July 30, 2014
Latin America >
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today addressed fellow heads of state at the 46th Mercosur summit, where she thanked members of the bloc for their support over the ongoing fight with holdout investors in the New York courts.
Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro headed the celebrations of what would have been Hugo Chávez’s 60th birthday today and said “a little bird” told him the deceased socialist leader is “happy and full of love”.
Peru's Ollanta Humala said that his government is countering slow economic growth by boosting public spending on improved wages and better benefits for public health, education and security workers.
Venezuela has revealed that retired military General Hugo Carvajal, wanted by the United States over drug accusations and arrested four days ago on the Caribbean island of Aruba, would be freed and return home shortly.