Stories for July 24th 2012
UK reaffirms sovereignty over Gibraltar territorial waters following incident with the Guardia Civil
The UK reaffirmed sovereignty over Gibraltar and Gibraltar territorial waters following an incident with the Spanish Guardia Civil which detained two Gibraltar British Nationals in British jurisdiction and transferred them to Spain.
Paraguayan president Federico Franco said on Monday that the only coup, if that is the word, was implemented by Mercosur from the moment they left Paraguay out of the decision to incorporate Venezuela as a full member of the group.
Latinamerica has 15.100 super rich (8% of the world total) according to the latest World Report on the Ultra Rich 2011/12 from Wealth-X. Super rich is defined as a person with net assets over 24.4 million Euros (30 million dollars).
Uruguay's central bank said on Monday it will raise marginal reserve requirements on local and foreign currency deposits from Aug. 1 as part of its efforts to bring inflation within the official target range.
The Euro weakened to the lowest in more than 11 years against the Yen as investors sought safer assets amid mounting concern that European leaders are failing to control the region’s debt crisis.
Brazil's government may ease its primary surplus target next year to create room to carry out additional tax cuts to boost growth, Folha de S. Paulo newspaper reported Monday.
President Ollanta Humala named human rights lawyer Juan Jimenez prime minister on Monday as the Peruvian leader shuffled his cabinet to calm a wave of violent anti-mining protests and a drop in his popularity.
Chile will request from Cuba all the information on the death of opposition leader Oswaldo Payá who according to the Havana government died in a car accident, something with the Chilean authorities wants to corroborate to “complete certainty”.
Instead of fleeing randomly when faced with a predator, sheep attempt to bury themselves within their flock, new UK research has shown. The theory that animals moving in groups retreat towards the centre of their flocks if a predator appears, have been tested in the past.
Chilean student leaders and opposition politicians vowed to protest last week’s ruling by the Chamber of Deputies to reject the findings of a report on the profiteering of education institutions in the country. The controversial subject matter was decided by a razor-thin margin, with 46 in favour, 45 against and one abstention.