viernes, 16 de noviembre de 2012

Latin American leaders arrive in Spain for summit

American leaders were arriving in Spain on 16 November ahead of the 22nd Summit of Ibero-American states to be held in the Atlantic port of Cadiz on 17 November, Spain's RTVE reported. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy briefly met with the presidents of Honduras, Colombia and Ecuador in Seville that day, and was expected to meet also with the presidents of Bolivia and Chile. Mexico's President Felipe Calderón had a working lunch with Rajoy and King Juan Carlos I. The presidents of Argentina, Venezuela, Cuba, Uruguay and Nicaragua were not expected to be among 16 heads of state set to attend; working delegations arrived on 15 November or before. This summit was to pay particular attention to the recession and collaborative policies to favour growth, but also commemorate the short-lived and liberal Constitution of Cadiz, promulgated in 1812.