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Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 03:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba`s struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.

Putin meets Fidel Castro at start of Latin American tour

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:32

Russian President Vladimir Putin met former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current President Raul Castro on Friday to begin a six-day tour of Latin America in which Russia is seeking to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.

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.

Marc Anthony crowned king of Latin music with 10 awards

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 07:04

Marc Anthony came away the big winner from the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards with a total of 10 prizes including Artist of the Year.

Ensure justice to victims` families in Italian marines` case: Church

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 21:20

Holding that justice should be ensured to the victims` families in the Italian marines` case, Latin Catholic Church said applying different sets of laws to different people were not justifiable.

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.

Dozens of dissidents arrested in Cuba as major summit looms

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 06:59

Dozens of dissidents have been detained in a "wave of political repression" ahead of a major international summit in Cuba, activists said Sunday.

At least 10 dead in south Brazil violence: police

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 21:38

At least 10 people were killed overnight around the Brazilian city of Campinas in a surge of violence that began with the murder of an off-duty policeman, police and media said on Monday.

Eva Longoria denies reports of her doing three Latin soaps

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 12:04

Eva Longoria has denied reports that she would feature in three Latin soap operas on TV, including one where she plays mother to model-actor William Levy.