Stories for June 2nd 2012
Two young Islanders will accompany Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Members to a special session of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation (C24) this month in New York.
By Rebecca Kendall (*) - It has been 30 years since the war over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands ended, but the question of sovereignty in the Islands, located 248 miles off the coast of Argentina, is still very much fresh in the minds of those closest to the issue, including Argentina’s Ambassador to the United States Jorge Argüello.
The most outspoken soldier of President Cristina Fernandez, Senator and former Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández regretted on Friday his controversial outburst on Thursday when he admitted having savings in dollars and it was nobody’s business what he did with his money.
Brazil's economy barely expanded in the first quarter as frustrated business leaders cut back on investments, casting new doubt on the health of emerging markets.
Like many other countries around the world, the UK's Overseas Territories will be marking The Queen's Diamond Jubilee by lighting Beacons. They will join the Beacon lighting across the UK, continuing a tradition, first started to communicate but now carried out as a symbol of unity.
Brazil's former President Lula da Silva admitted during a television interview that he will be presidential candidate in the 2014 elections if current Head of State Dilma Rousseff does not run for re-election.
Argentina's construction activity experienced a notable slowdown in April, the latest indicator pointing to a cooling of economic growth. Looking ahead prospects are not encouraging given the strict restrictions on US dollars, which is the main currency for real estate operations in Argentina.
Farmers Argentina's top agricultural province of Buenos Aires will halt sales of grains and livestock for nine days to protest against a tax hike passed by the local Congress on Thursday, threatening corn and soy shipments from a leading global exporter.
American International Group Inc (AIG) has assigned staff from Argentina to advise their counterparts in Athens as the bailed-out insurer prepares for a possible Greek exit from the Euro.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez made the historic decision to nationalize oil and gas company YPF at “the right moment” because Repsol was “milking dry” YPF resources and reserves, said Planning Minister Julio De Vido and Deputy Economy minister Axel Kicillof at a press conference at the Economy ministry in Buenos Aires.