Latin America

  • 'Rajasthan textiles garnering interest from Latin America and Africa' October 4, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan's textiles have garnered interest from new markets like Latin American and Africa through the state's annual textile fair, a state government official said on Friday. "The effort is in keeping with the policy of the union government to explore new markets under the focus market scheme," said Naveen Mahajan, managing...
  • Despite rapturous reception, Pope Francis faces challenges in Latin America July 27, 2013

    Brazilians have given Pope Francis a superstar's welcome on his first return to his home continent but the big question is whether the trip can help stop the hemorrhaging of the Catholic Church in Latin America. The first Latin American pope is clearly relishing the enthusiasm at a time when the...
  • Snowden's options narrow as asylum requests spurned July 3, 2013

    Moscow: Countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe spurned asylum requests by Edward Snowden on Tuesday, despite a call by Venezuela for the world to protect the former US spy agency contractor wanted by Washington for espionage. Snowden, who revealed secret US electronic surveillance programmes, has applied for political asylum in...
  • Modi to interact with ambassadors of Latin America, Caribbean June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Months after ambassadors of the European Union met him, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will have interaction with 20 ambassadors of Latin America and Caribbean in New Delhi on Wednesday. The Chief Minister will meet ambassadors of these countries in the afternoon, sources said. In January, Modi had lunch...
  • Former Argentine dictator Videla dies in prison at 87 May 18, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Jorge Rafael Videla, an austere former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a "dirty war" dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died on Friday at age 87. Videla was the first president to head the military junta that "disappeared"...
  • US, Latin America must strengthen economies: Obama May 4, 2013

    San Jose: President Barack Obama came to Latin America eager to move the region's relationship with the US beyond fighting drugs and organized crime, yet the pervasive problems still trailed him throughout his three-day trip to Mexico and Costa Rica. In the Costa Rican capital on Friday, Obama defended his administration's...
  • Delegation from Latin America meets Narendra Modi July 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A high-level delegation from Latin American and Caribbean countries on Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and expressed interest in response to his proposal for setting up a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for wood-timber and marble artisans in the state. Modi put the proposal for SEZ before the delegation...
  • Scandal mars Obama's wooing of Latin America April 15, 2012

    Cartagena: A prostitution scandal involving US security personnel in Colombia and an unprecedented regional push to end the isolation of Cuba threatened on Saturday to eclipse President Barack Obama's charm offensive to Latin America. In a major embarrassment for Washington at the Summit of the Americas attended by more than 30...
  • 10 best status messages Pablo Neruda never wrote July 12, 2011

    New Delhi: On the 107th birth anniversary of Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda, a leftist poet who died after the 1973 coup that ousted a socialist government, we pay tribute to some of his best works. Neruda, among Latin America's most renowned literary figures and an active Communist Party member, died...
  • Tata Motors exports 498 unit of Nano in April May 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Tata Motors has started sending its small car Nano to overseas markets, with shipment of 498 units in April this year and a formal announcement of starting exports of the 'people's car' is expected soon. According to figures released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Monday, Tata...
  • The B'wood connection between India-Latin America February 1, 2011

    New Delhi: When Latin American girls start wearing bindis, enquire about Indian superstars and Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan shoots a whole TV series in splendid Argentine locales, there is little doubt that entertainment ties between the two regions are flourishing. Shah Rukh's TV game show "Zor Ka Jhakta", which goes...
  • Latin America most dangerous for journalists December 28, 2010

    Geneva: Latin America was the most dangerous region for the press in 2010, with 35 of the 105 worldwide murders of journalists occurring there, the Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said Monday. Mexico was the most dangerous country in the region, with 14 murders, a number similar to that of Pakistan. Next...
  • Tata to introduce Nano in Latin America July 23, 2009

    Milan/New Delhi: Tata is planning to introduce its small car Nano in Latin America in partnership with Italian automaker Fiat. Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata in an interview to Italian newspaper La Stampa said both Tata Motors and Fiat are discussing plans to bring Nano into Latin America. Ratan Tata, who is...
  • India shares Mumbai attack information with world January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: India has shared information on the Mumbai massacre with the world community. The Foreign Ministry is briefing all resident heads of mission about the links to Pakistan-based elements. Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon is briefing India's neighbours, as will Secretary West and Secretary East of the External Affairs...
  • Pratibha's Latin American tour has few takers April 18, 2008

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil's first foreign trip threatens to turn into a damp squib. She's on a visit to Latin America and Mrs Patil doesn't seem much of a crowd puller, neither in Brazil nor in Mexico. On her tri-national Latin American tour, Mrs Patil seeks to strengthen trade relations...
  • Govt offers cash incentives to save girl child December 26, 2007

    New Delhi: With the new initiative taken by the government, couples who keep their girl child instead of aborting them, will be awarded a cash incentive. In the Latin American countries, the scheme called the conditional cash transfer scheme has been a successful experiment and it will be launched in...
  • Pope assails Marxism in Latin America June 20, 2007

    Aparecida (Brazil): Pope Benedict XVI blamed Marxism and unbridled capitalism for Latin America's problems on Sunday, and urged bishops to mold a new generation of Roman Catholic leaders in politics to reverse the church's declining influence in the region. Ending a five-day trip to the church's biggest stronghold on the planet,...
  • Bush seeks better ties in Latin America June 15, 2007

    Merida (Mexico): President Bush, ending his five-nation trip to Latin America, sought to overcome rising anti-American sentiment by pledging goodwill and a fairer immigration policy. "One of the best things America can do is help people realise their dreams," Bush said Wednesday morning as he met with participants in a US-Mexico...
  • Priests to purify site of Bush visit June 20, 2007

    Guatemala City: Mayan priests will purify a sacred archaeological site to eliminate "bad spirits" after President Bush visits next week, an official with close ties to the group said Thursday. "That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has...
  • Bush, Chavez duel on Latin America tours June 20, 2007

    Montevideo: US President George W Bush and his left-wing nemesis Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez squared off on dueling tours of Latin America on Friday as they vied for the region's hearts and minds. The ideological rivalry intensified as Bush arrived in Uruguay, the second stop of his tour, while Chavez...
  • Chavez leads rally against Bush visit June 20, 2007

    Buenos Aires (Argentina): Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez launched another verbal assault on President Bush Friday as he led some 20,000 supporters in an anti-American rally, calling the US leader a "political cadaver" and blasting his policies as "imperialist." "Gringo go home!" Chavez shouted to raucous applause in a crowded soccer stadium,...
  • Bush faces Latin America protests March 9, 2007

    Sao Paulo (Brazil) Riot police fired tear gas at students, environmentalists and left-leaning Brazilians and beat them with batons just before US President George W Bush kicked off a five-nation Latin America tour that includes a push for an ethanol energy alliance with Brazil. Protesting students also lobbed rocks and homemade...
  • Pope is knot happy with singles June 20, 2007

    Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI issued another defence of the traditional family, which he said is collapsing under the weight of unmarried unions and an increasing number of divorces. The pontiff's latest remarks in his campaign to protect marriage between man and woman came during an audience to Vatican envoys in...
  • Indian Inc gets it going with Salsa December 12, 2006

    New York: When the President of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Gabriel Rozman visits the TCS office in New York, he's in a closer time zone to his office back in Uruguay than to his company's headquarters in India. That's one of the reasons why Latin America is emerging as a...
  • Dengue bites Latin America, Caribbean October 18, 2006

    Panama City:Dengue fever is spreading rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 1,400 cases of dengue fever are being treated in Panama even as 40 deaths have been reported from the Dominican Republic and 10 in Colombia. According to official data quoted by Cuba's Prensa Latina news agency,...