Latin America

Lula da Silva Supports Creation Of South American Bank

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has defended the creation of a bank for…

Gustavo: Columbia Wants To Join BRICS

Colombian President Gustavo Petro expressed his country’s interest in joining BRICS. He said this during…

ICJ Orders Israel To Stop, Punish Genocide

In a landmark ruling with far-reaching implications for international law, the International Court of Justice…

Ramaphosa Calls On UN To Send Troops To Gaza

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated South Africa’s tough stance against Israel over the Gaza war,…

Lula Reveals Brazil G20 Summit Preliminary Plans

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he will invite Russian leaders Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping to attend the G20 summit in Brazil in 2024, as reported by Toda Palavra, a partner of TV BRICS. At the end of the G20 summit held last weekend in New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the group’s chairmanship to the Brazilian president. The Brazilian leader emphasised that his country has all the conditions to host the…

Developing Countries Urge Unity, Cooperation Ahead of UN Annual Debate

BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — Ahead of the United Nations (UN) general debate next week, developing countries at the Summit of the Group of 77 (G77) and China urged strengthening solidarity and cooperation to champion multilateralism. In the face of some countries’ practices such as unilateral sanctions, decoupling, and disruptions of industrial and supply chains, developing countries widely expect to enhance solidarity and cooperation and make efforts to make global governance more just and equitable.  After the two-day summit in…

This Time For Africa and a Multipolar World

NEW DELHI, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — The African Union (AU) celebrated its founding anniversary Saturday, marking its creation in 1999. This year, the joy was doubled as the AU became a new Group of 20 (G20) member on the same day. “It’s finally Africa’s time,” many Africans said on social media, echoing “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” the official song of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It’s a dreams-come-true moment for the AU, which has long strived…

Arab League Welcomes African Union’s G20 Membership

CAIRO, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — The Arab League (AL) on Sunday welcomed the admission of the African Union (AU) as a permanent member to the Group of 20 (G20), expressing hope that the pan-Arab organization would enjoy the same status. In a statement, AL Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit welcomed the G20 leaders’ decision on AU’s entry into the group. On Saturday, G20 members agreed to grant permanent membership to the AU in an effort to make the group more representative.  The agreement…

The G20’s History and Summits

NEW DELHI, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — The 18th Group of 20 (G20) Summit will take place on Saturday and Sunday in New Delhi, India. The summit, themed “One Earth · One Family · One Future,” will focus on inclusive growth, digital innovation, climate resilience, and equitable global health access, among other topics. Here is a brief introduction of the group and its summits. Created in 1999, the G20 is a main forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues.…

G20: BRICS Nations Are Set To Present Themselves As A New Global Economy, Says Prof Tembe

In a special media project BRICS & G20 2023 ahead of the G20 summit, TV BRICS International Media Network and its partners, major national media outlets of the BRICS countries, interviewed leading experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Among the speakers is Professor Paul Tembe, an international relations expert, who discussed the plans and goals of the BRICS nations for the forthcoming G20 summit in India. Tembe is a Senior Research Fellow at the Thabo Mbeki African…

New World Order Emerges As BRICS Expands 

BRICS leaders have invited six new members to join the powerful economic alliance of developing nations, marking the rise of the Global South in geopolitics and the world’s new political and financial architecture.  Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran and Argentina officially join BRICS in January next year – in a paradigm shift that would rearrange international politics, dent the petro-dollar system and expedite the demise of the United States of America’s (U.S) empire.   The move…

Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE To Join BRICS

The leaders of the BRICS countries approved the final declaration of the 15th summit of the association, called “Johannesburg-2”, said South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, which paved the way for Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE to join the economic alliance.  The text of the Johannesburg Declaration is published on the official website of the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation. “As five BRICS countries, we have reached an agreement on the guiding principles, standards, criteria…

Xinhua Commentary: Washington Is Hitting Gas On De-Dollarisation

BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) — In the wake of World War II, the United States joined many Western countries and built the Bretton Woods system, laying the foundation for the current international monetarysystem and the global supremacy of the U.S. dollar. Almost 80 years later, the greenback is still the world’s dominant currency. Yet the United States, perhaps unintentionally, is accelerating the de-dollarization process because of its kick-the-can-down-the-roadstyle of addressing the destructive cyclical debt crisis, and the almost out-of-control impulse…

De-Risking – I Want Your Market, But You Need To Slow Down Tech Development

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) — The talk of de-risking from China has been gaining ubiquity among Western politicians and business communities recently, while the de-coupling approach seems to be put away, at least in rhetoric. Don’t get fooled. The nature of the new De-word is in fact to re-define risk and decouple from China in selective fields like high-tech and other key areas where those Western powers want to maintain their global dominance. For those who carefully craft and embrace…

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