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2006-07-03 03:50:47

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines ordered its forces to stand down after six days of sporadic fighting on the southern island of Mindanao, a guerrilla spokesman said on Monday. Security and rebel forces have traded blame for starting the fighting last Wednesday around Shariff Aguak town, where seven people were killed by a bomb intended for the powerful governor of Maguindanao province, Andal Ampatuan. "Our forces on the ground were...

2006-06-23 20:07:14

By Patrick Markey PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday called Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia a U.S. "lapdog" and ruled out any ties with Lima's new government in the latest exchange of barbs between the two leaders. Relations between Caracas and Lima spiraled into crisis earlier this year after left-winger Chavez and Garcia clashed over free-trade ties with the United States and Chavez's support for a rival candidate in Peru's recent election. The...

2006-06-13 15:57:24

By Guido Nejamkis BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia said on Tuesday he would not apologize to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to end a diplomatic rift, and he declared he wanted close ties with Brazil. Venezuela and Peru withdrew their respective ambassadors in May in a diplomatic spat provoked by Peruvian allegations that Chavez was interfering in Peru's presidential runoff between Garcia and Chavez-backed candidate Ollanta Humala. "Don't ask me to...

2006-06-12 21:51:25

By Alonso Soto QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Andean leaders meet this week in Ecuador to try to salvage their five-nation commerce bloc after disputes over U.S. free trade agreements revealed deep political divisions in the region. Tuesday's meeting in Quito comes after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a fierce critic of the U.S. government, abandoned the group, saying free trade deals that Colombia and Peru reached with Washington had scuttled the bloc known as the Andean Community....

2006-06-05 18:19:26

By Tom Brown SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) - The United States, seeking to counter Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and rising anti-U.S. sentiment across Latin America, warned the region on Monday not to be seduced by populists. "The pied pipers of populism will only lead people backwards, while globalization and the rest of the world looks ahead," said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick. He was addressing foreign ministers and delegation heads from 34...

2006-06-05 13:30:21

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Alan Garcia, Peru's new president-elect, pledges to do what few Latin American leaders have achieved: seduce Wall Street with prudent policies and simultaneously lift millions out of poverty. In a sign of the optimism surrounding Garcia, who aims to atone for his disastrous 1985-1990 presidency, stocks in Lima surged 2 percent on Monday, thrilled by his pledges of strong economic growth and a low budget deficit. Peru's foreign bonds also...

2006-06-05 06:52:22

Corrects first paragraph to read "Hugo Chavez" instead of "Hugh Chavez." Correcting name. By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia beat a fiery ex-army nationalist in Peru's runoff election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses. The result is a blow for Venezuela's President Hugh Chavez, who sparked a diplomatic spat with Peru after trying to take...

2006-06-05 07:06:35

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia beat a fiery ex-army nationalist in Peru's runoff election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses. The result is a blow for Venezuela's President Hugh Chavez, who sparked a diplomatic spat with Peru after trying to take advantage of a populist anti-U.S. tide in Latin America by supporting Ollanta Humala, a former army...

2006-06-04 22:31:42

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's Alan Garcia, once reviled for creating an economic disaster during his 1985-1990 presidency, won a chance for atonement when he was elected on Sunday on promises to reduce poverty and improve already record economic growth. A lawyer and persuasive orator from one of Latin America's oldest political parties, Garcia returns to office two decades after his first term sparked hyperinflation and food shortages. Yet he won mainly because...

2006-06-04 22:24:24

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia beat a fiery ex-army nationalist in Peru's runoff election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses. The result is a blow for Venezuela's President Hugh Chavez, who sparked a diplomatic spat with Peru after trying to take advantage of a populist anti-U.S. tide in Latin America by supporting Ollanta Humala, a former army...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.