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Jun 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Washington, 29 June (EFE).- The president of the United States, Barack Obama, today receives his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, at the White House to address a wide range of topics on the bilateral agenda, among them the Free Trade Agreement bogged down in Congress.
Jun 29, 2009, 1:00 AM
United Nations, 26 June (EFE).- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out in favor of tougher laws to put an end to the cultivation, production, and trafficking of illicit drugs, as well as an increase in aid to the developing countries most vulnerable to this problem.
Jun 29, 2009, 1:00 AM
Honduran military forces ousted President Manuel Zelaya and exiled him to Costa Rica hours before a controversial constitutional referendum vote was set to begin. Organization of American States met in emergency session while the Obama administration expressed concern over events in the Central American nation.
Jun 29, 2009, 1:00 AM
Argentina's first couple suffered a stunning setback in an election seen as a referendum on their political dynasty, losing control of both houses of Congress.
Jun 29, 2009, 1:00 AM
Brazil defended their Confederations Cup title with a crushing come-from-behind 3-2 victory to inflict a cruel loss on tenacious underdogs the United States.
Jun 25, 2009, 1:00 AM
Iran's growing influence in Latin America is a "potential risk" to the region, the newly-appointed head of the US Southern Command, General Douglas Fraser has warned.
Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
The government of Brazil is prepared to facilitate the liberation of hostages held by the Colombian FARC guerillas so long as the purpose is humanitarian and not political, the Brazilian chancellor, Celso Amorim, indicated in an interview published in Bogotá on Tuesday.
Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
The regional program director for the Andean region of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Moni Pizani, considers that one of Latin America’s fundamental problems has been that “women have always been at a distance from money.”
Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
Tehran, 23 June (EFE).- Today Tehran is trying to catch its breath after eleven days of riots and protests in opposition to the results of the June 12 elections, denounced as fraudulent by the opposition.
Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
Buenos Aires, 23 June (EFE).- A search ship confirmed that the cargo of 9.5 tons of gold and silver carried by the Chilean fishing boat Polar Mist remained in its hold, five months after it sank in the Atlantic, off the southern coast of Argentina, the Buenos Aires press reported today.
Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
Belgrade, 23 June (EFE).- Were there dinosaurs in what is now Serbia during the Mesozoic? The answer to this question is still a mystery and a challenge for paleontologists, but right now Belgrade is a promised land for those animals that lived more than 200 million years ago in Patagonia.
Jun 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
Washington, 22 June (EFE).- Reza Cyrus Pahlavi, the son of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, deposed by the Iranian Revolution in 1979, today expressed his confidence that “it is time for Iran" to overthrow the Islamic regime, after years of failed attempts.
Jun 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
Tehran, 22 June (EFE).- Today the reformist cleric Mehdi Karrubi, one of the defeated candidates in the June 12 elections, called on the Iranian people to keep on protesting and to honor the dead with new protests in Tehran.
Jun 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 20 June (EFE).- The eleven Colombian police and military personnel rescued almost a year ago in Operation Jaque spoke today about their "rebirth" and about how they struggle daily to rebuild their lives after having been kidnapped by the FARC, in some cases for more than a decade.
Jun 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 18 June (EFE). - Today Colombian anti-narcotics police arrested thirteen alleged members of a money-laundering network led by Fabio Ochoa Vasco, a cocaine trafficker who surrendered to U.S. law-enforcement authorities in January.
Jun 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
La Paz, 19 June (EFE). - The administration of Evo Morales confirmed today that a Bolivian delegation will travel to the United States on June 29 in order to make progress on the new framework agreement intended to repair the two countries’ bilateral relations.
Jun 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 19 June (EFE). - The opposition and civil-society organizations expressed regret today that President Álvaro Uribe resorted to “fiscal terrorism” in order to defeat a bill to compensate to thousands of victims of violence in Colombia, and announced that they will present a new initiative to Congress.
Jun 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
US President Barack Obama has accepted a FIFA invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup, the football governing body's president Sepp Blatter said.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Berlin, June 18 (EFE).- Today the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Equador, Fander Falconí, received the support from members of committees on Foreign Affairs, Environment and Cooperation, and Development of the German Parliament, to whom he presented the ITT environmental initiative of his government.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 17 (EFE).- An official source informed today that the Colombian and Peruvian Air Forces will perform a joint exercise from June 30 to July 4 on the border of both countries on how to secure the area from drug trafficking flights.