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Wednesday, March 3rd 2010 - 07:03 UTC

Hillary meets President Bachelet pledges US support for quake-stricken Chile

The Secretary of State also met with conservative president-elect Sebastián Piñera who takes office next Thursday

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged U.S. support Tuesday to earthquake-stricken Chile during the third stop on her six-nation tour of Latin America. Clinton told reporters in Santiago the US stands ready to help Chile in any way the government needs.

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010 - 05:11 UTC

Falklands: Argentina formally request Hillary Clinton US mediation

The two ladies at Casa Rosada: smiles and promises

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner formally requested visiting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the United States act as intermediate in the Argentine-United Kingdom Falkland Islands dispute.

Monday, March 1st 2010 - 05:56 UTC

Hillary Clinton adds Buenos Aires to her Latinamerican tour

The two ladies have strong personalities

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will add Argentina to her Latinamerican tour which begins Monday at the inauguration of Uruguayan president elect Jose Mujica in Montevideo, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

Saturday, February 27th 2010 - 07:46 UTC

US economy signals swift pace of recovery; consumer confidence remains tepid

Exports of US goods raised by 22.4% the fastest pace in 13 years

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 5.9% in the last three months of 2009, revised official figures have shown. The rate is higher than the first estimate of 5.7%.
The figures confirm the world's largest economy is emerging rapidly from recession.

Saturday, February 27th 2010 - 07:31 UTC

Falklands a “bilateral issue between Argentina and UK”, insists Washington

Arturo Valenzuela, US Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere affairs

The Falkland Islands and the political figure of President Barak Obama were among the issues addressed by United States Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela during a Friday mid day press conference in anticipation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to five countries of the region.

Friday, February 26th 2010 - 06:35 UTC

Mujica praises “strong message” from the US; plans to invite Obama to Uruguay

Mujica is scheduled to meet with other leaders during the day.

Uruguayan president elect Jose Mujica will hold a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday morning, before the official inauguration, and will take advantage of her presence to invite US President Barack Obama to visit Uruguay.

Friday, February 26th 2010 - 01:23 UTC

Fed probe into Wall Street firms role in helping Greece mask debt woes

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke

The role of Wall Street firms in deals that may have helped Greece mask its debt woes are under scrutiny in the US, the Federal Reserve chief has said. Ben Bernanke said the Fed and the US financial watchdog were “looking into a number of questions” related to banks' derivatives arrangements with Greece

Thursday, February 25th 2010 - 04:52 UTC

Bernanke reaffirmed low interest rates for an extended period

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke

United States stocks rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve chairman reaffirmed his commitment to keep interest rates low for an extended period to sustain the still fragile recovery. Ben Bernanke told Congress a weak job market and tame inflation warranted keeping rates close to their near-zero level for the time being.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 06:22 UTC

New Latam block “consistent with US goals for the hemisphere”

Philip Crowley, State Department spokesperson

The new Latin American and Caribbean bloc planned without regional neighbours Canada and the United States are consistent with US goals for the region, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 06:18 UTC

US “neutral” on Falklands” dispute but recognizes UK administration

The United States has a “neutral” stance regarding the question of the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty but recognizes the current British administration of the Islands, said US State Department spokesperson during the daily press conference.


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