Stories for December 22nd 2012

Saturday, December 22nd 2012 - 22:22 UTC

Preaching resentment and confrontation led to extended rioting in Argentina, says leading political analyst

There is a loss of respect for rule of the law, authority and work culture, warns Joaquin Morales Solá

Argentina has lost its limits and references, and this was dramatically expressed these last few days says Joaquin Morales Solá, one of the country’s most respected political analysts, when the looting and rioting extended from Resistencia to the north next to Paraguay, to Bariloche in Patagonia.

Saturday, December 22nd 2012 - 20:07 UTC

Uruguayan famous striker holds football training camp in the Falklands

Toto da Silveira, Governor Nigel Haywood and Ruben Sosa at Government House reception

Footballers both young and old, in the Falkland Islands have had the opportunity and rare privilege this last week of being coached by one of the game’s legends.

Saturday, December 22nd 2012 - 08:15 UTC

Rioting and looting because the President is out of touch with the people, says Moyano

Abal Medina from Government House blamed dissident unions

Argentine dissident organized labour leader Hugo Moyano claimed on Friday that President Cristina Fernandez is out of touch with the people and “the lackeys she has are scared of her and can only say stupid things”. Moyano’s strong words followed accusations by the government that he was behind the extended rioting and looting that hit several Argentine cities on Thursday and Friday.

Saturday, December 22nd 2012 - 08:08 UTC

Argentina strongly protests UK’s naming Queen Elizabeth land in Antarctica

The naming is contrary to the spirit of peace and cooperation of the Antarctic Treaty argues Argentina

Argentina strongly protested on Friday Britain's decision to name a vast swath of Antarctica as Queen Elizabeth Land. The Foreign ministry handed a formal protest note to British Ambassador John Freeman in Buenos Aires.

Saturday, December 22nd 2012 - 08:03 UTC

World Bank’s arbitration unit receives Repsol’s complaint over YPF nationalization

Repsol argues that its 51% stake in YPF taken over by the Argentine government is equivalent to 10bn dollars

The World Bank's arbitration unit has agreed to hear a complaint by Spanish oil firm Repsol over Argentina's nationalization of the company's former energy affiliate YPF.

Saturday, December 22nd 2012 - 07:56 UTC

Obama nominates Senator Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State

Kerry's nomination is unlikely to face opposition from Republicans

US President Barack Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state. Mr Obama said Mr Kerry's “entire life” prepared him for the role, and praised him for the “respect and confidence” he has earned from world leaders.


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