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Politics
Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 06:24 UTC

Falklands: UK willing to talk with Argentina but not sovereignty; Taiana at UN

Chris Bryant, Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Latin America

The United Kingdom said on Tuesday it was willing to re-open talks with Argentina but not on Falkland Islands sovereignty or the development by the Islanders of a hydrocarbons industry. The statement came on the eve of a meeting of Argentina’s Foreign minister Jorge Taiana with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 06:22 UTC

New Latam block “consistent with US goals for the hemisphere”

Philip Crowley, State Department spokesperson

The new Latin American and Caribbean bloc planned without regional neighbours Canada and the United States are consistent with US goals for the region, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 06:18 UTC

US “neutral” on Falklands” dispute but recognizes UK administration

The United States has a “neutral” stance regarding the question of the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty but recognizes the current British administration of the Islands, said US State Department spokesperson during the daily press conference.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 06:15 UTC

Brazil’s Lula da Silva blasts US Security Council and Britain

What are the reasons for England to be in the Malvinas?

Brazilian president Lula da Silva condemned on Tuesday the United Nations Organization (UN) and its Security Council for not recognizing Argentina's sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 06:10 UTC

Group of Rio members to help Colombia/Venezuela diffuse tensions

Chavez and Uribe shouting match at “unity” summit

Latin American leaders will work to diffuse tensions between Colombia and Venezuela after presidents Alvaro Uribe and Hugo Chavez, got into a shouting match and exchange of insults at the Rio Group summit in Mexico.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 02:32 UTC

Hillary Clinton at Uruguayan President Mujica’s inauguration

The Secretary of State will reaffirm US interest in the region

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be visiting five Latinamerican countries next week beginning in Uruguay, representing President Barack Obama at the inauguration ceremony of president elect Jose Mujica on March first, according to Washington diplomatic sources.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 02:29 UTC

Intra-Mercosur trade experienced one of its worst years in 2009

Overall trade among Mercosur members in 2009 was back to 2007 levels

Trade among Mercosur members plummeted in 2009 under the effects of the international slowdown which severely limited access to financing and made credit in the region harder to obtain, according to a report from the Inter American Development bank, IDB.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 02:22 UTC

US not interested in military outposts in Latinamerica, for the moment

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Western Hemisphere

United States currently has no interest in having US troops stationed and with access to military bases belonging to other Latinamerican countries, such is the case with Colombia said a top Pentagon official during a visit to Nicaragua.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 02:11 UTC

Possible mixed Gibraltar/Spain police patrols to avoid marine incidents

The news was published in Madrid’s daily ABC

A proposal for the creation of mixed police patrols between the RG Police and the Guardia Civil is one of the matters under discussion in the ongoing technical round of talks of the Tripartite Forum, according to reports in the Madrid daily ABC.

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010 - 03:22 UTC

Falklands: full support for Argentina from Latinamerican and Caribbean leaders

Mrs. Kirchner thanked her peers during the opening speech in Mexico

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said on Monday Latin American and Caribbean leaders backed her objections to oil exploration in the disputed Falkland Islands as drilling of the first well began on Monday.

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