Latin America, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.
Russia and Argentina have signed a number of documents extending the partnership between the countries. The agreements were signed on Saturday in the presence of Russian president Vladimir Putin and president of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, has arrived in Argentina on an official visit. He will hold negotiations with Argentinean President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Following the negotiations the countries are expected to sign several bilateral agreements. Reporters will be waiting for the leaders to give a news conference. This is Vladimir Putin's first visit to Argentina.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will help Cuba to overcome the illegal blockade imposed on it by the United States. This he said after a meeting with the President of the Council of State of Cuba Raul Castro. Also, Vladimir Putin said that Russia is interested in placing GLONASS system in Cuba.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin starts his six-day tour of Latin America with a visit to Cuba. The parties intend to sign a number of agreements, including a document concerning works on the shelf, which will be signed by Rosneft, Zarubezhneft and CUPET.
President Vladimir Putin calls cyber espionage a blatant hypocrisy to partners, a direct encroachment upon state sovereignty and a violation of human rights. He said Russia was ready, together with other countries, to start developing an international information security system, reports ITAR-TASS.
Today, after a regular late evening meeting with government officials, Russian President Vladimir Putin will leave for his major trip since the beginning of his third term. As was reported by the Kremlin, the president will visit three countries of the South American continent: Cuba, Argentina and Brazil.
Over a 100 cities and 3 countries across Europe have been hit by protests against NATO, the US Federal Reserve and mainstream media, and the numbers are growing. Italian anti-war activists are saying Italy should leave the Alliance. The Voice of Russia has turned to Marinella Correggia, Italian peace activist, journalist and author, for more details on the issue.
US Vice President Joe Biden, on a four-country trip across Latin America, said he hoped the region would accept more Guantanamo prisoners to help expedite closing the facility, in an interview published Wednesday by a Colombian newspaper. "One of the fastest ways to accelerate the closure of Guantanamo is for other countries to agree, in a responsible manner, to receive detainees," Biden was quoted as saying in the Spanish-language El Espectador.
The Russian and Venezuelan Foreign Ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Elias Jaua, will discuss at a meeting in Moscow on Thursday issues of promoting bilateral political dialogue and cooperation in the international arena, the TASS news agency reports. "The ministers will pay special attention to regional problems and the strengthening of Russian-Venezuelan interaction in multilateral organizations," Russian diplomats said.
Russia not going to create military bases in Latin America, needs logistical support centers - Russian FM
Russia is interested in Latin America becoming a powerful pillar of the international system, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with President Daniel Ortega.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is starting a tour of Latin America, his first stop will be Cuba on April 28-29, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The only truly Latin American writer and the greatest Spanish writer was Gabriel García Márquez - Russian poet
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sat down for talks with arch-rival Henrique Capriles on Thursday in a first meeting with opposition leaders to end two months of deadly street protests.Just one year after succeeding his late mentor, iconic leftist leader Hugo Chavez, Maduro agreed to an unprecedented face-to-face meeting with the opposition, after the UNASUR group of South American nations offered to mediate.The meeting, which involved about 20 representatives from both sides, was monitored by diplomats from the Vatican and the foreign ministers of Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. It was broadcast on national television and radio.
Europe, Mideast and Central Asia pose biggest threat to int’l stability in 2014 - political analysts
The inefficiency of the US betting on the monopolar setup and the global hegemony is best demonstrated on the example of Latin America. As in many other parts of the world, Washington's aggressive policy in that region that did not tolerate any deviation set even its closest neighbors against it.
Ecuador does not recognize Ukraine’s interim government as legitimate. The country, along with 58 other nations, abstained from voting on a draft resolution on Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa called the current Ukrainian government the product of a coup d’etat. Russian UN Envoy Vitaly Churkin said that the outcome of the voting is a positive trend for Russia, as now it’s obvious there is no threat for isolation of the country on the international stage. Boris Martynov, Deputy Head of the Institute of Latin America in Moscow, shared with the Voice of Russia his take on the issue.
A senior Russian military official has confirmed that Russia is in talks with a number of Latin American countries over creation of logistics facilities for its naval ships, but at the same time dismissed rumours of Russia’s plans for planting its naval bases in some countries of the region.
Mexico launches this Monday it’s first two bitcoin ATMs that support Litecoin and Dogecoin on Monday. Operated by start-up Bitcoin42, the two-way ATMs are the first in Mexico and Latin America, but also take the title of being the world’s first Litecoin and Dogecoin ATMs, News BTC reports.