Stories for October 24th 2010

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 03:00 UTC

The Economist prefers Jose Serra as a better president but admits the inevitable

Dilma Rousseff, the first woman president of Brazil?

Nevertheless it admits that Dilma Rousseff, with the help from outgoing president Lula da Silva, (and his extraordinary political gifts and innate pragmatism), will most probably be the winner.

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 02:46 UTC

Falklands’ defence ready for any crisis, “including external aggression”

MPA configured to allow for rapid reinforcement

The Falkland Islands will continue to be defended by one of the most capable military forces in the world and Mount Pleasant remains configured to allow for rapid reinforcement should it become necessary to deal with external aggression, according to the British Forces South Atlantic Islands HQ, BFSAI.

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 02:41 UTC

First cruise of the season, National Geographic Explorer calls in Buenos Aires

The port of Buenos Aires prepared for 330.000 cruise visitors

Buenos Aires received on Friday the first cruise call of the season with the arrival of the “National Geographic Explorer” and 139 visitors.

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 02:36 UTC

Rum sales overtake pisco in Chile. Beer tops the list of beverages

Strong advertising blamed for pisco loss of ground

For the first time, Chilean household purchases and supermarket sales of rum have surpassed those of pisco, according to Nielsen Chile data.

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 02:15 UTC

Asia leading global recovery but it’s time to tighten monetary policy, says IMF

Anoop Singh, head of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department

After leading the global recovery for a second year, Asia’s economic outlook remains positive but, in its latest report on the state of the region’s economy, the IMF cautions that inflationary pressures are emerging.

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 02:12 UTC

Cuba outlines taxes to be paid by the growing number of self-employed workers

President Raúl Castro announced half a million state workers will have to transfer to the private sector

Cuban government has outlined the taxes that will have to be paid by the country's growing number of self-employed workers. It is the latest stage of President Raul Castro's reforms to move Cuba away from a solely state-run economy.

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 02:07 UTC

Chile promotes eco-tourism in bio-diverse Patagonia

The tours also help fund research on cetaceans

Chile's Patagonian region is home to one of the most incredibly vast expanses of virtually untouched ecosystems on the planet. Within this ecological haven lies a region known as the Aisén Region, a sprawling epicentre of glacial waterways and biodiversity, soon to be subject of a new ecotourism operation run by the Centre for Ecosystem Research in Patagonia (CIEP).

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 02:03 UTC

Bolivia plans to buys vessels to operate from its Ilo port facilities

Bolivian president Evo Morales

Bolivian president Evo Morales is considering the purchase of naval vessels to operate from the port of Ilo on the South Pacific coast helping the country to develop for the first time in 130 years its maritime resources.

Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 02:00 UTC

G20 agrees review of IMF: Europe looses influence to developing countries

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF managing director

The Group of 20 (G20) nations reached in Korea a dramatic deal on Saturday as China, the United States agree to avoid “currency war” and to refrain from having too much trade surplus or deficit.

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