San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro predicted President Barack Obama will win at least 70 percent of the Hispanic vote, describing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as “the most conservative candidate that the Latino community has ever seen.” Castro, the convention’s keynote speaker on Sept. 4, was interviewed today at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina.
North Korea vowed to boost its nuclear capability after the United Nations Security Council, including its ally China, imposed new sanctions against the totalitarian state for last month’s rocket launch.
China’s decision to join Russia in blocking United Nations action on Syria may carry little risk of economic reprisals from Persian Gulf states, the major oil suppliers that pushed to condemn the Assad regime.
Hours after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned North Korea about avoiding “provocation,” Pyongyang launched a rocket and underscored the recurring U.S. failure to contain the erratic Asian country.
Syria’s suspension from the Arab League for its violent crackdown on dissidents may help Western leaders revive efforts to impose sanctions on Bashar al-Assad’s regime, after their first attempt was blocked in the UN Security Council.
As violence in Damascus intensifies, Russia dealt a potential death blow to international efforts to end an 18-month conflict by using its veto at the United Nations for the third time to shield President Bashar al-Assad.