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Politics

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuela/Brazil conflict strains Mercosur project

    Mercosur faces its most serious political crisis following the spiraling conflict between Brazil and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who publicly announced a three months “ultimatum” for the definitive approval of his country's entry to the main South American trade block.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “There are rules to belong to Mercosur, but none to leave”

    Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he was looking forward to talk with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez to discuss the latest Mercosur misunderstandings but he also emphasized that there are rules to become a member of the trade group, but none to leave.

  • Tuesday, July 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil offers resettlement for Palestinian refugees from Iraq

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees welcomed an offer by Brazil to resettle an estimated 100 Palestinians formerly living in Iraq starting in mid-September.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Colombian guerrilla accused of killing 11 lawmakers

    UN strongly condemned the reported killing in Colombia

    Colombia's guerrilla movement FARC (Colombian revolutionary armed forces) are the “main culprits” for the death of the eleven local Deputies which they held captive, but so is Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, said on Sunday Melanie Betancourt, daughter of Ingrid Betancourt held at ransom by the Marxist oriented guerrillas.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US Treasury Secretary visit to Brazil, Uruguay and Chile

    United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will make a week-long trip to South America beginning July 9, his first to the region since taking the position. He is scheduled to visit Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, meeting with the presidents of all three countries as well as Finance ministers and local business leaders.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    October's presidential ticket: Mrs. Kirchner and a “K” governor

    Sen. Fernandez, Pte. Kirchner and Gov. Cobos

    An Argentine dissident opposition governor but aligned with the current administration will complete the presidential ticket for next October which as announced over the weekend will be headed by the First Lady, Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

  • Sunday, July 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentinian president to swap jobs with wife

    Cristina Kirchner will run for president's October 28 election,

    Argentine President N&eacutestor Kirchner will not run for reelection in October, but his wife, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, will run in his place, according to Cabinet Chief Alberto Fernandez.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    President Hugo Chavez calls for Belarus partnership

    Pte. Chavez during his visit in Russia

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for a strategic partnership with Belarus Friday, calling his Belarusian counterpart a &quotbrother-in-arms&quot and lamenting the pressure he said the United States was putting on Minsk and Caracas

  • Saturday, June 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands admitted to the International Cricket Council

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) completed a unique 'century' Friday when it admitted four new countries, Cameroon, The Falkland Islands, Peru and Swaziland - taking its membership to 101.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    If Brazilian right is stronger, we'll quit Mercosur, said Chavez

    “If they don't want us inside Mercosur, we have no problem”, said Chavez

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said he's willing to withdraw his country's request to become full member of Mercosur because in his own words it's a mechanism “marked by capitalism and ferocious competence”, according to an official news release.