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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.