Stories for July 24th 2012
Paraguay must comply with democratic and transparent elections if it pretends to again become a member of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, said the regional block following meetings on Tuesday held in Lima, Peru.
Venezuela's Hugo Chávez unveiled a 3D image of South America's 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar on Tuesday, based on bones the president ordered exhumed two years ago to test his theory that Bolivar was murdered.
The UK government will deploy the 1,200 troops who were put on stand-by last week to help secure the London Olympics, a British minister said as security arrangements were tweaked to make up for a private firm's failure to recruit enough guards.
By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum (*) - The Falklands is a perennial red top tabloid favorite. But aside from providing patriotic copy, it is a squabble with serious diplomatic consequences. What to do (or not do) in the case of the Islands remains tricky. Is there a solution?<br />
Theoretically, yes; practically, no.
For the second time in the roll a study from World Bank’s Global Trade Alert points Argentina as the world’s most protectionist country. In a report released by the institution, Argentina appears as the country which applies the most restrictions to control foreign trade for the second time in a roll.
Argentine former military dictator said he kept the country’s Catholic hierarchy informed about his regime’s policy of “disappearing” political opponents, and that Catholic leaders offered advice on how to “manage” the policy.
Argentina asked a US federal appeals court to reverse lower-court rulings that could help creditors including Elliott Management Corp.’s NML Capital Fund collect on 1.4 billion dollars in defaulted bonds.
A bingo is determining which civil servants in a small Argentine town will receive their pay, due to insufficient funds, its mayor announced on Monday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez advised Repsol to seek a friendly agreement in its dispute with Argentina and noted that the Spanish energy company held important assets in his country.
The conservation status of the Falkland Islands Black-browed albatross could be down listed from endangered based on ground and aerial surveys carried out in 2010, ACAP* Coordinator Anton Wolfaardt reported to the Falklands’ Environmental Committee.