The United Nations Security Council voted on Wednesday to impose new sanctions on Iran. Here is a timeline of Iran and its nuclear programme since it revealed the existence of a second enrichment plant in 2009:
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim pushed Tuesday for an Iran nuclear fuel swap deal during a visit to Tehran. But Brazil's resistance to US pressure for UN sanctions on Iran might backfire.
Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Brazil doesn't support Iran sanctions. He wants more negotiations. The US worries about the growing closeness of Iran and Brazil.
Today's presidential election is widely viewed in Honduras as a way out of Latin America's worst political crisis in decades.
Venezuela's Chávez recently bought tanks and missiles from Russia. Several countries – including Brazil, Colombia, and Chile – are increasing their defense spending in a region that faces no major external threats.
By allowing ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to hole up in its embassy, Brazil has thrust itself into the middle of Latin America's most volatile political crisis.
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya chose to hole up in Brazil's embassy out of concern that his ties to Venezuela's Hugo Chávez would diminish his support in Honduras.
President Manuel Zelaya said Monday on a local television: 'I cannot give details, but I'm here,'