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Friday, July 5th 2013 - 23:41 UTC

Bachelet and Longueira will dispute the Chilean presidency next November

Chileans will decide between the first woman president of the country and a former Economy minister

Chilean president Sebastián Piñera congratulated former president Michelle Bachelet and ex Economy minister Pablo Longeuira who emerged as winners in the two main coalition’ primaries held last Sunday, the first time such an event takes place in the country.

Friday, July 5th 2013 - 22:52 UTC

Spain calls for calm over Bolivian plane incident, but anticipates ‘no apologies’

Spain called for calm on Friday in a diplomatic row ignited when Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane was diverted because of suspicions that fugitive US intelligence ‘leaker’ Edward Snowden was aboard. However he anticipated there would be no apologies from Spain as South American countries are demanding.

Friday, July 5th 2013 - 07:11 UTC

Latam leaders in Bolivia support President Morales and blast European countries

Morales accused Washington and suggested closing down the US embassy in La Paz

Latin American leaders gathered in Bolivia on Thursday to back President Evo Morales, fuming after some European nations temporarily refused his plane access to their airspace amid suspicions US fugitive Edward Snowden was aboard.

Thursday, July 4th 2013 - 04:38 UTC

UNASUR special meeting to discuss the diversion of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane in Europe

The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) condemned the diversion of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales flight on Tuesday, after France and Portugal refused to let the plane into their airspace. Several Latin American leaders criticized the decision severely, and asked for explanations from the international community.

Thursday, June 20th 2013 - 01:56 UTC

Unasur top-marks for Paraguay presidential election; recommends lifting suspension

Unasur delegate Lerner said they expect to receive president-elect Cartes at the end of August at the Foreign ministers summit in Suriname

The Union of South American Nations, Unasur expects Paraguayan president-elect Horacio Cartes to attend the next summit of the block in August in Suriname, said Salomon Lerner head of the Unasur electoral observers’ mission, who previously delivered a very positive report on last April’s presidential election.

Monday, June 17th 2013 - 21:30 UTC

Latinamerica and Mercosur, priorities of Brazil foreign policy ratifies Rousseff

President Dilma Rousseff

President Dilma Rousseff ratified Latinamerica and Mercosur as Brazil’s foreign policy priorities, but at the same time emphasizing the ‘excellent relations’ with the United States and the European Union.

Tuesday, June 4th 2013 - 05:27 UTC

Strong reaction from Bolivarian countries to Colombia’s cooperation with NATO

“A threat for Bolivarian countries” claimed Bolivia’s Evo Morales  who requested an urgent meeting of Unasur Sec Council

President Juan Manuel Santos announcement over the weekend that Colombia will look for a cooperation understanding with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) on their invitation, has irked the so called Latinamerican group of ‘anti-imperialist countries’, at a moment when relations between neighbouring Colombia and Venezuela have hit a new low.

Friday, May 10th 2013 - 06:05 UTC

Peru promoting Unasur summit to address Venezuela’s political situation

Peruvian Foreign minister Rafael Roncagliolo was cautious after Maduro’s complaints

Peru which currently holds the chair of Unasur, Union of South American Nations is promoting a new meeting of country members’ heads of state to address the political situation in Venezuela, Foreign minister Rafael Roncagliolo said on Thursday.

Wednesday, April 24th 2013 - 06:47 UTC

Venezuela’s Maduro talks to Cartes and calls for re-establishment of relations

Maduro was actively involved in June 2012 events, according to Paraguayan authorities

In a surprise move Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro talked on Tuesday to Paraguay’s president-elect Horacio Cartes to congratulate him on Sunday’s election and express interest in retaking the “rhythm of bilateral relations”, which were interrupted when the removal of Fernando Lugo.

Wednesday, April 24th 2013 - 06:23 UTC

Unasur greets president elect Cartes and congratulates the Paraguayan people

Cartes celebrates the good news

The Union of South American Nations, UNASUR, congratulated the Paraguayan people for their civic commitment in last Sunday’s presidential election and greeted Horacio Cartes, who was the winner with 46% of ballots.

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