Stories for March 6th 2012
Premier Wen Jiabao said China would strengthen its military's capabilities to win “local wars under information-age conditions”, even as the government announced a steep 11.5% rise in domestic security spending to ensure stability ahead of a leadership transition.
An estimated 42% of the Uruguayan voting population approves the performance of President Jose Mujica who this March marked the second of his five-year mandate, according to a public opinion poll from Interconsult released this week.
Large capital inflows to Latin America have resumed in recent months, which may result in a threat of overheating and asset price bubbles if they continue, according to a Capital Economics report.
Trade data for the first two months of the year show US beef export demand remains strong with total shipments above last year and despite sharply higher prices in the US market, according to Drovers’ Cattle Network.
The president of the Ushuaia Chamber of Tourism again called Tuesday on the Governor of Tierra del Fuego Fabiana Rios to retract from interpreting the ‘Gaucho Rivero’ bill in a way that bars British or convenience flagged cruise vessels from docking in Ushuaia.
Scores of grains ships sat idle outside Argentina's ports and off the Uruguayan coast on Tuesday as the country dock workers’ union and port managers' chamber sparred over a strike that threatened to disrupt exports.
Brazil will keep its foreign policy ‘anchor’ in South America but will review the international because of the latest global changes such as the European Union crisis and the Arab spring.
By Roger Edwards, Falklands MLA - Published in The Guardian
The Falkland Islands have been much in the news of late, and we are extremely grateful for the strong support we have and are receiving from the people and the government of the UK.
The Brazilian economy last year registered its second-worst performance since 2003 as higher borrowing costs and a currency that rallied to a 12-year high led it to under-perform emerging-market peers China and India.
Argentina’s organized labour CGT leader Hugo Moyano, questioned the administration of President Cristina Fernandez, CFK, over the lack of progress in the salaries collective bargaining talks and warned that he hopes “they don’t push him into a general strike”.