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Montevideo, August 16th 2018 - 06:44 UTC

Tag: Americas Summit

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 10:49 UTC

    Corruption and Venezuela in the agenda of a subdued Summit of the Americas

    “We should build a continent where citizens are first,” Peruvian president Vizcarra said. “We owe it to them. We owe it to their dreams.”

    Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra opened on Friday a subdued Summit of the Americas decrying widespread corruption and urging regional leaders to join forces in increasing transparency and boosting civil society. Addressing Western Hemisphere leaders in an auditorium where a number of seats were left notably empty, Peru's new president said that rather than accept corruption as a deep-seated scourge impossible to eliminate, governments should adopt concrete measures that prevent it from ever taking place.

  • Friday, April 6th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Trump will take his confrontation with China to the Summit of the Americas

    Trump is expected to argue that China’s trade policies had “not been productive for the hemisphere and that the United States should remain the partner of choice”

    United States President Donald Trump, engaged in an escalating confrontation with Beijing over trade, will urge Latin American leaders next week to work with the United States – not China – on trade, a senior US official said on Thursday. Trump’s trip to Lima, Peru, for the Summit of the Americas has been prefaced by aggressive moves on trade and immigration.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:01 UTC

    Lima Summit on as planned, says Peru's new president

    Martin Vizcarra, who took office on Friday after the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, said several leaders in the region have confirmed their participation in the April 13 and 14 Summit

    Martin Vizcarra explained he received supporting phone calls from various regional leaders for the April gathering. Maduro's invitation is a matter for the Foreign Ministry to decide.

  • Monday, April 16th 2012 - 06:52 UTC

    Obama insists Cuba must change and move to democracy

    The US president was on the defensive before the unanimous support for Cuba from all Latam countries

    President Barack Obama pressed on US policy toward Cuba by other leaders from the Americas, on Sunday voiced hope for a transition to democracy in the region's only one-party system state.