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Friday, April 24th 2009 - 04:56 UTC

UNITAS Gold celebrates 50th anniversary of multilateral maritime exercise

Representatives from eleven countries participated in the opening ceremony of UNITAS Gold on the 50th iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise which takes place off the coast of Florida until May 5.

Friday, April 24th 2009 - 04:05 UTC

US Supreme Court ruling ray of hope for undocumented immigrants

The United States Supreme Court made it easier this week for undocumented immigrants seeking to avoid deportation to get another chance at a court hearing. The decision came in the case of Jean Marc Nken, from Cameroon, who came to the United States in 2001 and did not leave when his visa expired.

Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 13:19 UTC

Cuban regime coming to an end, Hillary tells US Congress

I mean this is a regime that is ending. It will end at some point” said Mrs. Clinton

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Cuban President Raul Castro’s current regime “is ending” and that the US must prepare to deal with a new reality on the island.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 - 00:46 UTC

Latinamerican praise for Obama’s performance at the summit

Latam also falls to the Obama diplomacy

Although “deeds must follow words”, the world’s “honey moon” with President Obama has extended to Latinamerica following his display at the Summit of the Americas where he managed to modify substantially the emphasis of the region’s leaders towards the new administration, according to different analysts.

Tuesday, April 21st 2009 - 19:07 UTC

Chavez not only gave Obama a book...but also an Island in New Jersey

Petty's Island as it looks today

Last Sunday, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, announced during the Summit of the Americas that the Venezuelan Government will donate to United States, through CITGO Petroleum company, the Petty's Island located in New Jersey state.

Tuesday, April 21st 2009 - 10:30 UTC

Obama eager to finalize trade agreements with Panama and Colombia

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk said private meetings with Panama and Colombia presidents during the recent Summit of the Americas in Trinidad Tobago had been “very productive” and reiterated that the Obama administration is eager in finalizing free trade agreements with both countries.

Tuesday, April 21st 2009 - 08:10 UTC

Debt levels of US banks overshadow quarterly profits

Concerns about debt levels at Bank of America have overshadowed its better than expected profits for the first three months of 2009. The US largest bank set aside 13.4 billion US dollars to cover credit losses, from the fourth quarter's 8.5 billion.

Monday, April 20th 2009 - 09:38 UTC

Obama magic leaves all leaders of the Americas, even Cuba, satisfied

Everyone wants to be a friend of Obama

The three-day summit of leaders from the Americas in Trinidad Tobago ended without a final declaration but with evident progress on the United States' relationship with Venezuela and Cuba.

Sunday, April 19th 2009 - 05:23 UTC

Chavez considering name of the next ambassador in Washington

Chavez: “With Obama we’ve begun to talk which in itself is a beginning, a good beginning”

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said that with President Barack Obama leading the US, strained bilateral relations will improve and revealed he was considering the name of his next ambassador in Washington.

Sunday, April 19th 2009 - 04:54 UTC

Obama more popular than Chavez in Venezuela, says US top aide

Obama looks at the book titled

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rushed a photograph of him and President Obama shaking hands onto his government's website because Mr. Obama is more popular than Mr. Chavez in Venezuela, said Jeffrey Davidow, senior advisor to the US president on Latinamerican affairs.

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