Stories for December 9th 2012

Sunday, December 9th 2012 - 20:04 UTC

British scientist sentenced in Argentina after falling into drug smuggling by honey trap

Celebrated Physics Professor Paul Frampton at his new ‘home’ in Buenos Aires

Currently confined to a two bedroom flat in a Buenos Aires city neighbourhood, just a few blocks away from the National Congress building, is Professor Paul Frampton, 69, from Kidderminster, who was recently sentenced in Argentina to four years and eight month imprisonment on drugs smuggling charges.

Sunday, December 9th 2012 - 19:55 UTC

Maduro, the most faithful bus driver, but also the most powerful Bolivarian coupe

The affable easygoing Vice president is married to Attorney General Cilia Flores

The heir-designate of President Hugo Chavez is a former bus driver and trade unionist with the Caracas public transport. Nicolás Maduro, 50, has been foreign minister since 2006 and also was named vice president in October. As foreign minister Maduro has been a faithful ambassador of Chávez’ views, including often radical critiques of global affairs from a hard left-wing stance.

Sunday, December 9th 2012 - 19:51 UTC

Chavez to Cuba for further cancer treatment prepares his succession

”Choose Maduro (R) as president of the republic,” Chavez (L) said. “I am asking you this from all my heart.” (Photo Efe)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was poised to return to Cuba on Sunday for more cancer treatment, having spoken for the first time of giving up power if his condition worsens or he dies.

Sunday, December 9th 2012 - 14:39 UTC

Falkland Islands: “Nothing to Fear”

Andrew Rosindell MP with members of the FIA Executive Committee and the portrait of Her Majesty which he has presented to FIA

Falkland Islanders preparing to exercise their right to self-determination in a landmark democratic vote next March were pledged overwhelming support by the Falkland Islands Association at its annual general meeting in London on Saturday presided over by its chairman, Mr Alan Huckle, a former Governor of the Islands.

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