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President Barack Obama
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.

Saturday, May 10th 2014 - 08:37 UTC

Mujica meets Obama on Monday with a long agenda of issues to discuss

Among the issues which interest Mujica are trade and investment, marihuana, tobacco, Guantanamo prisoners

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica flies on Saturday evening to the United States and on Monday at 10:45 will be walking into the White House for a sixty minutes meeting with President Barack Obama. Mujica will be spending five days in Washington where he has scheduled a long list of meetings and conferences.

Thursday, May 8th 2014 - 04:50 UTC

“The open veins of Latin America” is a boring undocumented book, admits his author

Eduardo (Hughes) Galeano made the public admission at the Brasilia book show

Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano said in an interview published on the Argentine newspaper Perfil.com that he considers his 1971 book “The Open Veins of Latin America”, by far his best-known work, to be so bad he will no longer read from it during public appearances.

Tuesday, May 6th 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Mujica says Obama has 'his hands and feet tied' so that 'he can't do a thing'

The Uruguayan president is scheduled to meet Obama and Kerry next Monday

Less than a week before meeting with Barack Obama in Washington, Uruguayan president Jose Mujica described his peer as a 'progressive leader who has his feet and hands tied” and described the fact he made it to the White House, a complete surprise, 'almost unconceivable'.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Obama praises Francis and invites him to the US; Vatican points out some differences

The private meeting lasted 52 minutes

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday during their meeting in the Vatican, but the lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014 - 22:44 UTC

Obama suggests a transatlantic trade pact would cut Europe' dependency on Russian energy

EU wants access to US natural gas, but is reluctant to support fracking in the continent

US President Barack Obama has told the European Union it cannot rely on the United States alone to reduce its dependency on Russian energy, as relations with Moscow chill over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.

Friday, March 21st 2014 - 01:20 UTC

Mujica confirms Uruguay will accept Guantanamo prisoners as 'refugees'

The Uruguayan president made the revelation on Thursday

President Jose Mujica confirmed that Uruguay has agreed with the United States to accept some prisoners held in the much-criticized detention center at the US military base of Guantanamo Bay, but he also cautioned that “everything has a bill”.

Thursday, February 20th 2014 - 04:11 UTC

North American partners meet to celebrate NAFTA 20 years, but the agenda has many frictions

The three leaders pose for the family picture at Toluca

US President Barack Obama joined the Mexican and Canadian leaders Wednesday for a North American summit focused on trade but marked by friction between the “three amigos”. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto shook hands with Obama in an ornate state government palace in Toluca, near Mexico City, for private one-on-one talks before Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined them later.

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