The official version of their mission is to carry out "training for forces in the region, humanitarian assistance missions, and anti-drug operations."
The Union of South American Nations has called on President Obama to revoke sanctions he imposed by executive order March 9 against Venezuela.
Latin American and Caribbean cooperation with China serves economic needs on both sides.
This year in Latin America began with the tragedy of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Chileans voted November 17 for president, both houses of Congress and some local offices. To nobody's surprise, the left "New Majority" coalition and the Socialist and Communist parties made significant advances.
On October 9, 1967, hirelings in the employ of Bolivian dictator Rene Barrientos, supported and instigated by the United States government via C.I.A. operative Felix Rodriguez, carried out the cold blooded murder of comandante Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
"Cuba and its Neighbors - Democracy in Motion" enables the reader to broaden his or her understanding of Cuban political life.
The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on May 20 threw out the guilty verdict of General Efrain Rios-Montt on technical grounds, plunging the whole country into a state of new insecurity.
Acting President Maduro accused a group of right wing former U.S. officials of working to destabilize Venezuela and strongly suggested that his election opponent is in contact with those circles.
"It has cost us almost 70-80 years to have a meeting together with peoples of the Caribbean and without the boss from the North."