Stories for July 10th 2006
The strong Malvinization of Argentina's foreign policy will certainly benefit the Kirchner administration domestically, but will also deteriorate the country's image to the eyes of the developed world writes columnist James Nielson in the latest edition of Noticias magazine.
Some 100.000 supporters of Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who is challenging Sunday July 2 electoral result, convened in Mexico City's main square and promised to keep up the fight against alleged fraud to the very end.
President Nestor Kirchner said Sunday during Independence Day celebrations that Argentina was much more independent since having cancelled al debts with the International Monetary Fund, IMF.
A recent Adimark poll revealed Friday that Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's approval ratings fell to 44.2% during the month of June. In response to this development, Interior Minister Andrés Zaldívar recognized Saturday the need for significant corrections in government policy.
United States committed in July 1.85 million US dollars to the antipersonnel mine clearance and elimination program of the Organization of American States, OAS targeting on three countries Chile, Nicaragua and Honduras.
Spain's flag carrier Iberia was forced to cancel 240 daily flights, stranding 200.000 passengers, after the company's pilots decided on a seven day strike effective zero hour Monday.