Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged the United States to withdraw all its military forces from Afghanistan. Gorbachev told CNN in an interview on Sunday that withdrawal from Afghanistan should be the goal.
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall a “divisive line” exists between Russia and the West because of mistakes committed following the end of the Cold War, regrets former Soviet Union leader Mijail Gorbachev in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País.
World leaders are due to join thousands of people Monday to mark 20 years since the Berlin Wall's fall, an event that paved the way for the end of the Cold War. The main celebrations in the city will be at the Brandenburg Gate - the symbol of German reunification in 1990.
The Cuban government and official media celebrated this weekend the 92 anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution headed by Russia’s Vladimir Lenin, and completely ignored the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall which marked the end of the Soviet empire.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva warned his peer Barack Obama that South America “does not need US bases” in Colombia to combat narcotics trade and suggested he look after “US drugs consumers”.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called on the military to prepare for war and help train the civilians in the midst of an escalating dispute with neighbouring Colombia which last week ratified a treaty giving United States access to Colombian military bases.
Israeli President Shimon Peres begins Monday a “historic visit” to Brazil and Argentina, the first in decades to both countries for an Israeli head of state, and one of the main issues of the agenda will be the so-called “Iranian infiltration” in Latinamerica.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown suffered an embarrassing rebuff when he floated the prospect of a new tax worldwide, only to have it flatly and publicly rejected by the United States and other major financial players.
Uruguay’s ruling coalition presidential ticket, --Jose Mujica and Danilo Astori--, has a seven percentage points advantage over the opposition, Luis Alberto Lacalle and Jorge Larrañaga, for the run off the last Sunday of November, according to the latest opinion polls released in Montevideo
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo continued to purge the top ranks of the military Friday, removing the armed forces' commander. Lugo fired the commanders of the country's army, air force and navy on Wednesday.