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Central and Latin America

The latest information and news on the relationship between Latin American countries and Britain.

News

  • Colombia's Ratification of Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
    FCO, London, 2/1/2021
  • Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Says Brazil Can Have Pivatol Role in World Trade Talks
    FCO, London, 1/16/2007
  • Lord Triesman, FCO Minister Responsible for Latin America Visits Colombia
    FCO, London, 9/14/2006
  • Organization of America States Secretary General Josť Miguel Insulza Welcomes the Permanent Observer of the United Kingdom Alan Charlton
    Organization of American States, 5/31/2006
  • Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Welcomes Entry into Force of the Optional Protocol on Torture
    FCO, London, 5/25/2006


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    Britain has traditionally enjoyed strong links with Central and Latin America. Britain supported the Bolivarian independence movement in the nineteenth century and has continued to develop strong economic and political links into the twenty-first century.

    British exports to Central and Latin America are worth some $4.6 billion a year. Many British companies have a strong presence in the region. The UK is committed to encouraging British companies to invest further in the region, and assist them in doing so wherever we can.

    There are also growing cultural and tourism links between Britain and Central and South America. Spanish is increasing as the language of choice for foreign language study in the UK at a faster rate than French and German. More and more UK citizens are visiting the region. The UK's British Council run a number of education and cultural programs in the region.




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