Stories for January 4th 2012
The Argentine state has made effective its option to a 15% stake of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 which has the concession of the country’s 33 main air terminals. The company which has the concession, Corporacion America belongs to Eduardo Eunerkian, the same man who financed the Argentine Memorial cemetery in the Falkland Islands.
Acting President Amado Boudou arrived at Government House (Casa Rosada) in Buenos Aires at mid morning Wednesday to begin his duties as replacement of President Cristina Fernández for the next 20 days while she recovers from the thyroid operation.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez thyroid cancer surgery was completed with “no inconveniences or complications”, said the official medical release signed by the intervening specialists, adding that a full thyroidectomy was practiced.
Hours before undergoing surgery Argentine President Cristina Fernandez purged 36 members of the military brass in the wake of the recent dismissal of the Navy commander amid a domestic-spying scandal.
Latin American economies face a recession and a credit squeeze if Europe's debt crisis worsens, director of the IMF Western Hemisphere Department Nicolas Eyzaguirre said on Wednesday.
Researchers have discovered the world's first hybrid sharks in Australian waters, indicating that animals are adapting to climate change for survival.
Communities of species previously unknown to science have been discovered on the seafloor near Antarctica, clustered in the hot, dark environment surrounding hydrothermal vents.
Brazil announced it will continue to receive different meats from the whole territory of landlocked Paraguay with the exception of the country of San Pedro were an outbreak of foot and mouth disease was confirmed this week, the second in four months
The team from BACTEC International Ltd that will be carrying out the second phase of the demining pilot project is in the Falklands are in the Islands and will look to release significant areas of land behind the Stanley Common fence to the South-west of the capital.
Penguin News Deputy Editor John Fowler explains it from the point of view of the people that actually matter - the Islanders.