Tag: President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Friday, October 31st 2014 - 21:21 UTC

Argentina's holdout dispute spills into the White House: CFK sends letter to Obama questioning Ambassador Soderberg

In the letter CFK asks if Nancy Soderberg, “the person you have appointed as Chair of PIDB”, is also the Co-Chair of the American Task Force Argentina

In a harsh letter, released on Friday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez urged US President Barack Obama to explain whether ”Nancy Soderberg, the person you have appointed as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), which reports directly to the Government of the United States of America, is also the Co-Chair of the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), an entity specifically created to attack and slander the Argentine Republic and its President.”

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:35 UTC

Obama congratulates Dilma and underlines 'strategic value' of relation with Brazil

“The President emphasized the strategic value of our bilateral partnership and reinforced his commitment to deepening our cooperation”

President Barack Obama on Tuesday telephoned Brazilian head of state Dilma Rousseff to congratulate her on her re-election, the White House said in a statement. Obama “emphasized the strategic value of our bilateral partnership and reinforced his commitment to deepening our cooperation in areas such as commerce, energy, and other priority bilateral issues through our existing strategic dialogues”.

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 10:44 UTC

Obama and Cameron condemn brutal murder of British captive Alan Henning

Prime Minister David Cameron said that the “brutal murder shows how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are”.

President Barack Obama condemned on Friday the “brutal” murder of British captive Alan Henning on Friday, saying the United States would bring those responsible to justice.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

US expands marine reserve in the Pacific to three times the size of California

“We have a responsibility to make sure... the future has the same ocean to serve it. Not to be abused, but to preserve and utilize” said John Kerry

US President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum to expand a vast marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will become the largest network of oceanic protected areas in the world.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 05:04 UTC

White House says it prefers the UK to remain “strong, robust and united”

A variety of experts say Washington would rather avoid the disruption to NATO defenses that forming a separate Scottish military would bring.

The White House weighed in carefully on the Scottish independence referendum, saying Washington would respect the outcome of the vote but would prefer the United Kingdom to remain “strong, robust and united.”

Saturday, August 16th 2014 - 11:21 UTC

All ready in Uruguay to receive Guantanamo prisoners, but public opinion is divided

“With the exception of the dictatorship, Uruguay has been a country of refuge and for us it's a matter of principle” president Mujica said

Uruguay will be receiving very soon six men who have spent more than a decade locked up without charge at the US base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. The prisoners have been offered a refuge in Uruguay, where President José Mujica agreed as a humanitarian gesture to accept men that the U.S. has decided do not pose a threat but cannot return to their homelands.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 08:57 UTC

Argentina urges Obama to intercede in holdouts case: Griesa is 'interfering with US foreign policy'

“The US has to be responsible for its justice. We hope to settle this case in an international court” said Cristina Fernandez

Argentine President Cristina Fernández on Thursday urged US President Barack Obama to intercede in the dispute between Argentina and holdouts over Argentine debt, while blasting New York judge Thomas Griesa for “not making any sense”.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 08:49 UTC

The Guardian: How Barack Obama could end the Argentina debt crisis

President George W Bush invoked 'comity' power and blocked Singer's seizure of Congo-Brazzaville's US property

By Greg Palast (*) - US president need only inform a federal judge that vulture fund billionaire Paul Singer is interfering with the president's sole authority to conduct foreign policy. He hasn't. But why not?

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.

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