Wednesday, September 30th 2009 - 05:43 UTC

The Honduras crisis and a Republican Senator from South Carolina

Senator Jim DeMint claims the Obama administration is becoming an ally of Castro, Ortega and Chavez

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.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 13:21 UTC

Lula da Silva’s presidential candidate cured of lymphatic cancer

Chief of staff Dilma Rousseff ready for the 2010 battle

The woman Brazilian President Lula da Silva wants to succeed him is cured of lymphatic cancer, her doctors said Monday.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 10:45 UTC

Chile documents its Antarctica roots for bicentennial celebrations

Gabriel Gonzalez Videla, the first head of state of any country to visit Antarctica

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.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 10:34 UTC

Bag of claims inflation: Falklands, Cuba plus Diego García and Mayotte

Gaddafi will be hosting the next summit

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.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 07:50 UTC

The party is over: Cubans are told to work harder and solve their problems

Ramiro Valdes, a historical leader of the revolution preaching the values of hard work and responsibility  (Photo AP)

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.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 06:50 UTC

US describes Zelaya’s actions “irresponsible and foolish”

Lewis Amselem, US ambassador to the OAS also criticized the interim government for declaring a state of emergency

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.

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 06:20 UTC

Cristina Kirchner, the president with the lowest support in South America

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.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 15:15 UTC

Germany's Merkel Set To Form New Coalition Govt

Angela Merkel reacts after the German general elections in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday prepares to form a new center-right government, after she won a second term in Sunday's general election.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 08:51 UTC

Uruguayan president bans use of his image in the electoral campaign

Tabare Vazquez called for moderation and unity

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.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 08:43 UTC

Obama’s internet-electoral-strategist contracted by Brazil’s ruling party

Blue State Digital Ben Self is confident internet can revolutionize campaigning in Brazil

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.


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