Stories for September 25th 2012
Falkland Oil and Gas, FOGL, announced on Tuesday that last 25 September it spudded the Scotia exploration well to the East of the Falkland Islands. The well FI 31/12-01 is located 315 km east-northeast of the Islands capital Stanley, and 114 km from the Loligo prospect.
Argentine ambassador in the United States Jorge Argüello assured that Argentina and the US “are having the best trade relationship in almost 200 years of bilateral relations” and said that “they’ve never had a trade volume similar to the one reached this year, which left a 13 billion dollar surplus.”
Argentine former Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna considered the “economic model” led by President Cristina Fernandez administration is entering “a clear downfall” and slammed Kirchnerite politicians, unionists and businessmen “for, out of fear, clapping at political rallies instead of saying what they really believe about the economy”.
Inter-American Court of Human Rights told Peru on Monday to annul a ruling by its Supreme Court that could have paved the way for an early release of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori.
Chilean fire-fighters formed a guard of honour at a south Wales church as a historic bell was handed over at a ceremony. The bell was one of several removed and taken to Wales after being salvaged from a 19th Century fire which killed 2,500 people at a church in Chile.
The world leading lithium producer SQM has won a tender to develop a lithium concession in Chile, which produces around 40% of the metal, used widely in hybrid vehicles and computer and smart-phone batteries, the Mining Ministry said on Monday.
As Japan and France move away from nuclear energy, is it the endgame for nuclear proponents?
The International Monetary Fund is set to cut its forecast for global growth next month when it updates its projections for the world economy, the head of the IMF said.
Poverty in Argentina is at least three times the official figure presented by the controversial government stats office, Indec, if the criteria and methodology applied by the Argentine Catholic University Social Debt Barometer are taken into account.
Four Uruguayan marines have been charged on suspicion that they abused a young man while serving as United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti. The four men were charged with private violence against 18-year-old Johnny Jean, who says he was raped last year.