Latin America

Mexican President Hails Obama's Immigration Order 'An Act Of Justice'Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised President Barack Obama on Friday for his executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it "an act of justice."
Report: Snowden Reached Out To Russian Consulate While In Hong KongA respected Russian newspaper says National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden spent two days in the Russian Consulate in Hong Kong directly before leaving on an abortive attempt to reach asylum in Latin America.
Brazil Says It Needs Answers, Action Taken On NSA SurveillanceBrazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota on Tuesday criticized U.S. surveillance in Brazil and said the trust between the U.S. and Brazil would be damaged if U.S. explanations about the program are not satisfactory.
Post-NSA Leaks, Kerry Likely To Receive Chilly Reception During Visit To Brazil, ColombiaSecretary of State John Kerry's trip to Colombia and Brazil this week builds on efforts to deepen relations with Latin America, but he can expect a curt reception from the two U.S. allies after reports that an American spy program widely targeted data in emails and telephone calls across the region.
South American Leaders Alarmed At US Spying, Discuss UN SanctionsForeign ministers from the South American trade bloc Mercosur are expressing their indignation to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at alleged U.S. spying in the region and throughout the world.
Snowden Affair Chills US-Latin American TiesAmerica is pivoting to Asia, focused on the Mideast, yet the "backyard," as Secretary of State John Kerry once referred to Latin America, is sprouting angry weeds as the scandal involving intelligence leaker Edward Snowden lays bare already thorny U.S. relations with Latin America.
Report: NSA Spy Program Focused On Latin America Oil, Energy ProgramsA U.S. spy program is widely targeting data on the emails and telephone calls across Latin America, and is focusing on energy issues, not just information related to military, political or terror topics, a Brazilian newspaper reported Tuesday.
Cuba's Raul Castro Supports Asylum Offers For SnowdenPresident Raul Castro is expressing solidarity with the apparent willingness of Cuba's Latin American allies to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Michael Moore Praises His Meeting With Chavez: 'He Was Happy 2 Finally Meet Someone Bush Hated More Than Him'Following Hugo Chavez’s death on Tuesday, the longtime opposition leader to U.S. foreign policy in Latin America proved to have at least one American fan – filmmaker Michael Moore.
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