Stories for May 11th 2012
United States ambassador Julissa Reynoso said Uruguayan president Jose Mujica is welcome to the White House whenever he wishes, and revealed that Uruguay is in the short list of countries that soon could be exempted from requiring a visa to travel to the US.
Students from the Falkland Islands Community School (FICS) have returned from a two week exchange visit to Punta Arenas in Chile, reports the latest edition from the Penguin News.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague praised Chile during a meeting in London with his peer Alfredo Moreno to discuss a range of issues on which the two countries can work together.
Argentina's seizure of 51% of the shares of Spanish oil group Repsol's YPF unit could scare away international firms from investing in the, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.
Spain told its banks on Friday to set aside another 30 billion Euros to cover potential losses on real estate and ordered an independent audit of their debts, an effort to restore confidence in a sector that is at the heart of the country's financial crisis.
Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli once again claimed Argentine sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands at the Unasur headquarters in Ecuador and warned that “the usurpation of the Islands affects all of the South American nations” plus insisting on the military/civilian ration in the Islands.
The overseas arm of Indian state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), ONGC Videsh Ltd is in talks to buy 25% stake in an exploration block off Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, reports The Economic Times from New Delhi.
Falkland Islands exploration company Borders & Southern (AIM: BOR) announced the spudding of its second well, 61/25-1, on 11 May 2012. The well is located 170 km south of the Falkland Islands.
Spain’s plan to rid banks of toxic real estate assets is reviving the politically heated debate over how creditors and taxpayers should share the vast losses still being incurred by the Euro zone debt crisis. Nowhere is the issue in sharper relief than in Ireland.
Asia leads the world’s growth in air travel and holds seven out of the ten busiest inter-city routes. In addition to the BRIC markets, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Chile showed an impressive growth, according to analysis by the market intelligence solution Amadeus Total Demand.