Stories for October 2010

Sunday, October 31st 2010 - 15:47 UTC

Opinion polls show strong support for Cristina Kirchner’s re-election bid in 2011

Mrs Kirchner, today, can defeat any of her potential contenders

The sudden death of her husband, former president Nestor Kirchner, has contributed to strengthen the public opinion image of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner who is now seen as the favourite candidate for next year’s general election.

Sunday, October 31st 2010 - 15:46 UTC

Argentine president retakes activities Monday and Tuesday will attend rally

The family is currently resting in his new house in Rio Gallegos

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will resume her presidential activities on Monday and will travel to Córdoba province to head a rally on Tuesday. Córdoba Governor Juan Schiaretti confirmed the presence of the Head of State at the Renault local plant for the presentation of a new car.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 19:01 UTC

For The Economist, Kirchner’s death represents “The end of an era”

Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli, “the man to watch”

With the passing of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner, The Economist forecasts “the end of an era”. The president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is widowed, politically as well as personally, so what happens now, asks The Economist.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 18:57 UTC

Peru proposes South American Pacific countries free movement zone

President Alan García wants to promote trade and tourism

Peruvian President Alan Garcia is proposing to Chilean President Sebastian Piñera a zone for free movement of goods, people and capital, a zone that would include Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 08:29 UTC

“It’s back to business”, President Cristina Kirchner instructed her ministers

Interior minister Randazzo called for responsibility from governors and mayors

Argentine Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “will rapidly return to work” (most probably next Monday) and added that governors and mayors from all the country “have the responsibility of supporting her” for the future of her administration

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 08:28 UTC

After two days of spontaneous popular support Kirchner is laid to rest in Rio Gallegos

The cortege leaves Buenos Aires for Kirchner’s home town in Patagonia

The coffin carrying the remains of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner was buried late Friday at the family’s pantheon in his home town of Rio Gallegos in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, where he died last Wednesday following a massive heart attack.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 06:58 UTC

Another plus for Lula da Silva: Dilma in the threshold of becoming Brazil’s first woman president

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Brazilian ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff cruised through the final television debate with presidential rival Jose Serra on Friday as another poll showed her heading for a convincing win in Sunday's runoff election.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 06:39 UTC

Lula da Silva’s name sounds strongly as next Unasur secretary general

The Brazilian president could even be ‘over-qualified’ for the job

Following the death of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner, the Union of South American Nations, Unasur must find a new consensus leader and the outstanding figure and possible candidate is Brazilian president Lula da Silva recognized as a great promoter of regional integration.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 05:16 UTC

New ultra-deep pre-salt offshore find confirms Brazil an oil giant

The Libra prospect reserve is estimate in at least 7.9 billion barrels

Brazil’s oil industry regulator announced Friday that a recent ultra-deep offshore find is estimated to hold between 3.7 billion and 15 billion barrels of oil equivalent, which could make it the largest crude accumulation in the country’s pre-salt region and the biggest discovery in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 05:15 UTC

Iran “partner” in the industrialization of Bolivia’s lithium reserves

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced this week that Iran will “partner” in the development and manufacturing of the country’s lithium reserves, an association which had also shown interest from industry groups and governments of other countries.


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