Stories for February 20th 2013
A major labour dispute is turning into an ugly conflict with the main Argentine dissident labour union challenging the government of President Cristina Fernandez and her latest policy of freezing supermarket prices for two months in a bold attempt to contain inflation.
“Sustainability party” is born in Brazil headed by tireless fighter for Amazon rainforest protection
Former Brazilian environment minister and presidential candidate Marina Silva has launched a new political party with an eye on next year’s presidential elections. The new party is called “Sustainability Network.” It was launched in Brasilia at a meeting of politicians, congressmen and other Silva supporters.
A very wet naming and blessing ceremony of the Sir William Jackson (*) took place on Tuesday the 19th of February at 3.30pm at the Royal Gibraltar Police Marine Section at Coaling Island. Speaking at the ceremony Commissioner Eddie Yome thanked HM Government of Gibraltar for continuing to invest in providing assets to the RGP.
Interpol has announced that it arrested nearly 200 people in a wide-ranging international operation against illegal logging and the trafficking of timber. The three-month effort spanned 12 Central and South American countries, and 8 million dollars worth of timber was seized.
By Fernando Petrella (*) - The following article by an Argentine former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs was published as a column in the Buenos Aires media. The following reproduction in English is not necessarily literal but tries keep to its spirit as much as possible.
A revealing and unexpected connection between the Falklands conflict of 1982 and the Argentine dispute with Chile over the Beagle channel has been exposed by BBC World in Spanish based on UK declassified documents.