Stories for April 25th 2012
The Malvinas families’ commission regrets they have not been consulted on the Argentine government’s request for international help to identify the remains of the ‘unknown soldiers’ buried at the Argentine cemetery in the Falkland Islands.
Venezuelan authorities announced on Tuesday the resumption of nationwide power rationing plans to cope with the imbalance between supply and demand in the National Electricity System (SEN).
The biggest-ever pipeline of copper projects is under threat as Chile, the world's top producer, struggles to contain rising opposition to new power plants.
Falkland Islands lawmaker Sharon Halford rejected the Argentine proposal of direct flights from Buenos Aires to the Islands saying that “they are not needed” and expressed surprise at the double standard of President Cristina Fernandez administration.
The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday repeated its promise to leave interest rates on hold until at least late 2014 but offered few clues into whether it might offer additional stimulus later this year.
The US government announced it was getting into the commodities game in an effort to protect consumers from some of the geopolitical factors spilling over into the retail gasoline market. OPEC and the IEA both said in their monthly reports that market perceptions were behind higher energy prices, not physical shortages.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández vindicated her decision to expropriate YPF, assuring that her Government “remains convinced that all Argentines should be in control of the country’s natural resources.”
The Brazilian ‘marvellous city’ of Rio do Janeiro officially declared it is suffering an epidemics emergency of the mosquito transmitted disease of dengue, following confirmed reports of over 50.000 cases so far this year, and 500 in the last week.
One of Argentina’s main textile and shoe wear companies, Alpargatas belonging to the powerful Brazilian Camargo Correa group has begun the process to abandon the Buenos Aires stock exchange.
Holland one of the few show cases of Europe with all economic indicators the envy of its fellow EU members has stalled in a political controversy while at the other end Greece sees no end to suffering in its fifth year of recession.