Stories for July 19th 2012
The protest movement against the conservative Spanish government's latest austerity measures swelled on Thursday as public sector workers stepped up demonstrations in Madrid and around the country after more than a week of spontaneous action.
Argentina and Bolivia signed on Wednesday new agreements to increase the sale of Bolivian natural gas to its southern neighbour but the controversial issue of a price review went unnoticed.
The US dollar reached a new high in the Argentine informal market during Wednesday trading at 6.74 pesos, 25 cents more than on Tuesday while the gap with the official exchange rate jumped to 47.2%.
Argentine CGT Labour Confederation head Hugo Moyano said on Wednesday that he would not vote again for President Cristina Fernández but nevertheless sent her a letter requesting she receives the new CGT board which the government does not recognize.
Traditional summer carnivals in the eastern Cuban cities of Bayamo and Manzanillo have been suspended due to an outbreak of cholera in the region, authorities said on Wednesday.
Six people were killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian airport on Wednesday and Israel accused Tehran of carrying out the attack, promising a strong response to Iranian terror.
At least four leading US oil corporations are interested in investing in Argentina’s nationalized YPF but are demanding a law that guarantees investments, direct export of oil and remittance of benefits.
Mercosur full members Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay are insisting with their decision to sanction the Paraguayan government following the impeachment and removal of former president Fernando Lugo
During the ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of the bombing at the AMIA Argentine Jewish centre in Buenos Aires, the entity’s president Guillermo Borger restated the claim for justice for the victims of the 1994 terrorist attack.
The Caribbean countries that depend economically from Venezuela have become a “cruel lobby”, strongly pressing to have Paraguay sanctioned by the Organization of American States claims that country’s representative.