A senior US diplomat had high-level talks with the Cuban government in Havana, the State Department said Tuesday. Bisa Williams, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, met this week with Deputy Foreign Minister Dagoberto Rodriguez during a six-day trip to Cuba, Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley said.
In a parliamentary response on the issue of Gibraltar waters last week, the European Commission said EU environmental designations should not be used to resolve territorial disputes, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.
The recession in Britain was not as deep as previously feared between April and June, official figures have confirmed. UK output shrank by 0.6% during the quarter - the second upward revision to official figures since July - the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The coming general election will present Britain with its biggest choice for a generation between a Labour Party offering prosperity and hope and Conservatives who have no hearts, PM Gordon Brown said in his last conference speech before the poll expected in the spring.
Peru proposed before the United Nations General Assembly a “non aggression pact” to ensure a peace area in South America and to help counter what it describes the costly arms race. The issue has become highly sensitive in the region.
The World Bank forecasts that about ten million people will join the ranks of the poor in Latin America this year as a result of the global economic slowdown, reversing social gains since 2002.
Spain's second-largest bank BBVA announced on Tuesday it was replacing its widely-respected CEO but confirmed that its powerful chairman Francisco Gonzalez was staying in place.
Who’s in command? is the question political analyst Andres Oppenheimer has asked in his weekly column on Latinamerican affairs, precisely because in the midst of the Honduras crisis, the Obama administration has not been able to confirm key players, Under Secretary for Hemispheric Affairs and the US ambassador in Brazil.
Argentina’s Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) will have the final responsibility in the approval of all new projects regarding the transfer of vessels and fishing quotas that are remitted to the Sub-Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Honduras highest ranking officer General Romeo Vazquez said a solution to the political crisis triggered by the ousting on June 28th, of elected president Manuel Zelaya is in the making. Zelaya is currently holed in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa calling on his followers to come out to the streets.