Stories for April 4th 2012
Half of Argentines believe that the Falklands/Malvinas conflict over which Argentina and Britain went to war 30 years ago, will not be solved, but a clear majority have no doubts about the sovereignty issue, according to a public opinion poll released on Wednesday.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández condemned the attacks of the extreme left-wing organization Quebracho to the British embassy in Buenos Aires occurred last Monday, date of the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War.
On the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falkland Islands Jimmy Burns launches an updated edition of “The Land that lost its Heroes” , How Argentina lost the Falklands war, which draws on unique access to military, diplomatic and intelligence sources in Argetina, the US and the UK plus other key players.
In an open letter the Falklands Islands elected government reminds Nobel Peace laureates that Falklanders as a people have the right to self-determination and that after 200 years of links with Britain, “we would consider any control (of the Islands) by Argentina as alien, and therefore a denial of our rights as a people”.
Uruguayan president Jose Mujica arrives Thursday in neighbouring Brazil to discuss with his peer Dilma Rousseff trade expansion, productive and energy complementation and above all opening Mercosur to third countries in search of new markets.
Ten government hostages (four soldiers and six policemen) held by a rebel group in Colombia for more than a decade were freed on Monday with great expectations but also skepticism because it is believed the same organization still has 400 civilian hostages.
Argentina announced heavy fine for mobile phone provider that left 16 million clients out of service
The Argentine government said on Tuesday it will sanction heavily the local unit of Spanish Telecommunications Company Telefonica SA mobile phone service provider after a service disruption left more than 16 million clients without phone and data service for several hours.
China’s central bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said the US Federal Reserve must consider responsibility of the global effects of its actions as emerging-market economies suffer from capital inflows.
Spain says its national debt will spiral sharply higher this year as data showed unemployment hit a record high in March, complicating efforts to stabilise the country's strained finances.
According to a special report published Tuesday on Brazil, Fitch Ratings believes that the country's current slowdown is cyclical in nature and that economic growth is likely to return to its potential rate.