United States

United States
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.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 02:32 UTC

Hillary Clinton at Uruguayan President Mujica’s inauguration

The Secretary of State will reaffirm US interest in the region

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be visiting five Latinamerican countries next week beginning in Uruguay, representing President Barack Obama at the inauguration ceremony of president elect Jose Mujica on March first, according to Washington diplomatic sources.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 02:22 UTC

US not interested in military outposts in Latinamerica, for the moment

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Western Hemisphere

United States currently has no interest in having US troops stationed and with access to military bases belonging to other Latinamerican countries, such is the case with Colombia said a top Pentagon official during a visit to Nicaragua.

Monday, February 22nd 2010 - 23:51 UTC

Goldman Sachs defends 2001 swap-deal to mask debts of Greece

Gerald Corrigan, chairman of Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Goldman Sachs defended the 2001 debt-swap deal with Greece that may have allowed the country to mask the extent of its debt woes. Gerald Corrigan, chairman of Goldman Sachs Bank USA, the bank's holding company, said it was “consistent” with the regulations of the time.

Saturday, February 20th 2010 - 21:20 UTC

US Fed members insists borrowing costs will remain low

Last week’s increase of the discount rate took markets by surprise

The US Federal Reserve poured cold water on speculation that a surprise hike to its emergency lending rate signalled a change in monetary policy, saying borrowing costs in the economy would remain low.

Saturday, February 20th 2010 - 15:11 UTC

General Haig, US mediator of Falklands War dies

Alexander Haig with former Gral Galtieri  in Bs. Aires during the South Atlantic conflict

Alexander Haig, the decorated four- star general and assertive aide to U.S. presidents who declared himself “in control” at the White House after Ronald Reagan was shot, has died. He was 85.

Friday, February 19th 2010 - 21:00 UTC

Obama names bipartisan taskforce to tackle US budget deficit

The president still has to work out who will vote tax increased and spending cuts

President Barack Obama has set up a taskforce to tackle the growing US budget deficit.
The body will report back by the end of the year on what steps need to be taken to get the deficit down to 3% of GDP.

Friday, February 19th 2010 - 05:20 UTC

Federal Reserve tightens policy raises discount rate to commercial banks

Financial markets conditions improving said Chairman Ben Bernanke

The United State Federal Reserve tightened monetary policy Thursday for the first time in more than a year, raising by 0.25 percentage points the discount interest rate at which the US central bank lends directly to commercial banks.

Friday, February 19th 2010 - 03:08 UTC

US and Cuba resume immigration talks in Havana

Craig Kelly, principal US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs

The US government confirmed that one of its top diplomats for Latin America will participate this week in Havana in a new round of talks on immigration issues with Cuba.


Get Email News Reports!

Get our news right on your inbox.
Subscribe Now!