Stories for November 12th 2012

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 21:57 UTC

Ban Ki-moon and colonialism: people should be able to decide their own future

The Secretary General said the UK has not violated relevant UN resolutions and called for UK/Argentina dialogue

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said UK is not violating relevant UN resolutions referred to the Falklands’ and more specifically on colonialism, he argued that a prevailing impression is that “people living under certain conditions should have a certain level of capacities so that they can decide their own future”, be it independence or some kind of government in their territories.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 19:00 UTC

HMS Protector heading for Antarctica after surveying Tristan da Cunha waters

The Ice patrol conducted the first systematic survey of the Islands since 1970 (Photo MoD)

The Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector on her route to the Falklands and Antarctica, has visited the remote South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha to conduct the first systematic survey of the British Overseas Territory since the 1970s.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 17:25 UTC

Obituary Sir Rex Hunt CMG

Sir Rex Hunt next to a good friend

Sir Rex Hunt, who was Governor of the Falkland Islands during the 1982 Argentine invasion precipitating the Falklands War, has died aged 86, in Stockton-On-Tees, where he had lived in retirement.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 07:44 UTC

Ghana will insist in relocating Argentine frigate with a new court order

Defence minister Puricelli is expected to lose his job any moment

Ghana’s government is expected to submit a petition on Monday to cut all water, electricity and fuel supply to Argentina’s navy training ARA Libertad frigate after armed sailors prevented an operation led by local port authorities, GPHA, who wanted to relocate the ship to another berth, spokesmen of Tema Port said.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 07:40 UTC

International unions’ group calls for a speedy resolution of the Argentina/Ghana impasse

The frigate remains in pier 11 at Tema

The Vice President of International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has called for a timely resolution of the stalemate leading to the seizure of the Argentina Naval frigate ARA Libertad in Ghana.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 07:34 UTC

Drug lords continue to challenge Sao Paulo city: 20 killings over the weekend

Shopkeepers are closing earlier and late evening masses have been suspended

A wave of killings and attacks which is pounding the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo became even more violent over the weekend with at least twenty homicides reported in the metropolitan area according to the Military Police and Civilian Police releases.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 07:30 UTC

Meningitis scare in Chile: all children five and below to be vaccinated

Health minister Jaime Mañalich announcing details of the vaccination campaign

The Chilean government announced Sunday a plan to combat a very aggressive strain of meningitis, with 45 confirmed cases and ten deaths, and which includes a massive vaccination of all children less than five years in metropolitan Santiago and the arrival to the country of experts from the US and the Pan-American Health Organization, OPS.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 05:54 UTC

Barrage of criticisms on Cristina Fernandez; unions planning national strike

 CFK ironic statement about the great event of Thursday, a new president in China, infuriated the political system

Argentine opposition leaders renewed their criticism of President Cristina Fernández accusing her of being autistic, unlimitedly authoritarian and of disregarding the people after the giant anti-government pot-banging protest, 8N, on Thursday, while the administration vowed to steer the course and not to fall into “rightwing” provocation.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 05:46 UTC

Multi-billion mining project in the Andes further delayed environment regulations

Chile’s mining ministry ordered the suspension of excavation works because of excessive dust

Barrick Gold Corp, the world’s biggest gold producer, said on Saturday it had halted earth-moving works at its Pascua Lama mine on the Argentina-Chile border following concerns about the health of workers at the site high in the Andes.

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 05:29 UTC

China’s and the world largest bank takes control of Argentine institution

ICBC has assets totalling 154.4 billion dollars

Argentina has given approval for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to take control of the local operations of South Africa's Standard Bank following a 600 million dollars deal last year, the Chinese lender said on Sunday.

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