Stories for November 30th 2012
President Dilma Rousseff vetoed on Friday parts of a controversial oil royalties bill that pit Brazil's oil-producing states against the rest of the country in a battle over future oil wealth.
Brazil on Friday reported slower than expected economic growth in the third quarter putting more pressure on President Dilma Rousseff to make deeper structural reforms and adding to fears that the global slowdown is reaching big emerging markets.
Latinamerican countries most of which recognize Palestine as a free and sovereign state, helped this week with their votes to elevate the status of the Palestine Authority to “non member observer” which was approved this week by an overwhelming majority of the UN General Assembly.
Prime Minister David Cameron rejected the idea of a law to regulate the British press risking a split in his government after an inquiry advised legal backing for a watchdog to police the sometimes outrageous conduct of newspapers
Despite claims by the Argentine media that the Bahamas flagged cruise vessel “Seabourn Sojourn” had no plans to visit Falklands the 431 passengers on board have enjoyed a wide range of tours around the Islands after they anchored in Port William, just outside of Stanley Harbour on Friday at 9am.
Personnel from 34 Squadron RAF Regiment and No 609 (West Riding) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force (RAuxAF) have attended the funeral of Sir Rex Hunt, former Governor of the Falkland Islands.
British Government has lost a crucial appeal before the European Court of Justice [ECJ] relating to Gibraltar’s territorial waters. Britain was seeking to overturn an earlier judgement dismissing its legal challenge to the European Commission’s approval of a Spanish EU nature site in British waters.
With the next general election for Legislative Assembly Members for the Falkland Islands Government less than a year away, public consultation has begun on whether the posts should become full time with an appropriate salary paid.
Argentina’s nationalized oil and gas company YPF announced it has taken control of Metrogas, after acquiring 54.67% of the shares of Gas Argentino (GASA) from the company British Gas (BG). The takeover leaves the oil company as the main stockholder and controller of 70% of the largest gas distribution company in Argentina.
The Union of South American Nations, Unasur leaders meet on Friday in Peru to consider advances to the integration process and a report on the political and electoral situation in Paraguay, which remains suspended from the group since last June.