Cuban revolution leader Fidel Castro questions if US president Barack Obama, who on Monday is visiting Chile will apologize for the military coup against Salvador Allende in 1973, according to his latest article released this Monday.
President Barack Obama, declaring support for Brazil’s rising global economic clout, said the country’s transition from dictatorship to democracy can serve as a model for pro-democracy movements around the world, including in North Africa and the Middle East.
Addressing the Brazilian Industry Federation, in Brasilia President Barack Obama emphasized the possibilities for partnership between the two countries mentioning trade, energy, infrastructure and education. The US leader said that “the future has arrived in Brazil” and promised the US would deal with the country in the same way it does with China and India.
Brazil and the United States agreed on Saturday to boost future cooperation on a range of key issues including trade and energy. The agreements were signed on the first day of US President Barack Obama's two-day visit to Brazil, where he met with Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff. They include TECA, a trade and economic cooperation agreement with a road map for future negotiations.
United States Secret Service agents are collaborating with Chilean police to establish security measures for US President Barack Obama when he arrives in Santiago next Monday.
US President Barack Obama heralded Brazil's extraordinary rise on the world stage but stopped short of backing its bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Brazil’s Foreign Affairs minister Antonio Patriota said that the visit of US president Barack Obama represents a significant reset in bilateral relations. What Brazil wants, declared the minister, ‘is to be treated as an equal, in a more seamless relationship without confrontations’.
President Barack Obama has cancelled a public speech he was scheduled to deliver Sunday in Rio’s main square during his visit to Brazil, the US embassy in Brasilia said.
The speech in the historic plaza known as Cinelandia, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, is cancelled said an embassy spokesperson.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said that Barak Obama’s visit this weekend strongly consolidates the perception that Brazil “could be an important partner” for the United States, during a press interview.
By President Barack Obama
In recent weeks, we've seen how turmoil and tragedy around the globe can affect our own prosperity and security; how events abroad often have implications for everything from markets on Wall Street to families' wallets on Main Street. And as a nation, we will continue to do everything we can both to promote stability and democracy in the Middle East and help the people of Japan recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami.