The Puebla Group Tuesday expressed its support to Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) during a convention at Buenos Aires' Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK).
The forum bringing together leftwing leaders known as the Puebla Group is to bring Argentine President Alberto Fernández a proposal for the convergence of the different integration mechanisms existing in the region, former Colombian President Ernesto Samper (1994-1998) announced Friday.
Wednesday's death at a US prison of former Cali Cartel capo Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, aka El Ajedrecista (The Chessman), who used to wage his own war against rival trafficker Pablo Escobar of the Medellín Cartel, has revived stories of the 1980s and 1990s which have been romanticized through the entertainment industry.
Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández Kirchner (CFK) Monday criticized the administration of her successor Mauricio Macri in a speech that lasted over an hour at the anti-G20 summit in Buenos Aires, saying - among other things - that by taking a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the current president merely manages what is dictated to him.
Paraguay has stated it is time to put an end to the ideological bias of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, and recover its integration profile which was the main purpose of its creation. A foreign ministers summit of the region will address and advance the issue.
Brazil's interim government dismissed criticism by populist countries in Latin America, including Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia, over the impeachment process of Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended as president by the senate.
Unasur and Argentina made public on Tuesday a letter dated last 5 April in which the regional group' Secretary General and former Colombian president Ernesto Samper, strongly supports Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands plus the adjoining maritime spaces.
The Union of South American Nations, Unasur will celebrate this Friday its eighth anniversary with the official opening of the South American Defense School (Esude) created to instruct on defense and security issues, both at civil and military level, following 'the principles of a regional strategic vision'.
Venezuela needs a 'major social agreement' to adjust its economy and overcome the current and persistent political conflicts in the country, said Ernesto Samper, chairman of Unasur (Union of South American Nations) during a visit to Brasilia.
Unasur (Union of South American Nations) chairman Ernesto Samper cautioned that recent oil and gas discoveries outside the region, a weaker demand for commodities from China and Europe and the 'evident strengthening' of the US dollar anticipate a slowdown of the region's economy.