Stories for September 2009
Primate Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio blasted the Argentine government saying the social debt violates all the rights of the citizens to develop a full and active life. Argentina's leading bishop added that human rights are not only violated by acts of terrorism, but also by extreme poverty.
The International Monetary Fund lowered its estimate for global write-downs for banks and other financial institutions to roughly 3.4 trillion US dollars but warned that loan losses could rise in the face of stubbornly high unemployment and associated delinquencies.
Argentina has officially created the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Food, which previously worked as a secretariat of the Production Ministry. The decision of the Kirchner couple administration to raise the status of the Agriculture Secretariat to a ministry comes amid tensions with farming leaders who are protesting the government's farming policies.
Peru’s Supreme Court convicted and sentenced former President Alberto Fujimori to six years in prison for wiretapping opponents and paying bribes to lawmakers and publishers during his rule from 1990 to 2000.
More than 4 million people in low-and middle-income countries were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the close of 2008, representing a 36% increase in one year and a ten-fold increase over five years, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said that Brazilian president Lula da Silva did not know about his decision to return to Honduras and claimed that followers calling for his reinstatement have been viciously beaten up by police in Tegucigalpa, according to reports in the Brazilian press.
Two members of the De-mining Project Office (DPO) being set up by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to oversee de-mining in the Falklands this year, will arrive in the Islands on Thursday.
Even when Argentina ignores Falkland Islanders and the Islands’ elected government and privileges the United Kingdom, “we are always integral part to the three legged discussions” pointed out former member of the Legislative Assembly Andrea Clausen in an interview with the Argentine press.
Argentina surrendered to the IMF during the last G20 summit having admitted that the international multilateral organization will be monitoring the country’s economic program during the next fiver years, said economist Jose Luis Espert.
Four years after a negligent Czech citizen, Jiri Smitak, accidentally started a huge fire in the world famous Torres Del Paine national park in far southern Chile, part of the destroyed area is being replanted in native forest trees.