By Dialogo April 06, 2010 President Dmitry Medvedev will travel to Argentina and Brazil next week, the Kremlin said, as Russia strengthens relationships in the region. Medvedev’s visits will be his second foray into Latin America since he became president in 2008. In November of that year, he travelled on a major four-nation tour to Peru, Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba. The Argentine foreign ministry said last month Medvedev’s trip, which will include a meeting with President Cristina Kirchner, would be the first official visit by a Russian head of state in 125 years of bilateral relations. Russia hosted the first BRIC summit last June. Medvedev was set to travel to Latin America from Washington where he was scheduled to attend a nuclear summit hosted by US President Barack Obama. On April 14-15, Medvedev will travel to Argentina on an official visit, followed by a trip to Brazil on April 15-16, the Kremlin said in a statement. In Brazil, Medvedev will join leaders of Brazil, India and China in a second summit of the world’s major emerging economies known collectively as the BRIC countries.
Mirko Valdifiori: The Italian midfielder has made 25 appearances this season 1 Watford and Fiorentina are battling it out for Torino midfielder Mirko Valdifiori, according to reports.The 31-year-old Italian has managed to get his career back on track this season in Turin after joining from Napoli last summer.Valdifiori has made 25 appearances in Serie A, helping Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side guarantee a top-half finish.The two clubs, according to Italian outlet La Nazione, are now tracking Valdifiori and they are ready to go toe to toe for him this summer.Both clubs have reportedly expressed an interest in Valdifiori and Torino have been notified ahead of the upcoming transfer window.The midfielder, whose sole cap for Italy came in 2015 during a friendly against England, has two years to run on his current contract.