Stories for September 5th 2012

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 19:25 UTC

Falklands’ delegates at the Parlamericas assembly in Panama as invited observers

Dick Sawle and Barry Elsby disseminating the Falklands’ message in Latinamerica (Photo by La Estrella)

Politicians and opinion formers are genuinely interested to hear about the Falkland Islands and plans for the coming referendum said lawmakers from the Islands who recently participated at the Parlamericas, (Parliamentarians for the Americas) conference in Panama City (*).

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 19:19 UTC

Falklands’ lawmakers underline significance of the referendum to Latam countries

MLA Barry Elsby and Dick Sawle in Bogotá, Colombia (Photo: El Colombiano)

“Who else but us can decide on our future” said Falkland Islands representatives currently visiting several Latin American countries, who anticipated that next year’s referendum on the Islands political status will send the world a clear forceful message on “our right to self determination”.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 06:20 UTC

Relief for Piñera: congress approves tax reform to provide funds for education

The approval comes ahead of municipal elections in October

Chile's Congress approved on Tuesday major changes in tax laws aimed to provide funds for an overhaul of the nation's protest-hit schools, handing unpopular President Sebastian Piñera a welcome victory a month from municipal elections.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 06:13 UTC

Real estate sales in Buenos Aires City lose steam for eighth month running

The number of operations in the capital dropped 17.6% in seven months over a year ago

Real estate sales in Buenos Aires City dropped for the eighth month running in July and 27.6% over a year ago because of the US dollar clamp according to the monthly evolution index of sales documents from the Notaries College of the Argentine capital.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 06:07 UTC

Britain had nothing to do with the proposal to hold a Falklands’ referendum

“This is my home, not the UK, 8.000 miles away and certainly not Argentina 300 miles away”

By Robin Goodwin - It appears that Argentina would have the world believe that it is Great Britain who has proposed that we hold a referendum next year. This could not be further from the truth. Britain has supported our desire to have such a referendum.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 05:57 UTC

Democrats take turns to bash Romney and his policies at the Charlotte convention

Michelle Obama was one of the several speakers on first day of the convention

The 5.500 Democrat delegates launched a vigorous defence of President Barack Obama on Tuesday and urged voters to give him another term to fix the economy as they opened their national convention with sharp criticism of Republican hopeful Mitt Romney.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 05:47 UTC

Soybeans reach record price in Chicago, past the threshold of 650 dollars/ton

Apparently Brazilian stocks of soy bean are also running out

Soybean prices again climbed on Tuesday in Chicago reaching a historic record of 650.74 dollars the ton, boosted by investors’ purchases fearing limited supplies because of the worst drought in the US in the last five decades.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 05:40 UTC

Brazil applies 25% tariff increase on 100 imported goods; another 100 list in the making

The next hundred will be announced in October, said Minister Pimentel

The Brazilian government approved a 25% tariff increase on an additional list of 100 goods from outside Mercosur and at the same time announced the implementation of a monitoring scheme for those items’ prices in the domestic market to avoid unduly increases.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 05:34 UTC

Several heavy players after Marfrig assets, which has to reduce debt

Marfrig is seeking to reduce debt after making 20 acquisitions in five years

Marfrig Alimentos SA, Brazil’s second-biggest food company, is attracting the interest of Blackstone Group LP and Tyson Foods Inc. for a plan to sell a stake, three people with direct knowledge of the talks said.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012 - 01:07 UTC

President Rousseff hints to further stimuli measures for manufacturing sector

Trade surplus in August dropped 17% and estimates for the full year are not encouraging

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said her government would continue with the policy of reducing labour costs to favour companies and improve their competitiveness and hinted that new initiatives referred to power costs for industry could be in the pipeline.

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