Stories for April 26th 2011
Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Affairs ministers are meeting in Venezuela in anticipation of the presidential summit scheduled for July 5 in Caracas when a new regional integration organization is set to be born, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean states, CELAC.
President Barack Obama has told fellow citizens there is no magic bullet to bring down high petrol prices and said he wants to end what he called US$4 billion in taxpayer subsidies to oil and gas companies.
The Cuban revolution leader Fidel Castro in his latest ‘Reflections’ column “The brutal and turbulent North” writes about China’s report on human rights in the United States, which is basically a counter report on Washington’s annual document on the human rights situation in each of the world’s countries.
Toyota executives in Brazil and Argentina announced they are cutting production at two assembly plants for three days because they don’t have enough parts from Japan due to the recent earthquake and tsunami.
Paraguay is experiencing a boom in corn with an area planted of over a million hectares compared to 600.000 hectares a year ago, according to the country’s Soybean Farmers’ Association president agronomist Francisco Regis Mereles.
Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala said that in the event of winning the runoff against Keiko Fujimori he will strengthen relations with Brazil, Chile and the United States as well as with Unasur, and has no intentions of joining Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez inspired ALBA.
Researchers based at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand have found that migrating humpback whales achieve navigational precision usually associated with jetliners or arrows.
The influential The Wall Street Journal published Monday a piece in which the columnist asks if Argentina can stand another four years of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Columnist Mary Anastasia O’Grady who for years has been critical of the Kirchner couple states that few experts trust Argentina can resist four more years of “demagoguery and its creeping authoritarianism”
The average price for a hectare of farmland in Uruguay during 2010 increased 13% and reached 2.650 US dollars. The average farmland hectare in 2009 was 2.239 USD.
The Royal Gibraltar Regiment will be conducting Royal Public Duties and The Queen's Guard in London during April next year, Lt Col Colin Risso has confirmed in an interview with the Gibraltar Chronicle.