Stories for February 24th 2012
Argentina’s Auditor-General Leandro Despouy stated that TBA which holds the Sarmiento and Mitre train lines’ concessions should automatically lose all contracts after the fatal train crash that killed 50 and left more than 700 injured in Once Central Station in downtown Buenos Aires.
Uruguay’s Minister of Industry and Energy Roberto Kreimerman admitted that Brazil suspended the access of textiles from Uruguay alleging that they were essentially Chinese cloth rolls with minimum input but stamped as Uruguayan manufactured and dispatched to Brazil.
Official French documents will no longer force women to reveal their marital status by requiring them to choose the title Mademoiselle or Madame.
The City of Liverpool is preparing to give one of its proudest symbols a final homecoming it will never forget is sailing into the city for her last ever official visit, before the vessel is decommissioned following thirty years of outstanding service.
Sending Prince William to the Malvinas, or Falkland Islands, gives out a message of intimidation. By Sean Penn
A report examining Spain’s current levels of poverty has made national headlines after its launch revealed shocking figures. Caritas Spain has drawn attention to the precariousness facing millions of people at a time when networks of social aid are in danger of disappearing.
The Falkland Islands government has issued a high number of licenses for the 2012 Ilex season with almost a hundred jiggers operating which compares positively to previous years, according to the Director of Natural Resources John Barton.
South American rhetoric on the Falklands should, “be cooled, otherwise mistakes might happen,” US member of the house of Representatives Republican Congressman F. Jim Sensenbrenner told the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
Argentine claims that the UK is ‘militarizing’ the South Atlantic and the Falklands are ‘unfounded’ and ‘baseless’ according to a letter from British ambassador Mark Lyall-Grant addressed to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The Euro zone's economy is heading into its second recession in just three years, while the wider European Union will stagnate, the EU executive said, warning that the currency area has yet to break its vicious cycle of debt.