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President Barack Obama
Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 23:04 UTC

US sanctions against Venezuela officials signed into law

US President Barack Obama now has legal grounds to punich Venezuelans in volved in human rights violations

The United States will now be able to impose punitive measures on Venezuelan government officials involved in a crackdown on protesters against the Maduro administration, or on those who have carried out acts of violence or violated the human rights of political opponents.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 19:58 UTC

Mujica's role in US-Cuba understanding praised worldwide

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, a kew player in the new geopolitical order of things in the region.

The role played by Uruguay's President in the process which led to Wednesday's announcements that the United States and Cuba are to restore full diplomatic ties, was praised by Presidents Barack Obama, Raul Castro and international analysts.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 01:17 UTC

Francis instrumental in US-Cuba relationship process

Presidents Barack Obama of the United Stes and Raul Castro of Cuba agreed to restore full diplomatic ties with help from Pope Francis.

The first Latin American pope in history sent letters to Obama, Raúl Castro and brokered negotiations which ended up in Wednesday's announcement that both countries are to resume full ties.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 01:00 UTC

US, Cuba to resume full diplomatic ties

US citizen Alan Gross' release from Cuban prison for humanitarian reasons paved the way for full diplomatic ties to be restored. (Pic AP)

Presidents Obama and Castro finalize details over the telephone, make announcement. US restrictions require Congressional approval to be fully lifted. Alan Gross released. Other swaps ensue.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 20:21 UTC

OAS Celebrates “Historic Announcement” of Resumption of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Cuba

The two leaders shake hands during the funeal of Nelson Maldela

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today welcomed the “historic announcement” made by the Presidents of Cuba and the United States, Raúl Castro and Barack Obama, of the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries, as well as the re-opening of embassies in Washington and Havana, the lifting of certain commercial restrictions and the beginning of new paths for cooperation on issues of mutual interest, among other measures.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 11:35 UTC

US Congress votes sanctions on Venezuelan government officials and sends bill for Obama's signature

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro railed against the measure's “insolent imperialist sanctions” after it was passed by the Senate

The US House of Representatives passed legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials found to have violated protesters' rights during demonstrations earlier this year.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 06:55 UTC

Mujica says Guantanamo inmates in Uruguay can leave whenever they wish

Mujica also asked for the liberation of Cuban spies jailed in the US and the lifting of the US embargo on Cuba

The detainees from Guantanamo Base in Cuba that arrived in Uruguay on Sunday as part of an agreement with the US, “can leave the country whenever they wish”, since they come as 'refugees', announced President Jose Mujica.

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 04:36 UTC

Obama makes official nomination of Ashton Carter as Pentagon chief

Carter's views have not always meshed perfectly with the Obama administration, for example regarding Iraq

President Barack Obama on Friday named Ashton Carter, a highly regarded technocrat, to lead the Pentagon as the US military embarks on the latest phase in its 13-year war against Islamic extremists.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 07:36 UTC

Finally Argentina will have a US ambassador: he never visited the country or speaks Spanish

Noah Mamet, a bundler, is a consultant and was confirmed in a vote of 50 to 43 nays, despite sharp criticism by Republicans

The United States Senate confirmed soap opera producer Colleen Bell to be the next U.S. ambassador to Hungary and political consultant Noah Mamet to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Argentina on Tuesday. Neither of the two newly-confirmed Ambassadors are career diplomats, but both raised millions for President Obama's Presidential campaigns.

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 07:15 UTC

Racial relations becomes political debate in the US following the Ferguson trial and verdict

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has deployed about 2,200 National Guard troops in and around Ferguson

More National Guard troops and police have been sent to Ferguson, Missouri to head off a third night of violence, as over 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

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