The Decolonization Committee is no longer relevant and to describe the relation of British Overseas Territories with the UK as colonial is insulting both for the BOT and London, said a Foreign Office spokeswoman following Thursday session when the Falklands/Malvinas case was debated at the UN C24.
Falkland Islands representatives told the Special Decolonization Committee that under UN resolutions non self governing territories are entitled to exercise self determination and self government and C24 does not have the responsibility to judge on that right. Likewise the Falklands’ representatives again invited C24 to visit the Islands (seventh time) but with no reply.
Argentina and the Falkland Islands meet on Thursday at the UN Decolonization Committee, C24 to discuss the South Atlantic Islands sovereignty dispute, and contrary to last year when the big show was the attendance of President Cristina Fernandez, this time it will be the Falklands’ turn with the indisputable fresh results of the March referendum and their right to self-determination.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández targeted the Supreme Court on Thursday after its recent ruling against the Council of Magistrates reform and warned that “Argentines will be able to democratically vote for all political branches sooner rather than later.”
Argentina's economic growth sped up slightly in the first quarter and May's trade surplus was above expectations according to the latest release on economic data. GDP was up 3% from a year earlier and 1.5% from the fourth quarter of 2012.
Scientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico based on several NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency)-supported forecast models.
Swiss lawmakers rejected Wednesday a deal proposed by Washington to halt ruinous US legal action provided that Swiss banks that helped stash cash expose American tax dodgers and pay hefty fines.
United States Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is putting investors on notice that the central bank is prepared to begin phasing out easing programs later this year.
Brazil's two biggest cities agreed to revoke an increase in public transportation fares that set off demonstrations that have grown into nationwide protests against poor public services, inflation, corruption and lavish spending in stadiums to host global events.
The Union of South American Nations, Unasur expects Paraguayan president-elect Horacio Cartes to attend the next summit of the block in August in Suriname, said Salomon Lerner head of the Unasur electoral observers’ mission, who previously delivered a very positive report on last April’s presidential election.