Stories for November 20th 2012
The Falkland Islands government complained on Tuesday that the Chairman of the UN Decolonization Committee, Ambassador Diego Morejón Pazmiño is not acting with the impartiality that his role demands and revealed a letter, which remains unanswered, inviting the ambassador to visit the Falklands matching his informative trip to Argentina on the sovereignty of the Islands dispute.
Argentina’s three main organized labour groupings, and in opposition to Argentine president Cristina Fernandez, have called for a national strike on Tuesday which counts with the support of several tens of camp and city organizations plus hundreds of pickets in the main cities ‘to ensure there is no activity’.
Inflation is a priority and is “decisively much higher than what authorities and public opinion would like” admitted Mario Bergara, Uruguay’s Central bank president during the opening on Monday of a two-day annual economic conference.
Spanish oil company Repsol has pressed charges against Chevron over “disloyal competition”, after the US company reached an agreement with its former Argentine branch YPF to conduct explorations in the Vaca Muerta reservoir, a company spokesman announced.
Another gap is anticipated in the diplomatic isolation ring imposed on Paraguay by Unasur and Mercosur, when as happened with Chile and Colombia, the Peruvian ambassador also returns to his post in Asuncion after several months of consultations in Lima.
Repsol Chairman Antonio Brufau has expressed his determination to reach a solution on compensation for the nationalisation of its shares in YPF, and says that he is willing to take the matter to an international court level to ensure a fair amount is paid.
“The only possibility” Argentina contemplates regarding its debt is “to honour all payments” of creditors that entered debt swaps after the sovereign default of 2001, said Economy minister Hernan Lorenzino who underlined that Argentina “cannot and will not enter in default”.