Stories for February 2012
Colombia's feared FARC rebel group said it would abandon its decades-long policy of economic kidnapping and free all military and police hostages it holds in jungle camps, another sign the drug-funded Marxist inspired insurgents may want peace.
The world's leading economies worked to line up a deal in April on a second global rescue package worth nearly 2 trillion dollars to stop the Euro-zone sovereign debt crisis from spreading and putting at risk the tentative recovery.
The tragedy in the Antarctic King George Island involving the Brazilian base should be “a great lesson for Chile” and is evidence that research scientists and military personnel coexist in Antarctica under “improvised conditions”.
A fire broke out at Brazil's research station in Antarctica on Saturday, killing two navy personnel and forcing the evacuation by helicopter of about 40 other people, the government said.
Argentina’s Auditor-General (AGN) Leandro Despouy will present next Wednesday a new report on the TBA train concession with strong criticisms referred to the maintenance of trains and controls system, following the tragic accident last week that left 51 dead and over 700 injured.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez resumes her public agenda on Monday and there are great expectations since she will be heading a ceremony celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Argentine flag and it will be her first public exposure following last week’s train accident that left 51 dead and over 700 injured.
Argentine lawmakers from the entire political arch stamped on Saturday their support to the so called “Ushuaia declaration” claiming sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands and calling for dialogue with the UK to overcome the ongoing dispute.
I am writing in response to your comment in today's Guardian (23 February). We seem to have missed each other when you were recently in Buenos Aires.
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.