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Brazil's Rousseff calls for Latin American Zika fight

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Rousseff says she had asked a summit of the 33 member Community of Latin American and Caribbean States CELAC to launch cooperative action in the fight against the Zika virus

VICTIM. Matheus Lima, 22 kisses his two-month-old son Pietro suffering from microcephalia caught through an Aedes aegypti mosquito bite, at the Obras Sociais Irma Dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 27, 2016. Christophe Simon/AFP

Cuba's Castro to US: End embargo to mend ties

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:24 AM

Raul Castro: The establishment of diplomatic relations is the beginning of a process toward the normalization of bilateral relations but this won t be possible as long as the blockade exists

PATRIOTIC RALLY. Young Cubans participate in a rally to pay homage to national hero Jose Marti at the Revolution square in Havana, Cuba, 28 January 2015.  Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

Chavez death: LatAm leaders mourn, US hopes for better ties

Mar 06, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Latin America mourned the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday March 5 as the United States expressed hope his passing would lead to improved relations

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gestures before voting in Caracas on October 07, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta

Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba

Feb 05, 2013 - 7:40 AM

The 86 year old Castro cast his ballot at a school in Havana s El Vedado neighborhood on Sunday February 3 engaging in an animated give and take with reporters at the polling station and voters for more than an hour

This handout photo from AIN taken and received on February 3, 2013 shows former Cuban president Fidel Castro talks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station in Havana. AFP PHOTO / Marcelino VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ / AIN