Argentina’s newly appointed Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman confirmed Tuesday he will be present next Thursday/Friday at the United Nations when the Decolonization Committee addresses the “anachronistic colonial issue of the Malvinas Islands”
Uruguayan president Jose Pepe Mujica is riding high on public opinion approval in his first 100 days in office. According to the latest data from several pollsters, Mujica has an approval rating of 74%, which is 13 and 16 percentage points more than his two immediate predecessors Tabare Vazquez and Jorge Batlle.
Argentine ambassador before United Nations Jorge Agüello said it “is only a matter of time” before the country recovers Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty and anticipated that Washington would play a “dialogue-facilitating” role with the UK in the long standing dispute.
Argentina’s Lower House issued on Tuesday a majority opinion, without dissent, on the bill that contemplates sanctions for companies that operate in Argentina and that wish to participate or are involved in oil activities in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands area under British administration.
Banks operating in the UK will be hit with a levy in a move set to raise more than £8bn over four years, the chancellor has announced -The levy is part of a joint move between the UK, France and Germany.
The latest available information on the Argentine debt-swap reported a higher acceptance rate than was anticipated by market analysts reaching 68.3%, which is above the self imposed 60% floor by Argentine authorities. The news was released by Buenos Aires financial daily Ambito Financiero.
Spanish lawmakers Tuesday gave preliminary approval to labour reforms considered essential for slashing the soaring jobless rate, reviving the fragile economy and sending a strong message to nervous markets.
The foreign policy of Chilean President Sebastian Piñera was criticized last weekend by one of his predecessors.
Spanish has 416 million native speakers, ahead of English but behind Mandarin, according to the latest report from Spain’s Cervantes Institute. Spanish is also the world’s second in international communication and is the third most common in internet.
The Mapuche community, Chile’s largest indigenous group, officially celebrated its new year on Monday June 21.