Stories for April 28th 2011
A week before the next round of negotiations for an ambitious association and trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, a paper from the EU Joint Research Study centre, JRS, quantifies the alleged losses of such a deal for European farmers.
The government of the Falkland Islands confirmed Thursday morning that Glenn Ross has resigned from the Legislative Assembly. A release from Gilbert House states that Members of the Legislative Assembly regret his resignation which with immediate effect, was accepted by His Excellency the Governor.
Former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher has paid tribute to one of the Royal Navy's most senior commanders during the 1982 Falklands conflict following his death. Former Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Henry Leach, died on Tuesday aged 87.
A British university research project is being conducted which will examine how youth from the Falkland Islands (or the Islas Malvinas as defined in Argentina) and Argentina learn about the history of their territories and nation-state. The study will also reflect on the perspectives of youth in the region regarding the ongoing tensions between the UK and Argentina.
While for the Venezuelan government Mercosur has become the main priority following its recent exit from the Community of Andean Nations, CAN, the country’s private sector claims it is the worst moment possible for such a move.
An independent United Nations human rights expert this week voiced concern about alleged displacement and evictions in various cities across Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
Brazil’s bank lending expanded in March at the second-slowest pace in 13 months as the government stepped up efforts to contain demand and inflation by curbing credit to consumers.
The World Trade Organization's 153 member nations will openly discuss for the first time an alternative to the failing Doha round of global trade talks, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
A new row flared between Spain and Gibraltar after police from the British Overseas territory charged on Tuesday that one of its boats was damaged in a clash with Spanish police vessels that illegally entered its waters.
More than 6.6 million Latinos voted in the legislative elections last November, a record Hispanic turnout in a non-presidential election year, according to a new study.