Stories for May 1st 2010
The extraordinary summit of presidents of countries members of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) is to debate next Tuesday in Buenos Aires an agenda dominated by the intention of former Argentine president Néstor Kirchner to run for the post of Secretary General of the regional bloc.
An Argentine Supreme Court Judge has said that the pickets blocking an international bridge linking neighbouring Argentina and Uruguay to protest the construction of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan side are “illicit but not illegal”.
The Argentine government has published the offer to swap 20 billion US dollars in defaulted bonds on specialized media around the globe and on www.argentina2010offer.com website.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave the main speech Friday during the opening of the “Che Guevara” movie theatre at the Buenos Aires Museo de la Memoria (Memory Museum) in the framework of celebrations for the 33rd anniversary of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo organization.
State of Florida Governor Charlie Crist declared on Friday a state of emergency in coastal counties because of the threat from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The United States immigrant community will be taking to the streets on Saturday May first—International Workers' Day—in 70 cities to demand migration reform and to protest an Arizona law which criminalizes illegal immigration.
Latin America currently has “the best financial system in the world”, said Francisco Luzón, member of the Board and head of the Latin American Division of Spain’s Banco Santander (NYSE:STD), the biggest bank by market capitalization in the Eurozone.
The Shanghai World Expo has got underway Friday evening with a dazzling display of artistic performances, fancy fireworks and high technologies at the opening ceremony.
The lab production of meat without the need of slaughtering animals is no longer science fiction and could be producing “green” hamburgers in less than ten years according to the list of Time Magazine fifty main inventions of the year.
Japan’s Coast Guard has obtained an arrest warrant for the head of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, accusing him of ordering members of the protest group to obstruct the Japanese whaling fleet, investigative sources said Friday.