Who’s in command? is the question political analyst Andres Oppenheimer has asked in his weekly column on Latinamerican affairs, precisely because in the midst of the Honduras crisis, the Obama administration has not been able to confirm key players, Under Secretary for Hemispheric Affairs and the US ambassador in Brazil.
The woman Brazilian President Lula da Silva wants to succeed him is cured of lymphatic cancer, her doctors said Monday.
A documentary “Antarctica Secreta” (Secret Antarctica) which explores and promises abundant evidence of Chile’s long established roots in Antarctica, dating back to over a hundred years, is expected to be ready for its launching August next year, on time for the country’s bicentennial celebrations.
The recent second summit of South America and African leaders added to the traditional statements on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and the US trade embargo on Cuba, similar demands referred to disputes over islands in the Indian Ocean involving Britain and France.
Cubans should no longer “expect the government to solve all of its problems” and “should work hard and efficiently to overcome the crisis and ensure the continuity of the revolution” said Communications Minister Ramiro Valdes quoted with extensive coverage in Havana’s Sunday media.
A top US diplomat says deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was irresponsible and foolish to return before a settlement had been reached. Lewis Amselem, US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Washington had asked Mr Zelaya not to return because of potential unrest. He called on him to urge his supporters to keep their protests peaceful.
Presidents from El Salvador, Brazil, Chile, Panama and Colombia figure among the Latinamerican leaders with the highest ratings of support and Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the bottom short list with 23%, according to the respected Mexican pollster Mitofsky Consultants, MC.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday prepares to form a new center-right government, after she won a second term in Sunday's general election.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez banned the use of his image in the closing weeks of the country’s general election next October 25th. The decision was aired in the Uruguayan Presidency site and coincides with the lifting of the ban on political publicity in the media.
The man who ran Barack Obama's game-changing Internet strategy US presidential campaign believes similar methods can transform Brazilian politics and help elect its first woman president, reports Reuters.