NICARAGUA'S PRESIDENT ORTEGA MEETS HIS IRANIAN COUNTERPART MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks to media during a welcoming ceremony after arriving at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran on June 10, 2007. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
U.S. President Barack Obama made a pitch for regional economic cooperation Friday before sitting down to dinner with Latin American leaders.
Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.
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Emergency officials said they evacuated more than 300 families in Nicaragua because of increased activity of the San Cristobal Volcano.
Honduras is building up its naval force to deal with the escalating problem of drug trafficking that has led to increased addiction as well as abuse of the country's terrain for cross-border smuggling.
The last surviving founder of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista National Liberation Front has died at a military hospital, the government said.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won support from Latin America's left-wing populist leaders in Venezuela and Nicaragua as he set off for talks in Havana with Cuban President Raul Castro and conclusive meetings in Ecuador.
A U.S. lawmaker lashed out of the White House for doing little to curb the rise of dictatorship in Latin America and regional alliances with Iran.
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