Venezuelan military alarmed by the fast physical deterioration of President Hugo Chavez have worked out an emergency plan to be implemented, including the suspension of basic constitutional rights, at the slightest sign of political agitations, said the former US ambassador before the OAS, Roger Noriega.
Retired Royal Marine Brigadier Ian Gardiner, who commanded a Marine company in the 1982 Falklands war, thinks a new Argentine attack on the Islands is unlikely.
Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio Ocampo ended his bid to become World Bank president on Friday, leaving two candidates in an unprecedented challenge to US control of the global development institution.
US President Barack Obama arrives Friday night in Colombia for the sixth Summit of the Americas where he is expected to hang tough on Washington's anti-narcotics and Cuba policies, positions ever-more unpopular in a region drifting away from US dominance.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez leaves on Friday for Colombia to attend the two-day sixth Summit of the Americas where she is scheduled to hold a meeting with President Barack Obama on request from the White House, according to the Executive press office in Buenos Aires.
Three years after being received by Latin American leaders as a super-star, US President Barack Obama faces scepticism and disappointment at this weekend’s Summit of the Americas for failing to meet promises of a new era in relations with the region.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed she will be visiting Brazil next week following the Summit of the Americas scheduled for April 14/15 in Colombia. Her trip follows on the Brazilian president visit to the White House where both leaders, Dilma Rousseff and Barack Obama politely but unyielding kept to their positions.
Brazil ranks as the fourth largest source of overseas visitors to the United States with 1.5 million visits in 2011, which represents a 26% increase from 2010 said the State Department in a release. With these figures on the table “the Department of State is taking action to expand the already extensive ties between our nations”.
Jim Yong Kim, the US nominee to head the World Bank, told the bank's board of directors that he would not hesitate to question the status quo and do his best to help the world poorest.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described Brazil as a “responsible country” in world affairs and praised Brazil’s “growing impact in global stability and security”, during an event at the US Chamber of Commerce.