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Woman at centre of Secret Service scandal to launch foundation


June 7th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 7 (IANS/EFE) The erstwhile call girl whose dispute with a US Secret Service agent at April's Summit of the Americas in Colombia sparked a scandal will use ... Read more...

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Venezuela’s Chavez back in the public eye


May 24th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 24 (IANS/EFE) President Hugo Chavez has made his first public appearance since returning to Venezuela 11 days ago after completing what is supposed to be his final ... Read more...

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US told to apologize for tarnishing Cartagena’s image


April 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 27 (IANS) The Colombian government has asked the US for an apology for tarnishing the image of Cartagena, a key Caribbean resort on the northern coast of ... Read more...

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US agents seen carousing in El Salvador: Report


April 27th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS/EFE) The US Secret Service said Thursday it is investigating allegations that agents frequented a strip club and patronized prostitutes in El Salvador ahead of President ... Read more...

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Shakira wants better US policies for children


April 16th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Singer Shakira returned to her native Colombia to deliver a speech, urging improved childhood development policies in Latin America."I am convinced that by far ... Read more...

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Chavez in Cuba for another round of cancer treatment


April 16th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 16 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Cuba again for more radiation therapy after he was operated on in February for a new cancerous tumour.Cuban media reported ... Read more...

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Chavez not to attend Americas summit


April 15th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 15 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is battling cancer, will not attend the Sixth Summit of the Americas as advised by his doctors, said the country's foreign ... Read more...

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Obama’s security detail accused of misconduct (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) A dozen US Secret Service agents assigned to Colombia's Cartagena port city ahead of President Barack Obama's arrival for an Americas summit were sent ... Read more...

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Obama’s Secret Service agents accused of misconduct


April 14th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) A dozen US Secret Service agents accompanying President Barack Obama on a visit to Colombia's Cartagena city for a summit were sent home for alleged ... Read more...

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Castro pokes fun at Obama’s summit outfit


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro poked fun at US President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during ... Read more...

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1,200 Caribbean troopers to guard Commonwealth meet


November 15th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Nov 15 (IANS) About 1,200 Carribean troopers along with local security personnel will maintain a hawk-eye vigil during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth to open Commonwealth summit in Trinidad


October 17th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Oct 17 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Nov 27 at the Cultural Centre here. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will ... Read more...

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Trinidad assures security for Manmohan, others at CHOGM


August 16th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Aug 16 (IANS) When Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh comes here to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November, top notch security will be put ... Read more...

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Venezuela, US to restore diplomatic ties


June 25th, 2009 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, June 25 (Xinhua) Venezuela and the US have agreed to restore their diplomatic ties, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said. Washington cut off diplomatic ties with Caracas after Venezuelan President Hugo ... Read more...

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Obama uses podium to express regret about past American behavior


May 11th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Since taking office, President Barack Obama has made a habit of using podiums abroad to apologize and express regret for past American behavior.Since taking office, Obama has ... Read more...

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Obama will fail if he doesn’t lift embargo: Fidel Castro


April 23rd, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 23 (EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said that US President Barack Obama's Cuba policy will fare as badly as that of the previous White House occupants if ... Read more...

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Clinton defends moving closer to Chavez


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (EFE) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has defended the Obama administration's bid for rapprochement with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, saying that the policy of isolating him has not ... Read more...

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US open to restoring diplomatic ties with Venezuela, says official


April 21st, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (EFE) The US government has said that it views as positive Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposal to discuss the restoration of full diplomatic relations between the two countries. "Dialogue is ... Read more...

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Obama cleans slate to rewrite US-Latin American ties


April 21st, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Veronica Sardon Buenos Aires/Port of Spain, April 21 (DPA) US President Barack Obama delivered a good mix of words and gestures at the Summit of the Americas to wipe the slate ... Read more...

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Americas summit marks new phase in regional ties


April 21st, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, April 21 (EFE) The fifth Summit of the Americas has marked a new phase in the relationship between US and Latin America. The expectations of a stormy summit fell by ... Read more...

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Castro chides summit secrecy, but likes Obama’s sleep habits


April 21st, 2009 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 21 (DPA) Cuban leader Fidel Castro Monday complained that the weekend Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago was held in "secret". But at the same time, amid a ... Read more...

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‘Reader’ Obama terms Chavez book gift as ‘a nice gesture’


April 20th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): President Barack Obama has said that it was a nice gesture on the part of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to gift him a book during the weekend ... Read more...

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Historic summit ends with open window on Cuba


April 20th, 2009 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
By Veronica Sardon Buenos Aires/Port-of-Spain, April 20 (DPA) The Summit of the Americas that ended Sunday is likely to be remembered as a turning point on ties between the US and Cuba.While ... Read more...

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Obama defends boycott of racism conference


April 20th, 2009 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, April 20 (DPA) US President Barack Obama defended Washington's decision to stay away from the UN conference on racism, accusing the organisers Sunday of hypocrisy in setting the agenda. In remarks ... Read more...

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Obama calls for ‘deeds’ to follow very productive summit


April 20th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) US President Barack Obama hailed as "very productive" the Summit of the Americas that ended Sunday in Trinidad and Tobago, but stressed that a lot ... Read more...

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Latin American leaders want Cuba back in OAS


April 19th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (EFE) Latin American leaders who gathered here for the Fifth Summit of the Organisation of the Americas (OAS), Sunday favoured the return of Cuba into the ... Read more...

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Chavez considers restoring diplomatic ties with US (Lead)


April 19th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) President Hugo Chavez Saturday said he was considering restoring Venezuela's diplomatic ties with the US, in light of the change in policy under new US ... Read more...

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Caribbean dinner for leaders at Summit of the Americas


April 19th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) The menu for Saturday's official dinner for leaders from 34 countries at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago was set to reflect ... Read more...

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Venezuela’s Chavez hands over book to Obama with `warm regards’


April 19th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies), Apr.19 (ANI): Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez who once famously referred to former US President George W Bush as "the devil," put his animosity ... Read more...

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New steps on Cuba depend on its will to change: US


April 19th, 2009 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) The US government stressed Saturday at the Summit of the Americas that any new developments in its policy towards Cuba, as requested by Latin American ... Read more...

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Chavez speaks of ‘good start’ in ties with Obama


April 19th, 2009 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) The first meeting between US President Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez was a "good start", the Venezuelan president said Saturday. "We have started to talk with ... Read more...

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South American presidents hail dialogue with Obama


April 19th, 2009 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) The meeting Saturday between US President Barack Obama and his South America counterparts was described as "cordial, respectful and open" and one in which Cuba ... Read more...

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`We may have been wrong in not engaging with the US,’ says Castro


April 18th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Caracas (Venezuela), Apr.18 (ANI): Raul Castro, the brother of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and de facto leader of the island nation 90 miles south of Florida, has admitted that his country may ... Read more...

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Obama, Chavez shake hands in Trinidad


April 18th, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, April 18 (DPA) With two broad grins on their faces, the presidents of Venezuela and the US greeted each other with a traditional "solidarity" handshake Friday. Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Summit of the Americas opens in Trinidad and Tobago


April 18th, 2009 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 18 (DPA) The Summit of the Americas, which brings together all countries in the hemisphere except Cuba, started Friday at a hotel in Port of Spain, the ... Read more...

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