Stories for March 10th 2012
Samba dancers swathed in orange ostrich feathers welcomed Britain’s Prince Harry to a party on Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain on Friday. And apparently the fancy footwork was contagious.
Uruguay’s minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Almagro described on Friday as ‘inadmissible” the exclusion of Cuba from the VI Summit of the Americas scheduled for next April 14/15 in Cartagena, Colombia.
One of the worlds largest Marine Protected Areas (MPA) has been created around South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, waters that are amongst the most productive in the Southern Ocean. The SGSSI MPA, which was declared on February 27th, covers more than 1 million km². The report is from the South Georgia Newsletter, February edition.
Latin American and Caribbean migrants sent 61 billion dollars in remittances to their home countries last year, up 6% from 57.6 billion in 2010, according to a report released today by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank group.
British musician Roger Walters has fascinated his Argentine audiences and press reports on his shows could not be better. However the former Pink Floyd lead singer incursion into politics has not been such a success.
The Brazilian government that this week promised an ‘arsenal’ of measures to counter the effects of the international crisis and prop the economy will reduce the tax burden for several industries, revealed a Sao Paulo newspaper close to the current administration.
Crews needed to guide ships through Argentine ports will stay off the job until more staff is assigned to work busy docking shifts, a union leader reiterated on Friday.
The Vatican on Friday sought to explain its presence for the first time on a US list of countries that are a potential hub for money laundering, saying it was only natural to be included given its recent efforts to conform to international standards.