Stories for December 21st 2012

Friday, December 21st 2012 - 22:39 UTC

Looting extends in Argentina: two people shot dead, dozens injured in clashes with police

Women and teenagers looting the food stalls

A rash of looting and ransacking of supermarkets in Argentine major cities and several provinces left two people killed, dozens injured and hundreds arrested. The looting and vandalizing of supermarkets began in the Patagonian resort of Bariloche on Thursday and seemingly triggered a knock-on effect across different provinces, as similar incidents began to arise in Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Chaco provinces.

Friday, December 21st 2012 - 04:54 UTC

UK Government will not allow Falkland Islanders’ human rights to be ignored

PM Cameron said the coming Falklands referendum is true democracy in action and an opportunity to send a message to the world

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his Christmas message to the people of the Falkland Islands: 2012 has been a memorable year for all of us. It’s been a year of happy celebrations but a year of more sober commemorations too. In London and Stanley, we celebrated the Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th year of Her Majesty the Queen’s reign. The genuine and deep affection for Her Majesty both here and in the Falklands reminded us of the ties that bind us together.

Friday, December 21st 2012 - 04:34 UTC

Head of BOT Department, next Governor of the Falkland Islands

Mr Roberts is well known by members from the Falklands Legislative Assembly

The Falkland Islands Government announced on Friday the appointment of Mr Colin Roberts CVO as the next Governor of the Falkland Islands.

Friday, December 21st 2012 - 04:21 UTC

Chavez January 10 inauguration could be delayed, suggests top Bolivarian official

National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello: “you can’t tie the will of the people to one date” (Photo: Reuters)

For the first time a government official in Venezuela has raised the possibility that Hugo Chavez's January 10 inauguration could be delayed as the president struggles to recover from his latest cancer surgery in Cuba.

Friday, December 21st 2012 - 00:18 UTC

Brazil’s central bank forecasts modest inflation next year and stable interest rate

The bank also reduced GDP expansion this year to 1%

Brazil's central bank in its latest quarterly inflation report published Thursday, pointed to a modest decline in consumer inflation next year but largely underscoring expectations that its interest rate will remain stable.

Friday, December 21st 2012 - 00:12 UTC

Buenos Aires sends Border guard to contain rioting and looting in Bariloche

Adolescents break in while the women to for food, men for alcohol and teenagers for LCDTVs

The Argentine government is deploying four hundred border guards to the Patagonian resort of Bariloche following violent looting in several local supermarkets and other businesses on Wednesday. Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina made the announcement on national television.

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