Stories for October 2011
A recent study, released on 11 October, Bio-fuel Markets and Technologies released by Pike Research states that the global bio-fuel market will double within the next decade to 183.3 billion dollars from its current level of 82.7 billion, with ethanol production accounting for 78 billion of future worldwide bio-fuel production, while predicting that bio-diesel production will reach 25.5 billion.
Argentina imposed strict rules for operations in US dollars with the purpose to greater control over the foreign exchange market, moderating alterations in daily operations and above all to stop the haemorrhage of greenbacks estimated at 3 billion dollars a month.
Six of the 14 most violent countries in the world are in Latin America revealed the second edition of the report “Armed Violence and Development” published Thursday in Geneva by the Secretariat from the Geneva Declaration on Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative born in 2008.
Brazil is not yet ready to host the 2014 World Cup, football great Pele told the ESPN Soccernet website in an interview posted on Friday. According to Pele, chaotic organization and communication difficulties are the biggest problems facing Brazil as it prepares for the World Cup.
A former US soldier wounded in a protest on the streets of Oakland after surviving two tours in Iraq has put a new face on the 'Occupy' movement by galvanizing veteran backing for the push against economic inequality in the United States.
Centuries of British royal discrimination came to an end Friday after Commonwealth leaders agreed to drop rules that give sons precedence as heir to the throne and bar anyone in line for the crown from marrying a Roman Catholic.
The Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute has reached Internet domains with Argentina’s president of internet users appealing to ICANN to cancel ‘fk’ for those pages related to the Islas Malvinas alleging they are not a state or territory.
ICANN stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
The head of the Argentina’s powerful CGT labour confederation renewed his claims for the approval of the profit sharing bill to allow workers to be part of the businesses’ profits, during a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Néstor Kirchner.
The German highest court suspended Friday a parliamentary committee's right to approve urgent actions by the Euro zone's bailout fund, potentially delaying decision-making in Europe's top economy on key moves to tackle the bloc's crisis
The Mount Hudson volcano, located in southern Chile, maintained its activity on Friday following the eruption earlier in the week. A 1991 eruption of the Hudson send volcanic ash spewing over thousands of kilometres and as far east as the Falkland Islands.