Stories for September 26th 2012
Cruise ship operator Carnival has reported profits that beat analysts' expectations, sending shares higher. Carnival had said in March that the sinking of its Costa Concordia cruises ship in January could wipe out profits this year as people shunned cruises.
Tens of thousands of anti-personnel mines and unexploded live munitions have caused over 10.000 fatal victims since 1990 in Colombia, the year when the country started to take records on accidents with this kind of ordnance, said Vice-president Angelino Garzón.
The region of Catalonia announced on Tuesday it was calling a snap election over its drive for greater independence, deepening Spain’s crisis as its government struggles to avoid a full-blown bailout.
China has “no intention of influencing” the coming Venezuelan elections said a Foreign ministry spokesperson in Beijing following allegations from opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles that recent economic agreements signed between Beijing and Caracas are part of that strategy.
The World Health Organization, WHO, announced on Tuesday that no additional cases of acute respiratory syndrome with renal failure due to infection with a novel coronavirus have been reported.
An estimated two hundred protesters demonstrated on Tuesday in front of the hotel where President Cristina Fernández is staying at in New York, holding similar signs to the ones seen at the September 13 pot-banging massive protest in Argentina’s main cities.
President Cristina Fernández announced that Argentina and Iran will meet to discuss the two bombings of Jewish targets in the 1990's, attacks in which Iran was accused by Argentine courts of playing a role.
Mercosur is losing credibility before European countries following the recent suspension of Paraguay from the group and the later incorporation of Venezuela as full member said Paraguayan president Federico Franco who on Tuesday met with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
President Cristina Fernández once again claimed Argentina’s sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas islands and urged the United Kingdom to accept talks and abide by the United Nations resolutions on the matter which has become a “global issue”. The Argentine leader also asked for the demilitarization of the South Atlantic.
Uruguay’s Lower House of parliament was discussing on Tuesday night the legalization of abortion for which the ruling coalition was counting on having the sufficient votes. If finally approved Uruguay would join Cuba, which has made abortions accessible to all women during the first trimester of pregnancy.