Ban Ki-moon, Russian FM Hold Talk on Syria

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon held talks on Thursday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on the situation in Syria and the importance of ensuring access to humanitarian aid to this country.»

Venezuela: New Social Programs against Poverty

More than two million Venezuelans are registered in the great missions “Sons of Venezuela” and “Venezuela in Love Major” social programs aimed at eliminating extreme poverty in this country, President Hugo Chavez said Thursday.»

ALBA Summit Closed, New Members Admitted

The 11th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), held this weekend in Caracas, closed stressing the defence of sovereignty and people’s self-determination, besides the adhesion of Suriname and Saint Lucia as special members of the bloc and Haiti as full member.»