Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Friday, July 18th 2014 - 07:32 UTC

US confirms six Guantanamo prisoners will be transferred to Uruguay

The jail in Guantanamo still holds over 140 prisoners from the war on terrorism launched by former president George W. Bush

President Barack Obama's administration has discretely notified Congress of its intention to transfer to Uruguay six prisoners from the U.S. base in Guantanamo, Cuba, according to the State Department.

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Majority of Uruguayans disapprove receiving US prisoners from Guantanamo military base

Mujica and Obama agreed that Uruguay would take six prisoners as refugees. However it all depends on the US Senate

A majority of the Uruguayan population does not approve receiving US prisoners from the US Guantanamo Base, a decision adopted by the government of President Jose Mujica to help support the US government in closing the 9/11 jail for terrorists, according to a public opinion poll released on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 08:16 UTC

Obama and 'second favorite Michelle' exchange praise at the White House

“The US is our, I would say, our most important foreign investor. We want to continue that path” said Bachelet

President Barack Obama and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pledged to work together to strengthen the ties between both nations, including projects on energy, education and free trade. Obama met in the Oval Office on Monday with Bachelet, whom he called his second favorite Michelle.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 02:40 UTC

Bachelet delays trip to Washington to receive national football team

Bachelet selfies with some of the players at La Moneda palace

Chilean president Michelle Bachelet welcomed the national football team at Government House on Sunday afternoon thus delaying for a few hours her trip to the United States where on Monday she is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Mujica delivers Obama message to Castro: 'let's talk about lifting the trade embargo”

Mujica with Obama at the White House during last month's visit to Washington

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica delivered a message from Barak Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro proposing the opening of dialogue to discuss the blockade, reported the Montevideo media on Thursday. The occasion was the recent G77 summit held in Bolivia.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014 - 08:20 UTC

Obama pledges to crack down on illegal fishing and enforce traceability

The message was delivered in a taped message from Obama and in person by Kerry at an “Our Ocean” conference in Washington

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States, a move designed to crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 07:45 UTC

Hillary Clinton favors easing US economic embargo on Cuba

The former First Lady and Secretary of State is seen as the early favorite for 2016 Democratic presidential nomination

While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton urged President Barack Obama to ease the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, according to excerpts from her memoir due out next week.

Saturday, May 17th 2014 - 06:45 UTC

Obama lists assets worth 7.15 million; presidential salary 400.000 dollars

The president and Michelle reported income of over half a million dollars in April

President Barack Obama lists assets worth between 1.95 million and 7.15 million dollars, of which 1 million to 5 million dollars were in Treasury notes, according to financial disclosure forms released today.

Tuesday, May 13th 2014 - 02:38 UTC

Uruguay agrees to take 8 to 12 Guantanamo prisoners; announcement in 'a couple of weeks'

Apparently the agreement reached does not impose strict conditions for the released

The administration of president Jose Mujica is willing to take eight to twelve of Guantanamo prisoners as refugees in Uruguay and this could happen once the US Senate approves a bill to that purpose, according to sources from the ministerial delegation currently in Washington.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 23:56 UTC

Mujica asks Obama support for scientific knowledge and to combat smoking

He called to fight 'for life' by finishing with the smoking habit that kills eight million people annually

In an enjoyable press conference at the White House Uruguay's President Jose Mujica spoke about the increasing importance for people in the US to be bilingual, the dangers of smoking and his interest in having access to U.S. knowledge and professors. President Barrack Obama praised the Uruguayan leader's 'extraordinary' credibility and leadership in democracy and human rights issues.

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