Politics

Politics
Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 03:58 UTC

Blasting report on human rights: “New Castro, Same Cuba”

Raul Castro: behind the grandpa looks an iron fist

Cuban president Raúl Castro's government has locked up scores of people for exercising their fundamental freedoms and allowed scores more political prisoners, arrested during Fidel Castro's rule, to languish in detention, Human Rights Watch says in a report released this week. Rather than dismantle Cuba's repressive machinery, Raúl Castro has kept it firmly in place and fully active, the report says.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 03:18 UTC

Chile denies conflict with Peru will be considered in Unasur defence meeting

Peruvian president Alan García has taken full advantage of the controversy

Chile said that the alleged espionage case involving a Peruvian military that passed sensitive information to a Chilean counterpart is a “bilateral issue” and firmly denied it was to be discussed in the coming Unasur (Union of South American nations) Defence Council.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 02:43 UTC

Brazilian opposition questions Iranian president’s visit

Lula da Silva and Ahmadinejad: “I talk with everybody”

The main leader of the Brazilian opposition Jose Serra criticized the government of President Lula da Silva for receiving Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and recalled that the Iranian Defence minister has been accused of the attack against the Argentine Jewish Mutual, AMIA, in 1994, in Buenos Aires.

Monday, November 23rd 2009 - 13:27 UTC

All Honduran parties are calling on Hondurans to vote next Sunday

César Ham has adopted a more pragmatic attitude than his mentor ousted President Manuel Zelaya

Honduran presidential candidates wrapped up their electoral campaigns on Sunday with massive rallies calling on followers and “all Hondurans” to vote next November 29th when a new president, congress, and municipal officials will be elected.

Monday, November 23rd 2009 - 11:32 UTC

US honeymoon with President Obama rapidly eroding: approval drops below 50%

The economy, unemployment and healthcare bill are punishing the US president

United States President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped below 50% in a second major poll in an indication he is suffering from the long healthcare debate and weakness in the economy, Gallup said.

Monday, November 23rd 2009 - 11:26 UTC

Palestinian president received with full honours in Brazil and Argentina

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas whose decision not to run for re-election could leave the Middle East peace process in a difficult situation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived at Buenos Aires Sunday evening g for a diplomatic trip that includes a meeting with Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Monday.

Monday, November 23rd 2009 - 11:22 UTC

Iranain President begins controversial visit to Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela

Lula da Silva defends Iran’s right to develop a nuclear program with peaceful intentions.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected Monday in Brasilia as part of a five nation tour to Africa and South America to boost ties with Latinamerica's biggest economy and a rare backer of Tehran's right to develop a nuclear programme.

Monday, November 23rd 2009 - 11:17 UTC

Regional conflicts call for urgent meeting of South American Defence council

Venezuela/Colombia and Chile/Peru are the main issues of the agenda

The Union of South American nations, Unasur, Defence Council will be holding an extraordinary meeting next Friday to address several serious problems involving country members announced the Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs ministry that will be hosting the event in the capital Quito.

Monday, November 23rd 2009 - 11:12 UTC

Chavez calls Venezuelans to join Bolivarian Militia; 300 Russian tanks on the way

Venezuelan president creating a parallel armed organization

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced the arrival of a shipment of 300 Russian tanks and armoured vehicles and ordered the members of the ruling party, United Socialist party of Venezuela, PSUV, to join the militia and armed groups.

Monday, November 23rd 2009 - 11:06 UTC

Chile was next target after Falklands in 1982, admits Argentine Brigadier

Former Brigadier Basilio Lami Dozo revealed details of the Rosario operation

The last Argentine dictatorship headed by General Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri had plans to attack Chile following the invasion and recovery of the disputed Falklands/Malvinas Islands in 1982 revealed on Sunday the former chief of the Argentine Air Force at the time, Brigadier Basilio Lami Dozo.

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