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Putin visits Cuba on tour to rekindle Latin America ties

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:55

President Vladimir Putin visited Russia`s Cold War ally Cuba on Friday, launching a tour that will see him cozy up to Latin America amid newly frayed relations with the West.

Latin American firms leap from Spain to rest of Europe

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 09:43

The eurozone`s financial woes sent more Spanish firms to the region, particularly Brazil and Mexico.

Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 08:02

Negotiators trying to end Latin America`s oldest civil war agreed to set up a truth commission that addresses the deaths of thousands of people in five decades of conflict.

Colombia elects president in scandal-tainted race

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 22:48

Colombians on Sunday voted in a presidential election characterised by a clash of personalities and relentless mudslinging that have overshadowed differences on how to put an end to a half-century of guerrilla violence.

LatAm foreign ministers kick off Cuba summit

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 04:14

Foreign ministers from 33 Latin American and Caribbean nations have met in the Cuban capital for a summit of Western Hemisphere countries minus the United States and Canada.

Latin America minorities face discrimination: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:42

Despite a decade of economic growth across most of Latin America, people of African descent throughout the region still face discrimination and earn less, a UN agency has said.

Venezuela decrees holiday in memory of Chavez

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 09:17

The late Hugo Chavez is being honoured with a public holiday in Venezuela, though not everyone is celebrating because the effort to keep the socialist leader`s legacy alive will coincide with elections.

Vice Prez Ansari meets revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 20:32

Making the first-ever bilateral visit to communist Cuba by any Indian VVIP, Vice President Hamid Ansari called on revolutionary icon Fidel Castro and had a "very warm and affectionate" meeting with him.

Vice President Ansari leaves for Cuba

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 23:08

Vice President Hamid Ansari Tuesday left here for the first ever bilateral visit to Cuba by a top Indian leader after a "landmark" tour of Peru during which four agreements were signed.

Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives in Peru

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 16:45

Seeking to take India`s ties with resource-rich Latin American countries to a higher plane, Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived in Peru on Sunday.

Ansari embarks on visit to Peru, Cuba

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:07

Hamid Ansari Friday left for Lima on the first-ever visit at the Vice Presidential level to mineral-rich Peru and Communist Cuba as part of India`s thrust towards Latin America.

Latin America`s first pope heads to restive Brazil

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 14:38

Bringing his message of a "poor Church for the poor," Pope Francis headed for Brazil on Monday to find a country facing a shrinking Catholic flock and anger over government waste.