Stories for January 12th 2012
In an official communiqué Uruguay ratified full support for Argentina’s Malvinas sovereignty claim and underlined that the barring of Malvinas’ flagged vessel from Uruguayan ports stands and “has not changed an iota”.
LAN Airlines announced that “due to a decision by the (Argentine) national aeronautical authorities,” the company has been forced to reschedule flights leaving from the Buenos Aires City Aeroparque Metropolitan airport bound for Sao Paulo and Santiago de Chile.
As the UK applies pressure on Mercosur countries so they allow the entry to vessels flying the Malvinas flag, Argentine ruling Victory Front lawmaker Carlos Kunkel said on Wednesday that Argentina “must be politically persistent while maintaining a constant defence” on its claims over the sovereignty of the islands.
The European Central Bank should ramp up its buying of troubled Euro zone debt to support Italy and prevent a “cataclysmic” collapse of the Euro, David Riley the head of sovereign ratings for Fitch, said on Wednesday.
Mitt Romney cemented his status as the Republican presidential front-runner on Tuesday with a win in the New Hampshire primary that left rivals fighting for a chance to derail his march to the nomination as the race moves south.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández is recovering much faster than anticipated from her thyroid surgery and on Wednesday actively discussed a range of government issues with Vice-President Amado Boudou and Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina, amongst others.
The US Federal Reserve said on Wednesday that all but one of its 12 banking districts experienced modest expansion from late November through the end of the year. The survey known as the Beige Book showed that the final weeks of 2011 were among the strongest.