Stories for June 26th 2012
It is clear and nobody doubts that Argentina has taken a more robust and active attitude with respect to its sovereignty claims over the Falkland Islands and the adjacent South Atlantic zone, comprising Georgia and the Sandwich Islands, which continue under the FIFD's (Falkland Islands Fisheries Department) exclusive management.
Spain is considering raising consumer, energy and property taxes, the government said, as it struggles to reduce a public deficit that may have already exceeded one of its budgeted ceilings for the full year.
While the ouster of Paraguay’s president is a setback to the young democracy of the country, it shouldn’t be viewed as a repeat of Latin America’s history of coup d’états. The painful process of democratic maturity will continue, albeit slowly.
A crewman aboard the British Royal Navy’s Antarctic patrol ship, HMS Protector, has won a prestigious military photographic competition, the Peregrine Trophy.
Argentina signed with China a raft of mostly farm-related agreements at a ceremony on Monday in Buenos Aires attended by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Argentine president Cristina Fernandez.
The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by two US investment funds that seek to seize 105 million dollars of Argentina's central bank deposits in New York to satisfy their claims from the country's huge debt default a decade ago.
American Energy said on Monday it has been unable to regain access to a strategically important oil and gas field it operates in Argentina's Chubut Province because protesters are blocking the roads leading to it.
Rebel police clashed with pro-government supporters Monday outside Bolivia's presidential palace in the capital La Paz on the sixth day of a mutiny demanding better pay.
Spain largest lenders, Santander SA and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA were downgraded by Moody’s rating agency because of the country’s sovereign debt and souring real-estate loans.
Mexican presidential front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto filled most of Latin America’s largest soccer stadium on Sunday for his last rally in the capital before the July 1 election, pledging to root out drug violence.