Stories for February 8th 2013

Friday, February 8th 2013 - 23:59 UTC

Falklands will reply to Mr Timerman next month, when the referendum, said Governor Haywood

Haywood: referendum has the full support from the UK government

Falkland Islands governor Nigel Haywood said that the “Islanders will reply in next month’s referendum” whether Argentina could be in control of the Malvinas archipelago ‘within twenty years’, as was announced by Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman earlier this week in London.

Friday, February 8th 2013 - 06:51 UTC

“No big deal with inflation, I grew up in a country with 70%/80% inflation”

President Mujica exposed differences on economic policy in his government

Two contrasting views have surfaced in the Uruguayan government regarding inflation which has been steadily climbing and seems so far immune to monetary tools, but is now the second highest in the region behind Argentina.

Friday, February 8th 2013 - 05:13 UTC

Economic activity in Chile expanded 4.7% in December and 5.5% in the twelve months

The economy was boosted by domestic demand

Economic activity in Chile grew 4.7% in December from the year earlier on gains in the service and retail industries, and ended the twelve months of 2012 with an expansion of 5.5% over the previous year according to Central bank data.

Friday, February 8th 2013 - 05:04 UTC

Iran/Argentina agreement to Congress but Jewish community reject contents demand a new one

The Argentine Justice will not be obstructed; we are not giving up our sovereignty, said President Cristina Fernandez (Pic TELAM)

Argentine President Cristina Fernández announced she would send to Congress the recent agreement reached between Argentina and Iran in order to investigate the AMIA bombing in 1994, and assured that “the Argentine Justice will not be obstructed.”

Friday, February 8th 2013 - 04:49 UTC

Timerman in London: a scam conference that almost worked

The Argentine minister boasting the V for victory

By Peter Pepper - Private conferences have long been used by pressure groups to get something they want onto the public agenda. The so-called Argentine-British Conferences were like this. They were an Argentine idea, and the so-called 'British' delegations were largely controlled by, and packed with, Falklands’ opponents in Britain. They achieved the nickname the Argentine Biased Conferences or the Anti-British Conferences. But they failed in their objective and faded away.

Friday, February 8th 2013 - 04:28 UTC

Uruguayan lawmakers confirm they will travel to Falklands for the referendum

Cardoso and Trobo confirmed to the British embassy in Montevideo

At least two Uruguayan lawmakers have confirmed to the British embassy in Montevideo that they will be travelling to the Falkland Islands next March for the referendum on the Islands political status and future. The trips are financed by the embassy and according to parliament sources in Montevideo the list could become longer.The news was published in a Montevideo weekly.

Friday, February 8th 2013 - 00:30 UTC

Air France returns to Uruguay as of next April with five flights a week

Half empty Carrasco airport anxious to return to full business

Uruguay seems to be recovering its air connectivity after a rough year that saw the closing down of its flag air carrier Pluna, and the announcement by Spanish airline Iberia that it will cease flights between Montevideo and Madrid as of next April. Iberia is the only European airline currently calling in Uruguay.

Friday, February 8th 2013 - 00:19 UTC

Uruguay Malvinas Forum will celebrate anniversary blasting March referendum

Argentine ambassador Dante Dovena: a “theatrical referéndum”

This Friday the Malvinas Forum, chapter Uruguay will be celebrating its first anniversary and is expected to announce a statement strongly rejecting the coming referendum in the Falklands on the Islands political status which is scheduled for March 10/11. The meeting will be held in Maldonado where it was originally launched.

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