Stories for September 10th 2012
Democracy is in retreat in some Latinamerican countries warned the Mexican president Felipe Calderon in the Russian city of Vladivostok where he attended the APEC summit forum, (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation).
Cordoba’s governor picked up the glove and replied to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez statements on God and fear arguing that God cannot be feared; I learned not to fear God or any other kind of governing body, however powerful they are”.
The Argentine financial deficit soared to 13.5 billion Pesos in the first seven months of the year and could have reached 25.9bn Pesos had it not been for extraordinary resources from Social Security funds and the Central bank, according to the numbers published in the last release from the Central Bank.
A battalion of Special Forces (BOPE) from the Brazilian city of Rio do Janeiro started using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones to air monitor the drugs trade and gangs in shanty towns surrounding the “marvellous city”.
International financier George Soros has called for Germany to lead or leave the euro days before a crucial ruling on the Euro zone's bailout fund by Germany's constitutional court. Mr Soros argued that the euro zone should target 5% economic growth.
Mexican opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who twice contested second-place losses in presidential elections, said he would leave his coalition, a move that threatens to create a rift among leftists in Congress.
The Foreign Office will fly the Gibraltar flag on Monday, National Day in its building along Whitehall. Foreign Office ministers David Lidington and Mark Simmonds, respectively the ministers for Europe and the Overseas Territories, have said they welcome the raising of the Gibraltar Flag over the FCO in Whitehall to mark Gibraltar Day.
By Graham Bound - The discovery of a large field of natural gas beneath the seabed south of the Falklands received appropriate coverage in the UK press. Rockhopper Exploration’s agreement with Premier Oil, which is likely to involve an investment by the latter of up to £750m, has also been noticed.