Agustin Rossi will be appointed as Defense Minister; Arturo Puricelli will become Security Minister, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said in televised statement from the presidential house know as “pink house.”
Grupo Isolux Corsan SA’s task of laying power lines across the Amazon jungle ran into an unexpected obstacle last year when Brazil took more than six months to grant visas for 200 specialized Chinese workers.
This week’s Summit of the Americas, which opens on Saturday in Cartagena, Colombia, may well be Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s last. Right now, though, there’s no guarantee that whoever, or whatever, succeeds Chavez will necessarily bring a change for the better.
The U.S. is unlikely to adopt a more confrontational stance toward Venezuela even as President- elect Nicolas Maduro ratchets up his rhetoric in the wake of his narrow victory, the State Department’s top official for Latin America said.
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa echoed Bolivian President Evo Morales’s call for reform of the Organization of American States at the group’s annual meeting today, Bolivian state media Patria Nueva reported.
The 115 voting cardinals of the Catholic church began today their secret conclave to choose the successor to Pope Benedict XVI. There is a saying in Rome that “he who enters the conclave a pope exits as a cardinal” and it is notoriously tricky to try to handicap the papal vote.