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Pope Condemns US Trade Embargo on Cuba

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has condemned the 50-year-old U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, saying such measures “unfairly burden” the Cuban people. The pontiff made his remarks as he wrapped up a three-day trip to Cuba, his first papal visit to the communist-run island. Earlier Wednesday, Pope Benedict met with Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro. He also also […]

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Pope Benedict Meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has met with Cuba’s former leader and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, shortly the pontiff called for greater religious freedom on the island. A Vatican spokesman said the meeting Wednesday occurred after the pope’s outdoor mass in Havana’s Revolution Plaza. The mass capped his first papal visit to Cuba. On Wednesday morning, tens of […]

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Pope to Meet Mexican President Saturday

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict meets with Mexican President Felipe Calderon Saturday, as the Roman Catholic leader embarks on a five-day Latin America trip that will also take him to Cuba. The pontiff began his day with celebration of a private Mass at Miraflores College in the central Mexican city of Leon. He planned an early evening meeting […]

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Pope to Meet Mexican President

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict meets with Mexican President Felipe Calderon Saturday, as the Roman Catholic leader embarks on a five-day Latin America trip that will also take him to Cuba. On Sunday, Benedict will preside over a huge outdoor Mass in the central Mexican city of Leon. Thousands of supporters turned out to welcome the pope when […]

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Ahmadinejad Begins Visit to Latin America

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has started a five-day Latin American tour that U.S. officials have called a sign of desperation for the country heavily sanctioned over its controversial nuclear program. Mr. Ahmadinejad arrived Sunday evening in Venezuela, and was met at the airport by that country’s Vice President Elias Juau. He smiled and waved to […]

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Ahmadinejad Begins Visit to Latin America

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Sunday on a five-day Latin American tour, which U.S. officials have dubbed as a sign of desperation for the country heavily sanctioned over its controversial nuclear program. Mr. Ahmadinejad will first visit Venezuela, followed by stops in Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador. Iranian state media quote the president as praising the […]

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Ahmadinejad Begins Visit to Latin America

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Sunday for a five-day Latin American tour, which U.S. officials have dubbed as a sign of desperation for the country heavily sanctioned over its controversial nuclear program. Mr. Ahmadinejad will first visit Venezuela, followed by stops in Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador. Iranian state media quoted the president as praising the […]

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Clinton to Attend Regional Event in Dominican Republic

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits the Dominican Republic next week for talks with officials from Canada and Latin America on boosting economic growth in the Western Hemisphere. The State Department says Secretary Clinton will travel to the Caribbean nation next Wednesday for the fourth Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas meeting. Pathways to […]

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Brazil’s President Opens UN General Assembly Debate

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 5:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opened the annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday by saying fast-growing emerging economies can play a role in helping to stem the global economic crisis. President Rousseff is the first woman to open the General Assembly. Ms. Rousseff, who also is Brazil’s first woman president, told delegates that […]

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Latin American Stocks Fall Sharply

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Latin American stocks fell sharply as part of a global selloff following the downgrade of the United States’ credit rating and the debt crises afflicting some European countries. On Monday, Brazil’s Bovespa stock index dropped below 50,000 points for the first time since July 2009, losing more than 8 percent of its value. The Brazilian […]

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