Followers of Venezuela's late populist leader Hugo Chavez flooded the streets on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of his death, a sad but welcome distraction for his successor who has faced a month of violent protests.
The Chilean ruling coalition slammed outgoing President Sebastián Piñera and blamed him for recent electoral losses that have left the right in the lowest point in its history. The unusually harsh criticism came from members of Piñera’s own party, Renovación Nacional, a moderate conservative party that makes up the ruling Alianza.
Vice president Amado Boudou and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman represented Argentina at Wednesday's ceremonies in honor of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez on his death first anniversary, which was followed by huge crowds in Caracas.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday his government was breaking diplomatic relations with Panama after the country called a special meeting of the Organization of American States, OAS, to address the current state of protests in Caracas.
The Obama administration filed an ‘Amicus Curiae’ measure before US Supreme Court, supporting Argentina’s position in the dispute with the hedge funds which the government of president Cristina Fernández refers to as ‘Vulture Funds’.
Sooner than later Argentina will be able to discuss with the UK the Malvinas Islands sovereignty issue as indicated by the UN resolutions, said Argentine president Cristina Fernandez during her speech to the General Assembly opening the 132th legislative period last Saturday, March first.
Foreign minister Hector Timerman said that the International Committee of the Red Cross will help with the identification of Argentine soldiers killed during the Falklands/Malvinas war and whose remains are still in the territory claimed by Argentina. The UK would be informed at a later stage on the matter.
The assessment of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez performance has dropped over 20 points according to the latest findings from a public opinion poll published this week, with 67.5% of interviews saying they are not satisfied with the current leadership at Casa Rosada.
UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, personally raised Britain’s concerns about persistent “illegal” Spanish incursions into British Gibraltar territorial waters, it was revealed. Mr. Hague spoke to Gonzalo de Benito, the Secretary of State at the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on February 20 on the margins of an emergency meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
Argentina's YPF increased oil and gas production by around 9% in January, continuing a trend that began in mid-last year in which the state-controlled firm reversed long-standing production declines. And while the rest of the sector continued to lag behind, oil production at least did experience a monthly increase, suggesting that YPF’s increases in output are starting to have a positive effect on the sector as a whole.