Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s main ally in the Senate, Jose Sarney is again on the “corruption” spotlight following the release of incriminating tapes, this time involving his son Fernando Sarney.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown denied Thursday reports of a rift with Barack Obama following reports that Washington repeatedly rebuffed requests for a one-to-one meeting with the US president.
Argentina’s Catholic Church considers “irritating” the argument that poverty had diminished in the country when it is plain evidence that this is not the case, “rather the contrary”. It is indignant for Argentina that the system should consider the excluded as “a variable of political success”.
Margarita Island, in north-eastern Venezuela, has geared up for the upcoming second South America-Africa Summit (SAAS), which will take place on Saturday and Sunday hosted by President Hugo Chavez.
Amongst the different leftist governments in Latin America, there are new and rather strident populist regimes (Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador), which seem to grab all the attention.
Uruguayan opposition parties are demanding Argentine ambassador Hernan Patiño be sanctioned for his active participation in a political rally in support of the ruling Broad Front coalition, an action described as “interference” in Uruguayan internal affairs.
The Organization of American States, OAS, and the European Union agreed Wednesday to send their ambassadors in Honduras back to Tegucigalpa, the city which they left following the June coup that deposed constitutional president Manuel Zelaya.
Peruvian president Alan García demanded Wednesday that the Organization of American States, OAS, help contain the arms purchasing spree in Latinamerica, an issue that has created irritation and disputes among several countries of the region.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva said the international community demands the reinstatement of ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya. Addressing the United Nations, Lula da Silva used the situation in Honduras as an example of where greater global political will was needed.
Spanish authorities have arrested a pilot for Dutch airline Transavia.com on charges he flew death flights for Argentina's former military rulers, a Dutch Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.