Stories for 2014

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 04:52 UTC

Piñera willing to lead opposition in bringing right-wing back to power

Former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera 'not retired'.

He also criticised the Bachelet administration for making too many mistakes, creating hostile atmosphere and not making their programs known beforehand

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 04:47 UTC

Pope welcomes Argentina ambassador, appoints new camerlengo

French Cardinal Tauran as he announced the election of Pope Francis in 2013.

French clergyman who made the famous 'Habemus Papam' announcement when Francis was elected becomes the new person to be in charge of the Vatican in case of vacancy

Sunday, December 21st 2014 - 23:44 UTC

'Inflation above 30%', says De Mendiguren

Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) José Ignacio de Mendiguren

Lawmaker and member of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) José Ignacio de Mendiguren said that inflation is not 40% as some private indexes say, but he pointed out that it is not around 24% as the government says either. “I think it is over 30%,” he said.

Sunday, December 21st 2014 - 11:39 UTC

C24 slammed for failing to visit Falklands

Britain ’s ambassador to the United Nations Sir Mark Lyall Grant

Britain ’s ambassador to the United Nations has hit out at the UN’s Special Committee on Decolonisation (C24) for its “outdated” approach to dealing with overseas territories.

Sunday, December 21st 2014 - 10:58 UTC

HMS Iron Duke returns from South Atlantic patrols

HMS Iron Duke calling  Portsmouth

Hundreds of families welcomed back their loved ones for Christmas as HMS Iron Duke returned to Portsmouth from a successful South Atlantic patrol conducting maritime security operations and providing support to British Overseas Territories in the region.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 09:04 UTC

Unilateral FARC truce allegedly in force

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wants to end the war with FARC

Colombia's armed forces suffer 10 fatal casualties, several others wounded and one missing in clashes with rebels. Negotiations continue unaltered in Havana.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 08:41 UTC

Cuba’s Coast Guard sinks boat carrying 32 refugees who were trying to reach Fla.

One refugee missing after attack by Cuban Coast Guard

Survivor says her husband went missing. The other occupants were shipped back to the island. Women and children freed, men still in custody.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 06:33 UTC

Power cuts hit Buenos Aires as temperature rises

Shortage of electricity not uncommon in BA as heat strikes

Sweltering heat props up use of air conditioning. 'Specific failures' along the distribution line spark street, social media protests

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

Alicia Castro optimistic Argentina will exert sovereignty over Falklands

Argentine ambassador in London Alicia Castro

The Argentine ambassador in London also accused PM Cameron's government of 'celebrating war' with Thatcher statue.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Evo: Pope to visit Bolivia in 2015

Evo Morales has faith in the Pope.

With Francis' new role in international affairs, Morales sounded confident Holy See will do its part in feud with Chile, but made no specific mention of it.

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