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Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 06:54 UTC

Unasur to hold a presidential summit on the Venezuela/US confrontation

Ecuadorean president Correa said foreign ministers will meet in Montevideo to prepare the presidential summit

Unasur (Union of South American Nations) presidents will meet next week to respond to the “grotesque and illegal” meddling of the United States in Venezuelan affairs announced Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 06:39 UTC

Maduro asks the Assembly for expanded powers to fight 'imperialism'

“We'll be able to prepare ourselves economically, financially and commercially for whatever kind of blockade the U.S. surely has planned,” said Maduro.

President Nicolas Maduro responded to new U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan officials by asking legislators Tuesday to give him expanded powers in the name of fighting imperialism. Government critics called it a power grab.

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 08:07 UTC

US confirms sanctions against seven top officials from Maduro's regime

Manuel Bernal Martínez, Justo Noguera Pietri, Gustavo González López, Antonio Benavides Torres, Miguel  Vivas Landino and Manuel Pérez Urdaneta

United States President Obama on Monday issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela.

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 08:29 UTC

US economy keeps creating jobs, while unemployment drops to 5.5%

In February, average hourly earnings for all employees on private non-farm payrolls rose by 3 cents to $24.78, with earnings up by 2% over the year.

US economy added 295,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.5% from 5.7%, according to Labor Department figures. It was the 12th month running that the economy added more than 200,000 jobs, the longest such run since 1994.

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Ambassador Mamet impressed by Argentina and “profoundly optimistic” about relations with US

“Each of these meetings has caused me a profound optimism about the future both of Argentina and our bilateral relation”, said ambassador Mamet

US ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet expressed his “profound optimism” about ties between Washington and Buenos Aires, saying he has been left “impressed” by the people he has had the opportunity to meet here so far.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 23:08 UTC

The entire Great Lakes almost completely covered with ice

According to NOAA data, the Great Lakes ice coverage is up over 3%. This time last year, there was 85.4% coverage

The entire Great Lakes, shared by Canada and the United States is at 88.8% ice coverage, with the highest totals coming from Lake Huron and Lake Erie at about 96% ice coverage according to Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, part of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Maduro gives US two weeks to cut size of Caracas embassy staff to 17

The move came after Maduro lashed out at what he called U.S. “conspiracies” against his populist government

Venezuela's government has given the U.S. two weeks to slash the size of its embassy staff in Caracas to 17 diplomats as tensions between the two nations rise. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez made the announcement Monday after a meeting with the top American diplomat in Caracas. She said it is up to the U.S. to decide which of an estimated 100 diplomats it wishes to send home.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 05:58 UTC

US economy slowdowns in last quarter, but for Wall Street it remains strong

The slowdown in growth from the third quarter was caused by a rise in imports and a downturn in government spending

The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures have shown. The world's largest economy grew at an annual pace of 2.2% between October and December, against a previous estimate of 2.6%, the Commerce Department said.

Friday, February 27th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

In landmark decision US approves tough Internet neutrality regulations

After a decade of debate, we finally have “legally sustainable rules to ensure that the Internet stays fast, fair and open” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

In a landmark decision for the future of the Internet, the United States Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved tough net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic. The new rules prohibit Internet service providers from discriminating against legal content flowing through their wired or wireless networks, such as by charging websites for faster delivery of video and other data to consumers.

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 05:27 UTC

Argentina will appeal on Thursday Judge Griesa's 'contempt of court'

Kicillof said the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has sent no “warning” to Argentina regarding a contempt order

The Argentine government will present on Thursday its appellant’s brief over the contempt of court ordered by New York Judge Thomas Griesa, the Economy Ministry has confirmed. Griesa had ruled Argentina in contempt of his orders due to working on a plan to shift control over payments of its restructured debt to Buenos Aires.


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