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Stories for April 1st 2014

  • Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 04:06 UTC

    Bachelet sends corporate tax bill to Congress; first step for education reform

    The Chilean president signs the bill, the center piece of her electoral campaign

    President Michelle Bachelet sent Chile's Congress a bill on Monday that would raise corporate taxes to fund a sweeping overhaul of the country's education system. The proposed reform aims to raise 8.2 billion dollars to fund tuition-free public universities, a demand that fueled massive student protests under Bachelet's conservative predecessor Sebastian Piñera.

  • Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 03:45 UTC

    Conflict with government over violence in Uruguayan football could have FIFA consequences

    The match between Nacional and Newell's Boys and following violence triggered the current situation

    Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) president Sebastián Bauza and the entire body's board of directors have tendered their resignations, as a fierce conflict sparked by President José Mujica's decision to remove police officers from the country's two most popular teams' matches (Peñarol and Nacional) generally marred by violence and destruction.

  • Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 03:41 UTC

    Hollande changes policy and names pro-business prime minister

    The 51-year-old Valls has been compared with “New Labor” former British premier Tony Blair

    French President Francois Hollande has chosen centrist Interior Minister Manuel Valls as his new prime minister, replacing Jean-Marc Ayrault who quit after the ruling Socialists were trounced in local elections. The 51-year-old Valls has been compared with “New Labor” former British premier Tony Blair both for his pro-business ideas and his dashing style.

  • Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 01:24 UTC

    Malvinas war veterans plan symbolic repeat of Falklands invasion in Ushuaia

    The symbolic landing will take place along the Beagle Channel

    Ushuaia Malvinas war veterans are planning a symbolic repeat of the Falklands military invasion by Argentine forces on the night of April first 1982, although this time the landing will take place along the Beagle Channel coast, according to reports from the capital of Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of Argentina.