Bush travels to Colombia early Sunday amid extremely tight security in the Colombian capital where he will meet and publicly express support for Washington's top ally in the region, President Alvaro Uribe.
At a time when his popularity has hit rock bottom at home, President Bush is slipping out of Washington today to visit five Latin American nations in the course of an eight-day trip. Bush's itinerary will take him first to Brazil, then south to Uruguay before heading north again for stops in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.
United States President George Bush rejected in Sao Paulo accusations of U.S. neglect in Latin America. Bush spent Friday in Brazil the first leg of his five countries weeklong visit to Latinamerica.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned that President George W. Bush's attempts to bolster trade and improve ties with Latin America threaten to divide the region and undermine economic stability.
United States president George Bush arrived from Brazil at 21:35 local time in Montevideo, Uruguay, the second leg of his five countries Latinamerican trip and is scheduled to leave early Sunday morning for Colombia.
Peru's government owned oil company Petroperu signed memorandums of understanding with a French firm to build a 500 million US dollars gas pipeline and with a Brazilian company to construct 2.8 billion in petrochemical projects.
US President George Bush said that if Venezuela's leader Hugo Chavez wants to protest from Argentina when he's visiting Uruguay this weekend, he can do so because I'm accustomed to traveling and running into demonstrations all over the world.
Six days after Chile's government announced a committee to investigate the feasibility of nuclear power, Mining and Energy Minister Karen Poniachik said this week that no nuclear program would start during President Michelle Bachelet's term. The committee's study, costing 200.000 US dollars, will however go ahead.