Stories for February 20th 2013

Wednesday, February 20th 2013 - 06:01 UTC

Dissident labour unions challenge Argentine government anti-inflation and salaries policies

“They hate me but the truth is that they're also a bit scared of me” said Moyano

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.

Wednesday, February 20th 2013 - 05:41 UTC

“Sustainability party” is born in Brazil headed by tireless fighter for Amazon rainforest protection

Marina Silva was a presidential candidate in 2010 and won 20 million votes

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.

Wednesday, February 20th 2013 - 05:36 UTC

Gibraltar has a new police patrol boat to match the Guardia Civil.

Commissioner   Eddie   Yome   thanked HM Government of Gibraltar for continuing to invest in providing assets to the RGP

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.

Wednesday, February 20th 2013 - 05:26 UTC

Interpol cracks down on illegal logging in Central and South America: 200 arrested

It is estimated that the global illegal trafficking of timber is a 100bm dollars business

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.

Wednesday, February 20th 2013 - 05:13 UTC

Malvinas: read what the real world is saying

 What should really concern is the distance the US has taken from Argentina, argues Petrella

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.

Wednesday, February 20th 2013 - 02:45 UTC

Declassified documents show link between the Beagle channel dispute and the Falklands war

“Argentina/Chile: The Beagle channel dispute”

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.

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