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For 20th Consecutive Year UN General Assembly Calls for End to US - Cuban Embargo

The General Assembly renewed its call, for the 20th consecutive year, for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba for the past half century. continue reading »

Cuba Tells UN, US is Intervening in Libya as Excuse to Plunder their Resources

A “preventive war” is taking place in Libya using the protection of civilians as a pretext to plunder the country’s resources, Cuba’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly’s annual general debate today, calling for Libyans to be left alone to decide their destiny. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Sends Last Minute Notification to UN, He will Not Address the General Assembly

The last minute notification by Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez that he will not be addressing the UN General Assembly is adding speculation about the state of his health. continue reading »

President Pinera of Chile Discusses Global Economics at UN General Assembly

President Sebastián Piñera of Chile noted the need for concerted action by the UN and other global bodies to deal with financial and other crises in an increasingly inter-connected world. continue reading »

President of Dominican Republican Blames Arrogance & Greed for Global Economic Crisis

Blaming speculation for the high price of food and oil, and arrogance and greed for the global economic crisis, the Dominican Republic called on the United Nations today for new market rules and proposed a 5 per cent tax on financial transactions to spur growth and prosperity. continue reading »

Ecuadorian President Correa Uninvited by Mayor of Union City, NJ

Ahead of the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa’s arrival in New Jersey to speak at Union City High School, Union City’s Mayor Brian Stack has asked him not to come. continue reading »

Brazil President Rousseff First Woman to Open UN General Assembly

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opened the 66th session of the General Assembly being the first woman to ever does so. Calling this 'the century of women' Rousseff did not mince words and let everyone know that she sought for Brazil to be a world player. To that end she affirmed her support for Palestine's bid for full U.N. membership. continue reading »

Venezuela Seeks Bigger Role in UN and Radical Change for the Organization

As the UN General Assembly concludes its meetings with world leaders Venezuela took the stage to call for wholesale reform of the United Nations – suspending veto rights of the five permanent Security Council members, enlarging the 15-member body, strengthening the General Assembly and opening up the election of Secretary-General. continue reading »

Post-Quake Chilean President Vows to Build Better Country

February’s deadly earthquake in Chile provided an opportunity to forge a better country, the country’s President Sebastian Piñera told the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s annual high-level debate this week. continue reading »

Colombia Touts Latin America as Part of Solution for Global UN Goals

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, at the gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly, promoted the vital role that the resources of Latin America can play in achieving many of the global goals that the United Nations has set, from providing food to fighting climate change. continue reading »