Stories for April 7th 2012
Education is one of those intangible values that demand a huge percentage of the Falkland Islands budget, close to 25%, according to Jan Cheek, member of the elected Legislative Assembly and head of the education portfolio.
A major controversy has erupted in Uruguay following what were considered ‘unnecessarily offensive’ references to Jesus Christ by Defence minister Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro during a conference at a businesspeople gathering this week in Montevideo.
Chile, Brazil and Mexico are among eight new countries which approved the first test of fiscal transparency from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
US ground beef processor AFA Foods filed for bankruptcy protection this week and said it plans to sell some or all of its assets, citing the impact of media coverage related to a meat filler critics have dubbed “pink slime.”
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass in the eve of Good Friday after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba.
The US has sided with Argentina and asked a federal appeals court to reverse lower-court rulings stemming from bond holders’ attempts to collect on judgments against the Argentine Republic.
Bells rang from Roman Catholic churches throughout Havana on Friday to remember the death of Jesus Christ as Cubans celebrated a holiday on Good Friday for the first time in more than half a century.
The Scorpius yacht with a Russian-Ukrainian crew on board has gone missing off the Antarctic coast while performing a polar circumnavigation voyage, the expedition’s press service said on Friday.