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Montevideo, June 27th 2019 - 02:20 UTC

Tag: President

  • Saturday, December 1st 2018 - 10:34 UTC

    George Bush, the graceful victor of Gorbachev and the Soviet empire has died

    Bush “guided our nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War,” Trump said

    George Herbert Walker Bush, the World War II veteran who was elected the 41st president of the United States and fathered the nation's 43rd, died late Friday at the age of 94, his family announced in a statement. The Republican spent decades serving in government before ascending to the nation's highest office, having served as United Nations ambassador, CIA chief and vice president under Ronald Reagan, a towering political figure still venerated by the GOP.

  • Monday, August 27th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Obama and Bush will speak at McCain's funeral; Trump not invited

    Republican Arizona Senator John McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in July last year and had been undergoing treatment

    Tributes from former US presidents and across the political spectrum have poured in for Republican Senator John McCain, who has died aged 81. Barack Obama, who beat him to the White House in 2008, said they had shared a “fidelity to something higher”. George W Bush described him as “a patriot of the highest order”.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 10:36 UTC

    Temer dressed in jogging gear said he was “fully recovered”

    Dressed in jogging gear and flanked by bodyguards, a grinning Temer gave the “thumbs-up” sign and declared he had “fully recovered”

    Brazil’s President Michel Temer appeared keen to demonstrate on Thursday he had recovered from his latest bout of ill health, inviting the press to photograph him during a brisk walk in a Brasilia park. Temer, 77, last month underwent a “minor surgical procedure” to resolve a urethral obstruction at the Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo.