Falkland Islands lawmakers at their final assembly on Thursday thanked Argentine President Cristina Fernandez for her, undoubtedly unintended assistance in getting the Falklands story publicized world-wide and in repeated headlines, reported the latest edition of the Penguin News in its front page.
Argentina's government this week awarded a 4 billion dollars contract for the construction of two hydroelectric dams to a consortium led by China Gezhouba (Group) Co. and which includes Argentine firms Electroingenieria SA and Hidrocuyo SA.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has not yet discussed raising gasoline and diesel prices to support state-run oil producer Petrobras, said her spokesperson in response to local media reports on Thursday.
Brazil's development bank BNDES chief Luciano Coutinho said on Thursday that a sustainable exchange rate for the country would be between 2.2 and 2.35 Reais to the US dollar, which is currently trading at around 2.44.
Brazil's central bank announced a currency-intervention program on Thursday that will provide 60 billion dollars worth of cash and insurance to the foreign-exchange market by year-end, a move aimed at bolstering the country's currency, the Real which has slipped to near five-year lows against the dollar.
Bradley Manning, sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the biggest breach of classified US documents in US history, said in a statement he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.
Brazil's foreign minister on Thursday denied that the government's plan to hire 4,000 Cuban doctors to work in isolated areas has any ideological aspect. The decision was taken to improve public services and has no ideological motivation of any kind, Antonio Patriota told a congressional committee.
The Falkland Islands Government notes the update provided by Premier Oil today (Thursday) regarding the progress of the Sea Lion oilfield development in the North Falkland Basin, and “supports the proposed phased development concept which will help mitigate local infrastructure and capacity pressures during peak development activity”.
Leaders of some of Argentina's most important business groups praised the meeting held in Rio Gallegos with president Cristina Fernandez, where the head of state spoke with representatives of companies, banks and unions for more than three hours.
Argentina approved a contract to purchase railway equipment from a Chinese firm, said the government gazette. The contract was signed by the Argentine Ministry of the Interior and Transportation and the Chinese firm CSR Qingdao Sifang Co, Ltd on May 23, 2013 and officially approved with Administrative Decision 584/2013.