Stories for 2012
Brazil’s energy giant Petrobras said on Tuesday it will deploy the world’s first floating oil terminal capable of refueling tankers on the high seas.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez is totally in agreement with a constitutional review opening the way for a third consecutive re-election, claimed the main opposition party president who anticipated political forces will rally to try and stop the initiative.
The Chilean Executive announced this week the new Intendente (governor) of the extreme south region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica. His name is Mauricio Peña y Lillo Correa and replaces Arturo Storaker who resigned to the post last 9 August.
US government sale of weapons soared by over three times in just one year - from 21.4 billion dollars in 2010 to 66.3 billion in 2011, the largest for a single year in the history of the US arms export program, according to a report by the US Congress Research Service.
The 24-year-old daughter of Cuban Vice President Marino Murillo, sometimes mentioned as a possible successor to ruler Raul Castro, defected earlier this month and is now living in Tampa, Florida, according to Miami’s El Nuevo Heraldo.
The Shallow Marine surveys Group, which normally operates around the Falkland Islands, completed what they described as a, “highly productive expedition,” to South Georgia earlier this year, exploring the sub-tidal and inter-tidal habitats along the island’s north coast.
The Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alicia Castro said on Tuesday that the UK’s arrogant approach to the Julian Assange’s case “was similar” to its approach to Argentina and particularly, the sovereignty dispute over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
”President Barack Obama warned residents of the Gulf Coast Tuesday that there could be significant flooding from Tropical Storm Isaac and encouraged people to evacuate if instructed by authorities to do so.
Spain’s recession worsened in the second quarter as the government’s austerity push to reduce the Euro area’s third-biggest budget deficit and a slump in consumer spending offset growth in exports.
The European Commission remains “on hold” waiting for the evolution of events in Mercosur with the incorporation of Venezuela as full member and the suspension of Paraguay, before addressing a new round of association and trade negotiations.