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UNASUR Begins New Integrating Stage

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) begins today a new stage with Guyana as temporary president, making firm steps towards regional integration. The report, presented by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa during the inauguration of the fourth Summit held in Georgetown, marked the favorable course of discussions. »


Over 100 killed; 500 missing in Indonesia Tsunami

A tsunami triggered by a 7.7 magnitude quake in Western Indonesia has killed 113 people while another 500 are missing, local authorities reports today. The powerful jolt that struck the island of Sumatra yesterday just 20 kilometers (13 miles) beneath the ocean floor was followed by at least 14 aftershocks, the largest measuring 6.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. »


USA Increases Funding for Venezuelan Opposition

The US Agency for International Development will give US$50 million this year to finance Venezuelan opposition groups, according to US government documents released in Caracas. In an interview with Radio Nacional de Venezuela, analyst Eva Golinger said the documents prove that USAID plans to fund even political parties, to campaign for the September 28 congressional elections »


Argentina Film Opens Latin Cinema Festival in Sydney

The Argentine film "Cuestion de principios" (A Question of Principles) by Rodrigo Grande opens the 5th Latin American Cinema Festival in Sydney on Wednesday, which will screen over 60 movies in almost 20 days. "Cuestion de principios" is inspired by the book of the same title by the late writer Roberto Fontanarrosa, who helped the filmmaker with the script. »


Brazil: Candidate Dilma Rousseff Increases Advantage in Elections

The presidential candidate of the Workers Party, Dilma Rousseff, today expanded to 17.9 percentage points her lead in the preference of Brazilian voters for the general elections in October. According to the results of the survey by Sensus Company, commissioned by the National Confederation of Transport, Dilma has the support of 46 percent of intending voters. »


ILO: More Jobs Urgently Needed

The only sustainable way to overcome the crisis is to reactivate the economy and create jobs, the general director of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Juan Somavia, affirmed on Monday. Addressing the International ILO Assembly, he also said it was imperative to fight not just the fiscal deficit, but also the lack of decent jobs. »


Europe Urges Israel to Soften Gaza Blockade

Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) called on Israel to soften its blockade on the Gaza Strip and broaden the list of items allowed into the territory. The extreme situation in Gaza was the focus of the agenda of the meeting of EU Foreign ministers, who failed to condemn explicitly the violent Israeli attack at a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for Gaza on May 31. »


Evo Morales to Attend South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup

Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel to Johannesburg on Wednesday to attend South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony. After confirming on Tuesday his presence at FIFA World Cup opening ceremony, Morales stressed the importance of sports for health, integration, and discipline. The Bolivian president also will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts. »


Colombia Green Party Wins Potential Voters

The leader of the Colombian Green Party, Antanas Mockus, reached a technical tie in popularity rating with his most dangerous rival in the presidential race, and stated his goal is to win in first electoral round. A poll by the National Consultancy Center and CM News revealed that Mockus has climbed considerably in voting intentions. »


Zelaya criticizes governments supporting illegitimate elections

Manuel Zelaya criticized the position of various governments, among them the United States, for supporting the efforts to "whitewash" the coup d'etat of June 28. In a letter to presidents of the Americas, to the OAS and to the UN, Zelaya referred to the countries that recognized the election carried out in Honduras under the de facto regime. »


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